EDITOR OF REDSTATE
Morning Briefing for May 7, 2012
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I really do adore Peggy Noonan. I respect her opinion and I love her writing. I take issue with her support of Richard Lugar, however.
Peggy Noonan writes that Indiana should “save the old guy. He has value.” She also says Washington needs grown ups and “we need mature folk involved in our governance, people for whom not everything is new.”
With respect, Mr. Lugar has no more value. He and his cohorts have given all the value to China.
Folks, there are several people running for Congress in Indiana’s 5th Congressional district, but only one of them is a real conservative leader. It’s not that the others are conservative non-leaders. They are moderate to liberal pro-choice, bailout supporting candidates.
Unfortunately, they’ve decided to gang up on David McIntosh to ensure a pro-life, fiscal conservative doesn’t get elected.
The election is Tuesday.
It seems that it’s not only Barack Obama’s position of football spiking that has taken a turn in an election year. Apparently the enthusiasm that resulted in huge stadiums full of adoring fans in 2008 has also changed quite a bit.
The April unemployment report brought attention to the millions of Americans suffering in silence as a result of President Obama’s failed economic policies.
The Romney campaign has released a new video “Silence” highlighting the terribly disappointing April unemployment report.
Several media outlets have run stories about a rumored gathering of conservative bloggers, writers, and others last week. You can find pictures on Facebook. You can find a list of names. The words “off the record” seemingly have little value. Much of the information came from invitees.
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While I do not claim to be a traditional journalist or reporter, many of the traditional rules of the media have always applied to blogs since I started and even now as I and others move on to television and radio. Off the record means off the record. If some breach the trust, others should not.