Politico-Sized Gaffe: Enlightened Liberal Andy Barr says Mexico isn’t ‘in America’
It seems geography isn’t Andy Barr’s strong suit – nor is actual reporting. When covering Texas Governor Rick Perry‘s (R) “sit down with reporters on Monday,” Barr reported that “the Texas governor incorrectly identified Juarez — located across the Rio Grande, and border, from El Paso — as ‘the most dangerous city in America.’” “After an aide informed the governor of his mistake,” Barr concluded, and “Perry | Read More »
Judge Sotomayor’s ‘Wise Latina Woman’ Statement: Big Deal, or No Deal at All?
That’s one of the questions being debated over at Politico‘s “Arena” blog. Here’s my take, in a nutshell, on Sotormayor’s statement at Berkley in 2001 that the “richness of experience” of a “wise Latina woman” makes her more fit to judge (or more likely to “reach a better conclusion”) “than a white male”: This is a whole bunch of nothing to most liberals, who accept | Read More »
The Best and Worst of George W. Bush
UPDATE: My good friend and colleague Pejman Yousefzadeh’s response, straightforward and thoughtful as always, can be seen here. If you want to see Bush Derangement Syndrome on full display, toss a room full of lefty “strategists,” academics, and party apparatchiks a question like “What’s the best, and the worst, that can be said about the presidency of George W. Bush?” All you have to do | Read More »