The Harman Letter: A Conundrum
Here is a conundrum. Speaker Pelosi said in her 5/14/2009 statement. Five months later, in February 2003, a member of my staff informed me that the Republican Chairman and the Democratic Ranking Member of the Intelligence Committee had been briefed about the use of certain techniques which had been the subject of earlier legal opinions. Following that briefing, a letter raising concerns was sent to | Read More »
President-elect Obama asks you to share your thoughts on his economic recovery plan.
President-elect Obama shared his plan for economic recovery Saturday in a youtube video. You can watch the 3-plus minute address at the change.gov web site. The precious thing about this is that the very same web page provides a form via which the viewer is encouraged to share his/her thoughts. I encourage RedState denizens to tell the president-elect what you think of his plan and | Read More »
Russertisms for Obama
Definition – Russertism: In the characteristic fashion of the late Tim Russert, an inquiry raised by the juxtaposition of conflicting quotations or facts. Here is the beginning of a list of Russertisms which may be appended from time to time. And of course I am interested to see other’s Russertisms. Alas, to hope they will be actually asked and answered; like channeling Tim Russert; far | Read More »
An Attempt to understand Obama’s views on Iraq
On Monday night Obama told Terry Moran that he would not have supported the surge even if he knew then that it would be so successful in enabling stability in Iraq. Terry: If you had to do it over again knowing what you know now would you support the surge. Barack: No. No because I… keep in mind that, that… Terry: You wouldn’t. Barack: …that | Read More »