Welcome to the Joys of Executive Decisionmaking Under President Obama
Ladies and Gentlemen, President-Elect Obama is not messing around whatsoever when it comes to implementing one of his earliest and most insistent campaign promises: closing down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Yessir, he means business, and he is going to show all those people who suggested that his total lack of executive experience would make him a wishy-washy and poor decision-maker that they were | Read More »
Colin Powell: A Great Judge of Character
Colin Powell made news last week with his endorsement of Barack Obama for President. The idea, I guess, is that Colin Powell is a great and objective judge of character and we should all listen to him when he says that Obama will do a great job as President. There’s no evidence that he’s ever done anything that would constitute evidence that he will be | Read More »
McCain Suspends Campaign; Calls on Obama to Do the Same, Postpone Debates
Multiple news outlets are now reporting that John McCain has made the decision to suspend his campaign and return to Washington to work on the financial crisis. I have no idea about whether this is a politically smart move or not, but I have to think this is the responsible action for McCain to take. Right now, the overwhelming consensus is that the bailout is | Read More »
Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, and the Bush Doctrine
I gather, although I did not watch the interview, that Sarah Palin responded to a question from Charlie Gibson about the “Bush Doctrine” by describing it as “Bush’s Worldview.” This was supposedly incorrect, as Gibson allegedly corrected her by noting (with all the smugness that only Charlie Gibson can appropriately muster) that the Bush Doctrine refers specifically to Bush’s belief that it’s appropriate to engage | Read More »
Is There a Particular *Reason* that Former Madrassah Student Barack Obama and his Surrogates Refuse to Acknowledge that Sarah Palin is the Governor of Alaska?
You know, when the Obama campaign released the (since disavowed) initial reaction to Sarah Palin’s selection as John McCain’s running mate, I thought it was just the product of a hastily-written and ill-conceived statement that referred to her as the “former mayor of a town of 9,000″ rather than “Governor of the State of Alaska.” Then, when Obama’s surrogates repeatedly responded to the completely accurate | Read More »
Net Obama Convention Bounce: Zero.
We are, at long last, getting the first of the polling conducted entirely after the DNC Convention and the announcement of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate. This polling is telling a consistent story: whatever bounce Obama may have gotten from the convention and the greatest speech in political history*, it has completely evaporated with the announcement of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running | Read More »
Barack Obama Really, Really Wants His Critics Thrown in Jail.
Barack Obama really, really does not like it when you point out that his political career was launched in the home of unrepentant (although incompetent) terrorist Bill Ayers. He dislikes it so much, he wants to have the people who are doing it thrown in jail. Seriously. Yeah, apparently, the Democrats are still absolutely obsessed with the narrative about how Kerry lost the election because | Read More »