The New York Times rejects John McCain’s reply to Obama
John McCain has been given a failing grade by New York Times opinion editor Dave Shipley, who quickly vacated the premises for his vacation but told McCain that he could have a do-over. Drudge reports that John McCain submitted an editorial to the lefty New York Times last week, only to have it be rejected as not Obama-esque enough by Times opinion editor David Shipley: | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: The Review
PREFACE: On FNS, CJCS Admiral Mike Mullen supported a conditions-based assessment of Iraq rather than a concrete timeline, and pointed out that we would not have a horizon about which to speak if there had been no Surge. Next segment, Evan Bayh argued that Obama’s judgment on Iraq has been flawless. Joe Lieberman pointed out that Obama had rejected the Surge and that Obama had | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: a preview
For Sunday, July 20, 2008 FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace will talk to Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen about Iraq, then to surrogates: Joe Lieberman (McCain) and Evan Bayh (Obama). This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos won’t be there, as the network is doing the British Open golf. Without American Tiger Woods in the tournament, good luck with that, fellows. Meet the | Read More »
Harry and Nancy mouth off like fools
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has accomplished nothing positive in her tenure on top, is perhaps stewing over her ineptitude, looking for something… anything. They asked her why her Congress has failed to pass a single spending bill. Pelosi shot back in unusually personal terms. “You know, God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with | Read More »
Obama won’t speak at the Brandenburg Gate
Barry Obama will not be boasting at the Brandenburg Gate that he deserves a share of the credit for ending the Cold War and tearing down that wall. It won’t be from there that he outlines his steps to pick up history where it left off when the wall came down. Instead, he will speak at the Victory Column in central Berlin, with the Gate | Read More »
Hank Waxman is still investigating the Val Plame leak.
The name is Dick Armitage, Mr. Chairman. Hank Waxman, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Committee wanted President Bush to give him docs regarding their FBI interviews in connection with the erstwhile Joe Wilson Scandal. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Keith Nelson wrote the Administration’s reply, saying, in part: “The attorney general has requested that the president assert executive privilege with respect to these documents | Read More »
Dennis, the Dems, and the Will to play political games
Dennis Kucinich’s articles of impeachment against President Bush are finally getting their hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, but the goal of the Dem leadership is not to impeach the President in an election year. Instead, the panel will conduct an election-year review — possibly televised — of anything Democrats consider to be Bush’s abuse of power. Kucinich, D-Ohio, is likely to testify. But so | Read More »
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that in his speech late this morning, Obama tried his best to continue the narrative that BushLied™ about Iraq AND about Afghanistan. BTW, the new line is that limited success in Iraq has come at the cost of real terrorist victories in Afghanistan. He also posited that the Iraqis have failed to unify politically, which he said was the real | Read More »
re: Plouffe and Obama’s fundraising juggernaut
Moe, the figures I used in that piece were from Plouffe’s vid. I had seen you mention from time-to-time that Obama’s fundraising might not be coming up with the money they needed to validate their decision to skip matching funds, but I had no idea. Now, it makes sense to me that many of these smaller donors will decided not to give another $50 if | Read More »
David Plouffe, Obama’s campaign manager, needs our kind of money.
The big news from the Obama campaign this Monday is that campaign manager David Plouffe’s surname rhymes with Puff. Magic dragons aside, Mr. Plouffe has issued a vid in which he whines that the Obama lucrative lucre juggernaut is being outspent and will probably be outspent by the McCain campaign. It is RNC cash. Plouffe – rhymes with puff — tells us that very rich | Read More »
Who killed Chandra Levy?
In the summer of 2001, before we were forced awake by September 11, there was plenty of political chatter about then-missing DC Intern Chandra Levy. Much of this centered around former Congressman Gary Condit, D-California, who had done some kinky things to Levy and was considered by the mainstream media to be involved. Her corpse was discovered, but there is not definitive word on what | Read More »
re: Miss USA endorses Barack Obama
As the reason for her support of Obama, the girl could offer the immortal words of 2007 Miss South Carolina Teen USA Caitlin Upton: “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as, uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: The Review
PREFACE: On ABC’s This Week, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger blamed President Reagan for sabotaging Jimmy Carter’s “great energy plan.” He also instructed voters not to buy into what John McCain says on the campaign trail, as he would when elected “mold his ideas” with those of the Dems to create compromise. Arnold said: “I think that Senator McCain should be campaigning in Caleefornia. … He | Read More »
Watch Erick’s Vid
It is one man speaking. Look at his jaw, looking into his eyes, and seize his resolve. He explains why I can be found at RedState.com. This morning, I was able to drink my first cup of coffee since last September; for me, that is a long time without the java. To me, it’s a big deal. It happened on the morning Tony Snow was | Read More »
Tony Snow (1955-2008)
No one says it. We have a beautiful, new RedState.com — 3.0, we call it — but good morning, Tony Snow has died. Fifty-three. Cancer. That’s what no one will say. It’s a dirty word. He was in the process of living a grand life and his reality changed, and now he is no more, here on Earth, than remains and memories. He was yanked | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: preview
For Sunday, July 13, 2008 FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace talks to the man with a plan for windmills and such: billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens. This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos talks to Arnold (R-California) about McCain vs. Obama. Meet the Press (NBC): Host Tom Brokaw communes with surrogates: RNC Victory 2008 Chair Carly Fiorina and Obama ’08 co-chair Claire McCaskill. Face | Read More »
Barry at the Gate. He’s not wanted.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not want Obama to speak at the Brandenburg Gate. Earlier, I had whined, as is my recurrent wont, about Barack Obama’s strangely arrogant desire to speak at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate when he visits Europe later this year. That Gate, when it was metaphorically closed, was the scene of one of the modern world’s historic speeches, when Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet | Read More »