Boehner to White House: You’ve been dodging our calls since April.
I’m translating this into English, of course – but not too much; Boehner made it clear Monday that the White House was disinterested in getting anything except a rubber-stamp on health care. Earlier this year, GOP leaders sent a letter to the president in May stating that they would like to work with the administration to find “common ground” on healthcare reform. But the administration | Read More »
Sarah Palin’s Wall Street Journal Health Care Op-Ed.
Former governor and VP candidate Sarah Palin wrote a pretty good op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on the health care situation – one where she points out, repeatedly, that we’re being asked to blindly fund a government program that will affect every aspect of our life and will not save us money in either the short or long term. As Ace of Spades notes, | Read More »
Sen. Grassley: ‘Death Panels’ are out.
Mind you, this is just from one version of the multiple health care rationing bills that the Democrats tried – and failed – to rush through Congress, but one step at a time. The Senate Finance Committee will drop a controversial provision on consultations for end-of-life care from its proposed healthcare bill, its top Republican member said Thursday. The committee, which has worked on putting | Read More »
Camille Paglia has no buyer’s remorse.
Which should relieve the administration, given what she might have written if she did: …I must confess my dismay bordering on horror at the amateurism of the White House apparatus for domestic policy. When will heads start to roll? I was glad to see the White House counsel booted, as well as Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, and hope it’s a harbinger of things to | Read More »
So, about that Palin libel suit…
Yeah, that was really dumb of that Left-blogger, huh? Spreads a malicious rumor (via a CNN Trig Truther with an extremely bad track record at accurately reporting on the former Governor) that the Palins are divorcing, gets debunked pretty much immediately*, has his real name and job (not to mention his habit of attacking children) tracked down and revealed, and faster than you can say | Read More »
Profiles in fear: ‘conservative’ Democrats and THAT WOMAN.
Politico apparently has a sadist running its assignments, because he or she sent out reporters to interview a bunch of ‘conservative’ Democrats to find out whether they’d be willing to let that woman campaign with them – and got everything from uncomfortable silences to Congressmen actually running away. At least, that’s what I’m going to characterize ‘lunging for elevators’ and suddenly remembering that they had | Read More »
Gov Palin: ‘The ‘Cap And Tax’ Dead End.’
Soon to be former Governor Palin’s column on cap and trade is in many ways emblematic of her public persona: firmly held free-market/conservative positions, a quasi-folksy style that appeals to some and annoys others, and the ability to make liberals froth about that woman in ways that would impress a Taliban illegal combatant. Which is probably directly related to her PAC raising an additional 200K | Read More »
A friendly suggestion to former McCain campaign staffers.
Background: Hot Air (Allahpundit), Hot Air (Ed Morrissey), The Weekly Standard, ConsiderThisNews (Pat Hynes), The Politico Since everybody else is piling on, let me add my own comment to the fray. If you were one of the people who participated in that Vanity Fair hit piece, and we find out your name, you will be a net drag on any national campaign for the rest | Read More »
Mental Parasite-free Kerry all caught up to AT LEAST 2006!
If you’re into science fiction at all, you’ve probably come across the concept of the Puppet Masters: creatures, usually alien (although sometimes demonic), that insidiously take over people and make them into organic robots with no free will or volition. Staple of the genre, in fact – but one thing that never really got addressed in the books or movies is what happened to long-term | Read More »
Letterman apology, take two.
Compare this: …to this: A certain attitude adjustment can be detected there; amazing what a spot of actual activism will do, yes? Particularly when it’s directed at advertisers. The general reaction elsewhere to this one is ‘kinda real‘; see also Cynthia Yockey, Michelle Malkin, Little Miss Attila, the Rhetorician, The Other McCain, Ace of Spades, Hot Air, Riehl World View, Big Hollywood, Wizbang, & Dan | Read More »
I’m glad that you found that funny, Letterman.
As I promised here, I watched this throughout (via Michelle Malkin), and I’ve decided that I don’t believe you. It’s because of the constant mugging for the camera, the frequent pausing for laugh lines, the phony forgetting of the husband and child’s name, the neglecting to mention that the first joke you recited – the one where you called a 14 year old a prostitute | Read More »
Caleb covers the first step in the Letterman dance…
…so that I don’t have to. I’m not even remotely surprised by the gambit; as I privately emailed somebody last night, he had no other options than to claim that he didn’t know the true situation (although that was before it came out that he came back and made a similar joke the day after). I also promised that I’d give the response a fair | Read More »
David Letterman jokes about Alex Rodriguez raping Willow Palin. [UPDATED]
The girl is fourteen, you disgusting pig. See also Dan Riehl, Ace of Spades HQ, and I need to go take a shower. [UPDATE]: See also Conservatives for Palin, Hot Air, Jim Treacher, Instapundit, Protein Wisdom (NSFW), Michelle Malkin, Gateway Pundit, and probably the rest of the right-blogosphere in the next few hours. Because we are all done with this. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe | Read More »
Gov. Palin to appear on American Chopper April 30th.
It’s like the antiwar movement: 90% of the people who reflexively oppose her overlap with the category of People That You Never Want To Get Stuck In An Elevator With (if for no other reason than the smell), and the people who apparently spend their lives waiting for a chance to tell the world how eager they are to have their candidate run against such | Read More »
Chris Matthews, Howard Fineman sexualize their digs at Gov. Palin.
It’s not surprising that Matthews isn’t visible in this clip. He’s the sort who’ll hide his face during an attack: …and unlike Ed Morrissey I don’t assume class from anybody at Newsweek until proven otherwise – which is a working methodology that has been completely justified by Howard Fineman’s example. But if you disagree that Fineman’s not reachable, well, his email’s firstname.lastname@example.org and the main | Read More »
Chris Matthews: Sarah Palin is illiterate.
Allahpundit cannot believe that the talking head is sufficiently mind-numbingly stupid so as to say on national television that Governor Sarah Palin can’t read: …Allahpundit, despite his dour demeanor, is surprisingly willing to believe the best of people at times. I respect that: but the Politico is under no such illusions about the talking head’s meaning, and neither am I. The talking head has notoriously | Read More »
Some of Gov. Palin’s Georgia speech.
(The CNN video doesn’t work here. Go to the Hot Air link.) Via Hot Air, which also links to a 53/46 Chambliss/Martin split. And she’s certainly still able to draw a crowd, yesno?
Oh, look: the Drag on the Ticket’s in Missouri.
Via Gateway Pundit. AP How embarrassing for McCain; she barely managed to beat out Kerry/Edwards, from four years ago. Clearly a horrible, horrible mistake on the Maverick’s part. As for Joe Biden? Why, he got at least twelve hundred of the Missouri Youth Vote to show up for his rally…
For your morning enjoyment: Palin kicks Obama/Biden in the face over gutting the coal industry.
Really, media folks: the next time a Presidential candidate casually announces that he’s going to slowly strangle the industry that provides us with half of our electrical power, cover it as it happens. Letting us run with it two days before an election is kind of contraindicated, at least from your point of view. Originally via here, but the link is goofy: try here if | Read More »
How Palin is Dragging Down the Ticket, Part MCMXII.
The nerve! NRA hoping ads bag win for McCain Group pays to have message wrapped around newspapers. WASHINGTON | The National Rifle Association is planning an Election Day ad blitz in Pennsylvania and other battlegrounds, delivering an anti-Barack Obama message to the doorsteps of thousands of newspaper readers, including subscribers to The Morning Call. The gun lobby, which has endorsed GOP candidate John McCain, has | Read More »