Hillary’s Mexico Visit Blunders Ignored by Old Media
Thus far, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made two diplomatic blunders during her visit to Mexico that the U.S. Old Media are shockingly uninterested in highlighting. One was a policy blunder and the other a cultural/religious one. Clinton’s first mistake was in imagining she is still a Senator that can make pronouncements on pending laws and policy plans instead of a mere envoy of | Read More »
“You Have A Marvelous Virgin” Open Thread
The irony of Hillary Clinton saying that. The article cracks me up in general. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego in 1531. The image has numerous unexplainable phenomena, such as the appearance on Mary’s eyes of those present in the room when the tilma was opened and the image’s lack | Read More »
Mexico’s President Calderon: US Waging ‘Anti-Mexico Campaign’
There’s trouble south of the Rio Grande. In 2006, Mexico elected a bright, conservative reformer as President. Felipe Calderon has attempted to open Mexico’s flagging energy sector to private investment, fight government corruption, and crack down on the illegal drug trade. He’s making some progress (albeit less than the U.S. would like) and it’s coming at a significant cost. Throughout these efforts, President Calderon had | Read More »
More ‘Gift Gaffes’
On top of the major faux pas in gifting promulgated by the Obamas during the visit of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown comes the story of the ridiculous mistake that Secretary of State Hillary “the linguist” Clinton made with her gift to Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov. The “gift” was supposed to be a funny one, but it was a misfire because it seems that | Read More »
The Expansion of Arrogance… or Just Plain Naivete?
Well that didn’t take long… The Obama administration chooses it’s first terrorist-harboring, terrorist-supporting nation and regime to be officially recognized with talks. today, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton announced that US officials will be holding talks with Syrian officials in Damascus over the weekend. The AP reported: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that talks were underway between two U.S. representatives and Syrian | Read More »
Riding the Tiger
You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before. This is an opportunity. What used to be long-term problems — be they in the health care area, energy area, education area, fiscal area, tax area, regulatory reform area — things that we had postponed | Read More »
Don’t drop your guard, Hillary!
It is terrific that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making Asia her first official trip abroad. America is a Pacific nation. And that’s where the future is. Clinton’s decision is strategic. The countries she’s decided to visit (Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and China) and the order she is visiting them are solid judgments. Now the hard stuffs starts. The first real conversation between President | Read More »
Administration: Obama’s Iran diplomacy plan is going to fail
During his Presidential campaign, Barack Obama famously promised direct diplomacy with Iran, going as far as to say he will meet Iranian leaders without preconditions of any kind. Even as Iranian-funded and -armed forces in Iraq were bombing civilians and shooting at American troops, he promised to meet with their leaders. We’re not at war with Eurasia, and absolutely should not start one. As he | Read More »
Maureen Dowd is a Raging Snob!
OK, I admit it. When it comes to Maureen Dowd, I’m like a moth to a flame. I know that I have already written a diary about how ridiculous she is, but I am back for more. This time, I would like to try her (and The New York Times) in the court of public opinion, and if you all would be so kind as | Read More »
The Clinton Hearings: A Civics Lesson
The most important event in Washington last week was the Inauguration. The jockeying for prestigious seats was unseemly. Anyone who was anyone was there. So it was important to be there to prove that one is somebody. The second most important event was possibly the confirmation hearings for secretary of state. What I noticed? The absence of senators. At any given time, three or four | Read More »
More lobbyist problems for Obama?
First, William Lynn, now New Intel Director Blair Resigns Defense Company Post Before taking his new job as head of U.S. intelligence, retired Adm. Dennis Blair has to resign lucrative directorships on the boards of two companies that do tens of millions of dollars of business with the Defense Department. Blair, who two years ago ran afoul of Pentagon conflict-of-interest rules, has already resigned a | Read More »
The Kirsten Gillibrand That I Know
Late last week, Gov David Patterson named Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton’s replacement in the U. S. Senate. His choice, Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand was a surprise pick for many. No one seems to know a lot about her. Fortunately for my friends here at Red State, you have a writer who lives in Gillibrand’s district that is politically active and has had a chance to | Read More »
Democrat Senate Hopeful Dings The One
Apparently Representative Carolyn Maloney appeared on MSNBC this morning to discuss Caroline Kennedy’s withdrawal from consideration for Hillary Clinton’s vacant Senate seat. She made a surprising argument: Representative Carolyn Maloney – a Senate hopeful – appeared on MSNBC this morning and tried extrapolating a political lesson from the airplane crash in the Hudson. “We did have one good news with the tragedy with the U.S. | Read More »
“Hillary Clinton to bring four years of war as Secretary of State”
I somehow suspect that Pravda didn’t really want me to get the reaction that I did from reading this: Hillary Clinton as the US Secretary of State will not change anything. The color of the skin does not change the essence of aggressive politics. She definitely enjoys great respect in the United States as a woman who returned to big politics after the infamous scandal | Read More »
Hillary Clinton: The Second Choice
So says the incoming Second Lady: Joe Biden’s wife said Monday that he had his pick of being Barack Obama’s running mate or the secretary of state nomination that eventually went to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a slip that the vice president-elect immediately tried to shush. Jill Biden’s comment came during an appearance with her husband on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” taped at Washington’s Kennedy Center | Read More »