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 »
Just A Reminder
The incoming White House Counsel disapproves of the nomination of the Secretary of State-designate. Really. It’s true: Turning his powers of persuasion against Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Craig issued a blistering foreign policy critique of the former first lady that began, “When your entire campaign is based upon a claim of experience, it is important that you have evidence to support that claim.” Clinton stalwarts were | Read More »
A carrot for our rookie president
While Barack Obama and his supporters party in the nation’s capitol, in places far away from the celebration there are those who are putting the finishing touches on their plans to test him. As Joe Biden is on the record as saying: “The next four years are going to determine what it looks like 25 years from now because we either get this right internationally or we’re | Read More »
Obama’s Conservative Make-out Session: We Should Stand as Conservatives Not Sycophants!
As I was not one of the elect few conservatives graced with an audience with “The One” let me just preface my blog by saying that I am sure all of those folks who did chill with the socialist future President are still solidly conservative. As the meeting itself was more top secret than those evil closed door meetings that Darth Vader, AKA Vice President Cheney, | Read More »
Are We Going To Talk About This At All?
Link: Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clintonintervened at least six times in government issues directly affecting companies and others that later contributed to her husband’s foundation, an Associated Press review of her official correspondence found. The overlap of names on former President Bill Clinton’s foundation donor list and business interests whose issues she championed raise new questions about potential ethics conflicts between her official | Read More »
Now starring the would-be Secretary of State of the United States: A developer in New York state donated $100,000 to former President Bill Clinton’s foundation in November 2004, around the same time that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure millions of dollars in federal assistance for the businessman’s mall project. Hillary Clinton helped enact legislation allowing the developer, Robert Congel, to use tax-exempt bonds to | Read More »