Petreus Breaking News (Open thread)
General David Petreus has resigned as head of the CIA. Citing…an affair. Not foreign affairs. Like Libya, or other far off countries. No just your basic run of the mill extramarital affair. Not really a diary I know but didn’t want to jump into election venting. So, is an affair the REAL reason Petreus is leaving?
Lets pick a candidate soon, not 3 1/2 years from now
This was the most contentious battle ever. Not between Republicans and Democrats, rather between Republicans and Republicans. Our primary process was packed with conservatives of all stripes and while we fought amongst ourselves the one who emerged victorious was the one guy a majority of us never picked as a first choice. Oh, we dutifully played our supportive roles in the last few months but it | Read More »
Excuse me! What’s our agenda again?
It appears I need some clarification. Perhaps you guys can help. Just what exactly was the end purpose of the last couple of years? The wave of 2010, the presidential primary with all its backstabbing and infighting and then that glorious mess we saw yesterday? I was under the, apparently mistaken, belief it was so we could take care of an agenda. We rode this | Read More »
As Sandy’s water recedes, here’s a place for the Flotsam to reside. (aka Sandy open thread)
If you’re like me you have gone to innumerable websites reading stories on the destruction Sandy has wrought, the human toll thus far, the financial toll expected, breathtaking photos, etc. But some stories fall into the hmmmm category. They’re the ones you read that for some reason make you extremely angry, some may make you laugh, and some may just leave you questioning …Why did they do that? So, | Read More »
Pay no Attention to the Kitchen Sinks
Two weeks out and it appears the democrats are throwing everying they have to the media hoping something will stick. Lets start with Gloria Allred, famed attorney for suffering women everywhere. She’s been licking her chops for a week teasing about a bombshell October surprise, and it could be what’s featured in TMZ today (H/T Hot Air). Surprise!!! Romney knows someone who got a divorce. Yeah, | Read More »
Really CNN??!! Is this the best you got in spin?
This is sad. But to be expected, when we’re talking Candy Crowley. TMZ uncovered a nice email nugget from CNN’s managing editor that got sent throughout their offices yesterday which heaps praise on Candy Crowley. It highlights her ”superb” performance moderating despite being”… under the most difficult circumstances imaginable.” And then they list off all the hardship she’s been under. Ok, to be clear here, there wasn’t any mortar fire surrounding | Read More »
Open Thread (’cause one is needed)
Seeing as how so many threads got hijacked, thought maybe it would be a good time to open one up. Here ya go. Land of the feel free to spit it out. Rather than putting the first post in the diary, I’ll put it here. I’ll start off with SHAME!!! Shame on Newt’s Tennessee team for a quitting him yesterday and going to Santorum. The Knoxville News Sentinal | Read More »
The “Stand By Your Man” pro Cain Piece
What a day Cainiacs! All the doom and gloom and hang wringing and for what. I personally think not a lot, if this is all they got. Because so much was focused on this–how about a tally of the good news of the day. First, things seem ok in Iowa. From Burns and Haberman (yeah Politico). They talked with Steve Grubbs, Cain’s Iowa Chairman. “I | Read More »
Fred Thompson for Vice President ( Cain/Perry people- here’s a chance to come together)
Floating a Trial Balloon: Everyone here knows Fred Thompson. We don’t need to get into his bonafides. He’s been vetted. If I read the signs correctly there are those who feel Mr. Cain’s inexperience in politics is a liabiliity. And I’m also getting the impression Gov Perry is perceived as not being conservative enough for some voters. There has been suggestion of a Perry/Cain Cain/Perry ticket among | Read More »
What has happened to Fox News and why hire Mark “Argentina” Sanford?
South Carolina former Gov Mark Sanford has been hired on by Fox News. He will be a paid contributor. Sanford is the one who, you’ll recall, said he was going off hiking the Appalachians. Instead he merrily skipped off to visit his girlfriend in Argentina. How could Fox think anyone would be interested in this individual’s opinion, commentary, or insight. Unless, they go to him in a “…speaking | Read More »