White House breaks campaign promise on commercial whaling ban.
Now he’s just messing with us: The Obama administration is leading an effort within the International Whaling Commission to lift a 24-year international ban on commercial whaling for Japan, Norway and Iceland, the remaining three countries in the 88-member commission that still hunt whales. [snip] [Environmental] groups have run ads in major newspapers highlighting Obama’s campaign promise in 2008 to “strengthen the moratorium on commercial | Read More »
PPP: SC-GOV Haley/Barrett 43/23.
Eight points away from making a runoff unnecessary. Nikki Haley hasn’t suffered any damage whatsoever after accusations of multiple extramarital affairs and is headed for an easy first place finish in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Governor of South Carolina. Haley has a 20 point lead, getting 43% of the vote. Gresham Barrett looks like the favorite for the second runoff spot. He’s at 23%, followed | Read More »
DNI nominee Clapper unlikely to be called out on WMD issue.
Theoretically, the confirmation hearings for proposed DNI James Clapper could be an opportunity for fireworks… only not in the way that one would think. It turns out that he’s a potential lightning rod for criticism from the Left: President Obama’s choice to be the next director of national intelligence supported the view that Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq sent weapons and documents to Syria in | Read More »
Rangel equates Obama with Cheney.
Guess he’s not counting on the President to campaign for him, then. Rep. Charles Rangel compared President Obama to former Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday for their shared commitment to the Iraq War, one the Harlem Democrat argues is based on the country’s hunger for oil. “I challenge anyone to tell me we aren’t there because of the oil,” said Rangel, who kicks off his | Read More »
J Street apologist miscounts Israeli options.
This is amusing, in a darkly humorous sort of way: More recently, Daniel Levy, director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation and a member of J Street, said in an interview: “America has three choices. Either say, it’s politically too hot a potato to touch, and just pay the consequences in the rest of the world. Or try to force | Read More »
Did you think that anti-reform in South Carolina has any limits?
If you did, let me break it to you: no, it doesn’t. The video (via Palmetto State Politics) is here: flip ahead to 5:53, where Lt. Governor candidate Larry Richter casually calls into question the combat service of Lt. Governor candidate Bill Connor. Repeatedly. With a smirking sneer and a greasy awareness that he won’t get decked for it. Some points to address there: Bill | Read More »
State of the Race: Tim Bridgewater (R CAND, UT-SEN)
The Utah GOP primary is on June 22nd: Tim Bridgewater is one of the two candidates who will be competing for the nomination. He checked in with us today: Tim’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Never let an oil leak go to waste?
Glenn Reynolds reminds me of this paragraph by Allahpundit in response to the news that the President has been aware of the true magnitude of the BP spill all along: The real disgrace here is why, if he really did know right away that this was the oil equivalent of an asteroid strike, he didn’t scramble some sort of all-hands-on-deck emergency operation to protect the | Read More »
They CAN be taught!
Personally, I would have thought that any group stupid enough to send in a blockade runner named after a useful idiot who tried to play chicken with a bulldozer would be unteachable, but score one for the human survival reflex: Israeli naval commandos seized an Irish-owned aid ship [MV Rachel Corrie] headed for Gaza Saturday morning, officials said. The Israel military said it boarded the | Read More »
Democratic party abandoning Kendrick Meek in FL-SEN?
Looks that way: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who left the Republican Party to run for Senate as an independent, has hired a top Senate Democrat’s former chief of staff. In a just-released statement, Crist announced that his media team will be headed by Josh Isay, who used to work for Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Schumer is a member of the Senate’s Democratic leadership team and | Read More »
State of the Race: Isaac Hayes (R CAND, IL-02).
You may remember Isaac from CPAC: he’s running in Jesse Jackson, Jr’s district – or, as we like to call Jackson around here, “Senate Candidate #5.” Isaac’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Paul McCartney thinks President Bush doesn’t know what a library is*.
(Via Instapundit ) Oddly enough, to find a proper response to this particular absurd exercise in Bush-bashing one need go no further than Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau (in, admittedly, another set of circumstances completely). If I remember properly, it went like this: I forget. Was he the cute mop head? He’s certainly not the bright one… Moe Lane
Proposed Medicare Czar likes pretty, pretty pictures.
Witness this map. It’s called the Dartmouth map, and as the New York Times and Hot Air notes, it was used by the Obama administration to argue that there were existing inefficiencies in the Medicare system that could be trimmed away, thus permitting a scenario where Medicare funding could be cut significantly while not sacrificing care (indeed, the map’s creators argue that it demonstrates that | Read More »
So, if you’ve been watching the Nikki Haley smear attempts…
…and you are absolutely sick and tired of the way that self-appointed ‘elites’ will stop at nothing in order to keep secure their place at the twin troughs of power and money; if you are appalled that in 2010 – 2010 – a politician from any party would think that his petty privileges are worth smearing the public reputation of not only his constituents, but | Read More »
Meet Scott Walker (R CAND, WI-GOV).
Scott’s got a longer primary than most (September), so he was able to talk with Redstate for a bit on the race, the likely Democratic nominee (apparently, the White House cleared out primary opposition to this race, too), and why the Democratic governor of Wisconsin isn’t the Democratic nominee. His website is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.