I’m saddened, frustrated , and absolutely disappointed. The story of Mark Sanford was a roller coaster that dumped me off a cliff at the end. Allow me to take you through this sequentially.
I’ve spent the past 36 hours dramatically changing my thoughts about how I might speak to the unusual story of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s mysterious disappearance. Mark was the head of the Republican Governor’s Association (now headed by Haley Barbour), and considered a potential candidate for the 2012 Presidential nomination.
First I thought, after hearing that he had been missing for several days after driving off in a bodyguard’s SUV, that this guy was a little weird. I could, at that point, conceive of only one type of circumstance that …
I’m tired of everyone dumping on George Bush. I’m the first to admit that he has some serious leadership deficiencies, but he is the President and won the job fair and square twice, despite what the Libs think. As President, he deserves our respect, just like Nixon and Clinton did. For eight years, I had to suck it up and respect a man who molested women half his age in his office. Nearly all the issues Bush has had to deal with are a direct result of Clinton policies and Democratic bungling, particularly as it relates to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and “mark to market” accounting standards. (For more information, see Brian Wesbury’s column in the Wednesday, October 1, Wall Street Journal.) For those of …
…then I might actual give a rat’s behind about her pregnancy.
It’s unfortunate that the society that has been largely built over the last 50 years on the social philosophy of the extreme Left makes it so difficult for parents to keep their children from engaging in activities that lead to pregnancy.
Our basic concepts of right and wrong, and our extended desire to know all the dirt about people and those they relate to (remember Billy Carter?), drive us down the worst rabbit trails when it comes to discussing the most important issue of the day, namely, who should be President and Vice-President?
Said Sarah Palin and her husband (through the McCain campaign office):
“We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love
Democrats for decades have been struggling with the inner turmoil of diverse political positions which have kept their party from setting a course that all Democrats can get behind. And this partly why that party has bled so many conservative Democrats to vote for Republican Presidents.
Obama has succeeded in achieving the role of presumptive Democratic nominee for President by keeping his message as vague as possible, by pandering to specific interest groups as needed, and by establishing who he is not. But it is not clear what part of the party he really aligns with.
This week will definitely tell the tale of how well he can lead and influence the grassroots Democrats who will be attending the Democratic National Convention. He’s already mentioned …
Two big hits on prominant families this week.
One is Morgan Freeman. You may recall he was in an automobile accident earlier this week and was in serious condition. He was released later in the week after surgery with shoulder damage and a broken arm and elbow. According to Fox News, Freeman and his wife Myrna Colley-Lee have been separated since last December.
As far as I know, this was a huge surpise to most of the world. Of course, being in an accident with a lady friend in the car can lead to speculation, but I don’t anyone was ready to start accusing Freeman of infidelity. It seems she was a friend that had simply offered him a ride home.
It’s so easy to get away with things. Right in front of everyone. No one seriously does anything about it. We’ve seen it with Obama, Clinton, Clinton, and today, with Chris Dodd.
I don’t know why I keep thinking that people like Dodd are respectable and of high integrity. When Countrywide gave him a great, no a ridiculously incredible deal on his mortgage (his wasn’t a sub-prime, was it?), he had to know right then an there that he was get preferential treatment of an order that was inappropriate for a US Senator. Add to that the fact he received significant political contributions from the company and then he co-sponsors the Dodd-Shelby housing-bailout bill (that essentially bails out the likes of Countrywide).
And now, National …
From KCCI-TV’s Web Site:
DES MOINES, Iowa — Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama is canceling a scheduled trip to Cedar Rapids.
Obama had planned to hold an economic forum on Wednesday morning. The stop was part of a two-week economic tour.
Obama’s campaign said the visit is being canceled so that no resources are diverted from flood relief efforts throughout the state.
Obama’s campaign said it spoke to members of Gov. Chet Culver’s staff before making the decision to cancel the event.
It will be interesting to see how this one plays out. A good follow-up might be “Obama is considering a visit to flooded areas of Iowa”. A good opportunity to start connecting emotionally with the community like Bill Clinton did in 1993.
Ah, it’s back to one of my favorite pastimes…blogging for the Conservative Reader. Since my last installment, several interesting things have happened:
For whatever reason, Senator Clinton refuses to concede the nomination. Either she and Bill cannot conceive of the fact that reasonable people would not choose them to be their standard-bearer, or somehow, some way, she’s convinced that Senator Obama will self-destruct. Newsflash for Hillary: If Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Obama’s complete inability to state categorically how he’s going to “restore hope” to America hasn’t derailed the Obama train, nothing will. Besides, the Clintons, despite their personal drama, are boring.
Second, Kimberly Strassel has a great op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal. I could give the synopsis here, but I’d rather you read …
Ann Coulter says it well, here:
Well, it looks like it’s the end of the road for Hillary. Time for her to pack up her pantsuits and go back to – wherever it is she’s pretending to be living these days. Now we just have to get rid of the other two. Perhaps if I endorse Obama …
This week, Bill Clinton lost his second presidential election for a protege.
Ronald Reagan was so popular, he not only won a 49-state landslide re-election for himself, but he also won a symbolic third term
Bithead provides some great perspective on where we could have been Monday had Clinton the First not vetoed ANWR. He includes reference to Henry Lamb at World Net Daily.
Indeed, Bit points out that by now, we’d have 20% more domestic oil in our supply, and likely much lower gas prices, and one could probably run the gamut on the various political impacts that could have had (including, as Bit notes, a strong economy at this point in time, and I would contend that we might have averted the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan). I prefer to think that Bill lacked the crystal ball to predict the political imperatives of this time frame, including the likelihood that we’d be coming off of 8 years …