Archive for December 2009
Another Obama nominee withdraws for “personal reasons.”
No, this isn’t a failure to vet properly, just an indication that His Oneness doesn’t give a flying flip what you think, and that he finds all this silly nonsense about character utterly tiresome.
This is a link to this year’s top 25 cable news programs by average total viewers. Notice that the top 10 are on FOX News channel. I wonder if Roger Ailes sent a thank-you card to the White House….
Back in July White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel devised a nifty redefinition of bipartisanship, which ever so conveniently allows Obama and the Democrats to wear that mantle even if a bill gets NO Republican votes.
The truly pitiful thing is that at least a third of the people in the country will nod thoughtfully, and agree that if you just let the other fellow talk for a few minutes, why you’re absolutely being bipartisan.
I doubt any Democrat will ever agree to my definition of what the liberal definition of bipartisanship is: You agree to everything I say.
Indeed, Obama is contemplating sending John Kerry to Tehran, thus giving the despots an aura of legitimacy they clearly seek now. One might conclude that the President’s use of “terrorism” when speaking about would-be bomber Abdul Mutallab on Northwest Flight 253 signaled a change, but that was a mere PR move. If he actually understood, Obama would ditch the effort to move Gitmo and rescind the order to try KSM and friends in New York.
Instead we have more stupid rules which will do nothing but make air travel even more aggravating while producing no additional safety. Arnold Ahlert offers some additional thoughts on airline security.
Janet Napolitano spent all day Sunday on the talk shows proclaiming that DHS had done its job and the system had worked as it was supposed to, since HomeSec is a first responder. She has changed her tune slightly, and Jonah Goldberg is right that she should be canned, but her thinking reflects that of the Administration, so the problems are systemic.
Meet Ginny Narsete, potentially the most — perhaps the only? — honest woman in Chicago, who returned a bag of cash she found in a taxi. Her reward was the taxi driver running up the bill by not taking her directly to a police station. This screw-up is far more typical of the Chicago way.
Ms. Narsete is joined by a New York couple who saved Christmas for a fellow citizen
This summer, Oklahoma City had a woman of the opposite persuasion…