Archive for June 2010
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After skimming past the zillionth tribute to Sen. Robert Byrd, I was pleased to see John Howting’s brutal recitation of Byrd’s real past. MSM does love its liberal lions…..
I didn’t watch much of the first day, because it’s mostly speeches and grandstanding, but I did read Kagan’s prepared remarks and they reminded me of nothing so much as rice pudding, which I loathe.
I checked in today, but Daniel Foster is live-blogging the hearing at the On The News blog at National Review Online, while Bench Memos is also keeping an eye on them. They’re good sources for seeing how Kagan doesn’t answer questions. She has been exhaustively rehearsed, but when she gives the same answer five times in a row, none of which answer the original question, she begins to look rather robotic and unengaged, rather like watching Robert Gibbs or Bill Burton giving answers to unasked queries.
The two things I am certain of are that we won’t know unless Stanley McCrystal chooses to tell us, and that His Oneness won’t voluntarily heed the general’s warning on the civilian policy side.
This is the best explanation — and the simplest — of what the new Supreme Court ruling does. It puts a huge squeeze on Chicago, New York, and all the other anti-gun cities run by liberals.
The amusing thing is that those same cities are too broke to get away with spending public money on useless lawsuits. Even liberals will scream bloody murder if their “services” are in any danger of being cut by the need to find money for a lawsuit.
By now you probably know that Sen. Robert Byrd has died. MSM is carefully ignoring his KKK history and his long-held position as champion pork-grabber, but Jim Antle does not.
I was no fan of Byrd, finding him pedantic and full of self-importance, fond of using high-flown language to cover the fact that he was as venal and grasping as the rest of the Fools on Capitol Hill. The only thing which interests me about his death, besides the fact that I won’t have to listen to him any more, is that the laws regarding his replacement seem to be a bit vague, as Philip Klein lays out here, though Nate Silver (h/t Stephen Spruiell) has no such concerns.
UPDATE: The West Virginia Secretary of State says there will be no special election until 2012, so whoever the Governor appints will serve until then at least.