The Night The Prez and the Press Bury the Hatchet (In Jonathan Klein’s Back)

Of course, I’m talking about the White House Correspondents Dinner, almost always an occasion of high hilarity and good times for all (although Don Imus famously got on Hillary’s bad side one year). Two items of note this year: first, I think Laura Bush is the best damn first lady we’ve ever had, at least [...]

Two Home Runs From The Great Ruffini

Patrick Ruffini has one of the better blogs around, and he knocks the ball out of the park with two recent entries. One is his simply excellent poll concerning the Republican nominee for ’08, broken down by top issue, referring blog, ideology, and candidate intesity (be sure and click the link for ‘digging through the [...]

Frank Rich Takes On South Park Conservatives

Brian Anderson is much in the news with his new book, South Park Conservatives (I haven’t read it, for the record). Frank Rich, always desperate to grab hold of some ‘hook’ for his columns, uses Anderson’s book as the hinge for this week’s installment. Oh, boy, I thought, when I first read Rich’s opening, here [...]

Mario, Meet Luigi

No, I don’t know what that title means, either; I’m just in a goofy mood today. Mario Cuomo has a reputation largely built upon a single speech he gave, ages ago, at the Democratic Convention. Since then, I can’t really see that he’s had much influence in Democratic circles. His radio address today perhaps indicates [...]

Weekly Jackass Number Twenty-One: Rosie O’Donnell

I wasn’t really sure who my Weekly Jackass was going to be this time, but then I saw Virginia Heffernan’s review of “Riding the Bus With My Sister” (hat tip to Ace) and all doubt disappeared. Here is a woman who went from one the sweetest gigs in television, and quite a bit of (inexplicable) [...]

Andrew Sullivan Freak-Out Advisory Update

Well, the meds have kicked in, and all of your hard work and vigilance has paid off…on the heels of President Bush’s press conference, Sullivan has been temporarily diverted from the warpath and is reportedly sleeping fitfully in a rest stop outside of Camden, New Jersey. The current level of purple, ‘Chagrined’, is not likely [...]

Kerry Campaign: Initial Phases Going Smoothly

In a hastily organized news conference, a spokesman for the Perpetual John Kerry for President Campaign said the initial phases of “Operation Sign Form SF-180″ were going better than expected. Specifically, in the 90 days since Kerry promised on national television to sign the form releasing his military records, the following milestones have been achieved: [...]

Miscellanea: What Liberal Media? Edition

Though it was surely not her intention, Georgia at the Daily Kos has inadvertently thrown a spotlight on the consistent media hostility towards President Bush… Both sides of the aisle suspect Michael Kinsley of stacking the deck… This post by the Therapist made me laugh out loud… Daly Thoughts has another great post putting the [...]

The Damned of the West – The Conclusion

Part 4 of Rusty Shackleford’s excellent series of interviews with the family of American hostage Roy Hallums is up…don’t miss it, and be sure to lend your support in whatever way you can. Great job, Rusty…

Friday Night Must-Read: The Field, For Now

I could try to excerpt this article, but I wouldn’t know where to begin, so check out this National Journal article just full of 2008 speculation (hat tip to RealClearPolitics). The short version: Hillary is the Democratic frontrunner unless she takes herself out with a big mistake; the Republican field is wide open. Read the [...]

The Party of Hate

As discussed below, Bill Maher says it’s the Republicans. I wonder if he’s seen this website. It’s crammed full of Bush=Hitler allusions. It’s amazing how many people have cheapened the memory of the Holocaust victims with their casual use of this vile comparison. See for yourself (hat tip to the good Dr. Shackleford)…

Quick Shots: It’s Called Projection, Bill

Everyone’s favorite ‘comic’, Bill Maher, has an editorial in the L.A. Times where he claims the Republicans are the party of rage; this is so far from reality that you know he doesn’t even believe it himself. Check out the Democratic Underground, Bill, pick up the Nation, go see the Kos, then tell me about [...]

The Rites of Spring

It’s a celebrated sign of the season – the pitcher throws one out there, leaves it hanging over the plate, and the batter swats that mother into the next ZIP code. Baseball? Nope, it’s the newest Krugman column, and the Minuteman, as usual, makes short work of it. Best of all, this season lasts year [...]

The Captain And Salazar

No, it’s not the sequel to the Captain and Tennille, but rather my cutesy Maureen Dowd-ish way of referring you to Captain Ed’s lengthy post on the Ray Salazar ‘Antichrist of the world’ kerfuffle. Recommended reading…and while I’m recommending, let me just point you in the direction of Punditish’s excellent commentary on last night’s press [...]

The Big Lie, Continued: The Left Defends the Rich

I noted earlier how, all of a sudden, just because it’s proposed by Bush, means testing has become an ugly concept to the Left after a lifelong love affair. Michelle Malkin has two posts, one focusing mostly on the MSM, the other on leftwing bloggers, showing the hypocrisy in action. One essential part of the [...]

Two Other Takes on the News Conference

I gave my reaction yesterday; here’s a couple of others for you. Viking Pundit was (mostly) impressed with the President’s passion on Social Security, and offered this prescient observation: Get ready for the Democrats to demagogue this point as a �cut� because for many workers they would receive less than the current formula offers. It’s [...]

Very Intriguing Developments Afoot

Roger L. Simon has the scoop on a venture that looks quite promising – a professional news service and aggregator of blogs to increase traffic and corporate advertising…it’s backed up by some real heavies in the blog world: Simon himself, Glenn Reynolds, Tim Blair, Charles Johnson, The Power Liners, and others. It certainly has more [...]

Today’s Must-Read: Now THAT’S A New One

E. J. Dionne, Jr., has written another column critical of George W. Bush; no news there. What IS unusual, though, is the specific criticism: that George W. Bush is too intellectual. Read it and see if you agree (hat tip to RealClearPolitics)…

Quick Shots: How to Waste Hours and Hours…

…if you’re a movie fan, that is. Check out all the cool stuff at this site… Hasan Akbar has received a death sentence for killing fellow soldiers near the beginning of the Iraq War… Howard Fineman asks if Bush has lost his touch (hat tip to RealClearPolitics). It hasn’t been a pretty month or two, [...]

Thoughts on the Press Conference

This was a typical George W. Bush performance, for the most part. News conferences are not his forte, that’s a fact; but at times he was excellent, at other times painfully awkward. The debates all over again, in other words. The best answer was the one on religion and politics – no theocracy here, sorry, [...]

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