Sudden Resignations Are Usually a Sign of Trouble Brewing…

…and though I don’t know the truth of the matter, of course, there are numerous stories about that Alaska’s ex-governor (you know who) might be on the verge of an embezzlement scandal.  However, it should be noted that most of these stories are from very left-leaning sources, and the national media is not, to my [...]

Am I ALWAYS A Partisan Hack?

Of course, I’d like to think not…so let me cross my party twice here: First, it’s about time Al Franken was seated. I don’t like him, and I don’t think he’ll add anything but rancor to the Senate (surprise me, Al, surprise me)…but this has gone on long enough. I’m glad Coleman finally conceded, but [...]

Let’s Get This Over With

All right, I suppose some comment on Sanford is necessary.  First of all, I find it sad when private problems overwhelm a public figure.  Obviously, Sanford’s national aspirations are dead; more than that, though, he faces public humiliation and a very difficult situation with his family. I share John Dickerson’s appraisal: The personal impact of [...]

That Was Then…

…this is now.  The fundamentals of the economy are strong, said John McCain on the campaign trail, and Barack Obama responded, “Senator McCain, what economy are you talking about?”  Will he now ridicule his own economic adviser? One of President Obama’s economic advisers said Sunday that the economy is fundamentally sound, a striking reversal from [...]

Reid: Porking Is Fundamental

I blogged below on how Obama is just not credible.  I’m sorry, but he’s not.  He has not lived up to his promises, time and time again, which makes him no different than any other politician – only he was SUPPOSED to be different. The latest letdown is his quick cave-in to pork, which as [...]

Tough Luck, Lefty Bloggers…

…but a couple of easy targets have announced they WON’T make Senate runs.  From the right, Jeb Bush…and from the (mostly) left, Chris Matthews.  The Senate has been the focus of a lot of attention lately, but zero blogging from these quarters, so let me weigh in on a couple of things for the record.  [...]

Betrayed, Part Two!

One of the challenges that will face Barack Obama, sooner rather than later, is that moment when the rest of the world realizes that he will operate, by and large, in the framework of his predecessors.  America will not change its strategic goals overnight, if at all: for example, in an Obama administration, much to [...]

Musing On Obama’s Cabinet

Well, one name has surfaced already – Rahm Emanuel as Chief of Staff.  Some other possibilities I have heard or read include keeping Robert Gates as Defense Secretary (bipartisan gesture, continuity during time of war, acknowledgment that he has been much better than Rumsfeld), and Paul Volcker as a dark horse for Treasury Secretary (THAT [...]

Onward Through The Fog

Chins up, Republicans and conservatives. The world has not ended.  Obama is clearly going to win, but we knew that already…and sometimes a little time in the wilderness is good for the soul.  Refocusing, and all that…we’ll have more later…but get used to it: President Obama… UPDATE 7:44 p.m.:  I’m watching CNN, so maybe other [...]

Obama’s Team A Little Overconfident?

Not his campaign team, but his media cheerleaders: At least one broadcast network and one Web site said Monday that they could foresee signaling to viewers early Tuesday evening which candidate appeared to have won the presidency, despite the unreliability of some early exit polls in the last presidential election. A senior vice president of [...]

On Eve Of Election, Palin Cleared Of Ethics Charge

The original story got hyped up, so let’s not downplay the sequel: an independent counsel (as opposed to the politicians of the Alaskan legislature) has said Palin is in the clear on Troopergate: A second investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused the powers of her office to pursue a personal vendetta has found “no [...]

The Top Reasons Barack Obama Will Win On Tuesday

We’re winding down now, and although I am going to keep this blog active under the current name for a little while after Tuesday (perhaps through the inauguration), I think it’s time to face facts: Barack Obama is the next President of the United States.  Why?  Let us count down the reasons:  #10: Guts.  It [...]

Reality Vs. Keeping Your Chin Up

I know McCain is still running a race here, and his pollster wants to make his candidate happy, but contrast this: John McCain’s campaign has seen “significant” progress in internal polling in the last week, Republican pollster Bill McInturff said Tuesday, with notable strides among rural voters and soft Democrats. McInturff, the campaign’s chief pollster, [...]

Predictions, And A Farewell

If you read conservative blogs and magazines regularly, you already know that Dean Barnett passed away today at the too-young age of 41.  A sad day…I mentioned his work often, though not of late, and read him even more than I linked to him.  RIP… Now, we stand a week away from the election that [...]

Who Says The New York Times Is In The Tank For Obama? Bob Kerrey, That’s Who

The former Democratic senator from Nebraska warms my heart for calling out the hypocrisy of the New York Times, with respect to Barack Obama and public financing: Bob Kerrey thinks The New York Times is in the tank for Obama — not that he minds. The former Democratic senator from Nebraska was here at the [...]

President Obama Doesn’t Scare Me…

…in and of himself.  He’s far to the left, politically, he’s an economic ‘progressive’ (bad news, indeed). and he’s got ideas for a tax rebate plan that will pay millions of Americans who don’t even pay income tax rebates on their payroll taxes, which is a great-sounding idea until you realize he plans to do [...]

It’s An Outlier, No Doubt…

…and other polling shows Obama with leads up to double digits, but Republicans looking for any hope in a hopeless climate can cling to the new AP poll, showing Obama up by a statistically insignificant one-point among likely voters. But the GOP, under the heavy odds stacked against it in the current cycle, has turned [...]

Despite My Ultimately Empty Threats…

…I did vote today, and I didn’t leave the presidential box blank.  Turnout in my polling location was not that heavy – there were far more people there for the primaries. As we head into the home stretch, there’s simply not much good cheer I can spread for Republicans (Democrats are feasting on a wide [...]

‘Tis The Season…

…for endorsements galore.  Many major papers now have made their presidential preferences known, and like much else in this election, the tide is turning against McCain.  One paper that I have a lot of respect for is the Washington Post.  It leans left, perhaps, but not blatantly, nor is it so partisan that it is [...]

Barack America, Meet Senator Government

Mickey Kaus also caught the oh-so-apt not-really-faux-pas of John McCain last night…more from the Master: 1) McCain did himself some good in this zero-sum game because in the first half of the debate he seemed sunny, yet had Obama on the defensive; 2) But not enough good; 3) Specifically, McCain failed to drive home the [...]