Obama meets with Biden, Clinton _ UPDATED

Apparently today President Obama met with his gaffe-stricken veep and his Secretary of State. A few wags have suggested recently that a put-upon Obama may "switch" these two -- putting Biden at State (John Kerry will be crushed, and our diplomatic relations may never be the same, anywhere) and Hillary Clinton on his ticket.Mrs. Clinton would certainly be a better debater against Paul Ryan than Biden.Lots of opinion out there. Some think Hillary won't do it -- that she and Bill Clinton … [Read more...]

Obama and Welfare Reform: Gutting Bill Clinton’s Best Legacy?


Mickey Kaus has been writing about it: Obama weakens welfare reform (again):Here are some quick initial reactions to the administration’s apparent surprising (and possibly illegal) attempt to grant waivers of the work requirements written, after great effort, into the 1996 welfare reform law. I’m posting Thursday night; the story should break for real tomorrow (Friday). This will be updated over the next few days if possible.Well, the story has broken, indeed, and you should go read Mic … [Read more...]

Whore is as Whore Does; NOW is over

A week ago, Ed Morrissey looked at NOW's endorsement of California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown--whose campaign assistant had just been caught referring to his (female) rival as "a whore"--and asked "Seriously, what does it take for a Democrat to lose the endorsement of the National Organization from Women?"The answer, of course, is "turn pro-life."Anything short of that, and it really doesn't matter what misogynist, insulting or dehumanizing thing a Democrat does, NOW will support … [Read more...]

The Leadership Void; we need St. Benedict – UPDATED

Deacon Greg sent this my way, noting, "this is extraordinary, and the piece mentions you, too!"Such a star, I am!What is "extraordinary" is the lengthy post Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley put up in his blog, addressing the criticism he has received for presiding (in a very minimalist way, it must be said) at the Funeral Mass of Sen. Ted Kennedy.For the record, I wasn't one of those suggesting Kennedy should not have a Catholic funeral; my gripe was with the sanctification of the man by … [Read more...]

Answering John Bolton

John Bolton wonders why President Obama is allowing a foreign government to prosecute Bush officials?Aw, that's an easy one. It's so he can vote "present," and keep his hands nice and clean.Kind of like the extraordinary renditions begun under Bill Clinton, right?We're remaking America.Glenn Reynolds answers another easy question. … [Read more...]

You'll laugh…until you cry

First read thisThen this.Then thisThen thisThen this and this and thisThen thisMore: Going Down With A FightA Bad String of Pearls will break and trip upReporting it wrongLiarSneekDestroyerDownright MilhousianElitistVanishing historyThen Ignoring or Ignorant? (Quite a different response than this oneFlickering lightThe Forgotten ManThen the Last American President … [Read more...]

Scrubbing the News for Obama

Remember yesterday, I wrote:Okay, show of hands, how many of you were surprised that this story saw the light of day: Dobson students question Obama’s planYes, it was surprising to see the press report on students making negative remarks on Obama, wasn't it?So today per Instapundit:AIRBRUSHING IN THE EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE? So I linked to a story on high school students skeptical about Obama’s stimulus speech. Now the story has the same headline, but the quotes are missing, replaced by a bu … [Read more...]

Obama & Dems: Put your dreams away…UPDATED

My husband works for a company that is trying to sell their product to places like Lowe's and Home Depot.I hear Obama say "BUILDING SPRAWL STOPS NOW!" and I think, there go 800,000 jobs. And along with those jobs, probably another 100,000 jobs in retail and business technologies.And there goes an awful lot of tax revenue. How we are supposed to pay for this beast of a bill without taxable earnings is something the great "I Won" - who can't say a positive word about industry, … [Read more...]

Repost: Thoughts on the American Presidency

From November 2008 - reposted by request.I was helping someone find a quote about American Presidents, and in the process of searching, we found these from my own site. Thought as we ponder our latest election and the question of what the presidency means and where it might lead, I'd toss 'em out to you.But sticking to Clinton, and to the value of the American Presidency - it is worth noting. We are too enthralled with our partisanships and our "hates", sometimes, and we overlook the … [Read more...]

I miss Bill Clinton! – UPDATED

Yes, I do. I miss Bill Clinton.You know how bad this stimulus forever socialist bill and Obama/Pelosi's overall grandiose-ness is? This bad:It's making me miss Bill.I miss Bill, and I miss George W. Bush. I even miss George H.W. Bush, who I came to appreciate too late.By that what I mean is, I miss old-fashioned American presidents; flawed men who had no allusions that they were perfect. Men who (in Clinton's case) needed to be loved too much and (in Bush's case) didn't need it … [Read more...]