Presidential Workouts: Bush creepy; Obama a godling

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” -- Mark TwainIf the press loves you, you can do no wrong. If they hate you, you can do no right. In either case, what they are presenting is distorted and therefore unfair to their subjects or their readers.I touched yesterday on the media double-standard regarding presidential work-outs, but Michelle Malkin does a better job of fleshing it out:Ah, the perks of media affec … [Read more...]

The Humbling: “The ONE” goes to Don Clinton

So, it appears that "The One" is going begging to Don Clinton, hat in hand:The One strides in confidently and extends his hand to The Don. The Don looks up, contemplates the proffered hand, and watches The One's smile fade as it is not shaken. The One retracts his hand, and tilts his head, comprehending, but not liking it. Still, he needs this meeting.Don Clinton nods slightly, and with a silky hand motions The One to take a seat. Don Clinton's blue eyes are grave, but there is a … [Read more...]

Sally Quinn: A tribute too far? – UPDATE

Of all the tribute written by journalists about their friend, Tim Russert, a few have been standouts; Jon Meacham's piece in Newsweek was onesuch.In her column, "On Faith" Sally Quinn writes another excellent, heartfelt tribute about the fullness of the man, Tim Russert, and how his faith, joyfully confessed throughout his being, completed that fullness. Russert was, by all accounts, a man who was not defined by his faith; rather he - by the way he lived his life - helped define the faith … [Read more...]

Go ahead, impeach Bush; try him

So, Dennis Kucinich has introduced articles of Impeachment against President Bush.I think he tried this once before, didn't he? (Ah, I see that was about Cheney.)The blogs are ablaze with it, of course, Fausta may have been first out of the gate, and both Thomas Lifson and Rick Moran are looking closely at Obama's remarks about trying people for "war crimes."I sort of knew this was where it was all heading two weeks ago when Couric, Gibson and Williams got together for an early … [Read more...]

Chesterton on Media Credibility

"Modern man is staggering and losing his balance because he is being pelted with little pieces of alleged fact which are native to the newspapers; and, if they turn out not to be facts, that is still more native to newspapers." - G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, 4/7/23 … [Read more...]

Hillary’s astonishing "misspeak" – UPDATED

I know, I know, to some my headline will seem strange. It is not news that Hillary is not averse to fibbing about cattle futures, fund raisers, or who who or what she can remember at any given moment. But even William Safire who, in 1996 called Hillary a congenital liar, had to have gasped at just how breathtakingly bold she can be in her tall tales:Does Hillary not realize that a thing called the internet has come along? Does she not realize that if she stands at a podium and tells a … [Read more...]

Hillary disenfranchising? Press does not care.

In Michigan yesterday, Hillary "won" by having her opponents basically thrown off the ballot (a move Barack Obama - it must be said - had used to his advantage earlier in his career).Seems to me Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama are "of a piece" in their willingness to do anything, no matter how underhanded, to get what they want. It would not surprise me at all to see a Hillary/Obama ticket being talked up down the road, and my that would be interesting to watch. Can you imagine these two … [Read more...]

Shameless Hill Shill on NBC

Lucianne highlights this video at her home page, and I think it's a pretty interesting one, for several reasons, first because the woman sitting next to Matt Lauer (I don't watch the show - who is that?) is all but wearing a "Vote for Hillary" button on her breast - there is a most unseemly gushing going on there that sets off all my antennae and makes me want to buy a pair of waders.The video is interesting, secondly, because at almost the same time Eric at Classical Values is noting … [Read more...]

Mean reporters dared ask Poor Hillary real questions! – UPDATED

I wasn't going to "pile on" Poor Hillary Clinton about her crash-and-burn in the last Democrat debate. Everyone else was writing about it - which is what happens, when a candidate gives himself or herself away - so I didn't feel the need. I simply amused myself watching the video of her head bobbing, bobbing, bobbing in agreement with Tim Russert...until it stopped.But it seems Poor Hillary is feeling "piled on" by those mean boys. The boy reporters who dared to ask her actual, … [Read more...]

Hillary missed “Mister Soldier” moment

I was struck to read this piece from Richard Cohen, a good writer who is by no means a "wingnut conservative," passionately taking on the MoveOn.org ad from last week. The ad managed to smear Gen. David Petraeus, show us what a few presidential candidates are made of, and apparently give America its first hard look at an organization which pours enormous money into Democrat coffers, and for that reason nearly owns leading Democrats.Cohen writes and leaves a mark: If there is a phrase more … [Read more...]


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