Friday, February 11, 2011
1) I always kind of thought that Pawlenty was one of the more reasonable potential candidates (for President) on the Republican side. But, lately, I'm not entirely sure anymore. For one thing, he's been pushing around this hackneyed bromide about majorly altering the 14th Amendment - playing, clearly, to what seem to be the nativists out there. That and, yes, now, NOW, he apparently wants to frigging bring back DADT. Wow, huh? Talk about yet another frigging SOB who'll do or say frigging ANYTHING!!............2) One of the best questions of all time came from the mouth of columnist, Margaret Carlson. Carlson, speaking around about 8-9 years ago now (on the eve of the 2nd Iraq War), queried this: "Did Saddam Hussein create Iraq, or did Iraq create Saddam Hussein?" I found this question perceptive in that it a) recognized that Iraq was essentially a pre-fabbed country and b) also recognized that it was a multi-ethnic country whose population had in fact been hostile for centuries.....Why do I bring it up now? Well, because of Egypt. I mean, I know that Egypt doesn't have the history and population diversity that Iraq had/has and all but, still.............3) Laura Ingraham, like a lot of partisan stooges out there, has a flat-out tendency to project. Take, for instance, one of her recent appearances on the "O'Reilly Factor". It was right before Mr. O'Reilly's big interview with President Obama and get this. Ingraham actually started coaching Mr. O'Reilly, "Don't let the President go off on one of his filibusters, Bill."...The President talks too much - that's what she was saying. The President talks too much. HE TALKS TOO MUCH? I mean, am I the only one who sees the irony here?