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Saturday, June 12, 2010

It Certainly Wasn't Her Good Looks

With shades of Jeremiah Wright ...

Our president earlier this year:

Helen Thomas will always hold [a] special place in my heart.”

What links Obama, Thomas, and Wright?  A simple three-letter word.

The Question Of the Day

Regarding Rosie O'Donnell:

I think it's fair to suggest that anyone who calls on the government to imprison 120 million of her fellow citizens is surely the latter.

Rosie in 1999:

"I don't care if you want to hunt, I don't care if you think it's your right. I say 'Sorry,' it's 1999. We have had enough as a nation. You are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison."

Without a doubt. Interminably stupid.

Kagan's a Politician?

Well, we know for certain that Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court isn't a judge. But a politician?

Seems so:
New documents show political Kagan
By Josh Gerstein, Politico

A new batch of documents from the Clinton White House further establish Elena Kagan as not so much a bookish legal and policy wonk as a political creature highly attuned to the implications of presidential decisions on issues like abortion and gun control, as well as the potential fallout from controversies such as the 1995 government shutdown and Paula Jones’ sexual harassment lawsuit.

As a White House aide, President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court closely tracked the abortion views of doctors and liberal women’s organizations, as well as critiques from religious leaders and others in the anti-abortion camp. She sometimes counseled President Bill Clinton to ... [link]
This wouldn't be the first time that a president selected someone to sit on the court more out of politics than judicial acumen or background. But in cases like that of Earl Warren, there was good, sound political calculation involved (even though the end-product wasn't what Dwight Eisenhower ever contemplated). 

Why Kagan was picked nobody seems to know.  She's a liberal?  Well, that puts her in a pool of a few million Americans.  Her resumé?  All titles, no substance.

Maybe that was Obama's intention.  Maybe his liberal soul mate will be confirmed with overwhelming bipartisan support because there is really nothing "judicial" to oppose in her.

In truth, there's no maybe about it.  It's a done deal.

I'm Getting Confused

What am I missing here?

Bill Clinton turns over his presidential papers to a library (i.e., a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing) and the library refuses to turn over some of those documents to the public because of a confidentiality issue?

Apparently so.

See "Kagan role in Clinton sex harassment suit withheld."

Wasn't the attorney/client privilege thingie voided by Clinton when he gave his papers to the library for the public to use for reference or borrowing?

A Perriello Constituent Speaks Out

More regarding 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello's interest in constituent services (see "Uh Oh") from a voter over in Kenbridge (north of South Hill).
The town mgr here in Kenbridge (he probably doesn't want to be in the spotlight) said that he can't get Perriello's office to take his phone calls on any grant issues, etc. He said one phone call to Cong. Goode's office was all it took to get an answer to a question.

But Perriello is very careful to attend Eagle Scout functions; give away money to build a bike trail in Martinsville (to help their unemployment??? because these people have more free time??).

Just saying.
It's no big secret that Rick Boucher has kept his day job in part because his office responds well to constituent concerns. If he doesn't take Boy Wonder under his wing and show him how it's done, Perriello is surely to be a one-hit wonder.

Virginia Democrat Makes a Fool of Himself

Folks up in northern Virginia must feel blessed with the likes of the boorish Jim Moran representing them.  Day in and day out.

But wait.  Moran only represents a portion of northern Virginia.  Another portion finds some leading light named Gerry Connolly serving the locals in Washington.

And what a gem this guy is.

Watch him take on the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, and watch Connelly get his ass handed to him.

Listen closely to Bernanke, in response to Connolly's query regarding budget cuts: "Is there enough spending to be cut?":

Bernanke: "Of course."

Pregnant Pause.

Connolly: "Uh huh."


Connolly then comes back with a lame schoolyard pout: "Uh, it must be nice to be an economist."

It would be even nicer if this nitwit had a clue as to what he was getting himself into before he opened his mouth.

Richly entertaining, though.

Hat tip to Ed Morrissey.

We Are Ruled By Incompetents

What's that federal debt at again?

For the love of God.