Friday, December 21, 2007


The real reason to not support the man "whose name sounds like a family restaurant chain" is the fact that almost every lefty in my firm says that they could live with a Huckabeean Presidency. Either they are sincere (as I know some are) or insincere.

If sincere, then obviously his policies are bad. If not, then they don't think him electable.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The President, the Pope and the Prime Minister

Paul Johnson at Imprimus/Hillsdale on the three:

It is worth noting that one of the greatest victories of the 20th century, the defeat of the Soviet Union in the Cold War at the end of the 1980s, was achieved by three eminently civilian heroes: Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. The popes always wear white, the symbol of peace. Mr. Reagan, quite capable of acting heroic roles on screen, never succumbed to the temptation of wearing uniform in office. Margaret Thatcher was a war leader as well as a great leader in peace. She showed considerable courage during the Falklands War, a hazardous business for Britain with its limited military resources, but she never once stepped outside her strictly civilian role, even sartorially—though, as I often noted, she could snap her handbag with a military ring.

What a great writer/orator. Wish I coulda heard this speech.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I'm just 47...

So how come I pinch a nerve or hurt my left shoulder (excruciating, btw, I have to turn at the waist to look around) brushing my teeth WITH MY RIGHT HAND.

Clinton the First Woman to run for President?

Pundits keep referring to HRC as the first woman candidate for president as Dick Morris did today in his column at JWR.

Isn’t that a bit of a slap at Carol Mosely Braun?