Archive for September, 2009

Change of Heart


A delightful interview with Gore Vidal includes a cutting critique of President Obama, for whom Vidal abandoned Hillary during the campaign, as well as his old friend Jack Kennedy. “I would have liked to have been president, but I never had the money. I was a friend of the throne. The only time I envied […]

Ask Bing


I have a question about the Public Option, which still could become part of the reform legislation being drafted in the senate. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, said that the Senate “comfortably” has a majority of votes to pass the public plan, and that he […]

How pleased are the people of Nevada with the leadership of Harry Reid? So happy that Reid, a four term incumbent and Majority Leader of the Senate, figures he will need to spend $25 million to hang on to his seat. His strategists say a television campaign is likely to start early next year as […]

Honest Dems


Some people claim that Democrats are all dishonest – that they’ll never put on the table what they’re really after because, well, who would agree? Not true. Fearful that they’re losing ground on immigration and health care, a group of House Democrats is pushing back and arguing that any health care bill should extend to […]

Sad Story


They love a sad story, those liberals do. I guess they think Americans are dumb – show them a pretty face and a sad story, and watch out! Friends say the Miami University graduate who died this week after reportedly suffering from swine flu delayed getting medical treatment because she did not have health insurance. […]

Gittin’ Out


Gittin’ out a Gitmo was one of the first promises President Obama made upon taking office, and like his promise to get out of Iraq in 16 months, there was no reason to believe that he would be irresponsible enough to mean what he was saying. According to the dispatch by White House correspondent Jennifer […]

Kennedy Klan


Is the government of Massachusetts “of the people, by the people, for the people,” or is it “of the Kennedys, by the Kennedys, for the Kennedys?” For a superior court judge in Massachusetts, it is “for the Kennedys,” as he refused to grant a restraining order blocking the swearing in of Paul Kirk as interim […]