Archive for January, 2010

41 Tears

31Jan10

Everyone is the 41st, Scott told Barbara in their interview yesterday at Kowloon which aired today with Barbara guest hosting on “This Week.” Brown, riding a wave of popularity after his upset victory to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat, talked with Walters about growing up a child of divorced parents, his 23-year marriage to wife Gail […]


Under Pressure

31Jan10

Will Scott cry for Barbara Walters, or is he truly his own man? Today on This Week. Scott yesterday in Dracut on his Thank You Tour.


People like John Kerry get the votes to stay in office, but they don’t have the support of the people. Here’s proof. See the traffic in the photograph? It’s heading north on Route 1 in Saugus. I was sitting in bumper to bumper traffic on the overpass waiting to loop around onto the highway and […]


Obama showed some audacity yesterday, claiming that most of the health reform bill process was televised. Look… The truth of the matter is that, if you look at the health care process, just over the course of the year, overwhelmingly the majority of it actually was on C-SPAN because it was taking place in Congressional […]


Boy Wonder

29Jan10

The thrill of Scott Brown’s incredible victory in Massachusetts isn’t fading – it’s growing, as the wake continues to rock boats throughout the political world. In the midst of that joy, it’s important to note something equally wonderful – how beautifully Scott is rising to the occasion. Looking beyond the barn jacket, beyond the pickup […]


Going Elsewhere

28Jan10

The latest impact of last week’s political upheaval is in. No KSM in New York City. White House officials have told the Justice Department to consider other venues for the 9/11 terror trial that was to be held in lower Manhattan, the Daily News has learned. A shaken president addressed the nation Wednesday night in […]


You Lie

28Jan10

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito provided last night’s “you lie” moment. Smart of him not to do any Joe Wilson style yelling. The speech went on for 70 minutes, so you can’t blame Harry Reid for getting bored. Chris Matthews continues to be soft as a grape, and – in true liberal form – obsessed […]


It was a weakened and chastened president who came before the American people last night, talking about tax cuts and begging for some progress on health reform someday. The proof of his diminished legislative prospects? President Obama said he wanted action this year to abolish policies that prohibited gays from openly serving in the military, […]


Don’t Ask

27Jan10

Does Barack have the credibility to convince America of any of the stuff in his State of the Union address? Nope – and the confession of his powerlessness is demonstrated by this bit of non-news: President Obama will ask Congress Wednesday night to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that bars gays and […]


iWonder

27Jan10

I believe I have found a major news story NOT influenced by Scott Brown. What in the world could it be? Well, it starts with an I, and it has nothing to do with Barack Obama, obviously. Scott, meanwhile, has announced a victory tour to meet with the voters of Massachusetts – here’s the press […]


All political stories since 1/19 find their roots in Scott Brown’s election, so I’m trying to figure out how the attempted tapping of Senator Mary Landrieu’s phones could be linked to our newest Super Hero. More details are emerging about the arrest in New Orleans of conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe and three other men who […]


It’s crunch time for Obama, getting squeezed between the will of the people on one side, and liberals (who no one agrees with) on the other. While the president has proposed a token spending freeze to seem like a populist, this goes against the socialist passions of his base. “A spending freeze? That’s the brilliant […]


Scott v Obama

26Jan10

Put Scott Brown up against the president in an election today, guess who wins! Nope – not Scott. No one. The Newsmax/Zogby poll released Tuesday found that the pair would be statistically deadlocked if the presidential election was held today. How about amongst independent voters? The poll indicates surprisingly weak support for the president among […]


It’s already been a week since the Massachusetts victory. Not enough time for the Boston Globe to figure out the meaning of the election. One state’s vote, by a 52-47 majority, doesn’t erase a 29-state presidential victory and a 59-vote Senate margin. If Democrats use the Massachusetts election to abandon health reform, they won’t be […]


Scott Brown is the Emeril Lagasse of politics. Everywhere you look, there are politicians reeling in reaction to Scott! (Can you say Ben Bernanke?) Bam!!!! says Scott, and another Dem bites the dust! Vice President Biden’s son Beau announced Monday that he will not run for his father’s old Senate seat, leaving the Republican in […]


One of the biggest exaggerations about Barack Obama – one of the major myths that isn’t proving true – is what a wonderful speaker he is. In my book, Barack is a one trick pony as a performer – he does well delivering prepared text from a teleprompter in the middle of a firestorm, with […]