Archive for December 1, 2009
Per Fox, W. could do no wrong. As for Obama? He can’t do anything — anything! — right:
In his speech about Afghanistan tonight, President Obama said, “[A]s President, I have signed a letter of condolence to the family of each American who gives their life in these wars.”
That’s a boldfaced lie: White House Policy: No Letter to Families of Military Suicides.
That’s my first reaction.
On Wednesday Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will appear at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said today that he won’t vote to re-confirm Bernanke unless the Fed is, “willing to take their eyes off an exclusive gaze on the welfare of Wall Street and start giving a red hot damn about the American public.”
Right the freakin’ on. And I would add that Bernanke expressing a willingness to take his eyes off Wall Street isn’t enough. He must promise to do so and Whitehouse must commit to making sure he does. And I’m not talkin’ years here. I’m talkin’ weeks, or, at the most, a few months.
Have you ever noticed that when a Republican runs into trouble he or she almost immediately appears on Fox “News” for a softball interview designed to help shed a good light — or a least a softer light — on whatever happened? Pay attention. It’s as predictable as the sunrise.
Mike Huckabee took advantage of that service last night — so generously provided by Rupert Murdoch — when he appeared on “The Factor” to “explain” put lipstick on the pig of his granting clemency to “suspected cop killer” Maurice Clemmons.
I mean, the guy already has his own Fox show but it doesn’t get the ratings O’Reilly gets so hey, hurry, get him on!
Kay Bailey Hutchison says it like it is: Republicans are sentries protecting the insurance industry: