Saturday, October 27, 2007

TOUGH GUY Why Rudy Giuliani can't be allowed to become President:
They talk about sleep deprivation. I mean, on that theory, I’m getting tortured running for president of the United States. That’s plain silly. That’s silly.

Read about sleep deprivation here.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

JUST A THOUGHT I think Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) would make a fine President.

And I've yet to see anything that would lead me to believe that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) or Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) would be stronger general election candidates.

Friday, October 19, 2007

SAMANTHA POWER IS SERIOUS Add her to the list of people who ought to be in the room when serious policy discussions are taking place.

She's supporting Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) in the Democratic primaries.

"NAY" ON MUKASEY Waterboarding is torture. Period.

America can't afford another Attorney General who isn't willing to say so.

[SEN. SHELDON] WHITEHOUSE [D-RI]: Is waterboarding constitutional?

MUKASEY: I don't know what is involved in the technique. If waterboarding is torture, torture is not constitutional.

WHITEHOUSE: "If waterboarding is constitutional" is a massive hedge.

MUKASEY: No, I said, "If it's torture." I'm sorry. I said, "If it's torture."

WHITEHOUSE: "If it's torture." That's a massive hedge. I mean, it either is or it isn't. Do you have an opinion on whether waterboarding, which is the practice of putting somebody in a reclining position, strapping them down, putting cloth over their faces, and pouring water over the cloth to simulate the feeling of drowning. Is that constitutional?

MUKASEY: If it amounts to torture, it is not constitutional.

WHITEHOUSE: I'm very disappointed in that answer--I think it is purely semantic.

MUKASEY: I’m sorry.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

DEAL BREAKER Telecom executives who illegally share private customer information with government officials aren't patriots. They're criminals.

Democrats should be able to get their heads around this.

If they can't, I don't see why we should support them.

Monday, October 01, 2007

THINGS YOU WOULDN'T KNOW If you rely on the elite national media for your political news, you probably aren't aware that:

1. National polls--at this stage in the Presidential primary cycle--are virtually worthless.

2. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is leading among likely Iowa caucusgoers.

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