Man of the Hour? You mean we are not going to have Hillary, Hurler in Chief after all? Did everyone see Hillary’s catch-in-the-throat account of the day MLK was shot? “I went back to my dorm room and hurled my book bag across the room…” I don’t suppose that oracle of all things factual, Google, could tell us if there was such a thing as a book bag in 1968. If there was, it must have been so nerdy no one but Hillary had one. I had two sons of book bag age at the time and I never saw one.
But, think of it, if she does pull this out and gets back in the White House, we better batten down the bric a brac. Hurler of book bags, flinger of figurines, launcher of lamps…Commander-in-chiefing is a testy business. That place will be a shambles before the first week is out. Just sitting in the Oval Office, de ja vu-ing about Bill and Monica in odd moments may set her off.p>As I think on it, if she doesn’t get the nomination, Bill better buy some kind of protective head gear and a cup. He has not been the Ace-in-the-hole as was supposed he would be. I was amused, though, as Hillary explained his good fortune this last year at making so much money “doing what he loves best, Talking.” Well, second best, maybe. br> — Diane Smith br> California /p> p> Obama has demonstrated consummate skill at satisfying his base without being pinned to policy positions that would be anathema to the sensible majority. Count on him skillfully tacking (against the left wind) to the center in the general election. He’ll bring moderate, even somewhat conservative credentialed, players onto his team, and will run circles around the pedantic, doddering, ill spoken McCain, whose sputtering effort to remain relevant will be seen by the mainstream media as more an object of curiosity, or derision, than as a serious challenge to Obama’s ascendancy. Without question, Obama will utterly crush McCain in fundraising. Anyone on the right believing that McCain has anything more than a snowball’s chance in hell of winning this election is deluded, at best. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?