'Just do it':
The Democratic establishment
is rallying behind Kerry. Naturally. But Mayor ‘Just do it’
Menino isn’t. Sort of. The public generally isn’t. Naturally. Notice the gaps. ... Turns out this is over an estimated $12 million to $15 million spending gap. A lousy $12 million to $15 million. ...
This stings: NYC
isn’t shutting down, so no misery loves company. I understand that trains run multi-floors underneath the Garden, protecting it if there was ever an explosion. But why no widespread road closings? Is it possible to revisit the issue here? Makes no sense. Sounds like the elected NY leaders exerted more veto power over the wedding/security planners than the pols did here.
‘Cavalier way we're approaching foreign policy’:
I’m sure there are a few sharpening their rusty denunciations of Richard G. Lugar
, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for daring to criticize/critique the Bush administration’s war policies. But their credibility has been shot, so maybe they’ll start listening
a bit more ...
-- Billy Kristol et gang
are now switching from Woodrowism to Lincolnianism. ... WWII. Midway. Singapore. George McClellan. Abraham Lincoln. William T. Sherman. The fall of Atlanta. It’s all there. In their minds. And it works on paper too. Thanks for the Armchair General Pundit cerebral history lesson, guys. ... Maybe they should read Tom Friedman
, who notes we’re now fighting a completely different enemy in 2004 ...