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10 thoughts on Romney’s Ryan pick

Featured image Former National Review editor John O’Sullivan has got me wondering: do I have as many as 10 thoughts on Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate? (And O’Sullivan’s are only “initial thoughts” — more to follow. For me, this is it, if you will permit me to cheat a little and offer questions as thoughts.) Here goes. 1. The Republicans have a deep bench from which Romney picked: »

The Veepstakes as we head to the wire, Part Two

Featured image NBC News declares, “with a high degree of confidence that Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick has largely come down to three men: former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.” NBC News adds that “it’s more than possible that Romney has already made up his mind.” I’m not sure how a list “largely” comes down to three men; the use of that term »

“The border is secure”

Featured image You may not have heard recently that “the border is secure.”   It was one of the assertions embedded in the incoherent verbal rambling with which Vice President Kamala Harris responded to the question posed by Chuck Todd in the interview broadcast on Meet the Press yesterday.  NewsBusters has posted the video excerpt below along with its story and the accompanying transcript cruelly documenting the exchange. Harris’s rambling belongs in our »

The Kamala korrections

Featured image Many noted Vice President Harris’s apparent confusion about the status of Ukraine as a member of NATO (or not) in her remarks at the DNC winter meeting last week. It may deserve a place in the work in progress that I call Veep Thoughts by Kamala Harris. I thought it was nothing more than the usual blather. The clip — Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) March 14, 2022 Politico’s Alex Thompson »

Sunday morning coming down

Featured image Vice President Harris’s meditation on “the passage of time” got me thinking. Has she been listening to too much Al Stewart? Then I started writing down a list of songs that came to mind with a temporal theme somewhere in the mix. Perhaps we can take Harris’s rotten lemon and turn it into lemonade with selections from my list. My only object here, as always, is to take a pause »

Naked Kamala the stranger

Featured image Let us pause once more over the appearance of Vice President Kamala Harris at the Munich Security Conference this pasts weekend. Her prepared remarks at the conference over the weekend weren’t enough. She felt compelled to speak extemporaneously in a question and answer session that went on for 16 minutes on her way out the door yesterday. It may be somewhat unfair to highlight one quotable quote that displays her »

Daniel Pipes in Minneapolis

Featured image I met up with Daniel Pipes yesterday afternoon in Minneapolis while he was in town for a family event. Dr. Pipes is the head of Middle East Forum, one of whose projects is Islamist Watch. He compiles his writings at Last week he posted his brief comments on the vice presidential candidates’ debate here. He appears in the video of the debate I posted last weekend in “Better Elected »

The Hug family take on the debate

Featured image Procter Hug III is the son of prominent Ninth Circuit Judge Procter Hug, Jr., and a long-time reader. His messages always catch my attention because of his name; I have been reading his father’s opinions for many years. Procter Hug IV has now joined Mr. Hug in his Reno law practice, so they are keeping the family tradition alive. Mr. Hug wrote yesterday with kind words for our commentary on »

Talk About An Outsider!

More thoughts on Sarah Palin: John McCain must have been cognizant of the stark contrast between Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s Veep choice, and his own selection. Biden has done nothing since he was in his 20s other than sit in the Senate. He is a caricature of the worst sort of Washington politician, a person of limited ability who is intimately tied in to various interests and lobbyists and who, »

Joel Mowbray reports: Eric Cantor for VP?

Eric Cantor is the House chief deputy minority whip whom we have written about in several posts including “A letter to Speaker Pelosi” and “Cantor on CAIR.” Our occasional correspondent Joel Mowbray ([email protected]) writes: With the speculation machine at full tilt this week that McCain may soon announce his running mate, one name not commonly bandied about deserves at least a closer look: Rep. Eric Cantor. The Virginia Republican is »