An honest politician! etc.
A refreshingly honest quote from Alabama congressman and Congressional Black Caucus member Artur Davis:
“Like a lot of my Democratic colleagues I was too slow to appreciate the recklessness of Fannie and Freddie. I defended their efforts to encourage affordable homeownership when in retrospect I should have heeded the concerns raised by their regulator in 2004. Frankly, I wish my Democratic colleagues would admit when it comes to Fannie and Freddie, we were wrong.”
Woops: "Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's last name is spelled 'Osama' on hundreds of absentee ballots mailed out last week to voters in Rensselaer County. he misspelling, which elections officials on both sides of the aisle insist was simply a typo, is causing embarrassment for the county."
If only it had been O-same-a, it would have been accurate for this ultimate business-as-usual Democrat.
Bill Simmons pens a great article on basketball’s most underappreciated all time great, Elgin Baylor.
My favorite headline of the election season came from Reuters:
"McCain and Obama on Same Side in War on Cancer"
The political courage to take a position against cancer, now that’s change we can believe in!
The generation gap on nuclear power: those 32 or over know how overblown anti-nuke rhetoric has been in the past and thus favor nuclear power plant construction, but those 18-31 have only the propaganda with which they’ve been bombarded all of their lives as a frame of reference and thus oppose it (but only by 38-35%).
Another example of why the left is so focused on control of academia, brainwashing takes better if begun earlier. An educated and open mind is a dangerous thing.
Mark Steyn points out:
If Obama is elected in November, at G7 meetings, for the first time since they began, America will have a more left-wing leader than any other member of the group - Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and Britain (and that's before Gordon Brown loses to David Cameron). Right-of-center government throughout the western world - except Washington.
And, if you say, "Hang on, isn't it the G8? What about Russia?", I'm not sure whether Putin and his stooge still regard themselves as socialists, but, if so, for good or ill, it's certainly of a more muscular variety than Obama's.
Indeed, and not in a good way here.
22-Year-Old Auctions Off Virginity to Pay for College
If she hadn’t been saving herself for marriage, and is still a virgin at 22…buyer beware!
Michael Barone makes the sensible argument that the current mood is amenable to more government intervention in the economy because there is now a whole generation of adults who do not remember what it was like the last time government tried to control things – the gas lines, unemployment and stagflation of the 1970s.
NBA fans would do well to keep in mind Kelly Dwyer’s mantra: For every dumb contract move a player makes, NBA GMs will counter it with 14 dumber moves of their own.
PMS: From a hilarious letter to the Washington Post editor from a Lisa Orenstein of Baltimore:
In a country with more than 300 million people, with plenty of accomplished men and women, why would we settle for Ms. Palin's mediocre credentials? Most companies would place her résumé in the reject pile for far lesser jobs.
Yes, because nothing gets a resume rejected faster than experience as a mayor, state cabinet member and governor.
Can you imagine how quickly Ms. Orenstein would have discarded a Bill Clinton résumé in 1992?