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26 April 2009

Weekend Reading Roundup


The force is strong with you, young Conant. Now, continue your nurturing suckle.

Well I'm either exhausted or unable to find more than one non-swine-flu topic that engages my interest. Your pick.
But thee ole reading roundup focuses today on columns about Pres. Obama's first 100 days in office. The first one comes from a noted Philly journalist. The second comes from some twit that did such a heckuva job as the 2008 RNC national press secretary that he's scribbling whiney freelance pieces about how evil the new guy is. As a plus, at least he kept the racist card up his sleeve. As a minus, you can tell it's there.
You guess which is which:

A) "As we approach the 100-day mark of his presidency, Barack Obama has broken or bent many tenets of his campaign, including promises on war, spending and good government."

B) "Reagan was highly visible from the outset - a staff memo had advised that he govern as if running "a perennial campaign" - but he basically focused on just a few big issues, carefully laying the groundwork for massive tax cuts. He didn't even sign his first law until early April, from his hospital bed. He certainly didn't bust out of the gate this way:
Signing an economic-stimulus plan; signing a law expanding health insurance for children and another providing more pay equity for women; shifting the priorities in two foreign wars; demanding historic reforms in energy, education, and health care; bailing out banks; expanding stem-cell research; killing sacred cows in the defense budget; talking nice to Muslims; taking on greenhouse gases; touting the benefits of high-speed trains; doing outreach to Cuba; firing a top car-company executive; killing pirates; getting a dog; and whatever else I lack the space to cite."


Answers:
A) Alex Conant, RNC flak, whom I hope is ready to face the repercussions for ceasing to suckle Cheney's man-teet long enough to produce this pre-K-level prattling.
B) Dick Polman

2 Comments:

Anonymous Dick Polman said...

Brian,
I am so happy to see that you are on the mend and back on the job.
Best wishes,
Dick Polman

5:44 PM  
Blogger Brian Hickey said...

Much appreciated! I had lucky bounces all along the way.

6:08 PM  

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