Political snapshots

• Former President George W. Bush starts a 2009 speaking tour next month that will take him to several foreign nations. He’s now listed with the Washington Speakers Bureau and, to date, has ten speeches scheduled. I can’t help wondering who would actually pay good money to hear him speak. Public speaker he is not. Never was. Never will be.

• Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential candidate, appears in a just-released documentary about how the news media sought to destroy her. Speaking as only she can, the governor says, “This is for the sake of our democracy that there is fairness in this other branch of government, if you will, called the media.” Reports on MSNBC today noted the governer includes “Saturday Night Live,” “The Daily Show,” and “The Colbert Report” among the news media she is criticizing. Methinks the governor had better develop a thicker skin if she wants to play with the big boys on the national political stage.

• Illinois Senator Roland Burris, appointed by impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich to fill Barack Obama’s vacated seat, has come under increasingly heavy fire for being … umm … less than forthcoming about his dealings with the governor’s office just prior to his appointment. Okay, Senator, you’ve been in Washington a couple of weeks now. You’ve earned the addition of “U.S. Senator” to that list of achievements on your monument. Now go home. Just go.

One thought on “Political snapshots

  1. Pardon my brief rant …

    Heh heh heh, don’t misunderestimate W! If only, his cronies claimed, the American people could’ve seen the real man. Well I think we did. I think we saw the real Sarah Palin too, thanks to Katie Couric. Power mad freaks should not be our leaders.

    The arrogance of these people knows no limits. They whine about the media when it doesn’t spin the way they want it to. Republicans and Democrats alike. Grow up people, get real. The Wall Street and Madison Avenue thieves have almost finished stealing everything.

    [Rave on, my good man. Even if the idiocy stopped tomorrow, we’d have enough material to go on for years.]

... and that's my two cents