Captain Ed and Scott both look at the NYTimes story on John McCain. A couple things I’ll note about the story.
1) men and women CAN be friends and
2) if you live in DC chances are you’ve made friends with numerous lobbyists because that’s basically what the population is there!
Shay’s take on Michelle Obama’s gaffe.
With her statement, Mrs. Obama not only did a slap in the face of America’s history, but a major slap in the face to the generations of black Americans who paved the way for her to be able to do what she does today. That was a key reason why my 63-year-old uncle was so ticked off at the 44-year-old Mrs. Obama, because my uncle actually lived in Jim Crow Alabama and has seen America’s growth and the road that was paved for Mrs. Obama and us. This is a growth that Mrs. Obama, in her implied victimology rhetoric, ignores until it involves her husband. The statement also made me wonder if Mrs. Obama has ever traveled abroad, and thus would be less apt to dismiss what she has here in America.
Mrs. Obama, not campaign surrogates, needs to clear this one up pronto. Until now, Mrs. Obama has had extremely good media coverage. However, these statements could blow up. A potential First Lady should have a lot of loyalty to her country. If not, then the job is not suitable for her.
(ht ambivablog(ht instapundit))
Missile strikes the satellite while it was going 17,000 miles/hour!!! HAH!
George Will on Democrats crying “not fair!!”. In it someone big finally addresses those “35 years of experience that Hillary likes to go on about.
She is 60. She left Yale Law School at age 25. Evidently she considers everything she has done since school, from her years at Little Rock’s Rose Law Firm to her good fortune with cattle futures, as presidentially relevant experience.
The president who came to office with the most glittering array of experiences had served 10 years in the House of Representatives, then became minister to Russia, then served 10 years in the Senate, then four years as secretary of state (during a war that enlarged the nation by 33 percent), then was minister to Britain. Then, in 1856, James Buchanan was elected president and in just one term secured a strong claim to being ranked as America’s worst president. Abraham Lincoln, the inexperienced former one-term congressman, had an easy act to follow.