President Obama gets one back at Republicans by using the obscure “recess appointment” trick to place 15 people into unfilled agency position. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) hints that Obama has bypassed the Constitution. I don’t know if I’d go that far, it’s more like he’s just taking a huge risk for the sake of looking badass.
Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) takes over an election for McCain – again. What is it about tea party voters’ brains that so easily forget who the real candidate is?
Also while stumping against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-NV), Palin “fires” him and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). And people accuse Obama of messianic behaviour. . . .
Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) asks why Obama didn’t consult him about health care, since the plan he implemented in Massachusetts is quite similar (and also flawed, Romney acknowledged). Aw, is someone jealous? How cute.
Gen. James Conway, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, says openly gay soldiers would get their own bunks if DADT is repealed for the sake of straight soldiers’ “comfort.” Why have I never met a straight man who is that uncomfortable with a gay man’s presence? And why should that man get coddled? Tell him to deal with it.
The subject of a possible column for tomorrow: How to increase access to student loans. I am very happy never to have taken out any of these. My solution: Work until you have enough money to pay for it yourself, unless you already have substantial savings, and then go. Or do what Adam does and spend most of your out-of-class time working. It’s really not that bad.
So it’s OK for corporations and unions to spend money unrestrainedly on elections, but it’s not OK for electoral committees to take it? Onward, Supreme Court sense-makers.
600 Canadian troops may stay in Afghanistan past the withdrawal date if the U.S. gets its away. Not that most Canadians would care. We’ve all sort of become desensitized to the issue.
Ayad Allawi is not Iraq’s president-elect but its “top vote-getter.” Ah, elections east of Sweden. Gotta love ‘em.
Another reason why the Eurozone sucks: Germany is attacked for its trade surplus, which is “unsustainable” for everyone else. Well, maybe you should take a cue from them, everyone else.