Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is former Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R-MA) running mate. Really? Really?! I’ll be deconstructing this pick more thoroughly in tomorrow’s column, but REALLY?!?!?!?!
A spokesperson for the Obama campaign refuses to disavow the Priorities USA ad that, essentially, accuses Romney of having a hand in someone’s death from cancer. I vow that if I ever run for office and a super PAC starts running ads that ostensibly benefit my campaign, I’ll kill those ads with fire.
Jon Huntsman Sr. (not the one I endorsed) still wants to see Romney’s tax returns, further proof, in my mind, that former Gov. Jon Huntsman’s (R-UT) endorsement of Romney was perfunctory.
As for Huntsman Jr., a rumor circulated this week that he would speak at the Democratic National Convention, which his (awesome) daughters are vehemently denying. You guys know he was on a No Labels conference call earlier this summer, right? He’ll stick with us before he goes to the Democrats.
President Obama himself defends Huma Abedin, chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, against spurious (to say the least) accusations of ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. He, Abedin and Clinton may be the only people in Washington who are still thinking about that.
The Department of Agriculture comes out with a list of measures aimed at cracking down on food stamp fraud. It’s the right thing to do, but do you get the sense that this was mostly done out of embarrassment after the newest numbers on how many Americans use food stamps?
The recent mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin bring up an interesting discussion about laws limiting the liability of gun manufacturers and sellers. I say, directly selling a gun to a person who can’t be trusted to use it properly? Guilty.
“Canada pipeline firms to boost PR effort after big spills.” Hey, guys, you know what would be a better idea? Boosting your environmental protection efforts. That’s the best PR of all when you get right down to it.
New Middle East sanctions are aimed not only at Iran, but their connections to Hezbollah and the Syrian government. Think you can throw in Venezuela, Russia and China while you’re at it?
British Prime Minister David Cameron shows his Olympic fever by encouraging more competition in school sports and slamming the “prizes for all” mentality. Our eighth-grade science fair included prizes for all; everyone got a gold, silver or bronze. So I completely agree.