This may be the longest blog hiatus that I have ever had, but I have rarely been as busy as I have been for the past two weeks. More on that later.
Here are a few random thoughts that must get out.
1. Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Suggesting that he is the leader of, and somehow emblematic, of the conservative movement is like suggesting that Al Franken is someone who should be elected to important public office. Who would buy that?
2. President Obama signing the earmark-laden spending bill and announcing that the era of earmarks will now be over is a little like the guy at a bar knocking down boilermakers and announcing that he'll stop drinking tomorrow.
3. I don't understand why Charlie Sykes is making fun of Gwen Moore's energy plan. He has two dogs. I have three. We ought to sell her the right to harvest our backyards. I'll need her to send someone about everyday.
4. Rich Lowry describes Obama's economic policy as follows " more money to banks and industry, more unsustainable entitlement spending, more deficit spending, more uncertainty about how to handle the toxic assets in the banks — with promises of higher taxes layered on top." With the exception of taxes, how is this different from Bush administration policy? Are we supposed to believe that the only thing we need to do is raise marginal tax rates a bit for a small number of high earners?
5. I think that the only thing that Ted Thompson has to do to bring himself to the edge of the cliff is make one of his inexplicably obscure first round draft choices. He's going to do it. You know he is.