Thursday, February 24, 2011

One More Bad Map

In retrospect...

...appointing Jackson Pollock to the redistricting commission may have been a bad idea.

Coralville Courier notes, unhappily, that Johnson County Republicans elected their mostly incumbent slate of officers a couple weeks back.

WashPo's Aaron Blake looks at Romneycare and the GOP primary and concludes:
It may be more helpful to compare Romney's health care bill to something else: then-New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's vote for the Iraq war in 2002.

That vote turned the front-running Clinton into a vulnerable candidate in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, as it put her at odds with the general sentiment within the party about the war. Clinton's refusal to apologize for the vote -- as John Edwards did -- ensured that the vote dogged her wherever she went on the campaign trail.
To me, more interesting about Hillary than about Mitt. And as much as I've come around on Madame Secretary, the quote was, “If the most important thing to any of you is choosing someone who did not cast that vote or has said his vote was a mistake, then there are others to choose from.”

Speaking of which, a random Reddit reader notes: "If Iraq had never been invaded, there may have been a revolution there now overthrowing Saddam, creating a stable democracy and saving countless lives."

And after donating to anti-gay Minnesota candidates, Target has agreed to support some LGBT groups as well, in a story that includes the classic line "following a meeting with Lady Gaga."

1 comment:

Big Grove Walker said...

Agree with you on Hillary. She grows on a person.IMHO she is doing a great job as SOS in a very tough environment.