Friday, February 6, 2009

The Fierce Urgency of Pork

Another brilliant Krauthammer column.

"After Obama's miraculous 2008 presidential campaign, it was clear that at some point the magical mystery tour would have to end. The nation would rub its eyes and begin to emerge from its reverie. The hallucinatory Obama would give way to the mere mortal. The great ethical transformations promised would be seen as a fairy tale that all presidents tell -- and that this president told better than anyone.

I thought the awakening would take six months. It took two and a half weeks."

How about this for a remedy to our financial crisis....


"Iraq vote turnout fails to meet expectations" - LA Times

That's the worst they can come up with? Well, at least they reported it.  
Didn't get much TV time over the weekend, did it?

"Fifty-one percent is high turnout indeed for provincial elections," said Qasim Hasan Abodi, a judge and the chief officer of the commission. "Very rarely in other parts of the world do you get such a high percentage in provincial elections."