Friday, January 22, 2010


Some of the News
That may be True


At a press conference yesterday afternoon, White House press spokesman Robert Gibbs
unveiled plans to project a new formality in Democratic campaigns for office.

He noted complaints that shirtsleeves in the oval office had lowered the dignity of the presidency. Surveys had shown that, with the internet, web-based activities could replace constant appearances and mingling with voters. In addition to lower campaign cost, there would be fewer disruptions of the public in places such as diners, factory gates, and malls. Gibbs added that voters wanted to respect and look up to public officials and that a sense of remoteness was a key to victory.

Asked about Martha Coakley, Gibbs replied that she was just too engaged and engaging to use this campaign strategy effectively.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Justices Block Key Part of Campaign Law
Firms and Unions May Spend Freely to Influence Elections"

Although misuse of the filibuster (helped by the supineness of the Democrats) is a big problem, the major impediment to effective legislation and governance is the financing of campaigns and thus the careers of politicians. This decision is a blow to finance reform.On top of Massachusetts election, a really bad week for our country.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


"Kraft and Cadbury Agree on Friendly Merger"

Can hardly wait for those plastic chocolate slices