Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Republicans respond to President Obama to the televised bipartisan meeting to exchange ideas on health care reform. In addition to demanding that Obama scrap the pending health care legislation (after almost a year of work and countless pages) the Republicans demand that the President renounce reconciliation. This strategy harks back to the Bush rules on talks with opposing nations: " give up your positions and we'll talk."

Sunday, February 07, 2010


The highlight was to be Sarah Palin's speech, and the highlight it was. The Alaskan Barbie was in great form and the audience loved it, handing her many ovations.

The speech itself was in no way historic or substantive. But it was a fitting keynote speech, better than one that might be given here by, say, Newt Gingrich, or at a gathering of Democrats by,say, Al Gore. Palin criticized Obama and his policies and filled her speech with platitudes and tea party beattitudes.

The conventioneers got what they paid for.