Chris Dodd, 2007:
As you know, Governor Schwarzenegger has had to ask other states for help because so many of California's National Guard, who provide critical support to the citizens while you are fighting the fires, were deployed to Iraq. In a Dodd Administration, never again will our houses be on fire because our troops are taking fire in Iraq.
John Kerry, 2004:
The endorsement is valuable for Giuliani because it gives the former New York mayor additional entr
The New York Times reports this morning that HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt will soon be traveling to Switzerland and the Netherlands to see first-hand how those countries' health-care systems--which achieve universal coverage through, more or less, a mandate-and-subsidize approach similar to the one proposed in the Senate by Ron Wyden and Bob Bennett--actually function in practice.
I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the audacity of the fake press briefing FEMA staged last Tuesday, in which agency reps, pretending to be reporters, lobbed softball questions at Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson, allowing him to ramble on and on about the greatness of FEMA's response to the California wildfires.
I apparently missed the early buzz on AEI adjunct fellow Jon Entine's book "Abraham's Children"--all about how Jews are genetically programmed to be smarter than everyone else--but Dana Milbank's dispatch from Monday's AEI forum on the book includes a lovely quote from fellow AEIer Charles "Bell Curve" Murray, reminding
Today's Washington Post reports that cab drivers in D.C. may strike over the mayor's new plan to replace our odd, zone-based taxi-fare system with one based on meters (i.e., the set-up you see in every other city). Matt Yglesias wants to know why, specifically, D.C. drivers—nearly all of them independent contractors—are so worried about the change. Like this guy:
Yesterday over at The Stump, Mike drew our attention to what is fast becoming a major problem for the Obama campaign: it's decision to invite the "ex-gay," black, recording artist Donnie McClurkin onto a gospel tour in South Carolina. McClurkin, who performed at the 2004 Republican National Convention, is a Grammy-Award winning singer, popular with southern black evangelicals, an important constituency in the vital primary state of South Carolina.