True: “Amid the “will she or won’t she” speculation about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s 2012 presidential plans, one important thing seems to be getting lost: Palin is simply not a top-tier candidate.”
It is true that ObamaCare bent the cost curve. It just went up, not down. “The report from the Kaiser Family Foundation, which found that the cost of employer-provided family plans increased by 9 percent to an average of $15,073 in 2011, put the White House on defense a day after it became more likely that the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the law before the 2012 election. It showed healthcare costs are rising much faster than U.S. wages and salaries or the rate of inflation. The steep costs could put an extra pinch on households struggling through an extended housing crisis and high unemployment.”
Obama is truly friendless these days. “The White House is struggling to win over Hill Democrats who crave more attention, question whether they fit into the administration’s media strategy and believe they already are underused on the campaign trail with the 2012 elections kicking into full gear.”
It is true that Texas Gov. Rick Perry doesn’t know much about foreign policy. But we can do without Jon Huntsman’s “experience,” which essentially amounts to serving in the Obama administration’s incoherent foreign policy apparatus.
It’s true: Ann Coulter has become a voice of sanity in the GOP. Standing up for GOProud and now this on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: “[Y]ou have to judge governors from very blue states, from union control, corrupt left-wing dark blue states on a curve and you want to look at much more what they do and not what they say and Gov. Christie is the most right-wing and socially right-wing governor New Jersey has ever seen.” As for right-wing suspicions about his appointment of a Muslim judge Coulter says that “an awful lot of this stuff just gets lied about.”
Bloomberg News has standards? True! “James P. Rubin [no relation], a former assistant secretary of state hired by Bloomberg News just 10 months ago to help lead its new opinion-writing section, has left his job after a rocky start . . . Those who worked with him said that Mr. Rubin, who had no former journalistic experience, struggled to fit into a newsroom culture and at times clashed with his colleagues.” Alas, he learned everything he knows about journalism from his wife.
“The Truth About Who Fights for Us”: “Just last week, two well-educated and well-known writer acquaintances of mine remarked in passing on the ‘fact’ that those who serve in the U.S. military typically have no other career options. America’s soldiers, they said, were poor and black. . . . These allegations — most frequently leveled at the Army, the military’s biggest service and the one with the highest casualty rate — are false.” Not shocking that the ignorance stems from “a withdrawal of our urban elites from military service. And it suits the interests of many members of the urban elite to believe that the military they do not join is composed of poor, uneducated victims of an unfair society.”