Friday, March 18, 2011

More Odds and Ends...

March has turned out to be a month when dozens of important things have been flying at us and we’d better catch them as they come our way.
I did not know that Hillary has been in the Middle East--Egypt and Tunisia--until CNN picked up the story via Wolf Blitzer.  [Here]  (A burden that government officials must bear is having to travel to wonderful places such as Egypt and Tunisia with folks like Wolf Blitzer in the caboose.  But at least we can keep track of the peripatetic Hillary that way.)
I admit that I was appalled when I read what Obama said about Hillary at the annual Gridiron dinner last weekend.  His remarks were supposed to be funny but instead they came out flat-footed and sophomoric.  [Here] h/t Taylor Marsh:
I’ve dispatched Hillary to the Middle East to talk about how these countries can transition to new leaders — though, I’ve got to be honest, she’s gotten a little passionate about the subject,” Obama said to laughter from the audience.
These past few weeks it’s been tough falling asleep with Hillary out there on Pennsylvania Avenue shouting, throwing rocks at the window.
Now that Obama and the United States have joined the UN in supporting a No Fly Zone over Libya, guess who has entered a third conflict in the region?  Yep!  We have!  I wonder how much this one is going to cost?
We have one more item this evening.  The Washington Post is carrying a story about a new Post/ABC poll that has found a majority of Americans now support the legalization of same sex marriage in this country. [Here]  What a change this is!  Just five years ago only 36% of those responding to a similar poll supported equality, now 53% do.  I suspect that as more and more people step up to the altar, the numbers will continue to grow in support of marriage equality.

More news and views tomorrow...

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