Can there be any doubt why Iran, North Korea, Syria, et. al. want to acquire nuclear weapons? They see the possibility that we could elect someone like Palin, who probably seems as dangerous to them as the most fundamentalist, militant mullah does to us. They want them for self-defense
I was surprised by how much skepticism there was about escalation from the likes of Richard Russell, et. al., but no one questioned the domino theory that Johnson kept citing. Not even the brainy McGeorge Bundy.
The real reason Johnson got sucked into the quagmire was domestic politics- the '64 election loomed and Goldwater had to be outflanked on national security.
And what are we going to do without Moyers, at a time of resurgent Republican cretinism?
Turnout at my Essex Country, NJ voting station was surprisingly brisk today, busier even than last November. Ordinarily this would be good news for Corzine, since it is an overwhelmingly Democratic town, but it also is one in which people are at their limit on property taxes. Something is in the air-might be bad news.
"In a sign of discomfort with the White House stance, Fox's television news competitors refused to go along with a Treasury Department effort on Tuesday to exclude Fox from a round of interviews with the executive-pay czar Kenneth R. Feinberg that was to be conducted with a "pool" camera crew shared by all the networks. That followed a pointed question at a White House briefing this week by Jake Tapper, an ABC News correspondent, about the administration's treatment of "one of our sister organizations"."
You have the Jake Tappers seizing the opportunity to brown-nose Rupert Murdoch.
I think it is likely that the Hick will get the 2012 nomination. He's got intelligence, charm, and just the right level of derangement to be acceptable. But it is quite possible that Palin would get the VP spot again.