Monday, March 31, 2014

Others Say Smart Stuff, Too - Part XLVIII

In Michael Goodwin's most recent column ("Chickens come home to roost for Obama") he quotes Mario Cuomo on the difference in campaigning and governing: "You campaign in poetry, you govern in prose."

Goodwin then offers this pearl:
Obama hasn’t figured out the difference. Even more alarming, he shows no signs of trying to learn. In the ways of the world, he remains a know-it-all rookie.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Others Say Smart Stuff, Too (Five Years Ago!)

Sarah Palin has been the butt of much abuse and criticism since her introduction to the national political scene as John McCain's running mate in 2008. Most of the criticism is undeserved. Ignorant boobs even continue to accuse her of saying she could see Russia from her house -- a quote actually made by Tina Fey (as Palin) in a SNL bit.

What Palin did say regarding Russia, however, was documented in Foreign Policy magazine in 2008. The title of the article says it all: "Russia Might Invade Ukraine if Obama Wins, Palin Warns."

Now here it is, just over five years into Barack Obama's term in office, and headlines everywhere scream about the international crisis as Russia prepares to invade the Ukraine

Now, let's sit back and wait for the apologies.