Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Cruising the Web

Perhaps we should be drinking more.

The Obama administration regards the crisis
in Egypt as a distraction. Sorry, foreign policy crises are part of the job, not a distraction from issues he'd rather focus on or from the good PR he'd prefer to be lapping up from his supposed political turnaround.

Charlie Cook doesn't see 2012 as another wave election.

The Republicans have been doing well
in recruiting candidates to challenge some of the weaker Democrats facing reelection.
Orrin Hatch may be facing the same kind of roadblock to his political future as Robert Bennett faced in last year's election. Somehow, having a convention to choose a state's nominee seems so outdated. But Utah prefers the old ways.

One more company is moving its headquarters from California to Texas.

Marco Rubio is displaying once again how smart he is. He's taking a low profile since the election, turning down hundreds of invitations to speak or for interviews. He's focusing on learning his new job. Good idea.

Hmmm. Claire McCaskill just didn't think it was a good idea for the Democratic convention to be held in her own state even though the Denver convention resulted in a lot of money for that city. We'll see if Governor Perdue of North Carolina will be helped at all in her reelection bid in 2012 by having the Democrats gather in Charlotte.

As the media gets ready to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth, don't be fooled by the new love that the media now have for Reagan. The MRC has compiled a report reminding us of how viciously the media regarded him while he was president. Those of us who are old enough to remember those days know that the media was antagonistic to Reagan from the beginning.

Why shouldn't people be able to decide which type of light bulbs they prefer?

Lou Cannon reminisces about his experiences covering Ronald Reagan since Reagan's days campaigning for governor of California.

Howard Kurtz makes fun of MSNBC complaining about CNN airing Michele Bachmann's response to the State of the Union and then spending several days talking more about Bachmann than about Paul Ryan's official GOP response. Ridiculing Bachmann is much easier and more entertaining to the people at MSNBC than actually tackling the issues raised in Ryan's speech. Perhaps MSNBC needs to add Michelle Bachmann to Dana Milbank's desire for a Palin-free February.