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Monday, November 28, 2011

Cruising the Web

Even if we manage to repeal Obamacare, we still have a sclerotic health zone that must be reformed.

Ross Douthat examines the mythology of John Kennedy's presidency. For no reason other than puffery, he survives in people's evaluation as a great president.

It's rather telling that those people who know Newt best as a leader, House members who worked with him in the 1990s are not lining up to support his candidacy. This sort of opinion is not what we want to hear about a potential leader.
“He’s a guy of 1,000 ideas, and the attention span of a 1-year-old,” Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told The Hill in April, before saying he would not endorse Gingrich. “His discipline and his attention to any individual thing is not his strong suit.”
A man's got to know his limitations and, for Newt, - executive leadership is not his strong suit.

So, what's Eliot Spitzer up to now that he has had to resign as governor and CNN let him go from his noxious interview show? He's sucking up to the OWS movement.

Karen Tumulty examines how Newt worked to make the big bucks after he left the House.

Here's an argument in favor of junk mail.

Here is a cool graphic from the Washington Post showing how many times each of the Republican candidates have visited the early states. You can really get a feel for each candidate's strategy or lack thereof.

Ah, the dangers of Groupon to small businesses. It might actually increase demand to a risky degree.

1 comment:

lorraine_lanning said...

“He’s a guy of 1,000 ideas, and the attention span of a 1-year-old"

I worked with a guy like that and it was a nightmare. Yes, he had great ideas, but when it came to implementation, he no longer had any interest and did a sloppy, half-as*ed job. He also arbitrarily made changes in the middle of the night, disregarding all process. He always worked around 120 hours a week, making it seem like he was some white knight saving everyone when in fact, he was just making everything worse and causing us tons of extra work. He was also rude, arrogant, nasty, and had no filter on his mouth.

Needless to say, he had many HR complaints against him so when it came time for layoffs, he was one of the first to go.

Sounds alot like Newt to me.