Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cruising the Web

Bret Stephens has some good advice for the GOP - take Mitch Daniels' advice to call a "truce" on social issues. I'd like that, but I don't see that happening.

Oh gosh, the Petraeus scandal now involves General John R. Allen, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, with his own inappropriate use of e-mail. The FBI are looking at 20,000 pages of e-mails. That's a lot of e-mails. Come on guys, there is a war going on. Focus.

If Paula Broadwell was such a brilliant West Point grad writing a PhD dissertation, why did she have a ghost writer for her book? The whole story seems to be getting odder and odder. Now we have an FBI agent sending shirtless photos of himself to Jill Kelley, the woman who originally reported the anonymous emails that she was receiving. If these were plot details in a movie, the audience would be rolling on the floor laughing.

Pollsters are looking at using text-messaging and emails instead of phone calls since so many people have given up their land lines. It sounds quite suspect, but apparently we can't do without our poll crack.

Paul Mirengoff wonders "Who's next from Chicago's rotten borough?" It really is amazing to have had three congressmen in a row who have had their own personal scandals and two of whom under threat of jail time. But it's Illinois where the governors often end up in prison. Why should we be surprised?

Uh oh. Obamacare is facing another hurdle it hadn't planned for: having to create the health exchanges for the at least 17 states that have decided not to create their own exchanges.

Isn't it convenient that we had to wait until after the election to find out that Obama was closing even more federal land off from oil shale development to protect the sage grouse?