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PostPartisan: February 1, 2009 - February 7, 2009

Finding His Inner Eastwood

The Marine Corps’ 1st Division has a macho motto: “No Better Friend. No Worse Enemy.” President Barack Obama could use a little of that Clint Eastwood-style bravura now as he bargains with Republicans over the stimulus package and tries...

By David Ignatius  | February 5, 2009; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
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The Third Time's Farce

Molière couldn’t have made this up. Today we learn that Hilda Solis, President Obama’s pick for labor secretary, has some tax issues of her own. Or, rather, her husband does -- an exculpatory detail that will go unnoticed by...

By Stephen Stromberg  | February 5, 2009; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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The Republicans' Opportunity

“This plan is more than a prescription for short-term spending -- it's a strategy for America's long-term growth and opportunity in areas such as renewable energy, health care and education.” With this key sentence from his op-ed in the...

By William Kristol  | February 5, 2009; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (249)
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How to Repair the Damage

Stephen Stromberg How much will the Daschle episode sting? Barack Obama began his transition – before winning the presidency, even – as a kind of un-Clinton, ready with short-lists of candidates for the top jobs and a team to perform...

By Stephen Stromberg  | February 4, 2009; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Editorials and Double Standards

In withdrawing from consideration for secretary of health and human services, former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle had five words of explanation: “I read the New York Times.” The Times this morning published an editorial calling for Daschle to...

By Michael Kinsley  | February 3, 2009; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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Tom Daschle: A Creature of the System

The problem with Tom Daschle's nomination as health and human services secretary and health czar wasn't just that he failed to pay income tax on the use of a car and the services of a driver. That's what forced...

By Eugene Robinson  | February 3, 2009; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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Sarah Palin: Herd Runner

"Our nominee doesn't run with the Washington herd," Sarah Palin at the Republican National Convention. I know I'm a little late to the game of pointing out that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-the state within eyesight of Russia) ran with...

By Jonathan Capehart  | February 2, 2009; 10:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
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