Oh really? David Weinberger says this is the best argument for Mitt Romney in defense of ObamaCare: "Mr. Romney needs to make clear that, following the tradition of American federalism, RomneyCare was implemented at the state level. The important idea behind federalism is that what works in one state won't necessarily work in another. Likewise, what doesn't work in one state certainly won't work at the national level." But it didn't work in Massachusetts, either. And conservative health-care wonks will tell you that RomneyCare made the individual mandate politically acceptable on the national stage.
No kidding? First Read winnowed down Michael Steele's gaffes to the top ten.
You don't say? An ethics group attacks WikiLeaks, and bids farewell to Glenn Greenwald, because the group respects "the rule of law." The logic is, well, unassailable.
Who knew? Michelle Obama claims, "Childhood obesity isn't just a public health threat, it's not just an economic threat, it's a national security threat as well.... We can't just leave it up to the parents." Thunk. In a nutshell, the liberal nanny state.
You expected something else? "In his final public remarks as head of President Obama's National Economic Council on Monday morning, Larry Summers had nothing bad to say about himself.... If there was any humility on display Monday, it was when Summers made reference to how he took his White House post after an extremely rocky and unfortunate tenure at Harvard, where the faculty revolted against his perceived arrogance and alleged misogyny, and where one of his financial decisions cost the university's endowment $1 billion." This is why the Huffington Post is often worth a read.
Shocked? "Obama officials cash out.... We're talking high-paid gigs, book deals, and more." Me neither, but then, I never bought all the "change" hooey from the Obama camp.
That's for certain. Charles Krauthammer on being praised by Bill Clinton: "The fact that he praised me means that my career is basically over, although perhaps -- I think NPR has an opening, I think the Juan Williams spot.... Or I could return to psychiatry. The House Democrats could really use someone right now. They're very agitated. I would go into that caucus and just do a Valium spray and get all of 'em at once."
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