Jon Stewart Fails
There is an unexpected silence in the liberal blogosphere after last night’s highly anticipated Daily Show episode, in which Jon Stewart hosted John Yoo, the author of many of the Bush administration’s torture memos and one of the people most responsible for giving legal sanction to the practice of torture. That’s probably because Stewart found himself completely outmatched by a charming, tactful Yoo who seemed far better prepared to defend granting virtually unlimited powers to the executive branch than ever before. Put simply, Stewart failed to make Yoo look like he had done anything wrong. In fact, he made him look entirely reasonable.
Let me throw this out there for consideration. Maybe Yoo is telling the truth and that is why he is faring so well in interviews, the results have been the same in every Yoo interview I have seen. It is possible that he acted in good faith and others went beyond what he intended.
Ah, this explains everything – Biden is Highly Involved in Administration Policy-Making . Maybe we need to give him an effective presidents papers so he can copy from them. (that’s right I said it)
Bring the Heat Bring the Stupid loads heat on Julie Benz
At least somebody still believes that the Iraq invasion was the right thing to do –
Tony Blair’s ex-spokesman Alastair Campbell has said he “defends every single word” of the 2002 dossier on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.
Mr Campbell told the UK’s Iraq war inquiry the dossier could have been “clearer” but did not “misrepresent” the threat from Saddam’s weapons.
He said the UK should be “proud” of its role “in changing Iraq from what it was to what it is now becoming”.
Allahpundit doesn’t seem too impressed with Sarah Palins appearance on the O’Reilly Factor. I didn’t see it so I can’t really say.
Little Miss Attila and Moe Lane are calling Massachusetts for Brown. At some point the White House has to look at things like this and possibly consider the fact that people aren’t happy with the direction things are going.
The Democratic primary may have produced the single worst possible candidate for a hotly contested statewide election in this environment.
Coakley slept through December, has an arrogant attitude of entitlement which must put off voters, is mired in the past with her Bush-Cheney Derangement Syndrome, and doesn’t seem to understand that the voters are pissed off at the political establishment of which she is a part. The optics of Coakley going to D.C. tonight for a lobbyist fundraiser are horrible.
Scott Brown is a great campaigner. Martha Coakley is a horrible campaigner. The stars may be in alignment.