I have to admit nothing has really been grabbing my attention lately
The most interesting thing I have seen today is the fact that 43% of the American populace thinks going to war in Afghanistan was a mistake. In my opinion the mistake is listening to polls tell us what is or is not the proper execution of national defense strategy. If I remember correctly even after Pearl Harbor a fairly sizable portion of the population opposed WWII, same with the Civil War. Should we have listened to them also? That isn’t to say the people should have no say, but that’s why we have elections and a representative democracy – to execute the will of the people through a group who can look at the facts and make careful determinations of policy. (I will grant you that the system is not working particularly well at the moment, but a large portion of the problem is polls like this driving the political cycle. Say what you want about George W. Bush, on national security he took a position and the polls didn’t matter. It is going to be that that redeems his legacy in another 15 years.)
Sharron Angle continues her mission to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, and hope of the GOP Marco Rubio continues to cost the GOP the Florida senate seat. Fortunately despite my pessimism Rand Paul still leads in Kentucky, but if we lose FL and NV I am not sure how we take the Senate.