Obama to sign bill next week, says ‘it’s time to close this chapter in history.’
A most unlikely figure deserves the game ball.
Joe Lieberman’s persistence made today happen, marshaling the votes for a filibuster-proof majority. Few demonstrated his sense of urgency. And don’t overlook the contributions of Defense Secretary Robert Gates, whose support for repeal provided cover to fair-minded Republicans like Scott Brown.
I don’t recall the Columbine killers invoking Jesus’ name as they executed their classmates. And, for the record, Timothy McVeigh was motivated by ideology, not religion.
If it makes Tavis Smiley feel better to think his faith is populated by as many dangerous extremists as Islam, fine. There was a time when he would’ve been right. But saying that in 2010 makes him an intellectual coward.
One might assume so after watching the “Good Morning America” co-host lob one softball after another at reality show star Sarah Palin.
As an aside, have you noticed how Palin always mangles the names of her critics? I guess that passes for clever in her mind.
Speaking of the onetime interim governor, it seems she’s pissed off the neocons after ridiculing columnist Charles Krauthammer the other night on FNC.
Asked by O’Reilly what she thought of Krauthammer’s observation that hanging out with Kate Gosselin wasn’t exactly presidential, Palin was her usual defensive self.
Commentary, written by and for neocons, sharpened the knives:
Her response was vintage Palin, combining a sort of schoolyard banter with bristling resentment. “Oooh. Sorry that I’m not so hoity-toity,” was the best she could come up with as a retort while gesturing that she was not someone who had to put her finger in the air to determine what to think, as if the intellectual yet down-to-earth conservative sage Krauthammer was some liberal media consultant. Just as disturbing as the obnoxiousness of her response was the vague thought that perhaps she’s not quite sure who exactly Krauthammer is.
She probably thinks he was a character on “Hogan’s Heroes.”