Friday, October 03, 2003
David Kay's Report
The gap between what David Kay actually said and what he is reported to have said is a wide one indeed. The reportage says, basically, "no weapons of mass destruction found." The report itself says no such thing. Read the Kay report.
If you only have two minutes, Andrew Sullivan has a good summary.
Posted by John at 10/03/2003 05:56:00 AM
Thursday, October 02, 2003
The Press Strikes Back
First, a hit job on Ah-nold from The Los Angeles Times. Second, a hit on Rush Limbaugh from The National Enquirer (and page one of today's New York Daily News).
The Ah-nold story returns The Los Angeles Times to its Kyle Palmer roots, except this time the paper is doing the Democratic Party's dirty work. In Palmer's day, the paper ran GOP errands and, more important, cleared Richard Nixon's path to power (and many thanks for that, fellas).
As for the Limbaugh story, it's part of the never-ending effort to damage the most popular radio talk show host in America. And it won't work. In the meantime, if you want to know how pathetically politically correct ESPN has become, read this.
Posted by John at 10/02/2003 06:47:00 AM
Wednesday, October 01, 2003
Tuesday, September 30, 2003
As recently as three weeks ago, I was of the view that Governor Davis would probably survive the recall challenge. It now seems certain that he will be tossed out by a fairly wide margin. Democratic and Republican polling differ somewhat about the size of the margin. But it's a distinction without a difference.
I suspect (but have no proof) that Davis's last minute assault on the Cyborg will rally conservative Republicans to Cyborg's camapign, thus dooming Lt. Governor Bustamante, who probably would have lost anyway due to the Indian gaming virus known as sleazeballia.
As ever, Mickey Kaus remains the Grand Central Station for CA campaign news. And say goodbye to Arianna.
Posted by John at 9/30/2003 04:46:00 AM
Next Year's Issue
Is health care. I don't agree with the spin inside this report, but the facts are inarguable: The costs of providing health care and underwriting health insurance are increasing annually at a double-digit clip. Unless we start putting the health care consumer closer to the transaction, so that he or she understands its real cost, this double-double will continue until no business can afford to provide health insurance coverage as part of an employment package. Except WalMart.
Posted by John at 9/30/2003 04:09:00 AM