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Angus King Will Caucus With Democrats Now That He Understands How The Senate Works

Angus King Will Caucus With Democrats Now That He Understands How The Senate Works

Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 16:29:37 in Politics

“Jason. I often appreciate your columns, but this was just obnoxious and snotty. If he wants to take his time and get the lay of the land before committing, he has obviously earned that by running and winning on his own terms. This should garner respect not dirision. Your tone here sounds a lot like beltway hackery, which is the kind of insufferable condescension I usually read your columns in order to escape.”
It's Not Sarah Palin's Fault

It's Not Sarah Palin's Fault

Commented Jan 10, 2011 at 14:18:20 in Media

“"We're on Sarah Palin's targeted list. But the thing is, the way that she has it depicted, there are the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. And when people do that. They've got to realize, there's consequences to that action."
- Gabrielle Giffords 3/25/2010, after the break-in to her offices following the Health Care vote.

Regardless of a connection to the shooting Palin did nothing to change the Map between March and Saturday. Disclaimers like those from Palin's aide are disingenuous because they imply that this was only an issue as of Saturday. Palin's intent is not as relevant as the fact that she had the most irresponsible response for someone who meant no harm: She belittled criticism and made it about her, rather than those who felt potentially threatened by the Map. But certainly she is not a victim.

The attack may not of been preventable but the appearance of a link between Palin's Map and the shootings could absolutely have been prevented if they had showed any sensitivity whatsoever when they first posted it.

Discussion of the vitriolic political climate, and Palin's Map specifically when addressing the AZ shootings, is 100% relevant, appropriate and necessary.”
Charlie Gibson's Wars: Tonight's Back-To-Back Debates

Charlie Gibson's Wars: Tonight's Back-To-Back Debates

Commented Jan 6, 2008 at 00:12:33 in Media

“One of the most telling moments in Saturday night's debate was when the moderator, Charlie Gibson referred to a hypothetical New Hampshire college professor who might be taxed if they made more than $200,000 a year. Gibson's remark was immediately met with audible derision from the audience, followed by each of the candidates joining in the mockery of the moderator's class-ignorant bubble.

This was a blunder on par with George H.W. Bush's famed ignorance about the price of milk in 1992. But we will probably not hear much about this astounding moment of truth illustrating the media elite's very own class-based disconnect with the American public.

Why? Because, without "moderators" like Charlie Gibson, who else would be around to condescend to us voters, on behalf of their corporate news employers, about which candidates connect best with working and middle-class Americans.”
huffingtonpost entry

We Didn't Torture the Nazis

Commented Nov 11, 2005 at 08:56:05 in Politics

“Our torture policies also seem to do horrendous damage to what has been acknowledged by terror experts to be our most important assets in the War on Terror: Human intelligence resources on "the Islamic street", translators, etc.”