Dick Cheney has made it official: He prefers Rush Limbaugh over Colin Powell as the inspiration for the Republican Party. Have you noticed that Cheney is much more visible today as the GOP's spiritual leader on talk shows than he was as a shadowy veep who spent some of his time in a real cave? He's an old non-soldier who won't fade away...But something else appears to have faded away: the aggressive PR effort to rehab George Bush's image has fallen silent. One practical explanation: It wasn't working....
Let's hope that the recall election for Mayor Plusquellic is set for the earliest possible date so that the city can get on with the important business at hand. The effort by Warner Mendenhall and his pickup army to throw out the mayor will be one of the darker moments in the city's history, Warner's defense of "democracy in action" notwithstanding. win or lose (he will lose this one) he will have gained some strategic information on the city's demographics should he decide to run for mayor himself. But at what price to the city itself?
It is amusing to hear the right-wing "profiling" of an imaginary Supreme Court nominee that President Obama has yet to select. I'm waiting to see protesting GOP billboards rise with fill-in-the-blank nominees to be named later.
Finally, does anybody besides Sean Hannity and his ding-a-ling disciples care that Obama ordered a hamburger with "elitist" mustard instead of catsup? There are days when I wish I could be president for eight hours. I would give Hannity an eternity of eyebrow raisers with my exotic Middle Eastern palate.