November 21, 2009

Today's laugh...

The GOP's New Hope? - Page 2 - The Daily Beast:

...Pawlenty's greatest advantage is that the Republican field in 2012 looks fairly thin. Mitch Daniels has the strongest credentials, but he doesn't have an obvious base. Mitt Romney has formidable financial resources and he gained crucial experience during his 2008 presidential bid, but, as the former governor of Massachusetts and a newly minted pro-lifer, he has a number of liabilities. Mike Huckabee has won the loyalty of evangelical voters, yet economic conservatives are allergic to his brand of populism and it's not clear that he has much appeal beyond his base. Rather depressingly, Tim Pawlenty could win the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 simply by being the least offensive candidate. Even if enthusiasm for Obama dies down in a few years time, that doesn't bode well for the general election....

Dream on, Frumster boy....

* Update: I'm just shaking my head in wonderment over all the people obsessing over how Sarah is not worth obsessing over. Here's another...Why Sarah Palin is unlikely to be the future of the Republican Party. - By John Dickerson - Slate Magazine. SO, if she's not the future, WHY are you going on and on about her?

* Update: Then there's this, about how SF bookstores won't carry the book. "...There are no copies of the book at Cover to Cover Booksellers in Noe Valley, either. "Anything like that we wouldn't carry," said clerk Emily Stackhouse. "We're a small store and it would probably gross us all out. Some things you carry because of freedom of speech, but a book like that is just gross."..."

That's funny to me, because years ago I built a great many bookshelves for Cover to Cover. (VERY nice folks, by the way. I have fond memories of them.) And I used to live in the Noe Valley neighborhood. But what's missing in the article is that SF independent bookstores have already told people like me that we are not welcome, by stocking only books that appeal to people on the Left/hippie axis.... AND by an attitude that just assumes that book readers are all liberals. (That's actually more offensive than the obvious fact that these people would consider me "gross.") I bet quite a few copies of Sarah's book are selling to San Franciscans... via

Posted by John Weidner at November 21, 2009 12:34 PM
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