Friday, October 08, 2004

Jonah Goldberg Goes Balistic

National Review Online Editor-at-Large Jonah Goldberg has a scathing piece on the "let the sanctions work-give the inspections more time-WMD's not there-it's a mistake-wrong war..." coalition of anti-Bush jackboots.

RTWT: Shame, Shame, Shame

I'm not sure who put the quarter in Jonah but whoever did it sure did get a McAuliffelike return on their investment.
(I wonder if they have any stock recommendations?)

Fun With Quoting Paul Bremer

As of late, quoting little tidbits of former Coalition Provisional Authority Administrator Paul Bremer has been popular sport for the Kedwards campaign and the MSM. However, I'll be curious to see how much of his
New York Times op/ed piece out today will be quoted.

The main gist below:

"The press has been curiously reluctant to report my constant public support for the president's strategy in Iraq and his policies to fight terrorism. I have been involved in the war on terrorism for two decades, and in my view no world leader has better understood the stakes in this global war than President Bush."


"The president was right when he concluded that Saddam Hussein was a menace who needed to be removed from power. He understands that our enemies are not confined to Al Qaeda, and certainly not just to Osama bin Laden, who is probably trapped in his hide-out in Afghanistan. As the bipartisan 9/11 commission reported, there were contacts between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's regime going back a decade. We will win the war against global terror only by staying on the offensive and confronting terrorists and state sponsors of terror - wherever they are. Right now, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Qaeda ally, is a dangerous threat. He is in Iraq."

Uh-huh, and:

"Mr. Kerry is free to quote my comments about Iraq. But for the sake of honesty he should also point out that I have repeatedly said, including in all my speeches in recent weeks, that President Bush made a correct and courageous decision to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein's brutality, and that the president is correct to see the war in Iraq as a central front in the war on terrorism."


Now call me a cynic but I highly doubt that we'll be seeing much of the above in newspapers and on broadcasts! I think Mr. Bremer's usefulness to the MSM has been exhausted.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Is The Kedwards' Plan As Effective As HillaryCare?

As per NewsMax:

"Perhaps reporters ought to ask New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, since one of the few health care reforms she managed to inflict on the nation during her co-presidency has now backfired by driving most of America's flu vaccine producers out of business.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal this week, "The reason for today's shortage - as well as seven previous preventive vaccine shortages since 2000 - is that there are just five vaccine makers. "This lack of suppliers is partly thanks to Hillary Clinton, who as first lady turned government into the majority buyer of vaccines and pushed prices so low as to make business unsustainable."
Last summer the Journal noted that the problem goes back to 1993, when Mrs. Clinton's "Vaccines for Children Program" was first implemented."

Although this is anecdotal, I do believe it is indicative of what health care would be like under Kedwards. The thought of government run health care is very frightening indeed!