1. What in the world has gotten into Wolf Blitzer? He smacked down Debbie the Spokeshairdo yesterday and on Saturday he wasn’t 100% dismissive of the Ryan pick for VP. Seems to me that this is risky behavior for a CNN news reader. I predict a sudden “vacation” from the airwaves for him – and he’ll stay on “vacation” too until he understands once again the beauty of aligning with the pre-approved talking points.*
2. While I am totally thrilled with the addition of Paul Ryan to the Republican ticket, I do worry that it’s going to be very bad for the environment. The landfills may hit max capacity this week because every liberal simultaneously crapped in their Pampers when the VP pick was announced.
3.The current president is a failure in providing moral leadership (in addition to other areas of failure). I call for Obama to put aside his golf clubs and joy rides on AF1 long enough to denounce the appalling and dangerous behavior of the “spirited protesters” that appear at Ryan and Romney rallies before something irreversible happens. The once unlikely notion that violence in the streets would be employed as a strategy by the left to intimidate free speech and prompt extraordinary if somewhat questionable measures doesn’t seem so unlikely now that desperation is setting for the Won One president.**
4. More Reince Priebus please. “If anyone in this debate has blood on his hands in regard to Medicare it’s Barack Obama.” That, as the youngsters say, is going to leave a mark.
5. More Joe Biden please. “But my dad [had] a lot of wisdom. Every time someone tell you, say, ‘Look, let me tell you what’s important to me, what I value.’ My dad would go, ‘No, no. Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I will tell you what you value.” Yeah. That’s what my dad used to say to me, too Joe.
* Desensitization! I used to work in an allergist’s office. “Allergy shots” are small doses of the thing you are allergic to, administered in small upwards increments over time until you are no longer reactive to the toxic substance. That’s what I’m doing watching CNN – building my tolerance up one exposure at a time so that I can eventually take a look at MSNBC. The therapy has been know to occasionally fail – when the patient starts to choke, the therapy ends. It remains to be seen if I can make it through to the end without gagging.
**Shout out to my readers from the .gov IPs. Hello again, boys.