Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Air Pelosi hangs up its wings: In the category of walking the walk on conservation, Presumptive Speaker Boehner is going to save the planet a heap big pile of carbon in the coming years:
Presumptive Speaker Boehner just told reporters he’s flown commercial for 20 years and will continue to do so as Speaker.
Not to mention saving the taxpayers money and bringing government closer to the people.
CWCID: Glenn Reynolds.
I'm a big fan of Boehner. He's the anti-Obama. He had a great moment during the House's passage of Energy. Expect him to have many more, starting next week. Can't wait for the Slurpee Summit.
Tax cuts or not? With Obama in Asia, Axelrod just said [we] "don't believe we can afford a permanent extension of tax cuts for the wealthy." Parse that. I'd bet no deal gets struck -- there are too many linked issues. Obama has really pissed off people like Boehner. They'd rather that Obama gets burned, even if they catch heat too. [That's waht just happened at the G20.]
Thus, if you have a wealthy geriatric relative, you only have six weeks to execute your Plan B. A nice big fluffy pillow can do the job, in a pinch.
As I write, the NYT's Tom Friedman is on The Imus Show saying that the big thing in politics right now -- what everyone has been missing ... it's bigger than the Tea Party even! -- is the Unrepresented Middle. No shit ...
Freidman says that they're looking for a Plan that makes sense. What he misses is that the Plan they want isn't the kind of Master Plan that the likes of Friedman want to peddle.