Saturday, April 28, 2012

No commentary required (ok, well just a little) 4/28/12

Here are a couple of stories that caught my eye today.

Tonight is the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner. While last year's was a highlight - with President Obama's taking on Trump mano-a-mano - the truly most memorable one for me featured the all-time greatest smack-down of a politician by a comedian...Steven Colbert roasting Bush.

Last night Colbert was at it again at Time's 100 Most Influential People Event. This time he took on David Koch - eyeball to eyeball. Enjoy!
Of course, all of us should be honored to be listed on the TIME 100 alongside the two men who will be slugging it out in the fall:  President Obama, and the man who would defeat him, David Koch.

Give it up everybody. David Koch.

Little known fact -- David, nice to see you again, sir.

Little known fact, David's brother Charles Koch is actually even more influential.  Charles pledged $40 million to defeat President Obama, David only $20 million. That's kind of cheap, Dave.

Sure, he's all for buying the elections, but when the bill for democracy comes up, Dave's always in the men's room. I'm sorry, I must have left Wisconsin in my other coat.

I was particularly excited to meet David Koch earlier tonight because I have a Super PAC, Colbert Super PAC, and I am -- thank you, thank you -- and I am happy to announce Mr. Koch has pledged $5 million to my Super PAC. And the great thing is, thanks to federal election law, there's no way for you to ever know whether that's a joke.

By the way, if David Koch likes his waiter tonight, he will be your next congressman.
Frank Luntz's job these days seems to be to senitmentalize the Republican Party. He's doing his darndest to try to make them appear humane. His latest effort is to list the 5 "myths" about Republicans.
  1. Conservatives care most about the size of government.
  2. Conservatives want to deport all illegal immigrants.
  3. They worship Wall Street.
  4. Conservatives want to slash Social Security and Medicare.
  5. Conservatives don’t care about inequality.
As I read his explanation of how those are all myths, I scratched my head and wondered, "Then why is it that these folks hate President Obama so much? Could it be a certain melanin enhancement in his skin?

Then there's a story that won't get much notice. But its one of those bedrock things that makes me so proud of the Obama administration - especially the leadership of AG Eric Holder. The article is written by Tim Purdon, US Attorney for the District of North Dakota.
This week we were honored to have the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, Jim Cole, visit the District of North Dakota on a singular mission: to meet with tribal leaders, tribal youth, and all of our law enforcement partners to discuss what we can all do as partners to strengthen public safety in Indian country. This mission is a top priority of the Department of Justice and a clear mandate from Attorney General Holder, who has committed each U.S. Attorney District with Indian country jurisdiction to develop an operational plan and to meet annually with tribal leaders to find ways to reduce violent crime.
Finally...some eye candy. (Don't blame me - its all Chipstick's fault.)

1 comment:

  1. No video yet, huh? That was the best part of the Bush roast.