Friday, December 15, 2006

Miller v. Stewart

I like Dennis Miller. His transition to conservatism is interesting, but not all that uncommon, as many erstwhile liberals find conservatism more agreeable later in life.

This is a segment of The Daily Show and the repartee between Miller and Jon Stewart is worth watching.

Monday, December 11, 2006

More on Rumsfeld

From blogger Smash. Read it.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Rumsfeld exits

I've mentioned my admiration for Donald Rumsfeld in the past. I think he is a good man and I appreciated his remarks on his departure from the Pentagon. Read some excerpts here.

I think history will look very kindly on his tenure.

Monday, December 04, 2006

More on Warming

Senators Snowe and Rockefeller have sent an open letter to ExxonMobil. When I read it I was stunned. The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal have an excellent response to the letter.

Read both and draw your own conclusions.

Romney Watch '08 - Part VIII

Mitt Romney's religion is becoming an increasingly focal part of his candidacy for the Republican Presidential Nomination. John Dickerson provides a pretty good rundown of some of those issues in Slate.

The main concern appears to be how he will come across to Republican primary voters. Dickerson points out opinion from Bob Novak that Romney will not win due to rejection by Evangelical voters. I think Romney has the ability to overcome these issues, but it will be difficult.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is described by some as a cult, who question its missionary program and whether it is a bona fide Christian Church. As a member, I can say that we are indeed Christian, but I also welcome the distance between us and other Christian theology, even so-called Orthodox Christianity. At least we don't use phony offers like this to persuade people of our beliefs.

Bolton resigns

I'm disappointed by the resignation of John Bolton as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, but I don't fault Mr. Bolton at all. President Bush said the following:

They chose to obstruct his confirmation, even though he enjoys majority support in the Senate, and even though their tactics will disrupt our diplomatic work at a sensitive and important time. This stubborn obstructionism ill serves our country, and discourages men and women of talent from serving their nation.

Our Congress is hardly composed of "the best and brightest." There are a few strong folks in the mix, but the Kennedys, Bidens, and their ilk paint a depressing picture. It's no wonder Bolton declined any further attempts to work around their tactics.