Saturday, February 28, 2009

Short Takes

“We Will Bring Our Troops Home” — Hilzoy looks at the speech the president gave at Camp Lejeune announcing plans to end our combat role in Iraq.

Worse Than We Thought — Lousy economic news may mess with the budget plans.

CPAC follies continue with a “tea party” protest in front of the White House and a lecture on conservatism from a 13-year-old boy. So where were these protesters when Bush was spending like a drunken frat boy, and why do they need a talking-to from a kid who isn’t going to be old enough to vote in 2012?

Gregg’s Friends — “President Barack Obama’s former nominee to become commerce secretary, Sen. Judd Gregg, steered taxpayer money to his home state’s redevelopment of a former Air Force base even as he and his brother engaged in real estate deals there, an Associated Press investigation found.” Good thing he turned down the Commerce job.

Playing Ball — Miami commissioner wants $500 billion for her district in exchange for her vote for the new Marlins stadium.

Tigers Update
— Toronto 6, Tigers 4 in spring training play.

Saturday TV — This is the kind of volcano monitoring that Bobby Jindal wasn’t talking about.