"Previous Congresses would have noticed that millions of people are still struggling in an economic downturn and tried to help, but Republicans have succeeded in shutting off that conversation." - NY Times Ed
"But I am deeply dubious that our allies can or will handle it without us, either. And if the fight there turns ugly, or stalemates, people will be calling for our humanitarian help again. You bomb it, you own it." - Thomas Fridman
Bit by bit, in small increments, we will win the war in Libya. First, we established a no fly-over zone. Then, the airspace included landspace, as planes bombed weapons depots and tanks, and the Qaddafi compound in Tripoli. Now, in today's paper, is the fact that we will probably end up giving arms to the rebels. and, if we give them arms, we will send along some trainers to show how to use them. Next will be advisors to work with the rebel leaders on how best to use the arms we gave them. After that, anything goes as long as it is rubber stamped by NATO... Take a good look at what we are fighting for:
|Wait, I think I see a Starbuck's in there...|
"Scott Brown (R-Mass.) inked the deal for his memoir 50 days after his upset victory. Christine O’Donnell didn’t even come close to winning her Delaware Senate bid but had a book deal even faster — in just 31 days. And Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) set a land-speed record with his contract, landing a book just three weeks after his Tea Party-powered win.
Call it premature memorization. There was once a time when a public figure like Richard Nixon or Gen. Colin Powell would compile a record in politics, government or military before telling their life story. To establish their seriousness, a younger figure might have written about a topic of interest or extolled the accomplishments of others in the fashion of John F. Kennedy’s “Profiles in Courage.”
I haven't read any of these books, and I doubt I ever will. I'm so far behind on my reading list that I'm two years behind and I don't think I will ever catch up... The question was asked, do you think that this is a quick cash grab, or do quickie books like this answer the questions people might naturally have about these politicians. Did you like Barack Obama's book, or Sarah Palin's? One thing is for sure, business is booming for ghost-writers... That someone can follow me around for two weeks with a tape recorder, and then we can say with a straight face that I am the author...