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CPAC, Bare Arms and Pigs March 1, 2009

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pigCPAC is an annual convention for conservative activists started in 1973. This week’s yearly meeting provided some fine entertainment for the rest of us as one Repugnant after another got up on the podium and spouted the same old, old, old song. The newest dirty word is ‘Socialism.’ You could say that ‘socialism’ is the new ‘liberalism.’ Say that word and the crowd goes wild. ‘Socialism’ got its head of steam during the McCain/Palin fiasco of a campaign when they tried, in a last ditch effort to win support, that Obama was going to ‘spread the wealth.’ That last ditch effort brought us, as you may remember, Joe the Plumber. And, for the record, any conference that features Joe the Plumber, like CPAC,  cannot be taken seriously. Bernie Sanders, our only declared Socialist Senator from Vermont says “I think this country could use a good debate on what goes on in places like Sweden, Norway and Finland,” saying that notions like universal health care, more funding for education and a greater tax burden on the wealthy have accessible models in those countries. The results of their Presidential contender Straw Poll indicates a 6-way race between Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul. The CPAC straw-poll is a notoriously bad predictor. In 1999, it awarded the straw-poll victory to Steve Forbes. In 2005 and 2006, it went to George Allen, and this is Mitt Romney’s hat trick. Stay tuned.

–  The last speaker at CPAC was Rush Limbaugh. I truly believe this guy needs to be muzzled, gagged and sent off on an ice floe far away from civilized society. Doesn’t he remind you of someone who yells ‘fire’ in a crowded theater?

michellearms–  The right to bare arms: There has been much ado over Michelle Obama’s bare arms. Good grief! What a nonsensical discussion. The First Lady has beautiful arms and it is a delight to see her and her ‘right to bare arms.’ The White House has released the official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama. It was taken in the Blue Room of the White House by photographer Joyce N. Boghosian. Obama wears a sleeveless dress, which has become something of a signature style. The black dress was designed by Michael Kors.

–  Today is National Pig Day:  Go to your local Zoo where perhaps they are celebrating the day with snort offs or pig outs. his is also a good day to pass on that bacon. Check out our own Otis and Oliver, the Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pigs that reside at the Tisch Children’s Zoo in Central Park.

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–  Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is President Barack Obama’s choice for secretary of health and human services, a White House source said Saturday. The announcement will come tomorrow. Sebelius is in the middle of her second term as governor and is legally barred from seeking a third term next year. Many Democrats had hoped she would finish her term and run for the U.S. Senate seat that Republican Sam Brownback is giving up in 2010. Kansas has not elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1932, and Sebelius was seen as the best chance for breaking that string. She comes from a strong political family. Her father, John Gilligan, was the governor of Ohio in the early 1970s.

–  Not surprisingly, it turns out that Bobby Jindal has been caught in a lie during his awful rebuttal speech the other night. Talking Points Memo addresses this issue.
Frank Rich writes about Obama (The Ecstasy and the Agony) and the remaking of a Repugnant Populist too (Jindal) in today’s column.  and Maureen Dowd once again, made me laugh today.

–  Here’s lookin’ at you President Obama (and you are looking at us). I am ready to help you in your fight. This is his weekly address.

–  File this under huh? Yo Quiero Silencio: New York Lawyer Demands $500,000 For Neighbors Yapping Chihuahuas

–  It looks like we are in for winter’s last blast. This is what the snow monkey at the Central Park Zoo are probably going to do today.

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