January 5th, 2009

Apollo 4 on column of fire

How long can he hold out?

I wonder how long Norm Coleman can keep up the charade without conceding. He must know that we are waiting for him with pitchforks and torches, so all the bluster must have more to do with maintaining the bipartisan consensus in the Senate that the Democrats rule in name but Republicans get what they want. (In that regard, I saw a headline today that nearly voided my bladder for me. It’s an exercise for the reader to identify the headline.)

The amazing thing is that Harry Reid was once a young pugilist. On the other hand, maybe now the pieces fit together.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

If I were Obama (which is not the case)

Maybe I should put this in the form of a question.

How would I go about setting and executing policy that endangers the careers of people like Jay Rockefeller? Appointing Dawn Johnsen to OLC and Leon Panetta to CIA would be a good start, but how proceed from there, in such a way that Congress could not easily stop me?