Patterico's Pontifications


Mark Steyn Nails Dick Clarke

Filed under: Terrorism — Patterico @ 3:27 pm

Mark Steyn says it brilliantly:

Yessir, for eight years the Clinton administration was relentless in its commitment: no sooner did al-Qa’eda bomb the World Trade Center first time round, or blow up an American embassy, or a barracks, or a warship, or turn an entire nation into a terrorist training camp, than the Clinton team would redouble their determination to sit down and talk through the options for a couple more years. Then Bush took over and suddenly the superbly successful fight against terror all went to hell.

(Via The Lopsided Poopdeck.)

The Clintonesque Clarke

Filed under: Terrorism — Patterico @ 2:51 pm

Power Line has the goods. Here’s a line from Clarke’s testimony:

Let me talk about partisanship here, since you raise it. . . . Last time I had to declare my party loyalty, it was to vote in the Virginia primary for president of the United States in the year 2000. And I asked for a Republican ballot.

Yup. There was no Democratic primary in Virginia, so he voted for McCain in the Republican primary. Then, as he admitted this morning on Meet the Press, he voted for Al Gore in the general election.

That’s not quite the impression he meant to create with his testimony, is it?

As an e-mailer to Power Line put it: “Clinton could not have done it better.”

A Single Terror Watch List

Filed under: Terrorism — Patterico @ 7:51 am

Outside the Beltway reports that we finally have one unified terror watch list.

Only took 2 1/2 years.

Show Me The Money People

Filed under: Politics — Patterico @ 12:02 am

Well, this is fun. You can look up who among your neighbors has given money to politicians.

If nothing else, I found it interesting to learn who my rich neighbors are. Turns out I live around the corner from Roy Romer and Jane Harman.

And what are Ben Affleck and Paul Newman doing living two blocks from the beach? They can’t afford beachfront property? After all, Romer and Harman can!

P.S. Here is a guy who has his bases covered!

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