Patterico's Pontifications

4/9/2011

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Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:28 pm

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Obama: I Am Not a Golfing Fanatic

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:49 pm

It’s just that he has it so tough.

It’s enough to break your heart, it is:

President Barack Obama wants you to know that he is not a golf addict.

He spends so much time unwinding on the links because security restrictions mean he can’t go out for long walks or go to the carwash or the grocery store.

. . . .

“I just miss – I miss being anonymous,” he said at the meeting in the White House. “I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. I can’t take a walk.”

Mr. President, I think I have a solution.

Thanks to Ace, who has an amusing take on this.

Allen West’s Office Receives Envelope with White Powder

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:24 pm

Complete with a reference to anthrax and undisclosed “derogatory remarks”:

Boca Fire-Rescue has responded to U.S. Rep. Allen West’s Boca office after a suspicious white powder was found there at about 2 PM.

Officials announced shortly before 5 PM that the powder “was not biological in nature” and apparently was not a threat. The office is at 2108 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton.

West’s office, identified as a campaign site, reported at 3 PM that a campaign staffer picked up an envelope from a post office box in Deerfield Beach, opened the letter and found a white powder inside with derogatory remarks about West and the letter mentioned the word “anthrax.” The worker was the only person in the Boca Raton office at the time.

The interesting issue is not that someone who may well be a random nutter sent the powder. The interesting issue is whether Big Media considers it a story. Any time someone says a mean word to a Democrat it is a hate crime directly attributable to the Tea Party. How will this play (that is, if it gets any play at all)?

Thanks to Verum Serum.

Congratulations to Jan Crawford

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:55 am

Howard Bashman reports that perennial Patterico favorite Jan Crawford is becoming the political correspondent at CBS. Congratulations!

I admit to somewhat mixed feelings, since Jan is really a strong legal reporter — the best out there, in my opinion — and I think it’s a shame to lose her in that capacity. But this will mean more airtime, a more visible position, and ultimately better reporting on the most important issues facing our nation. (When I put it like that, it’s clear the upside far exceeds the downside!)

All in all, a great move. Please give Jan your warmest congratulations. I have utter confidence in her fairness and look forward to her political reporting.


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