- Yes, Harry Reid got his version of Obamacare past a procedural hurdle on Saturday, but now the fun begins. And the fun should be dealing with amendments. The best idea I read: either defund the bribe that bought off Mary Landrieu, or match it for every other state.
- The Instapundit made a point that I've long thought myself, to wit: "I think Obama’s 'charisma' was based on voter narcissism — people excited not just about electing a black President, but about themselves, voting for a black President. Now that’s over, and they’re stuck just with him, and emptied of their own narcissism there’s not much there to fill out the suit."
- And in case you missed it, Saturday Night Live finally gave the President a good shot. Powerline has the video. The key line, put in the mouth of Hu Jintao: "I am noticing that each of your plans to save money involves spending even more money." While I'm sure at least one of my portside commenters will be along anon to chastise me for not being sufficiently vigilant in scorning the profligate record of the George W. Bush, let me at least say this: in the context of Washington profligacy, I don't suspect the first year of the Obama administration would be "change you can believe in."
Monday, November 23, 2009
Lightning Round - 112309
Busy weekend and not much time for blogging; perhaps I'll catch up later. In the meantime: