-- Even though he manages the hated White Sox, you gotta love Ozzie Guillen, who was an intelligent and fearless ballplayer and has been a really fun adversary as a manager. Ozzie doesn't much like Sean Penn, apparently (H/T to Instapundit):
The outspoken White Sox manager called Penn a “payaso” (clown) and “izquierdista
estupido” (stupid leftist) on Twitter Friday for his praise of controversial Venezuela President Hugo Chavez.
“Oh my God, Sean Penn defended our President Hugo Chavez,” Guillen, a Venezuela native, tweeted. “That’s easy when you [don't] live in Venezuela and have money. LOL…shame on [you].”
I am amused.
-- I'm sure glad that the Congress has been heading the call of the citizenry and listening to their impassioned pleas on Obamacare. They now have a working bill that's 2,309 pages long. That makes Atlas Shrugged look like a pamphlet.
-- I don't know what's worse: that David Axelrod is a ridiculous buffoon, or that my alma mater has selected Axelrod to be the speaker at this year's commencement. Check out this howler from the press release:
A political idealist who has played a critical role in American politics for a quarter century, Axelrod served as senior advisor to the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition and chief strategist and media advisor for the 2008 Obama campaign. Following the campaign, the President named him to his current post.
A political idealist, huh? I worked in the Beloit College public relations office 25 years ago and I'll say this much: I don't think I ever had to write anything that transparently ludicrous.