- Was at my son's Boy Scout meeting last night so I missed the Obama speech at West Point. I'll try to watch it at some point; about all I know for sure is this: I surely wouldn't tell the enemy when we would begin pulling out. If you want a more immediate reaction, Instapundit has a handy compilation of many links.
- Got to have a jones for this, a jones for that. But this runnin' with the Joneses, boy, just ain't where it's at.
- Further in re the Climategate mess: I'd been waiting to see what Ronald Bailey, the ace science reporter for Reason magazine, would have to say about all this. Read it here.
- Mike Huckabee, the once and potentially future presidential candidate, is taking a lot of heat for his decision to commute the sentence of the man who killed four police officers in cold blood in Washington state on Sunday. He should. Although you'll still get people who argue about the propriety of using Willie Horton against Michael Dukakis all these years later, the power to grant clemency is one of the most important powers a governor has. And it would appear that Huckabee made a mistake here. Instead of blaming the prosecutors or the system, he should simply acknowledge that he made a mistake. I know that politicians hate doing that, but I always think better of a person who is willing to admit error than one who tries to pin the blame on subordinates. Don't you?
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Lightning Round - 120209
It all happens so fast, sometimes you need a lightning round: