Thursday, December 02, 2010

Lightning Round - 120210

Another year older, not necessarily another year wiser. A few quick thoughts:
  • There are a lot of people who were absolutely outraged at the "outing" of Valerie Plame who don't seem to care very much about the Wikileaks matter. I don't get that and would love to have someone explain why that is.
  • Mike Huckabee apparently believes that the Republican Establishment doesn't like him because he didn't go to the right school. My glittering academic credentials fall short of Ivy as well, but I would say this: the real problem with Mike Huckabee is not the school he attended, but that he's wrong about many, many things.
  • I don't hold much hope that the recount now underway will tip the election back to Tom Emmer, but I do suspect that a proper vetting of all the issues would be enormously instructive. We like to tell ourselves that we are somehow different in Minnesota, that we are less corrupt and more right-thinking. Geography has never been a barrier to baser human impulses.

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