Tuesday December 01, 2015
May 21st, 2015
Am I am the only person outside the Bush family who has a smidgen of empathy for Jeb Bush's roller-coaster ride in trying to answer a straightforward question: Was going to war in Iraq the right thing to do?
President Barack Obama is a Christian (despite the fact that most Republicans apparently still believe that his "deep down" beliefs are Muslim, according to one poll conducted last year.)
Let us talk about answering hypothetical questions, gotcha-type questions and no questions at all. That is, let us talk about Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton.
Bush first flubbed his answer Monday to a question from Fox News' Megyn Kelly about the war in Iraq.
Kelly: "Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?"
News that B.B. King has died aggravates my anecdotage, the stage of life in which every new development reminds you of an old story.
Surprise! It turns out that there's something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House. Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago.
This is arguably America's greatest hiking trail, a 2,650-mile serpentine path running through desert and wilderness from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. The Pacific Crest Trail meanders through cactus and redwoods, challenging humans with rivers and snowfields, rattlesnakes and bears.
I wouldn't believe it if it hadn't happened.
A Fox affiliate, Fox 5 NY, when talking about a Picasso painting - "Women of Algiers (Version O)," which sold for a record $179 million this week - made a point of doing a little censoring of the classic work. Onscreen, a little blur appears over the top half of some women in the - yes - abstract painting.
It isn't about what we know now.
It's about what we knew then.
It is simply not true, as Republican presidential aspirant Scott Walker said on Friday, that "any president would have likely taken the same action Bush did with the information he had."
After two terms of sucking it up for the citizens of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee itched to cash in. So he signed on as a pitchman for a bogus diabetes remedy and rented out his mailing list to charlatans peddling Scripture as a cure for cancer.