The President was in full lecture mode tonight, wasn't he? He scolded the Republicans, the Democrats AND the Supreme Court. He even tweaked the media pundits and their "sound bites". And, they all needed it.
Five times he referred to bills that had been passed by the House, and said nothing about the Senate. By his silence, he made his point about the Senate dragging its heels. I hope Harry Reid was taking notes.
I liked the speech. I can see where some in that chamber didn't. I doubt if he will see much change in those folks. But, I'll bet the President feels better. He seemed to enjoy it.
The newly elected Governor of Virginia made the rebuttal speech. His problem was it's hard to rebut a speech you haven't heard.
Our very own Blanche Lincoln, who purports to be a Democrat, held a news conference the other day to brag about the fact that she received $1.5 Million in the previous quarter. That was an "in your face" to those nine Republicans who are planning to run against her, and maybe a 10th in the person of Representative John Boozeman, who hopes to be movin' on up to the Senate.
She thanked the "people of Arkansas" who sent donations, but they were the wrong people to thank. She should have thanked the insurance and pharmaceutical companies. No matter how much she boasts about having $5 Million on hand, she could still lose. So, yesterday she announced that she would not vote yes on passing the healthcare bill by reconciliation. OK. Her vote isn't needed for that, anyway. Somehow, though, I don't think that will save her. She deserves to lose.
Four Republicans broke into Mary Landrieu's office in Louisiana and got caught at it. They made up some cockamamie story about why they broke in, and I hope they realize that what they did was still illegal. If not, they're in for a big surprise.
Two of these guys were in on the "fake pimp" attack on ACORN, a Republican dirty trick that worked well enough to fool some of the people into thinking that ACORN wasn't to be trusted. In fact, I imagine some people still believe the story.
John and Elizabeth Edwards are going to divorce. Maybe we can just shut up about them, now.
The newest anxiously awaited Apple innovation has been introduced, and someone in the company should have had the foresight to realize that it shouldn't be called the I-Pad. Already people are tweeting, blogging, and referring to the product as a feminine product which I won't name. I will tell you that word is that the I-Pad will be sold in two sizes - Mini and Maxi.