Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 30th, 2011 4:31 am by HL
Comeback Cardinals Never Quit
Bernie Miklasz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The St. Louis Cardinals have won the World Series with Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith. They've won it with speed. They've won with power. They've won it with pitching, defense and mastermind managers.Until now, the Cardinals had never won a World Series with a team like this. A team that was lost, left behind and stranded in the standings. A team too stubborn and proud to accept the hopelessness of the situation. A team that fought back like no other has in franchise history.
Washington Insiders See Romney as Nominee
West & Bell, Nat’l Journal
The large Republican presidential field, along with the dramatic surges and collapses of several of its candidates, may ultimately be much ado about nothing. That, at least, is the conclusion of the Republican strategists surveyed in this week's National Journal Political Insiders Poll, who almost unanimously identified Mitt Romney as the most likely candidate to win the nomination. In the five times the GOP Insiders have been asked that question in 2011, Romney has never surrendered the top spot.Democratic Insiders, meanwhile, largely believe Republicans are on the right track, with…
Why Does Bill Daley Still Have a Job?
Joan Walsh, Salon
Politico’s Roger Simon has an “exclusive” interview with White House chief of staff Bill Daley, and you really have to read it to believe it. It’s a portrait of arrogant self-promotion. The piece is headlined, “Bill Daley, Unplugged.” I hope that President Obama reads it, and decides to unplug Daley, for good. Yes, I know he has announced he’s leaving after the 2012 election. That’s not nearly soon enough.Former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was no slouch when it came to arrogant self-promotion, either. Remember…
GOP Sees Cain as ‘Black Man Who Knows His Place’
Karen Finney, MSNBC