Thursday, March 03, 2005

and the winner is

The Cato institute released its Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors: 2004 this week and Arnold Schwarzenegger received their highest score with an 84 out of 100, former contributor Liberal Blowhard mocked his candidacy but apparently he is making progress in reigning in California’s out of control state legislators. Other high scores given to Craig Benson (R) of New Hampshire 82 and Judy Martz (R) of Montana 75, all Republicans. Bill Richardson (D) New Mexico 69 was the best among Democrats.

Bottom of the barrel includes James McGreevey (D) of New Jersey 42 (if only they had rankings on giving your boyfriend patronage jobs), Edward Rendell (D) Pennsylvania, Bob Holden (D) Missouri 35, and the least fiscally responsible governor Bob Taft (R) of Ohio with an appalling score of 30.

Monday, February 28, 2005

I’m seeing more and more articles like this one in the Guardian, a British left wing rag, calling on the left to get in on Iraq so as not to let American cowboy “conservatives” define the new democracies that may emerge in the Middle East. I can’t help being optimistic about Iraq when politicians as opportunistic as Hillary Clinton start flocking to Iraq to declare success.

At some campaign stop somewhere last year I remember John Kerry saying something about how “we” won the cold war, I remember thinking no thanks to you, what’s this we shit John? Could it be the left does not want to be wrong twice in 20 years?