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Monday, May 15, 2006
Although it's not quite the silly season of politics, it's revving up. Lots of talk of Algore giving Her Royal C a run for her money. Her war chest may be massive, but his could be, too, thanks to his Google investments. Right now, this is a lotta yadda yadda yadda, so sit back and enjoy show.
I'm linking this Susan Estrich piece to Lucianne because the L.dotters' comments, as usual, are priceless. The Man Who Could Stop Hillary....Al Gore? : Were it not for Gore, if Gore goes away, Hillary looks to cruise. ... Gore deprives Hillary of administration bragging rights. He's got the same ones, without the baggage. And then hes got the right position on the war, and the superstar record on the environment to boot. ... No one fits Hugh Hewitt's stereotype of the losing angry Democrat better than Al Gore. The place to win elections in this country is not the left but the middle. You want to lose for sure, run to Hillary's left.
8 Andrew Sullivan responds to an optimistic readers prediction. It'll Be Gore?: I'd dismiss this if a very canny Republican hadn't said exactly the same thing to me the other night. I still cannot see it. But in politics, anything can happen, I suppose.
8 Pat responds to Sullivan's column with Low-Grade Analysis: The activist base can't stand Hillary, but the activist base pushed Howard Dean in 2004. And while Feingold is beating up on Hillary, where's Al Gore going to get any votes?
88 All this bluster about Algore may be why Her Royal C apologized, but only to her own daughter. Sen. Clinton apologizes for work ethic remarks: After telling an audience that young people today "think work is a four-letter word," Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she apologized to her daughter. "I said, Im sorry, I didn't mean to convey the impression that you don't work hard."
888 Mac Ranger says Keep on Talking Hillary!: Everytime Hillary opens her mouth I get more excited about her run for Prez ...
8 Algore did SNL and was funny at times. Watch for yourself. If Al Gore were President: "Right now, in the 2nd week of May 2006, we are facing perhaps the worst gas crisis in history. We have way too much gasoline. Gas is down to $0.19 a gallon and the oil companies are hurting. I know that I am partly to blame by insisting that cars run on trash."
8 Oily Maneuver: 'Today' Hides How Gas Taxes Dwarf Profits: If shown separately, viewers would have seen that profit amounts to a fraction of taxes. Whoops - there goes the gouging/windfall taxes argument so dear to the MSM and politicians looking to deflect and demagaogue the issue.
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Thank you Jimmah Carter >:O
Take note ...
8 How gas price controls sparked '70s shortages
Mr. Sowell says that although the best response would have been to let prices rise, giving oil companies an incentive to produce more and consumers an incentive to conserve, "this basic level of economics is seldom understood by the public, which often demands 'political' solutions that turn out to make matters worse." The public -- as it does today -- wanted low prices. But the artificially depressed pump prices imposed during the oil crisis of 1973 -- which stayed in place in various iterations through 1980 -- brought about lines at gas stations and an artificial shortage of gas, he said. The price controls resulted in a fuel-rationing system that made available about 5 percent less oil than was consumed before the controls. Consumers scrambled and sat in lines to ensure they weren't left without. Gas stations found they only had to stay open a few hours a day to empty out their tanks. Because they could not raise prices, they closed down after selling out their gas to hold down their labor and operating costs, Mr. Sowell said.
The shutdown of stations that had been open at all hours before price controls further raised the public's panic level and resulted in more lines, anger and frustration in what many Americans still remember as one of the nation's worst economic nightmares.
"What is it about rising gasoline prices that causes IQs and body temperatures to converge?"
8 Today's anagram: Howard Dean = A HEAD DR -- NOW! :-)
Bonus anagram: John Kerry = JERKY HORN