Dan Chmielewski

“I was a POW” is John McCain’s answer to everything

[youtube]4OfQH4fJXmU[/youtube] Jay Leno asks McCain on the Tonight Show, how many houses he owns.  McCain’s answer: “I was a POW.” Senator McCain, what’s your position on the economy? “I was a POW” Senator McCain, what;’s your plan for Iraq? “I was a POW.” Senator McCain, “what’s your position on Gay Marriage?” “I was a POW.”

Pro-Prop 8 Door Knockers Out and About

I got a knock on my door last Saturday morning from a pleasant looking fellow, about 40, who had a big clipboard and a giant “Vote” button on his shirt. He asked if I was a registered voter.  I am.  He asked if I was familiar with Prop 8.  I am.  And he asked if…

A Missed Opportunity

I’m trying hard to get excited about the selection of Joe Biden for VP (he’s a Syracuse alumn after all), but I just can’t.  Not now.  I think the Obama camp made a serious mistake not ofering the slot to Hillary Clinton who would have truly made this a historic ticket.  Millions of voters, a…

Columnists Turn on GOP

First, Jonathan Alter skewers McCain in Newsweek for being dishonest.  Them Steven Greenhut blasts the GOP for lip service to freedom.  Now SacBee columnist Dan Walters takes Republicans to task over their role in the budget mess (HT to Calitics on this one). Dan writes: Republicans posture as bulwarks against spending-crazy Democrats, but the hard…

Obama’s Statement on Iraq Withdrawl Timetable

It looks increasingly likely that the US Government and Iraq have reached an agreement on a timetable for withdrawl of US forces.  For those looking at this agreement as proof the surge worked, the surge was supposed to have been atthis stage about a year ago (Gen. Petrayus testified before Congress on 9/11 remember?). Here’s…