Daily Archives: August 11, 2010

And a very good comment on the Gibbs comments…

…and the attitude of the Prez.

This from Mad Kane:

Open Limerick To Robert Gibbs and President Obama
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Mr. Gibbs is thin-skinned, it appears.
From the left, he wants only big cheers.
But lefties just seek
A Dem Prez who ain’t weak.
White House courage is deep in arrears.

This verse is for Robert Gibbs’ boss.
Ignoring the left is your loss.
And a loss for the nation.
Our former elation
Is gone with your liberal gloss.

I think Gibbs should tread a much safer route…

clipped from minnesotaindependent.com
Rep. Keith Ellison called for the resignation of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs after he said the “professional left” would only be satisfied with the Obama administration after “we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon.”

In an interview with The Hill, Gibbs vented further: “I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested.” On people who said that President Obama was too centrist, he said, “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”
Rep. Ellison told The Huffington Post, “This is not the first time that Mr. Gibbs has made untoward and inflammatory comments and I certainly hope that people in the White House don’t share his view that the left is unimportant to the presiden. I understand him having some loyalty to the president who employs him, but I think he’s walking over the line.”
Ellison said that Gibbs’ resignation was warranted. “That’d be fair, because this isn’t the first time.
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I must be a member of the “professional left”… and, as such, it looks like the Obama Administration is moving to ward the Republicans on the right… and not the folks that elected him.
I have to admit, though… it WOULD be nice to have Canadian Healthcare and the Pentagon sure spends money on wars we don’t need.

So Linda McMahon won the Connecticut GOP Primary…

… a sure sign that Money is way ahead of reasonable political need.

A lot of my friends know that, back in the late 70s/early 80s I had Linda McMahon and her wrestling operation as a client when I was a photographer 0on Cape Cod. The McMahons had bought the Cape Cod Coliseum and were running their empire-under-construction from there. I got hired to do photography of wrestlers, visiting programs (circus, John Denver, etc.) and advertising pieces.

Elly and I moved our photography business to Hartford Connecticut and soon thereafter the McMahon’s moved what was then WWF (now WWE) to Greenwich. A few years after I had worked for her, I was attending a Hartford Business program that the McMahon’s were speaking at because they were bringing a big wrestling match to town. I went up to her to say hello, and she claimed she didn’t remember who I was and was quite rude. That was my last contact with Linda McMahon until now, about a quarter of a century later, when she invaded my home TV here in West Virginia with her political campaign on the news.

Here she is this morning on ABC:

I sure as hell hope my old friends and family (Cassandra, are you reading this?) do everything they can to get Blumenthal elected Senator. If I were still there, I would.

A Quote (from Charlie Rangel) for the Day…

The president wants dignity. Let’s have dignity in this House where the ethics committee means something and that none of you, if the newspapers say anything, will have to wait two years before you can say ‘no comment.’ … I don’t expect answers today. But at the end of the day, somebody, somebody has to do more than wish I go away.”

– Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) responding to those wishing that he resign because of ethics charges.

Charlie dared his critics to kick him out and asked that the ethics charges be expedited. The ethics trial is scheduled to start Sept. 13, a day before Rangel will face his district’s Democratic primary voters.