Daily Archives: April 9, 2012
Thanks to Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire:
“You heard it here first: Mitt Romney is going to select Rob Portman, the junior senator from Ohio, to be his running mate. I have no insight into how Romney will make this decision. But I had a front-row seat at what I believe was the best veep choice of my lifetime...
…I’m betting that Romney’s choice will reflect who he is: a bloodless technocrat who wants to double down on trickle down.”
Interesting. Anyone giving odds? Not a woman, not a Hispanic.
In his “best veep choice of a lifetime” statement, Begala was, of course, referring to Al Gore. I wonder if, looking back at it, I agree with him…but he has a point.
As my wife, who has been an artist who associates with professional artists and has for the last 40 years, points out, the death of Thomas Kinkade will stop the production of some of the world’s most awful art.
Things like this:
…which, at best, can be called kitsch, decorate the living rooms of millions of Americans with clear plastic covered couches. Nothing says more for the need for art education in our schools… something the reactionary budget strippers cut first.
Yet, Kinkade made a fortune at it. Who would have guessed?