I saw two headlines today. The first, Senator Brownback Quietly Courts Conservatives. The other: Huckabee, Michael Moore In War Of Words.
Neither headline would have ever been written had Brownback and Huckabee not been running for the Republican nomination, and this reminds me of something that happened more than a year ago in a now forgotten forum when some liberal in an anti-Bush rant mentioned Senator Brownback as a possible candidate he could accept.
I found that interesting because at that point, no conservative I knew had even thought of Brownback in connection with "President."
And they still aren't.
That's not to say that Brownback or Huckabee wouldn't make fine Presidents, it's just that, if for no other reason, those two names are never going to follow "President" for purely aesthetic reasons.
There is one guy that the far right wackos seem to be enamored of, however, and that's Ron Paul, Nut-TX. In every WorldNetDaily poll in which he's mentioned as a presidential selection, he wins.
Which at least explains why these people are fervently religious, because when I think of Paul as President, even I say, "Holy God!"
But now comes the bigger news of the day. And it made me wonder if I had entered an alternate universe while I slept – or if President Bush did.
Bush Admits Administration Leaked CIA Name
The article went on to say that Bush "acknowledged publicly for the first time that someone in his administration perhaps leaked her name to the news media."
Now you'll note that's not a quote from the President, which is a relief, but it still causes me to wonder if the President hasn't now completely taken leave of his senses? And here I've been accusing him of all sorts of wrongdoing and mismanagement, when the real problem is simply that he's insane!?!
Back to the article: "Mr. Bush would not directly answer a question about whether he is disappointed in the White House officials who leaked Plame's name."
Remember when you used to think this guy was a direct, tough talkin' leader?
Peggy Noonan writes another great column about Bush today (find it yourself) in which she touches on the biggest problem I have with him – I can't look directly at him. I can't stand to hear his voice, and I wish him only bad things.
Is that so wrong?