The President is on Martha’s Vineyard for vacation. I’m not one of those who think the President should never take a vacation so I have no real problem with that. Going to a swanky location -- except in election years --that bugs me as a bit
“convenient,” and hypocritical. What, he thinks no one notices?
Hillary Clinton is getting campaign–style coverage for getting paid to do speeches. I have no problem with her giving paid speeches. I have no problem with her possibly conditioning the environment for another run at the White House
(clearly, she’d be a great candidate again). And, if that’s not her goal, I have no problem with her using her popularity to get attention on issues she cares about. I do think it’s nuts for the media to be covering her 24/7 and hanging on
every word as a “signal” about 2016. One Washington columnist even opined today that she has “no message.” Uh, really? Do we have to endure this for a couple of years?
In news that matters only to rabid White House Press Briefing Room watchers, new media outlets (like Real Clear Politics and Yahoo News, along with SiriusXM) have been given seats or shared seats in the briefing room. A significant step up for the new media folks. It wasn’t reported who lost territory to make room.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, the serial female harasser, completed his intensive two weeks of therapy in one week! He never ceases to amaze! Now, his chief of staff has changed the locks on his office. Doubt that’s enough to make him go away, if that was the goal, but it’s a start.
Anthony Weiner’s campaign for mayor of New York City continues despite an 80 percent unfavorable rating by voters there. A few more interviews like I've seen, and I think he can get to a 99-and-change unfavorable. Long as he is favorable, he can't achieve 100 percent.
Michelle Obama is releasing a rap album to help promote her “Let’s Move” program. She doesn’t sing on the album. But I haven’t heard singing on a rap album yet – good singing anyway.
Whitey Bulger was convicted of multiple murders and racketeering in Boston and will be sentenced to prison for the rest of his life. He’s 83.Personally, based on his crimes and lies, I wish him a long life.