Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Aug 20, 2009; Section:Opinion; Page Number:10A Doyle seemed to be gearing up for re-election bid (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) I am surrounded by people who tell me, “Of course. I knew Gov. Doyle would never run for […]

Michael Gerson in the Washington Post on the Democrats’ troubled relationship with the CIA: To stanch the CIA’s bleeding morale, Democrats have tried reassurance. President Obama, speaking at CIA headquarters, took the Fred Rogers approach: “Don’t be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we’ve made some mistakes. That’s how we learn.” Yes, children, hypocritical […]

No really. It must be true because I read it in the New York Times. The declaration, though, was not a political statement about Republicans being run out of town. Rather, it was a bureaucratic move intended to provide additional federal money to help Washington cope with the huge crowds that are expected to turn […]

Michelle Malkin notes that the White House may be hearing the public’s weariness at the idea of bailing out the auto companies: Hey, maybe it’s beginning to dawn on them that no really does mean no. Maybe, it’s beginning to dawn on President Bush that the public is sick of bailout-palooza. Or maybe his lawyers […]

From Penn Jillette on Facebook: Since he throws like a girl, doesn’t that mean they can stone him to death for having his face showing around men? Runner up goes to Dave Dix: Apparently our fellow global citizens in Iraq don’t like the idea of a GM bailout either. Print this entry

I haven’t read the coverage at anyone’s blog or seen a news report yet. But here are some quick impressions from last night: 1) I think Senator Obama did what he had to do, which was not seem like a total neophyte on foreign policy. 2) I think most of Senator McCain’s anecdotes are about […]

The president is 62 years old today. Let’s all wish him a Happy Birthday today! Print this entry

The circus museum in Baraboo was closed this week due to the flooding. The clowns were let loose in the world of politics as we begin this week’s search for the Idiot Politician of the Week. This week I promise an all-badger state connection, unfortunately. Despite the record rainfall and flooding disasters, some politicians still […]

The Wisconsin Club for Growth latest newsletter has this goodie: The Great Intergovernmental Heist In recent years, when Wisconsin’s Medicaid program started hemorrhaging cash, Governor Jim Doyle didn’t look for ways to make the program more efficient. Nor did he cut costs by eliminating fraud and abuse in the system. Instead, Doyle leaned heavily on […]

The Catholic Register reports on President Bush’s plans to see the Pope again on his next European tour. It will essentially be a courtesy call, and will come just a couple of months after the President played host to Benedict XVI at the White House. It’s not clear exactly when Mr. Bush will come here, […]