“The reality is that this [Ebola] epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better. But right now, the world still has an opportunity to save countless lives. Right now, the world has the responsibility to act, to step up and to do more. The United States of America intends to do more.”
I wish he’d given this speech sooner, but I’m glad we’re finally getting more involved. There’s certainly plenty of other awful stuff going on in the world, but Ebola has to be a priority too.
“Everything is cyclical. So I just enjoy the good times. And when the bad times come, I know it isn’t forever. It’s happened to me three or four times in my life. But I moved forward.”
Former VA Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were found guilty of corruption stemming from more than $170,000 in gifts and loans they got from snake oil salesman Jonnie Williams of Star Scientific.
He was found guilty on 11 counts, she on 9. Sentencing is set for January 6, 2015. They plan to appeal their convictions.
I guess the jury didn’t buy their BS claim that they couldn’t have conspired because their marriage was dead and they were barely speaking, a defense stolen from an old episode of L. A. Law.
Recall that McDonnell rejected a plea bargain where he would have pled guilty to a single felony count and she would not have been charged with anything.
Republican Scott Brown is gaining on incumbent Dem Jeanne Shaheen in their New Hampshire Senate race. The Empty Barn Jacket leads 46-44. Last month’s 12-point Shaheen lead seemed a little too good to be true.
But Brown’s still underwater in his favorables/unfavorables at 36-38, while Shaheen’s are positive at 48-36. And 60% of those polled said their votes weren’t solid.
“His expression was grim, his voice cracked at just the right times, and he appeared in genuine pain — all while describing his wife.
As Bob McDonnell testified in his public corruption trial Thursday, it was easy to see why he was once regarded as one of the most talented Republican politicians in the country. He didn’t simply throw his wife, Maureen, under a bus to keep himself out of prison. He laid her down gently on the road, with a pillow and blanket.”
When asked about the possibility of air strikes against ISIS in Syria, national security adviser Ben Rhodes didn’t say no:
“We don’t rule anything out when it comes to the protection of Americans and the disruption of terrorist plotting against the United States. So we would not restrict ourselves by geographic boundaries when it comes to the core mission of U.S. foreign policy, which is the protection of our people.”
I believe that if we don’t go after ISIS aggressively now, in both Syria and Iraq, we’ll just have to pay the piper down the road, and the price will be much, much higher.