Headlines I Would Have Written Differently

Reuters has a story up called “Mitt Romney Comes Out of 2012 Shell.”  I would have gone with “Mitt Romney Comes Out From Under His Rock.”

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No Soup for You, No Veep for Rudy

Rick Perry has promised Evangelical leaders that he won’t pick anyone pro-choice for his running mate.  Perry endorsed Rudy Giuliani for president in 2008, Rudy is expected to endorse Perry once he gets past his 9/11 Tenth Anniversary ego trip, and there have been lots of whispers among the Great Mentioners that Rudy would be on Perry’s ticket.  Looks like Perry has to find another guy to woo the cross-dressing vote.

Mitt Romney Trying To Sound Commander in Chiefish Before Vets

Mitt “I’m Also Unemployed” Romney attacked President Obama in front of the Veterans of Foreign Wars this morning, stating “We can’t lead the world by hoping our enemies will hate us less.”

Hey Mittens, I don’t call killing Osama bin Laden, kicking out Qaddafi, and all those increased drone strikes in Pakistan and North Africa “hope,” I call that “change.”

Gawker Story on Bill O’Reilly Is Up

Gawker‘s Fox News scoop is up this morning and it’s about Bill “Loofah Boy” O’Reilly.  When O’Reilly thought his wife was having an affair with a Nassau County police detective, he used his power to try to get the guy in trouble because of his personal life, not his official conduct.  I guess he thinks of Nassau County as his own little “police state.”  How cool would it have been if Bill had strangled the guy with a loofah?!

If you’re perplexed by the loofah references, just Google “Bill O’Reilly, Andrea Macris” and enjoy.

Is Third Time the Charm for Obama’s Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers?

On its face, President Obama’s choice of Alan Krueger, Princeton economics professor and labor specialist, to be the new Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers looks promising for those of us who want the President to focus on job creation.

But Krueger’s views are similar to those of his predecessors in the job, Christina Romer and Austan Goolsbee, both of whom wanted to deal with high employment now and high annual deficits/national debt later.  If Romer and Goolsbee weren’t effective, I don’t know why we should be hopeful about Krueger.

The Republicans have driven Obama off course and messed up both his head and his priorities, and I don’t know that one Princeton professor will be able to get him back on track.