Huntsman’s Strategic Retreat

Jon “Margin of Error” Huntsman is moving his campaign HQ from Florida (where his wife hails from) to New Hampshire.  He originally hoped to compete in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida, but is now making a strategic retreat.  It worked for the Russians against Napoleon, but I’m not sure the snows of New Hampshire will do the same for Huntsman.

Now Glenn Beck’s Coming After Our Children

Glenn Beck is starting a new children’s show on his GBTV network next week, called — wait for it —  Liberty Treehouse.  Get your kids off their computers and tucked safely up in a real treehouse while it’s on.  A mind is a terrible thing to poison.

If your kids start taking Friedrich Hayek and Cleon Skousen out of the library, you know Beck is after their poor innocent souls.

Politicians Are Supposed to Kiss Live Babies, Not Bring Home Dead Ones

As Michele Bachmann fades, Rick Santorum is trying to use her decline to improve his own poor standings.  He has said that some of Bachmann’s Iowa staff have approached him about defecting.

But how many Americans know that in 1996, Rick and his wife Karen brought home the body of their son Gabriel, who had died in the hospital two hours after his birth, to meet their living young children and kept the body overnight?  And, when they find out, how many Americans will not be creeped out by this?

The kiss of death in American politics is the “weirdness” factor.  Rick Santorum will never get past this.

I suspect his children will never get past meeting their dead baby brother.  Someone should start a fund for the therapy they will obviously need for the rest of their lives.

The Palin-Perry Feud Continues

Sarah Palin seems to be continuing her feud with Rick Perry.  Telling Greta Van Susteren on Fox tonight that the GOP needs a candidate who comes from a modest family background, she could have named Rick Perry, but chose instead to name Herman Cain.  Actually she called him “Herb” Cain throughout the interview, but just because Fox is paying her $1 million a year for commentary is no reason for her to bother to learn the candidates’ names.

Palin also said that she likes making people think!  No, Sarah, what you do is make people’s heads explode.

In case we had any doubts, Nicolle Wallace confirmed tonight on Rachel Maddow that the mentally-ill vice president in her new novel was inspired by Palin.


Time to Give Michele Bachmann the Hook

By her insane prattling on everything from the HPV vaccine causing mental retardation to a re-play of the Cuban Missile Crisis starring Hezbollah, Michele Bachmann hurts not just herself, but the entire wing of the GOP she aspires to represent.

You can be a social conservative without being crazy.  You can be an economic conservative without being crazy.  You can be a national-security conservative without being crazy.

But the more rabid nonsense the country hears from Bachmann, the more she taints the non-establishment side of the party.  The sooner they get her to drop out, the less credibility they lose.

Our “Ally” Pakistan — You Can’t Lose What You Don’t Have

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, has warned the Obama Administration that “You will lose an ally,” if it continues accusing the Pakistanis of supporting the Haqqani terrorist group.  Finally, finally, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Mullen, said last week that the Haqqani network is a “veritable arm” of Pakistan’s intelligence service, the ISI.

How can we lose an ally we don’t have?  Pakistan is our enemy.  No one says it outright, but really we are at war with Pakistan and have been for a long time.  We, of course, want to wipe out the terrorists, they believe they need them to protect themselves from India.

Pakistan is not just passively harboring terrorists, it is actively helping them kill our soldiers in Afghanistan.

We have to stop waiting around for the Pakistanis to go after the Haqqanis.  Giving them more aid won’t do it.  Taking away their aid won’t do it.  Ain’t gonna happen.  We have to go after the Haqqanis ourselves with drones and special forces, just as we had to get Osama bin Laden ourselves because the Pakistanis would have protected him till he died of natural causes.

What’s the difference between North Korea and Pakistan?  No American soldiers will die today because of North Korea, and we haven’t given North Korea $20 billion in aid.