Left Overs

That time of the month again, boys and girls, when we delve into some short subjects that were important enough to mention, but not important enough to have their own separate piece. This month, I’ve got five ditties for your mutual enjoyment.

Media throws a hissy fit.  The White House correspondents this week expressed “extreme frustration” over not having access to a golf outing between President Obama and Tiger Woods. Yes, you heard that right.  Sequester weeks away from happening, a continuing resolution right behind that and then there’s immigration reform and gun control. So naturally everyone’s got their panties in a bunch over a golf match. Obama later met with reporters off the record on Air Force One. Does somebody need a hug?

She’s Baaack!   Guess who’s appearing at this year’s CPAC as a speaker? None other than Caribou Barbie herself, Sarah Palin. The former governor of Alaska and, I might add, former Fox News lackey still thinks she has something relevant to say about politics and the American way of life.  Ever get the feeling some people just can’t take a hint?

GOP opposes raising the minimum wage. How predictable can you get. The party that wants to rebrand itself as the party of the middle class is against the working poor having a little more in their paychecks.  The key, it seems, to a vibrant economy is lots of people making 8 bucks an hour.

Newt Gingrich calls Republicans out on carpet. I’m starting to think the former Speaker of the House missed his true calling. He’s really a comedian at heart. Who else could criticize his own party’s failings – carefully omitting his own pitiful contributions – and manage to keep a straight face while doing it? The guy’s a born stand up, I tell ya.

John McCain predicts Chuck Hagel will be confirmed as Secretary of Defense.  Well, well, I guess all that talk about getting answers to Benghazi was just a load of shit after all.  Deep down Republicans were just doing what they do naturally: acting like dicks. Somebody desperately needs a time out!

Author: Peter Fegan

Progressive but pragmatic. Lover of music, die-hard Giants' fan and reluctant Mets' fan. My favorite motto? I'd rather be ruled by a smart Turk than a dumb Christian.

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