Doggone it! We weren't going to do it. We swear it! It was just too gotcha but after a smarmy little column by Markos Moulitas popped up yesterday, we could no longer contain ourselves.
On Sunday night, Tim Pawlenty released another of his oddball videos, reminding people yet again that he was running for president.(italics, ours)
Such periodic reminders aren’t a bad idea, since it only takes 10 minutes for the average person to forget he exists. But at least give him props — he’s actually attempting to be the Bob Dole of 2012 in a year in which nearly all serious Republicans have decided they have better things to do than lose to President Obama.
So rather than a high-caliber presidential field, the Republicans have put together a cavalcade of clowns.
In case you're interested, that sound you hear is Markos patting himself on the back for working a similar-sounding alliteration into the title of his column.
Hey, we're not terribly jazzed about the GOP field either but for cryin' out loud, look who the eventual GOP candidate will be running against.
Hey, Markos... you like apples?
How do you like these apples?
Yeah, that's the smartest kid in the room signing into the Westminster Abbey guest book.
Hey, if it were within the first two weeks of January and the President signed it "January 2010", no biggie, right? We've all been there but 2008?
So, now add to his style and substance of governance, his public gaffe-tasticness that is also downright Bushian.
Seriously, what is dear Markos and those of his political temperament so giddy about as this is the rather meet the new boss, same as the old boss record they will be forced to defend?
ClosingKeeping open Gitmo.
EndingFormalizing the indefinite detention of suspected terrorists.
EndingMaintaining military tribunals.
Not letting unemployment get above
810.5 percent with a $800 billion stimulus package.
An entirely incoherent energy policy where we won't drill here but we will be happy to invest billions to drill elsewhere (see: Brazil).
DiscontinuingContinuing other Bush-era policies like rendition, Project Gunrunner and TARP.
EndingThrowing into warp drive the politicization of the Justice Department under the leadership of the biggest hack in the administration.
Engineering a bankruptcy cramdown of domestic auto companies that will most likely cost the U.S. tax-payers tens of billions of dollars.
Engaging in an act of war against a country that posed no threat whatsoever to the U.S.
withwithout the consent of Congress.
SwiftPainfully slow response to national disasters.
Signing legislation that was engineered in the most secretive, corrupt, lobbyist-intensive and graft-inducive manner possible and which will, for
the first time ever, force U.S. citizens to purchase a service from a private entity.
EndingMaintaining the practice of signing statements.
Signing off on predator drone strikes for the ostensible purpose of assassinating a foreign head of state.
/out of breath
4 more years, Markos? Have at it.