Brevity Is The Soul of Wit

“Brevity is the soul of wit.” President Obama yesterday confirmed these words, spoken by Lord Polonius in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, in this two word retort to would-be Republican obstructionists and heel-draggers who are question the size and scope of his proposed economic stimulus package. “I won.” From Politico: “President Obama listened to Republican gripes about […]

Right-Wing Whackos, Pt. 2

Speaking of right-wing whackos, here’s a couple more. Glenn Beck said this about the Reverend Joseph Lowery’s benediction at President Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday; “America is with you today, Mr. President. And you’re right, we are all tired of the partisan bickering, the racial divides, the greed and the corruption. There are many people in […]

Obama Inauguration: Monday, Speaker’s Cabinet Lunch

Today was another big day of events.  First was the Speaker’s Cabinet lunch at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium, completed in 1934, and one of the largest facilities for gatherings in Washington.  It was a great program complete with entertainment from Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, and Jon Bon Jovi.  It was a who’s who of the […]

Howard Dean Honored at DNC Reception

Tonight we attended several events, but the highlight was a DNC reception for outgoing chairman Howard Dean.  We had gotten to know him during his Presidential bid in 2003 and 2004, and strongly supported him for DNC chair.  Many credit Dean with strong showings in 2006 races through his 50 State Strategy that devoted time […]

So…What Does An Inaugural Celebration Cost?

There is lots of talk in the right wing media, fanned by Fox Noise and then picked up by the mainstream media, that PE Obama’s cost 4 times more than GWB’s inauguration in 2005.  That’s false, as usual, with the media distorting the numbers to make it appear as if Obama is being far more […]

Tour of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

I got to meet a true hero this morning, General Jack Dailey, retired USMC pilot and director of the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum.  As part of our time here this weekend, there are a number of events that guests can attend.  One that I was really excited about was a before-opening private tour of […]

The Bush Legacy in Pictures

As the presidency of George Walker Bush draws to a close, now is the time to look back and reflect on the eight years that were the Bush administration. Many words have been written about our 43rd president, but as the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Here are a few […]