Occupy Wall Street
With confusing agendas but an overall dissatisfaction in the way our government is being run, are there any two groups more alike than Tea Party conservatives and the Occupy Wall Street protesters? Probably. There probably are, actually.
So Rick Perry, President Barack Obama and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad walk into a bar… It’s not a joke; it’s a scenario we imagined as a real possibility as all three were descending upon Manhattan this week. (As long as they stay away from Miss Lily’s. It’s already crowded enough.)
We like to call this scenario “fantasy bar fight.”
Admit it: when you heard that George Pataki was preparing a presidential campaign, you thought you heard wrong. Then you laughed. And then you laughed a little louder.
It’s O.K. You’re not alone. Plenty of New Yorkers very likely had the same reaction, just as they did four years ago when Mr. Pataki spent a few ill-advised months chasing votes in Iowa and New Hampshire before quietly giving up.
This time around, however, it might be wise to get past the laughter and sense of incredulity.
Last night, after her Piers Morgan walk-out, Christine O’Donnell spoke briefly at the Women’s National Republican Club about her memoir, Troublemaker, and about the virtue of pulling together and showing cohesiveness as a party going into the 2012 elections. ”I told it in a way that some political advisors have said was a little too honest,” Ms. O’Donnell said, “and I probably shouldn’t have admitted some things.”
With the recent straw poll during the Iowa State Fair—a pseudo-event if ever there was one—the presidential campaign of 2012 has begun in earnest.
But that does not mean that the campaign has gotten serious. Not when a character like Michele Bachmann is running around with a claim to be the front-runner for the Republican Read More
Certain rumors about Marcus Bachmann, husband to presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, have not gained much traction in mainstream-press publications’ profiles of Ms. Bachmann, despite the best efforts of Dan Savage, Jon Stewart, et al.
Ryan Lizza’s exceptional New Yorker profile of of Ms. Bachmann, published today, outs Mr. Bachmann–as a confirmed Read More
In light of this morning’s New York Times acknowledgment that a candidate in the Republican field for 2012 is a woman–”Mrs. Bachmann’s rivals,” we are told, “will have to find ways to disagree with Mrs. Bachmann without being accused of making subtle references to her gender”–we decided to look back at how many times the Read More