Hump day… there are 48 days left in the Bush presidency.
- Here’s something that will send a shiver down your spine; Jeb Bush is considering getting back into politics and is considering a senate run… (Please God; make it stop. No more Bush family politicians, please!)
- Former President Bill Clinton says he will stay out of Hillary’s way, but at the same time says he would consider a role in the Obama Administration… (Don’t call us Mr. Clinton, we’ll call you…)
- On the heels of republican Florida Senator Mel Martinez announcing he won’t run for re-election in 2010, CNN pundit Bill Schneider opines that this is a harbinger of things to come while also declaring that his decision signifies problems for the gop. (well duhhhh. Martinez has not always seen eye to eye with his fellow republicans, specifically on the issue of immigration. While the Party tried to lure immigrants into their arms, the members of the party were doing and saying things that pushed them away; save for Martinez. All of this points to a breakdown in the core issues of the republican party, which in turn causes a breakdown among it’s members)
- President-elect Obama will nominate New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (my first choice for Secretary of State) as Commerce Secretary.
- Georgia Senator and all-around conservative tool Saxby Chambliss has won re-election...
- Current Defense Secretary Robert Gates has reluctantly agreed to stay on for a year as PE Obama’s Secretary, but has been “impressed” with some of the things Obama has said about Iraq. (while I don’t love Gates, carrying over a Defense Secretary during this perilous time is not a bad idea. While some worry that Gates will not pay heed to the wills of the administration, I think Gates is a professional that WILL do what he’s told, even if he doesn’t agree with it)
- The Big Three automakers are getting ready to plead their case in DC again…
- A dozen retired generals and admirals will meet with President-elect Obama’s transition team today to “plead for a clean, unequivocal break with the Bush administration’s interrogation, detention and rendition policies.”
- And have we mentioned? That Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania has seemingly put his foot into his mouth? Apparently forgetting about this magical invention called “microphones” and the erstwhile politician plaguing ‘open mic’ problem, Rendell was speaking at the National Governors Conference yesterday and said that Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano was “perfect” for the head of Homeland Security because “…for that job, you have to have no life. Janet has no family. Perfect. She can devote, literally, 19-20 hours a day to it.” (Oops. Here’s personal message to politicians; never, ever, speak “off the record” near a microphone… you never know when it might be hot and broadcasting)