Smacking us back to reality

Given that Kentucky just elected governor a man who campaigned on expanding “free” health insurance, it looks like some voters might be due for a pimp slap back into reality. (Hit the “pimp slap” link for a hilarious analogy, but don’t miss the serious point below.) This is the reality:http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1189804&server=www.vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Shona Holmes (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) from…

Phil Gramm was right

Today’s political roadkill is Sen. Phil Gramm, an economic adviser to Sen. John McCain. McCain’s opponent Sen. Barack Obama is having a field day stomping on Gramm for things he didn’t say and extrapolating his misquotings beyond all reason, a commonly used political tactic. Here is Obama:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XlsZznzb5E]Gramm actually said: “You’ve heard of mental depression; this…

Legislative Process 101

Senate President David Williams has endured some pretty bizarre attacks. He has even deserved some of them. But I can’t begin to figure out what planet WHAS reporter Mark Hebert is coming from trying to blame Williams for creating the last-minute logjam in the General Assembly because he didn’t sign nine passed bills until April…