"Up on Cripple Creek" - The Band
I am too busy to crash CPAC, although it's tempting being only three Metro stops away. Oh who am I kidding -- I am afeared of the kind of beat down I might get from Jonah Goldberg and Robert Stacey McCain if I dares show my face in such manly company. For some reason the words "stwike him vewwy woughly" are embedded in my mind.
- A lot has been written about this profile of anti-gay marriage zealot Maggie Gallagher in Salon. It's a pretty fascinating read. Gallagher is a living breathing embodiment of the concept of "vicious abstraction" -- a kind of thinking where the actual consequences of political advocacy on real live human beings is rendered meaningless. One could almost feel sorry for this deeply damaged woman except for the fact that she is dedicating her life to depriving people of equal rights and of seeking to keep them second class citizens. Oh, that and she has lived an incredibly privileged life and all of her wounds are essentially self-inflicted. It is an interesting phenomenon to watch -- you have someone whose central life trauma is that the guy who impregnated her wouldn't marry her and she decides that her life's mission should be to stop other people from obtaining that which she clearly wanted so badly. Twisted, twisted stuff.
- It will be interesting to see just how embarrassingly groveling Romney's speech to CPAC is going to be.
- And this isn't going to help the mood at the conference. Mitt without electability as one of his attributes ceases to have any appeal at all to the GOP true believers. (Note too that this poll is from the notoriously GOP-slanted Rasmussen.)
- I really hope the Administration doesn't back down on the contraception coverage issue. I think it can be a winner. This worries me.
What's on your minds?