Archive for May 4th, 2009

Cashill column: Time To Take Harder Look at Kathleen Sebelius

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Jack Cashill on April 16:

Time To Take Harder Look at Kathleen Sebelius

by Jack Cashill
Published in – April 16, 2009

Calling it an “inadvertent omission”-a phrase that rings about as true in confirmation circles as “wardrobe malfunction”– Democratic Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius (at left) fessed up on Tuesday.

The Kansas governor conceded that through her PAC and her campaign, she has cashed not the reported $12,450 in checks from the nation’s most notorious late term abortionist, Dr. George Tiller, but some $40,000. (more…)

Mike Hendricks on the curious case of David Lindstrom

Monday, May 4th, 2009

KC Star:

He dumped Crandall over the objections of her board colleagues and nominated someone sure to please his conservative pals: the vice chair of the Johnson County Republican Party, Cathy Nugent.

Not saying Nugent is a bad pick.

But Crandall didn’t deserve to be kicked aside. She was a hard worker in line to become board chairman.

“She’s been a stellar member of the board,” said outgoing chairman Charley Vogt. “She did a wonderful job of researching the issues.”

With budget cuts looming that could close library branches and cut hours, her experience would have been an asset, Vogt said.

So why isn’t Crandall’s name up for a vote at Thursday’s county commission meeting?

Lindstrom gave me the plausible but lame excuse that he wanted to give someone else a chance to serve.\

“I do what I believe is in the best interests of the community,” he said.

Which community, you be the judge.

Christopher Berger: An Open Letter to President Obama

Monday, May 4th, 2009


From Christopher Berger, at

An Open Letter to President Obama

Mr. President,

With the recent announcement by Justice Souter that he will retire at the end of the current term of the Supreme Court, you will be nominating your first appointee to the highest body of arbiters in the land. I urge you to consider your choice carefully.

When you gave your oath of office, you swore to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” I hope you will take a few minutes to consider what is built into that statement. (more…)

Chris Wallace to Kathleen Sebelius: Is Joe Biden a crackpot?

Monday, May 4th, 2009


As Allahpundit notes, the fun is not in the question; it’s in seeing how the apologists for this administration duck the answer.