Today’s Dish

I’m currently training my body and brain to be able to fully function on only 5-6 hours of sleep. Everyone knows that being able to do that is the sign of a great woman/man. And seeing as how it is my full intention to be bad ass, its only logical that I try.

So lets see. The Taliban’s top commander has been captured.

The commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, is an Afghan described by American officials as the most significant Taliban figure to be detained since the American-led war in Afghanistan started more than eight years ago. He ranks second in influence only to Mullah Muhammad Omar, the Taliban’s founder and a close associate of Osama bin Laden before the Sept. 11 attacks.

Only six percent of Americans believe Obama’s Stimulus plan created jobs. Epic FAIL.

Just 6%.It must be Bush’s fault.

UPDATE: Jason Mattera points out that more Americans who believe that Bush blew up the World Trade Center that that Porkulus created jobs. Sad.

So it looks like Senator Evan Bayh called it quits.

I don’t doubt that Bayh could have won re-election — though he probably did not relish the prospect of a very nasty campaign revolving around GOP attacks on his wife’s business activities. Let it never be forgotten that Bayh is a perennial Democratic golden boy, the keynote speaker at the party’s 1996 convention, scion of a political dynasty, proven vote-getter in a red state and, in his own mind, prime presidential timber. For him, then, the question was: even if I win, who needs six more years of dealing with these people, after which I might be 60 years old and trying to pick up the pieces of a damaged political party brand?

And don’t get him started on the Republicans! I think we have to take Bayh at his word when he quite justifiably expressed disgust not only with the jobs bill fiasco, but also when he lashed out at the Senate Republicans who opportunistically voted down a bipartisan budget-balancing commission they had previously endorsed.

Quitting the Senate was a no-lose move for the presidentially ambitious Bayh, since he can now crawl away from the political wreckage for a couple of years, plausibly alleging that he tried to steer the party in a different direction — and then be perfectly positioned to mount a centrist primary challenge to Obama in 2012, depending on circumstances.

Yeah, we know. Bayh said he wasn’t interested in running. But they all say that and it always amounts to jack shit. Wasn’t it our current Teleprompter in Chief who said in 2006 that he had no plans to run for President while he was all ready mounting his campaign?

If Bayh wants to mount a “centrist” primary challenge to Obama in 2012, I say more power to him. His “centrist” platform would probably be more liberal than Obama’s “liberal” presidency.

The bottom line is the obvious. The Democrats are in trouble. Not only is Evan Bayh leaving them high and dry, rumor has it that Senator Mikulski is too.

Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer are both in trouble. Dodd is retiring…

How’s that “New Coalition” working out for you, Donna?

The birthers are at it again.

Ever since Barack Obama started running for the White House, he’s been plagued by lawsuits from detractors who claim that he is not a natural-born citizen, and thus is ineligible to serve as president. Now the devoted conspiracy theorists of the so-called “eligibility movement” have a fresh target: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And there’s a chance that the Supreme Court might hear their challenge.

My Gods. Why do they even make news?


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