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George Will on "This Week" calls Rand Paul "frivolous." Says he’s wrong about not legislating morality–with 1964 Civil Rights Act "we did" …..Palin on Fox today–that mean Rachel Maddow was mean to Rand Paul the other night and now Sarah is going to stamp her feet until the media quits it….Also, she still strongly backs offshore drilling.
NYT public editor largely backs probe of Richard Blumenthal and his wobbly accouts of Vietnam service. But Clark Hoyt does point out flaws, including failure to post that full video… Maureen Dowd also tackles Blumenthal…. Frank Rich on Rand Paul: yeah, he’s an extremist with troubling racial views, and the tea partiers are wack, but Dems better get their own troops as fired up as the rightwing populsits….
Incredible NY Post cover on matador who was impaled by bull, and survived!
Like Ike: James Fallows on Obama’s West Point speech: Pretty good, but read Ike’s. Everyone remembers the "military-industrial complex" part but there’s more.
Givhan take: Wash Post fashionista Robin Givhan complains that Elena Kagan won’t cross your legs like a proper lady.
ON THE CAN-PAIN TRAIL: For real: Nevada bans voters wearing chicken costumes to the polls as it would be obvious putdown of chickens-for-cash Sue Lowden running for Senate….GOP finally wins a House special election, in Obama’s native (unless you’re a Birther) Hawaii, as two Dems split 60% of vote allowing Repub to win…..Crist now leads in Florida poll….
WE HAVE MET ENEMY AND IT IS US: Great piece on deregulation and oil leak by NOLA Times-Picayune outdoors writer.