Dec
18
2014
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I don’t know how to explain to the Boston Globe how irrelevant the MA Congressional delegation is.

Oh, wait, I do.  This bit?

[Rep Joe] Kennedy’s vexation at the lack of congressional debate on what he called “another military conflict in another Middle Eastern country mired in yet another civil war” was aired by other members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation who are assigned to key committees with oversight of foreign policy and the military.

…As far as I can tell, there isn’t a Ranking Member to a full committee in either the House or the Senate Massachusetts delegation.  Looking over that delegation, in fact, and I’m struck by how utterly bland and forgettable it is. Elizabeth Warren is the best of a sad and sorry lot, and she’s not really that impressive. She’s also not on any of the particularly good Senate committees, which shows a remarkably clear-headed view of her utility to Democrats.  Perhaps too clear-headed: I prefer my Democratic establishment types to be half-asleep.

So, yeah, the MA Congressional delegation can keep shaking their fists in the air.  Their own party doesn’t want to give them a better platform than that; why should the rest of us?

Nov
18
2011
14

Leon (Panetta), you ignorant slut.

India is an ALLY, fool.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in remarks Thursday, ranked U.S. ally India with China as a rising threat to the U.S. in Asia. The Pentagon quickly sought to roll back the remarks.

“We face the threats from rising powers — China, India, others — that we have to always have sufficient force protection out there in the Pacific to make sure they know we’re never going anywhere,” Mr. Panetta said during a visit to a shipyard in Groton, Conn., where he toured a submarine, the Mississippi, in the final stages of construction.

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