Nov
02
2013
3

My general impression from “Double Down?”

Lots of a*sholes in the Huntsman family. Who I had never really heard of as being Republican political players prior to 2012, and will hopefully never hear of again.

Moe Lane

PS: I’m not really planning to read the book. I pretty much hate political books; I know, weird, huh?

Jan
16
2012
6

#rsrh Jon Huntsman out?

It certainly looks like it. I’d normally go into the details Of What It All Means in mind-numbing detail, but I have a doctor’s checkup this morning and I’m away from my stuff, so let me summarize: DO NOT HIRE JOHN WEAVER TO RUN YOUR CAMPAIGN.

Hey, I’m not saying that you should hire me to run your campaign, either. But at least I know my limitations.

Jan
05
2012
1

Seems to be my day for commenting on other RSers.

I can’t really add anything to this Leon Wolf post slamming the racist… person who made a vicious pro-Ron Paul video attacking Jon Huntsman for adopting a Chinese girl, except for this: whoever made that video is undoubtedly not going to be voting for the Republican candidate in 2012, AND THAT’S JUST FINE WITH ME.

Sheesh.

Moe Lane

PS: Note that this observation works whether or not the video was made by a Ron Paul supporter, or else a Democrat; the important thing to note is that it wasn’t made by a conservative or Republican.

Dec
11
2011
--

#rsrh So… did anybody not jump on the $10K bet thing?

Between Jon Huntsman buying 10kbet.com, the Democrats and of course Rick Perry

…folks were pretty eager to hit this one. Hard.

Aug
26
2011
4

#rsrh Just keep reading ‘Pellinore Huntsman…’

…by Chris Badeaux over at The New Ledger.  It’s impossible to properly excerpt, so I’ll just give the first two paragraphs and assure you that the rest of them live up to the promise found therein:

It is safe to say that were there a direct correlation between Jon Huntsman’s standing among national Republican voters (or his chance at winning the Presidency) and the words expended on his behalf by dreamy-eyed middle-aged newspaper columnists who would sooner eat their mothers’ corpses raw than vote for a Republican, then even the good citizens of Utah would have forgotten by now that the man was ever their governor. Instead, we are treated to one round after another of Huntsman announcing that he has one of the most incompetent campaign teams assembled since McCain08.

That former Governor and former Ambassador (but not former heir) Huntsman has no chance at the Presidency is for some reason stated less openly than soon-to-be-former-Congressman Ron Paul’s identical chance for the same office. There may be a dozen good reasons for this, ranging from Huntsman’s superior hair, his apparently absent tendency to suggest that Israel actually controls American foreign policy, his better taste in hair styling products, his superior looks, his better choice in barbers, his more nuanced speech, or any other aspect of his personal grooming more in line with that of a male model than a homeless fellow found wandering under a bridge, muttering to himself about the gold standard. But while his superior looks and lesser air of absolute nuttiness undoubtedly help hide his absolute lack of a chance of getting a single electoral vote, let alone the Republican nomination for the Presidency, the better explanation lies in the fading memories of the Baby Boomers as they enter their collective Alzheimer’s phase, and torture our country with memories of a world that never was.

Chris will forgive me for that, I’m sure.

Moe Lane

PS: The title is never explained, by the way: and while I know what he’s referring to I am going to be cruel and tell you to just look it up.

PPS: Jon Huntsman should run as a Democrat – and that’s not really meant to be mean of me; as a Democrat he’d be a goram paragon.  He’d certainly be better than the front-runner that the Democrats are planning to run at the moment…

Apr
17
2011
3

#rsrh ‘Utahn.’

This is apparently the word for “person from Utah.”  Which is actually pretty cool, although not as cool as “Utonian” (which is the one that my wife came up with).  Then again, Utonian suggests ray guns, which we don’t really have.

Yet.

(pause)

What?  Surely you don’t expect me to take the rest of this article about Jon Huntsman seriously.  Free hint, folks: Republicans wishing to be my party’s nominee in 2012 would be well-advised not to take a job with this administration.  As they say in Ann Arbor, Michigan: that dog won’t hunt.

Moe Lane

PS: Ann Arbor has a population of over a hundred thousand.  Surely two people in that sample have uttered that saying in recent memory…

May
18
2010
1

Do you agree with the State Department, Ambassador Huntsman?

You’ll be wanting to answer THAT WOMAN’s question, methinks.

It’s widely rumored that Jon Huntsman (former Republican governor of Utah, and current ambassador to the People’s Republic of China) has future political ambitions: I submit that those ambitions will quickly die the True Death if he does not address the recent ridiculousness over our State Department apologizing to the People’s Republic of China for Arizona’s enforcement of the government’s own illegal immigration policy. Because it’s now officially part of the national discussion:

The absolute low point of this campaign came last Friday, when a U.S. State Department delegation met with Chinese negotiators to discuss human rights. Apparently, our State Department felt it necessary to make their Chinese guests feel less bad about their own record of human rights abuses by repeatedly atoning for American “sins” – including, it seems, the Arizona immigration/pro-border security law. Asked if Arizona came up at all during the meeting, Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner answered:

“We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society.”

Note that he said “We brought it up” – not the Chinese, but the U.S. State Department’s own delegation. Instead of grilling the Chinese about their appalling record on human rights, the State Department continued the unbelievable apology tour by raising “early and often” Arizona’s decision to secure our border.

(more…)

May
17
2010
1

#rsrh ‘What Allahpundit said.’

I’ve done my best to come up with some fresh angle to justify writing my own post on Sarah Palin, Jon Huntsman, and our bizarre human rights apology to a regime that used to shoot dissidents and charge their families for the bullet*… but it ain’t happening. I flatter myself that this is rare, but it happens.

So… what Allahpundit said.

Moe Lane

*They still kill dissidents, but they don’t charge the families for the bullet anymore. I believe that this is called ‘progress.’

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