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“My Name Is Barack Obama and I’m copyrighted!!”
How Will The Obama Administration Differ From The Bush Administration: You may answer “Let me count the ways!” But The Glittering Eye’s always perceptive Dave Schuler gives you some thoughtful ones. A tiny taste for you:
First, I don’t think the Obama Administration will be as loyal as the Bush Administration was…The way to state this positively is that the Obama Administration is likely to be more pragmatic or more objective than the Bush Administration was. This is not an unalloyed virtue. Excessive pragmatism like excessive loyalty has its own problems. For one thing loyalty breeds loyalty.
Second, it’s becoming pretty clear that the Obama Administration will be technocratic.
The third and most speculative thought I’ll offer is this: I think that the Obama Administration is likely to be the most pessimistic of my memory. I believe President Obama’s strategy will be minimax—minimizing loss rather than maximizing gain. This will place him in diametric opposition to George W. Bush.
There’s a lot more so read it in its entirety.
What’s The Biggest Spending Bill In History? Was it this?
Barack Obama Is Against Renditions or is he?
Still More On Pajamas Media: PJ Media wants has dumped its blog ad network and wants to go into Internet TV in a big way. Blogger Interrupted thinks it might be wise to focus on a better image.
Michael Steele Has Generally Been Welcomed As The New RNC Chairman but there is one person notably unhappy about having the first African-American fill that post. Can you guess? Let’s just say he’s up sheet’s creek…
Question: Can People Trust Steele? Read Booker Rising (one of TMV’s longtime favorite sites).
A Bad Sign (if you are a moderate or non-conservative): He says the GOP doesn’t have an image problem. Oh. (And everyone these days thinks Detroit’s automakers are geniuses!)
Tom Daschle Has Tax Problems and has the media played games with the story?
The Republicans Are Like Herbert Hoover? Oh, that’s rich…
It’s Nice To Know That Bailed Out American Banks Have Sought To Create AMERICAN Jobs — oh, wait, they’re recruiting foreign workers (how silly of me!)
Does Obama Face A Tough Trade Dilemma? Some think so..
If You Missed The Movie Trailers Shown During The Super Bowl just go to Oliver Willlis’ site HERE and scroll down. GREAT collection..
THIS JUST IN: More problems for Tom Daschle?
See you next time for our next surfing of blogtopia (and this guy invented that term..)
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.