Political Notes From the Desk of Honesty

Rush—- Many years now, I’ve wished that Rush would exercise common sense in some of his blathering over-the-top comments…. I always thought it detracted from the GOOD that he could do. There have been many moments that he gets so good at articulating the conservative cause, that it brings me to the verge of tears. But then there are the moments where he slips into the ‘entertainer’ mode and strikes some low cord with some offcolor comment. Most times it works. But this time, the left was ready for the offspeed pitch and knocked him out.
It’s no surprise that while Maher could get away with “slut” comment, Rush could not…. Did he not learn anything from ESPN? And how’s that McNabb QB working out anyways? Like most things, Rush was right on both counts… but the left smells blood and Rush gave them an easy target.

Anthony Breitbart— This guy will be missed. I came across him in ’07 when he was a part of the ‘fringe’ reactionary strata. I dismissed him and his blog as being something of the ‘new tabloid’ media, and I’ll always regret that. What he did, what he uncovered along the way…what he exposed, is a credit to him, his will and his fearlessness. It wouldn’t surprise me if he was offed somehow. He had had some sort of spirited political confab just minutes before he died??? Probably not, but nothing would surprise me considering this man built 3 of the biggest conservative online properties ever. He was a major target, undoubtedly. Nevertheless, I am just sorry I did not recognize his genius and his love for liberty sooner.

Romney— Well, he won 6 of 10 states last night, Santorum got 3 and Gingrich got Georgia. Nary a mention of Paul or how he fared. Most media plastered the 2 leaders pictures on their covers, relegating Newt and Paul to mere afterthoughts. Romney is securing more endorsements as his train gathers more steam. Expect a Romney-Santorum ticket. Gingrich as Sec of State and Paul as Treasury Sec?? I can see Paul being shut out completely unless he can garner some more high finishes somewhere.

JC WATTS— I was surprised to hear JC Watts and Herman Cain going all out for Newt. I had known Cain was a big supporter, but Watts, I thought, would have rallied to one of the favorites sides. I always thought JC was a superstar just waiting for the right moment. Why he slipped into relative obscurity has puzzled me, although I know his bunch (Class of ’96) of Republican Congressmen, actually were committed to their pledges of Term Limits. Imagine…. Real live conviction…. I would like to see Watts re-surface as a force within the Republican party. He, Cain, and Allen West seem to me to epitomize what someone can dream to be no matter their color… or maybe despite the pigeon-holing of their color.