John McCaslin

He's also opined for the Greensboro (N.C.) Record, the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.), the Detroit News, USA Today and The Washington Times; and for seven years he was host of "Fox News Sunday," and later "The Tony Snow Show" on Fox News Radio.

Seeing light

After unprecedented early campaigning for the White House, the 2008 presidential election suddenly isn't so far away, given the announcement that New Hampshire will hold its first-in-the-nation presidential primary Tuesday, January 8 — just 43 days from today, or six weeks from tomorrow.


"Yes," reacts a sarcastic Christopher C. Horner, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, "we absolutely must get on our private jets to drop into Bali in December to lecture the world on how individual energy consumption is immoral."

He is referring to a story just posted by Bali Discovery Tours about how the management of Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport "are concerned that the large number of additional private charter flights expected in Bali during the U.N. Conference on Climate Change, held Dec. 3-15, 2007, will exceed the carrying capacity of airport apron areas.

"To meet the added demand for aircraft storage, officials are allocating 'parking space' at other airports in Indonesia. The operational manager for Bali's airport, Azjar Effendi, says his three parking areas can only accommodate 15 planes, which means some of the jets used by VIP delegations will only be allowed to disembark and embark their planes in Bali with parking provided at airports in Surabaya, Lombok, Jakarta and Makassar."

John McCaslin

John McCaslin is a contributing columnist on and author of Inside The Beltway: Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from around the Nation's Capital .

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