Questions. For instance....
-- Whatever happened to "global warming"?
-- Does the loud roar of outrage toward Israel regarding the Gaza flotilla incident suggest this administration and developed democracies that likewise should know better, find it easier to summon anger at our friends than at our enemies?
..Such as Iran?
-- Indeed, does the Obama administration know who our enemies are -- given that (a) a war formerly known as "The Long War" and "The War on Terror" has been PC'd into various "overseas contingency operations," (b) Attorney General Eric Holder can't bring himself to acknowledge "radical Islam" motivated the radicalized Fort Hood shooter, and (c) the president's top counter-terrorism adviser (John Brennan) refuses to "describe our enemy as 'jihadists' or 'Islamists'"?
-- In moving to lift "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and to deploy women on combat submarines, is the administration sacrificing military readiness at the altar of dubious social policy?
-- What would the reaction of academics, mainline mediaists et al. have been if the Bush administration had sought to shake down disfavored candidates with offers of federal posts to lure them out of political races?
-- How would those same people have reacted to White House disavowels -- as in the cases of e.g. Joe Sestak (Pennsylvania) and Andrew Romanoff (Colorado) -- that the President was unaware of the Chicago-style shakedown attempts?
-- (Oh, and where would they be on the Deepwater Horizon oil well explosion if it had happened on the presidential watch of Katrina-plagued George W. Bush?)
-- Will the trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, now going forward, help explain what Barack Obama and his men knew about efforts to sell Obama's former Senate seat, and when they knew it?
-- Remember Miss USA 2009 first runner-up Carrie Prejean, who was stripped of her Miss California USA crown following her disapproval of same-gender marriage -- in answer to a pageant question? Who will remember that in this year's contest Miss Oklahoma, Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, responded -- in answer to a pageant question -- that it was "perfectly fine" with her for Arizona to enact its own laws to address illegal immigration, and that she too came in...first runner-up?
-- Now that Helen Thomas has properly departed her post as dowager White House correspondent for her idiot views about Israelis, will she join such luminaries as Barbara Walters and the late Betty Friedan in the left's pantheon of pulchritude?
Ross Mackenzie lives with his wife and Labrador retriever in the woods west of Richmond, Virginia. They have two grown sons, both Naval officers.
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