Friday, February 3, 2012

Read Stuff, You Should

Happy Birthday to the great Maura Tierney, 47. You know, I think I've seen almost nothing she's done other than, of course, NewsRadio. Except, that is, for something else I can highly recommend: Scotland, Pa. Great idea, great execution, especially for the first first hour or so -- and she's terrific throughout.

OK, the good stuff:

1. Katie from Feministing on Susan G. Komen. Excellent. For more on that and other things, by the way, I did the roundup over at Greg's place yesterday evening, so lots of links there.

2. Larry Bartels checks out how those lucky "very poor" are getting along. Someone better tell Mitt Romney that he doesn't quite have it right.

3. If you ask me, sane conservatives are nuts to embrace (or in any way tolerate Ann Coulter just because they happen to agree with her on Romneycare; sane conservative David Frum obviously disagrees.

4. Spencer Ackerman on Afghanistan, 2013, and Mitt Romney.

5. And I think Ezra Klein has much the better of the argument about budget deficits, Obama, and George W. Bush, but I think he's overly generous to Keith Hennessey.


  1. Lisa, Lisa Miller, You little love killer.

  2. "[O]n the positive side, [Romney's] disbelief in so many of the things that he is forced to say is exactly the thing that will make him a superior president." -- David Frum, January 25, 2012
    "Mitt Romney is not a liar." -- David Frum, January 26, 2012
    "Mitt Romney simply does not believe the things that must be said to be a competitive candidate for the Republican nomination. He has zero interest in being a Jon Huntsman-style martyr, so he dutifully repeats them..." -- David Frum, January 25, 2012
    "Mitt Romney cares a great deal about speaking accurately and truthfully." -- David Frum, January 26, 2012

    Dunno about this "sane conservative" business...

    All quotes flagged by CMK, proprietor of

  3. Re Maura Tierney: The author of "A plain blog about politics" has not seen "Primary Colors"? The film is far from as good as the book, but, really?

  4. Yeah, I've neither seen nor read "Primary Colors." I don't know...I skipped seeing it when it came out, and I've never really thought it was an important one to make sure I saw, and it never happened to cycle through TV when I had room on the DVR, or whatever. Should I?


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