Politics is a Hard Life

Today’s lesson on what not to do comes from one of the many troubled politicians in our land: former Alaska House Speaker Pete Kott.

Never get your Viagra and sleeping pills mixed up:

Former Alaska House Speaker Pete Kott is asking the judge in his political corruption case to prevent the jury from hearing evidence that ex-Veco chief executive Bill Allen supplied him with pills — and that the results were not exactly as planned.

According to a transcript of an intercepted telephone call between Allen and Kott on May 31, 2006, Allen gave Kott pills for sleeping and for sex. Kott got them mixed up and complained he was up all night while his “old lady” slept beside him.

In my opinion, the funniest part of this story is in this Anchorage Daily News story. Just under Kott’s picture is this direction: “Click to enlarge.” Sounds to me like he doesn’t need our help.

Don’t worry Pete. Even though your political career is dead, nobody will be able to close the lid on the casket.

This Hsu is Made For Runnin'

Democrat donor/felon Norman Hsu failed to show up for a court hearing and he could be on the run from the law yet again.

Remember, this fugitive is a major Hillary backer and proponent of high taxes and gun control. Police are cautioning the public that if they spot Hsu, he should be considered unarmed and socialist.

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The officer pursuing the Democrat fugitive takes a guess at how many times Normal Hsu is planning to spend the night in the Lincoln Bedroom if Hillary’s elected

This Hsu is Made For Runnin’

Democrat donor/felon Norman Hsu failed to show up for a court hearing and he could be on the run from the law yet again.

Remember, this fugitive is a major Hillary backer and proponent of high taxes and gun control. Police are cautioning the public that if they spot Hsu, he should be considered unarmed and socialist.

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The officer pursuing the Democrat fugitive takes a guess at how many times Normal Hsu is planning to spend the night in the Lincoln Bedroom if Hillary’s elected

Bobble-Fred's First Television Ad

Fred Thompson’s first presidential campaign ad is out. This will air tonight during the GOP debate that Thompson will not be taking part in:

Couple of thoughts: Lotsa head bobbing, and the “security, unity, prosperity” slogan can do without the “unity” part. “Unity” from a politician always sounds too commie-lib and reeks of bipartisan sellout. Besides, “security and prosperity” in a nation render “unity” redundant. Since it’s airing during the GOP debate, Fred also should have included something like “Mitt, your tie is on crooked,” but hey, who am I to second guess?

At any rate, Thompson will finally announce on The Tonight Show at around midnight tonight.

(h/t Hot Air)

Bobble-Fred’s First Television Ad

Fred Thompson’s first presidential campaign ad is out. This will air tonight during the GOP debate that Thompson will not be taking part in:

Couple of thoughts: Lotsa head bobbing, and the “security, unity, prosperity” slogan can do without the “unity” part. “Unity” from a politician always sounds too commie-lib and reeks of bipartisan sellout. Besides, “security and prosperity” in a nation render “unity” redundant. Since it’s airing during the GOP debate, Fred also should have included something like “Mitt, your tie is on crooked,” but hey, who am I to second guess?

At any rate, Thompson will finally announce on The Tonight Show at around midnight tonight.

(h/t Hot Air)

Actors, Is There Anything They Don't Know?

The Venice Film Festival is of course bringing out the Bush bashing. Richard Gere leads off:

“What’s interesting to me is how do the bad people among us end up our leaders?”

And the idiots end up our actors.

But wait, don’t make up your mind about foreign policy without first consulting Charleze Theron and George Clooney:

“The decision-making process for going into Iraq was very hastily done, and I think the facts weren’t there, and I just don’t think you go to war for those reasons,” Theron, 32, told Associated Press Television in an interview. “I think the thing that upset me most was the manipulation that our government did towards our people, manipulating them to believe that if they weren’t for the war, they weren’t patriotic.”

George Clooney has said he made “Syriana” and “Good Night, and Good Luck” out of anger for being considered a traitor for questioning the decision to go to war. He told reporters at Venice last week that he believes Americans are now in the process of fixing the mistakes of the last few years.

Silly us. I think we owe Clooney, Theron and The Dixie Chicks and apology.

What gives us the right to believe that a group of celluloid-brained boneheads heading overseas — to criticize a war while our troops are dying in that war in order to maintain breathing privileges for these same vacuous actors who are on foreign soil knocking their mission — are anything but true-blue patriots?

Liberal actors know more about patriotism than we do. After all, if the phone rang right now and Brian De Palma needed somebody to play a patriot true to Hollywood stereotype (gun toting, teeth missing, racist, sexist, gay bashing, dog kicking flag waver) in his latest anti-war, anti-troop movie, they could convincingly pull it off. You and I could never do that.

Meanwhile, just down the road from Gere, Theron and Clooney, this happened:

Three suspected Islamic militants were arrested for allegedly plotting “imminent” and “massive” attacks on the Ramstein Air Base, a major U.S. and NATO military hub, and Frankfurt’s busy international airport, German authorities said Wednesday.

But anyway, just to get back on focus, Bush is a jerk and a threat to the entire planet!

Actors, Is There Anything They Don’t Know?

The Venice Film Festival is of course bringing out the Bush bashing. Richard Gere leads off:

“What’s interesting to me is how do the bad people among us end up our leaders?”

And the idiots end up our actors.

But wait, don’t make up your mind about foreign policy without first consulting Charleze Theron and George Clooney:

“The decision-making process for going into Iraq was very hastily done, and I think the facts weren’t there, and I just don’t think you go to war for those reasons,” Theron, 32, told Associated Press Television in an interview. “I think the thing that upset me most was the manipulation that our government did towards our people, manipulating them to believe that if they weren’t for the war, they weren’t patriotic.”

George Clooney has said he made “Syriana” and “Good Night, and Good Luck” out of anger for being considered a traitor for questioning the decision to go to war. He told reporters at Venice last week that he believes Americans are now in the process of fixing the mistakes of the last few years.

Silly us. I think we owe Clooney, Theron and The Dixie Chicks and apology.

What gives us the right to believe that a group of celluloid-brained boneheads heading overseas — to criticize a war while our troops are dying in that war in order to maintain breathing privileges for these same vacuous actors who are on foreign soil knocking their mission — are anything but true-blue patriots?

Liberal actors know more about patriotism than we do. After all, if the phone rang right now and Brian De Palma needed somebody to play a patriot true to Hollywood stereotype (gun toting, teeth missing, racist, sexist, gay bashing, dog kicking flag waver) in his latest anti-war, anti-troop movie, they could convincingly pull it off. You and I could never do that.

Meanwhile, just down the road from Gere, Theron and Clooney, this happened:

Three suspected Islamic militants were arrested for allegedly plotting “imminent” and “massive” attacks on the Ramstein Air Base, a major U.S. and NATO military hub, and Frankfurt’s busy international airport, German authorities said Wednesday.

But anyway, just to get back on focus, Bush is a jerk and a threat to the entire planet!

Bridge Over Troubled Moonbat

If you live in San Francisco, here’s your afternoon traffic report:

–CA-4 E Eastbound before Cummings Skwy has the 2nd lane from the left blocked by a stalled vehicle, expect delays

–CA-1 N Northbound between Almonte Blvd and Panoramic Hwy, alternate lanes closed until 3 PM

–Oh, and stay off the Bay Bridge — Dick Cheney’s going to blow it up.

(h/t John Hawkins)

What if We Want to be Invisible to Our Government?

Here’s a recent Hillary Clinton campaign ad. I post this not to make you ill, but to later examine what she’s really saying here:

Here’s the transcript for the dial-up challenged:

Mrs. Clinton says, “As I travel around America, I hear from so many people who feel like they’re just invisible to their government.”

A male narrator says, “Hillary Clinton has spent her life standing up for people others don’t see.”

Mrs. Clinton says: “You know, if you’re a family that is struggling, and you don’t have health care, well you are invisible to this president. If you’re a single mom trying to find affordable child care so you can go to work, well, you’re invisible too. And I never thought I would see that our soldiers who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan would be treated as though they were invisible as well. Americans from all walks of life across our country may be invisible to this president, but they’re not invisible to me, and they won’t be invisible to the next president of the United States. I’m Hillary Clinton, and I approve this message.”

Hillary’s big campaign theme will continue to be that you will no longer be invisible to your government. Well I don’t doubt it — she’s got our FBI files and a hell of a bright flashlight.

What does this “you won’t be invisible to me” rhetoric really say?

To me it says this: “We will know where you are, what you’re doing, what you’re eating, what you’re drinking, who your doctor is, what you’re smoking, where you’re sending your kids to school and what kind of car you’re driving.”

I want a president who appreciates my desire to remain invisible to my government, and Hillary certainly ain’t it.