Friday, January 23, 2009
After an avalanche of criticism, former speaker of the State House Jim Amann has decided to look elsewhere for a job. He still wants to be governor. According to the Waterbury Republican American, “Former Republican Sen. David J. Cappiello, meanwhile, is the new senior policy adviser to super minority Senate Republicans. For $103,000 a year, he will tell them whether they should lay horizontally or vertically when Democrats steamroller them.” The ever gracious Nancy Pelosi took time in her busy schedule to bid former President George Bush farewell. His leave-taking, said the lady, "was like having a 10-ton anvil lifted from my shoulders," though it may be doubted whether such a cumbersome weight could fit on her slender and graceful shoulders. The new president, she confided to Bay area reporters, “will be great for California because he “has an entrepreneurial way of thinking, a fresh way of thinking, a commitment to the environment, a push for green jobs and reversing global warming, and that will help California.” California, teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, is holding out a rather large cup to the entrepreneurial Obama. One of the new president’s first acts in office was to issue a dictat closing GITMO. The administration is still struggling to find a less torcherous place in the universe to house such as Kalid Sheik Mohammed. As if all this were not problematic enough, Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, has written the president on a matter of grave importance relating to prisoners in Illinois, one of his home states. Morell wants Obama to “focus on a grave injustice taking place in the prisons of your home state, namely, a prison diet that is slowly killing the inmates assigned to the Illinois Department of Corrections. This is a diet based largely on soy protein powder and soy flour. As you stated on last night's 60 Minutes Program, America does not condone torture. I think you would agree that what is happening in the Illinois prisons is a form of torture.” And Governor Patterson of New York at last has settled upon someone to fill the departing Senator Hillary Clinton's large high heels. Unfortunately, it is not Caroline Kennedy. Kirsten Gillibrand is reputed to be a supporter of gun rights.