So Reince Priebus mentions on my show Wednesday that the RNC is gearing up to focus some attention on Hillary’s less-than-stellar years at State, and HuffPo front pages the story and 3000+ angry commentators chime in.
Just a bit defensive, no?
Hard to extoll a record that doesn’t exist. Amassing frequent flyer miles doesn’t count unless you are George Clooney in Up In The Air.
Hillary flopped at State. Did zip in the Senate. And is the grandmother of Obamacare. And three folks told me during my two day D.C. stay this week that the new DH book is devastating. No wonder many Ds want Elizabeth Warren to run.
You know your first New Year’s Resolution ought to be to preorder and then read The Happiest Life when it arrives on your doorstep 12/31/13 and act on in 1/1/14.
But your second resolution should be to sign up for and compete in the best half marathon in the land –or the 5 K if you are just getting started– the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Half Marathon, run in Irvine, California on Saturday January 11.
I have run –well, trundled– this race a half dozen times and it is flat, fast, and fun, full of high school and junior high kids training for the Los Angeles Marathon as well as thousands of oldsters, both serious and slow, on one of the nicest courses in the land.
Look at it this way: With Obamacare arriving, you had better get into and stay in shape.
Rick Gibson, the Athletic Director of Woodbridge HS in Irvine the student athletes of which have staffed the race for a quarter century joins me in the last half hour of today’s program to push fitness as the New Year’s resolution that shouldn’t wait until 1/1 to get started. Go sign up now and motivate e yourself for the 11th!
Where does it come from, the constant and often bitter battle between left and right in the country?
One of the country’s leading public intellectuals, Yuval Levin, makes a compelling argument in a new book that we can blame it all on two very familiar names and their two very different views of human nature and politics: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine.
Yuval will join me in hour two today to discuss The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left: