THE ART OF COMPROMISE

As a devoted Hotline TV junkie (seriously, I can’t get by without my daily fix), it’s “more in sadness than in anger” that I relate a truly weird line from guest host Josh Kraushaar, discussing Rush Holt in Friday’s episode on the Intelligence Chair race:

He’s sort of someone who kind of works with the progressive members of the Democratic caucus, but he also doesn’t have any ethical issues to deal with, so he would be an interesting compromise choice.

A compromise between the people who want a conservative candidate and the people who want a corrupt one?

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A TASTE OF (GENDERED) TROPES TO COME

Two choice insights from a minute of talk radio on the Harman v. Hastings face-off for Intelligence Chair:

“Nancy Pelosi and Jane Harman are in a cat fight.”

“Nancy Pelosi is like Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde – she just has a thing for gangsters.”

Just remember kids: W Stands for Women.

ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL

Guest Istapundit Brannon Denning makes what might be a clever point based on a reasonable comparison – if it weren’t a tortured point based on an absurd comparison:

Mitt Romney apologized for using the term “tar baby” to describe the Big Dig debacle. Can we save the public shaming for public officials who actually intend their comments to be offensive? Like, say, Mel Gibson?

How short-sighted of critics to focus on the offensive comments of a prominent governor and presidential aspirant rather than those of a celebrity crank, right? I mean, these are probably the same critics who think that George Bush lying about intelligence to sell a war was more important than Usher implying to his fans that he had cheated on his girlfriend in order to sell an album.