It was another eventful week on the political stage. Like a good episode of any quality drama, some answers were doled out while other questions were raised. Old friends and new faces came to the forefront. And, like a good episode of any quality drama, there will be more next week.
Illegal immigrants in Arizona -
It’s not illegal for you to try to get a job even if it is illegal for you to work in this country… um, OK. You don’t have to carry your immigration papers. That part isn’t surprising. We have a real thing about carrying papers ever since WWII. The police CAN check to see if you’re here illegally, but they really can’t do much about it anyway. Well, at least that’s all cleared up.
Eric Holder --
It’s good to have friends in high places. Eric Holder oversaw an operation that made Iran-Contra look kosher. He has stonewalled and obfuscated for months. He’s been held in contempt of Congress. But he’s doing just fine — at least for now — thanks to a little help from President Obama in the form of Executive Privilege.
Condoleezza Rice –
The Condi is back! After years of hiding in a secret Tibetan monastery (or whatever it is she’s been doing) Condoleezza Rice dropped in front and center at a Mitt Romney fundraiser this week. Those who were in attendance described her speech as a show stopper that earned a standing ovation. Could this be the coming-back-out party that thrusts her back into the national spotlight?
Obama for America -
Obama’s re-election campaign took a shot from an unlikely source, the small town of Durham, NH. Durham, quite reasonably, wanted the campaign to pay for the costs of bringing the campaign circus to their town. Obama for America, quite unreasonably, flatly refused. Before the issue could blow up further, an anonymous donor stepped in and took the pressure off the President with a huge chunk of his (or her) own money.
A military Coup, Islamic fundamentalists, and chaos in the streets. Egypt really hasn’t managed to make the most of its hard-earned freedom. I guess they never heard the axiom “the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
(U.S. Air Force photo)