Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dear Mr. President: Fish or cut bait

I just went to www.whitehouse.gov and sent the following to President Obama: Mr. President, I know you’ve already prepared  your speech for tonight, and as I understand from press reports based on advance copies of that speech, you are planning … Read More

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Hatch and Huntsman make the Big Time

Wow, Utahns are all over the front page of the New York Times this morning. First, Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman announced he is, indeed, a candidate for President (click). This is fun. He hasn’t got a hope in Hades … Read More

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Gov. Herbert’s slimey, sneaky push-poll

My column today (click!)  is on the art of push-polling, which are not polls at all, they’re ads, or efforts to recruit helpers, or solicit funds or something. Interestingly, last night my wife showed me a “Summer Survey 2011″ sent … Read More

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GOP debaters take the way of the wimp

I was struck during Monday’s so-called debate among the current GOP presidential candidates by the rather cowardly way they took stands based on ideological purity. They’re all trying real hard to be tough-minded fiscal conservatives, as best exemplified by Mitt … Read More

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Monday mish-mash: Legal pot, broken votes

A couple of oddities: The S-E’s editorial Sunday called for those doing the redistricting of Utah into 4 congressional district to be sure and keep Weber and Davis together as a block. The idea is that since people in those … Read More

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Poor Newt–tried to really be different.

OK, in a weird sort of way, maybe Newt Gingrich was right. He’s allegedly running for president, and his entire staff quit on him Thursday because, as this story makes clear, Newt was declining to follow the standard corporate “how … Read More

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The Urban Myth and the Palinized press

Spent too much time this morning explaining to people why the amazing email they sent me was full of hooey. Sadly, the major media is  sometimes the sender of these things, indirectly. One email was from some guy who said … Read More

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