Posts Tagged ‘politics’

The smartest thing George W. Bush ever did was accept an offer to help coordinate a group of investors’ purchase of the Texas Rangers. (The Washington Post, in a 1999 article, recounts this nicely.) A business patron, William O. DeWitt Jr. – a man who had already bought Bush’s struggling oil company and paid nicely […]


Former White House lawyer and failed Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers is now a lobbyist for Pakistan. Miers, a former graduate of Hillcrest High and SMU Law School, was involved in the US attorney firing scandal. In February of this year, Congress voted to hold her and Bush’s Chief of Staff Josh Bolten in contempt […]


     Karl Rove Arrested: Congress Grows Balls and Does Something? Photo from flickr user Knuckledragger. Yesterday Karl Rove was politicking in Dallas, future home of George W. Bush and a rare remaining political stronghold, at the home of real-estate mogul Harlan Crowe. The subject of the gathering was not publicly reported.  A local group was organizing a protest of Mr. […]


  The Times today has a somewhat interesting story on BHO’s University of Chicago teaching stint. I have no problem with the overall content of the story. More or less, it resembles even handedness. Barack was a good teacher. Students liked him. But, he wasn’t interested in the academic elements of the university: he didn’t […]