Sunday, December 24, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

I couldn’t sleep this morning so I got up and got the paper at the door, turned on the coffee and computer. After a fresh cup or two of coffee it is amazing to see how much is going on in the world.

One of the first things that caught my eye was the story by Phillip Elliott of the Associated Press. What a piece of work this Elliott must be, because right off the bat he says in his article that “WASHINGTON - Al Gore claimed he invented it.” Check out the article yourself. Doesn’t young Phillip know this stuff? Why does the media keep repeating this falsehood? Is it propaganda or is it stupidity? Everyone knows that Al Gore said his efforts in Congress supported and helped develop the internet. This is well explained in one place, Gore Myths – GSC, which is an excellent web site.

Today’s Washington Post has a long article about the race for President in ’08. It is written by Dan Balz. Balz is a very pleasant and personable individual. I have met him a couple of times. He’s very courteous and even though he’s obviously busy and has a difficult and demanding job, with me at least he’s willing to politely chat for a few seconds.

His story today centers on who’s in the running for President. It is mostly about the Democratic nominees which is odd because both Parties have complete and open nomination processes this time around. (I am a little surprised that VP Cheney isn’t running…I think he wanted to but that hunting incident stopped those dreams.)

Balz’ article does mention Al Gore, along with Clinton, Obama, Bayh, Warner and others. Check it out here.

The Post’s Sunday Politics section has a little piece on Vilsack. The Iowa Governor has a compelling and interesting story about being adopted. He may find out soon more about his birth mother.

Season’s greetings to all of you, and I wish everyone a very happy new year!


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