1. Dick Cheney
-- whose role in the Plame affair has not
been forgotten -- says that Ed Snowden is a traitor. In light of this pronouncement, I'd like to ask you good people a poser that has been making the rounds on Facebook:
If Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld were both drowning, and you could only save one...what type of sandwich would you like?
2. My Ladyfriend sent me this early campaign sign. What do you think?
My feelings are mixed. As you know, I supported Hillary in 2008. But her stint as Secretary of State has left her reputation somewhat soiled, and I wish she had remained a senator. I had strong disagreements with many aspects of this country's foreign policies throughout the 2008-2012 period -- disagreements about Israel, the war on terror and other matters. Like it or not, she signed her name to those policies.
I know that many of my readers like to credit Hillary with everything that went well on the foreign policy front while blaming Obama for everything that went poorly. To me, that argument reeks of special pleading and wishful thinking.
On the other hand, I will of course support her if she is the nominee in in 2016.