I’m looking at the dust up between Chris Christie and CPAC and can’t help but remember the movie Witness for the Prosecution from 1957.
There was a speech by Marlene Dietrich’s character at the end of the trial that was the true climax of the movie.
Mrs. Vole: Remember when I came to see you, you said that no jury would believe an alibi given by a loving wife no matter shown she swore he was innocent. That gave me the idea.
Sir Wilfred: What Idea?
Mrs Vole: The idea to not be a witness for my husband but for the prosecution. That I should swear Leonard was guilty and would expose me as a vicious liar because only then would they believe Leonard was innocent.
When I look at CPAC not inviting Chris Christie I see the same dynamic.
MSNBC not withstanding Christie is smart enough to know that the left is not going to lay off of him or paint him as anything other than a right-wing extremist. I suspect he figures with the president winning the state by that wide a spread and Obamacare being the signature achievement of this president (and I use the word achievement VERY loosely)this move takes at least one target off of his chest.
And when it comes down to it, there is nothing CPAC could do better for his re-election efforts than keeping him away.
By staying away nothing he says there can be use to call him a “right-winger” in a +18 Obama state. It also precludes a nasty confrontation with conservatives that could hurt him among a base where he can’t spare a single vote.
And Christie is playing it to the hilt.
“It’s not like I’m lacking for invitations to speak, both here or around the country, it’s not like I have a whole lot of openings in my schedule,” Christie said. He added, referencing the damage to his state wrought by Superstorm Sandy, “I can’t sweat the small stuff. I got a state to rebuild. I can’t sweat the small stuff.”
The next year the teachers were still there, the school was still there and everything pretty much remained as it had been before. It put the lie to the hype.
Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined.
This has gotten a lot of play but as American Globand Breitbart’s John Nolte put it the real story is the number of people attacking Woodward on the left.
If you want to know who is a member of the current version of Journolist this it’s a handy guide.
The Department of Homeland Security has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails in anticipation of automatic budget cuts, in a move one Arizona sheriff called politically motivated -- and dangerous.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Tuesday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released more than 500 detainees in his county alone over the weekend. A spokesman for Babeu told FoxNews.com that ICE officials have said they plan to release a total of nearly 10,000 illegal immigrants.
Some Doctor Who. Saw the special on the 2nd Doctor this week. I thought it odd that while they had Frazier Hines and Wendy Padbuty as guests on the special they didn’t have Deborah Watling particularly since Tomb of the Cyberman was the first episode that featured her as a companion.
I’m also surprised they didn’t includePatrick Troughton’sson David Troughton who is active in the series, but that might wait till the next special on the 3rd Doctor where he appeared as King Peladon.
The special was on at the same time as the Oscars which I totally ignored. White uninterested I do find it amusing that so many people like Jane Fonda are so angry at Seth MacFarline for acting like….Seth MacFarline.
Anyone who has watched any episode of Family Guy or saw the movie Ted knew this was coming (particularly the musical numbers, MacFarline LOVES musicals). The amount of racist, sexist and offensive humor directed against people is considerable. If anybody thoughtMacFarline was going to change for the Oscars, they have a screw loose.
So I guess they’ll have to find new hosts for next year. I hear Trey Parker and Matt Stone have the day free…