Month: January 2009

A QUESTION OF LEADERSHIP

It is a fact of history that leadership is not always bestowed but is often seized. Napoleon Bonaparte was never figured into the French Revolution, but while everyone else dithered under powdered wigs, he simply took charge. Obviously, and without…

RANK HYPOCRISY

The Illinois State Senate heard excerpts today from Patrick Fitzgerald’s tapes of Governor Rod Blagojevich’s conversations and rather than being outraged each and every one no doubt said a silent prayer that their own phones were not tapped. Blagojevich is…

THE UTILITY OF VIOLENCE

If you have never witnessed it yourself, it is a particularly unnerving thing to see rioters coming up the street at you. Predictability is a major part of being civilized, knowing the boundries of behavior, and with rioters there are…

FOOL ON THE HILL

Is there a bigger douchebag in Washington than Harry Reid? With his misreading and mishandling of the Roland Burris affair, the mealy mouthed senator from Las Vegas proved yet again that he is way over his head in his position…