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Not Running For President

Louisiana governor, Bobby Jindal, who is not running for President, has another out of state fundraiser scheduled.  This time the Times Picayune tells us it is in North Carolina

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s out-of-state travels for his re-election campaign continues Wednesday as he embarks on a three-city North Carolina tour for two fundraisers and a keynote address to the John Locke Foundation’s Annual Dinner.

I’m sure that the people in North Carolina are just as interested in “good government” in Louisiana as the people in Iowa, where the “Not Running For President” tour started last November.

February 4, 2009   4 Comments

Oh, Great

Update: Danger Room confirms that the Pentagon blew it, they thought the Kyrgyz were just negotiating, and not serious.

The BBC is reporting that Kyrgyzstan ‘to shut key US base’

Kyrgyzstan’s president has said his government is closing a key US air base on its territory.

Kurmanbek Bakiyev made the announcement in Moscow, where he was promised more than $2bn (£1.4bn) in aid by Russia.

Despite this officials in Washington said the US was still hoping to continue using the Manas base.

Logistics are about to get a whole lot more “interesting”, as attacks on the land route through Pakistan are constantly taking place. The drone attacks inside Pakistan are not helping the situation, and should probably be halted to concentrate on establishing a secure supply route, if possible.

February 4, 2009   6 Comments

Remembering MacArthur

Perhaps someone should give General Petraeus a copy of a good biography of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to read before he does something silly.

It wouldn’t hurt if the White House started displaying a portrait of Harry Truman in the Cabinet Room, just to remind people who is in charge.

MacArthur was probably three times more popular than Truman when he was fired, and was being talked about as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President, while Truman was a lame duck. MacArthur “just faded away” after the episode.

February 4, 2009   7 Comments