Where we once gasped and or laughed at photos of our elected officials smoking cigarettes or appearing inebriated; I do believe the future will reveal much more. I simply wonder where the new line will be drawn? What will be seen as disqualifying as the age of digital cameras and smart phones reveals more and more of our collective past?
President George W. Bush made a rare public appearance Tuesday night as he and Former First Lady Laura Bush paid a visit to Jay Leno and The Tonight Show. At first glance, it is clear to see the former president is doing well and looks extremely comfortable in his role as “former president.” The tone of the interview was extremely lighthearted and only made a quasi-serious turn as Bush talked about his passion projects in Africa and working with wounded veterans.
A new survey finds that if the 2012 election match-up were held this month, Mitt Romney would hold the edge with the voters. Romney topped Obama 49 percent to 45 percent among registered voters in the Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday. Among all Americans, the 2012 rivals would be tied, at 47 percent.
In a taped interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Walker said he believes the GOP nominee needs to be a Washington outsider; someone who has “done successful things in their states, who have taken on big reforms, who are ready to move America forward.” You know – a governor or former governor. Convenient?
Actor, comedian, philanthropist, MSNBC personality, political activist, and total d-bag Alec Baldwin was back at his favor act again this week confronting photographers and throwing around “colorful language.” The latest incident may put in jeopardy his television gig over at MSNBC as he once again dropped what are being labeled as “homophobic slurs” on a photographer. While Baldwin is denying the claims – despite video of the event – MSNBC has suspended the show for two weeks and the actor has spent the last 24 hours attempting to clean up the mess.
In an interview with the BBC Friday, Oprah Winfrey very candidly weighed in on the sensitive issue of “racism in America” as she talked about her latest acting venture as part of the cast of The Butler. I think that there is a level of disrespect for the office that occurs, and that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African-American.
A 5-year old leukemia patient, Miles Scott, dreamed of being a hero for a day. So, with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and thousands of volunteers, the city of San Francisco morphed into a “real life” Gotham City to let Batkid save the day. Accounts and images of how San Francisco has turned out for this young child are nothing short of heartwarming. One can only imagine what it must mean to little Scott to get to play out his biggest fantasies in such a grandiose fashion. Kudos to the folks in the Bay Area. Well done
It seems adviser Harriet Myers was determined to prevent leaks and protect the campaign against “Chinese hackers”, so she devised a code for speaking about the names on the short list. Here’s the list (somewhat interesting): Kelly Ayotte, John Cornyn, Chris Christie, Mitch Daniels, Bill Frist, Mike Huckabee, Bob McDonnell, Tim Pawlenty, Rob Portman, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan; and the code name given to those that survived the next cut Christie (Pufferfish), Pawlenty (Lakefish), Portman (Filet o Fish), Rubio (Pescado) and Ryan (Fishconsin).