Happy Hour Links
5:17 PM, Sep 23, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
Bad Rachel: "Bill Clinton, Sociologist."
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez: "the Vietnamese and the Republicans are--with an intensity (emphasis hers)--trying to take away this seat, this seat that we [Democrats] have done so much for our community, take away this seat from us and give it to this Van Tran, who's very anti-immigrant and very anti-Latino."
Ramesh Ponnuru on the GOP pledge: "I’m reasonably pleased with the pledge — it beat my expectations — but it’s a good thing that there are conservatives out there complaining about it."
Yuval Levin: "The first thing that strikes me (especially in comparing this Pledge to the Contract With America) is how much progress pro-lifers have made both in the arena of public opinion and the intra-Republican debate on the abortion question. The Contract avoided the subject like the plague. This document speaks plainly of a commitment to human life several times, lists abortion funding as a key reason for repealing Obamacare, and promises a government-wide Hyde Amendment. We haven’t been able to move the courts, and so there is much work to be done in combating this most grave injustice of our time (and not much that can be done by Congress, alas) but progress is progress, and this is definitely progress."
Sarah Palin on whether she'll run for president: "If nobody else wanted to step up I would offer myself in the name of service to the public."
James Kirchick on Kyrgyzstan.
Amazing video: "You have to finish ... they don't call it the 'Amazing Race' for nothing."
Smart Linda McMahon ad uses JFK to sell tax cuts: