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Attorney, Private Practice 2000-present Former Senate Legal Counsel 1994-2000, Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature Chief Consultant, 1985 Northern Marianas Constitutional Convention

Friday, February 29, 2008

McCain's MRAPs

This picture of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) touring an assembly line at defense contractor BAE Systems in West Chester, Ohio (near Cincinnati)

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

was the lead photograph on TownHall this evening.

BAE Systems makes the Army's Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAP's) -- vehicles that are too big and heavy to be of much use in Afganistan, where the Taliban are resurgent and projection of American force is most needed.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

White House Readiness

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann write:
Will [Barack Obama] be a good president? If he is half as skillful in serving as he has been in running, he can’t miss.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has been touting her experience as evidence she will be ready to act as the President must on "Day One." The theme begs the question of just what kind of readiness the Presidency requires of its occupant if the nation is to be well served. Morris and McGann have implicity answered this question, without directly raising it, observing that the "best evidence of Obama’s readiness to lead the nation is the ability with which he has run for president."

The most critical qualification for President is sound judgment, and Obama has it. Reviewing a number of "delicate questions and issues" Obama has faced in the course of the campaign, Morris and McGann demonstrate how the candidate has fairly consistently shown the "right feel" for how to handle obstacles and challenges.

Indeed. In a world of complexity and uncertainty, we need a President who can creatively find the right course through the application of sound judgment unbound from moribund mindsets of the past.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Just for fun

Giuliani and Edwards Rock Out!
Here, from a group called "barely politics" is an amusing play on the present status of the U.S. Presidential race. Wonder what they'll come up with now that Romney bailed?