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Breakfast Scramble (Tuesday)

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble

A requiem for a bitch *, the demise of Mrs. Pelosi’s career in national politics, by Hugh Hewitt, Washington Examiner [1]:

The epic loss on Tuesday will launch a thousand op-eds and who knows how many dissertations. But the explanation is very simple.

Never have two modern American leaders been so utterly bereft of graciousness. Americans do not particularly value humility in their politicians, but arrogance and disdain are poison to the public

Mrs. Pelosi wounds were in large part self-inflicted.   For the party  in power to lose seats in the mid-cycle election is usual.    However the scale of Mrs. Pelosi’s debacle will be historic.

Can Dim Won learn bumility? I say not.

Nina Totenberg watch, recently Juan Williams, late of NPR, now of Fox News, expressed fear of some Muslims.  For his honesty, Williams was fired by NPR.  Now Nina Totenberg, also of NPR, expresses her fears, from Steve Gilbert, Sweetness & :Light [2]:

GORDON PETERSON: Nina, columnist Paul Krugman says if the election goes as expected, his advice is be afraid, be very afraid. Should we take his advice?

NINA TOTENBERG, NPR: I am already afraid, very afraid. I mean, it’s not like governance has been going great. I think we’ll, I don’t know whether I should be afraid, but there will be gridlock

If NPR actually fires Totenberg, I will have to eat this post.  If not, way is unacceptable for NPR contributors to express fear of Muslims but very acceptable to express fear of conservativs?

Even the total mess Barack Obama, Dirty Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and gang have made of our economy, foreign policy and health care, it hard to see how anybody, if the party of John McCain, and Mike Huckabee could any worse, if they tried.

PBS makes nice or Michelle has an anger management problem.   Michelle [3] is reporting recieving this letter from PBS:

Michelle,

I wanted to send out a note to invite you to participate – even embed – the PBS NewsHour’s online-only live show tomorrow night (starting at 10 p.m. EST). It’s the first time we have done a broadcast-style show (complete with legendary political columnists Mark Shields & David Brooks) wholly online – and we’re hoping to make it a big success. All you have to do is grab our embed code (below or via http://ustream.tv/pbsnewshour) and add it to your site, wherever you typically place political coverage. Host your own NewsHour – on your homepage – and join the conversation. For a full rundown of our multi-platform, election-night plans, click here.

On Facebook? You can add the tab to your page too – just follow the instructions below.

Thank you so much for your consideration. Even if you can’t embed, join the conversation Election Night – we’ll be liveblogging from 5:45 p.m. EST until the wee hours of the morning. Check it out at: http://newshour.pbs.org.

Please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions.

Jason Kane
Communications Assistant

I believe the classic response was “Nuts! [4]

Halloween costume of the year, from Jim Hoft,  Gateway Pundit [5]:

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Alternative title: What our founding blogger did for Halloween?

The kid has got spunk.   Does he blog?

Oprah sees no  Joy in bitch,  from Caroline May, Daily Caller [7]:

Women’s groups are cheering Oprah Winfrey’s announcement that the word “bitch” will not be tolerated on her new network, but say that there remains a great deal more work to be done in the fight against sexism.

* Still a term of endearment?  I don’t watch the Spew.