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Breakfast Scramble (Friday)

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
Does Dumbo really support privacy? From Jennifer Valentino-Devries, Wall Street Journal [1]:

Sen. John Kerry, a senior Democrat, and technology giant Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday backed the Obama administration’s call for broad privacy legislation at a Senate hearing that also exposed hurdles to passing such a law.

“Modern technology allows private entities to observe the activity of Americans on a scale that is unimaginable, and there is no general law” governing the collection and use of that data, Sen. Kerry told the Senate Commerce Committee.

If Dumbo, Barack Obama thinks privacy is a good idea, he should abolish the income tax, which requires peeking in person’s private finances; curtail the Census to it constitutional role only counting heads, not races or toilet and abolish the Obama Care plan to electronically pry into our personal medial records.

More Dumbo Dithers,from Victor Davis Hanson, National Review [2]:

President Obama has spent most of his life either in, or teaching, school — or making laws that he was not responsible for enforcing. His hope-and-change speeches were as moving in spirit as they were lacking in details.

But now Obama is chief executive, and learning, as did Prince Hamlet, that thinking out every possible side of a question can mean never acting on any of them — a sort of Shakespearean “prison” where “there is nothing either good or bad.” Worrying about pleasing everyone ensures pleasing no one. Once again such “conscience does make cowards of us all.”

Hamlets, past and present, are as admirable in theory as they are fickle — and often dangerous — in fact.

Leaders decide.  Dumbo dithers.

At least PIAPS is decisive, Mrs. Clinton rules out future in politics after 2012, from Joshua Hersh, Daily [3]:

Fed up with a president “who can’t make his mind up” as Libyan rebels are on the brink of defeat, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is looking to the exits.

At the tail end of her mission to bolster the Libyan opposition, which has suffered days of losses to Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, Clinton announced that she’s done with Obama after 2012 — even if he wins again.

I offer a simpler explanation, Mrs. Clinton is old, fat and tired.