From the Right Side of Campus

Day: January 14, 2009

Obama Aide: Don’t ask Don’t Tell Must Wait

So much for that campaign promise: In an overlooked YouTube video posted on Friday, a spokesman for Barack Obama said the president-elect is committed to ending the policy that bars openly gay men and women from serving in the U.S. armed forces. […] Gibbs on Wednesday expanded on his answer, saying, “There are many challenges facing our nation now and the president-elect is focused first and foremost on jump-starting this economy. “So not everything will get done in the beginning but he’s committed to following through” with ending the policy against being openly gay in the military. In other words,

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Bush Declares Emergency in DC for Inauguration

They only do this preemptively in the case of hurricanes. What the heck is going on here? I mean their first estimates for how many people would be there was an absurd 5 million. Now its down to 1.5 to 2 million which still sounds like an over estimation. I don’t know, it feels like the Bush administration is just buying into the inauguration hype. But I guess its better safe than sorry:

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Bobblehead Barack

Come on… will the merchandising ever end? I mean how can I be expected to take this “monumental achievement” when its being cheapened to the level of the snuggie. I mean sure this time Obama’s people weren’t the ones behind the cornyness, it was a minor league baseball team from Brooklyn or “Baraklyn“, but they’ve sponsored their own crap fests as well. I swear the genius who came up with this promotion is a political satire savant. Just check out the full package:

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