Alarming News

February 23, 2007

A short list of not-so-random thoughts

***How could Drew Barrymore be 40? (She’s wearing a bikini at the link so it might not be safe for certain work environments.) I’m not sweating turning 30 in April, not much anyway, but the fact that she’s 40 and hot sure is encouraging.

***I love Dick Cheney:

“My statement was that if we adopt the Pelosi policy, is that we will validate the strategy of al Qaida,” Cheney said. “I said it, and I meant it.”

“I am not sure what part of it that Nancy disagreed with,” Cheney told ABC News during an interview today in Sydney, Australia. “She accused me of questioning her patriotism. I didn’t question her patriotism, I questioned her judgment.”

Cheney said: “The point I made, and I’ll make it again, is that al Qaida functions on the basis that they think they can break our will. That’s their fundamental underlying strategy, that if they can kill enough Americans or cause enough havoc, create enough chaos in Iraq, then we’ll quit and go home.”

“A failed strategy? Let’s see: We didn’t fail when we got rid of Saddam. We didn’t fail when we held elections. We didn’t fail when we got a constitution written. Those are success stories.”

Someone tell me again why he can’t run in ‘08. Remember how he made lunch of Edwards in the debate?

***I love this about my friend Dawn Eden (from an interview with Doublethink about her book “The Thrill of the Chaste”): “She is not at all what you would expect a Christian author who has just finished a book about the virtues of chastity to be like.” I enjoy the unexpected.

***David Weigel of Reason predicts National Review will suck it up and endorse Giuliani “in about a year”. I say they suck it up and endorse John McCain. Doesn’t it kind of suck that no matter who conservatives choose, we’re sucking it up?

***Of the proverbial 7 Deadly Sins, I always thought that laziness was the one I most embodied. Now I am not so sure.

BONUS: ***I like commenters that call me hot.