Sarah Palin: A Hit In Indiana, A Miss In Alaska

  • Sarah Palin gave an unsurprising speech at a "anti abortion banquet" last night, opining that women should carry their unwanted pregnancies to term, embryos should get rights and President Barack Obama sucks. [Associated Press]
  • Great news: Michael Steele has decided Palin is a party leader; hopefully this will fuck up her chances in 2012. [MSNBCEveryone is making money off Palin, including me. [Politico]
  • Except for Wayne Anthony Ross, Palin's Crazytown pick for Attorney General, who was rejected while Palin was off proclaiming her opposition to a woman's right to choose. [Huffington Post]
  • The press and the blogosphere are combing through the memos about the various ways in which people were tortured under the Bush Administration. [NY Times]
  • There may be no prosecutions of those torturers, however. [Associated Press]
  • Instead, President Obama is going to focus on high-speed rail. Hint: if it wasn't still cheaper and faster to fly or take a bus than a train, probably more people would take trains. Can I get a DOT appointment now? [NY Times]
  • Currently, Obama is in Trinidad for the Summit of the Americas. No beefcake shots have been made available to the press at this time. [ABC News]
  • Hottie statistician Nate Silver thinks we should just let Texas secede from the Union. [FiveThirtyEight]
  • Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal thinks Cheney should shut the fuck up. [Politico]
  • Defense Secretary Bob Gates isn't exactly keen to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. [Associated Press]
  • Obama's car czar Steven Rattner is under investigation for possibly participating in a kickback scheme with New York state's pension fund. I suspect he and Bill Richardson will have plenty to talk about. [Politico]
  • Americans are in love with Michelle Obama. [Marist]
  • Apparently Howard Dean and Rahm Emanuel have kissed and made up. However Dean's still not going to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. [The Hill]