As Secretary of the Department of Unicorns and Rainbows, Dodd will face "daunting challenges in this time of crisis," the president said, referring to the distinguished silver-haired senator as "one of our nation's most visionary leaders."Other insightful political commentary from February:
- "There is a marked tendency for heterosexual men to be interested in women."
- The low ebb for Republicans came when the House GOP could muster only 135 votes against the S-CHIP expansion.
- February was the month of stimulus: 1,434 pages, $789 billion and not a red cent for me.
- Exactly what did Obamanomics mean? Reinflating the bubble and the Fiscal Trap of Hope.
- MEGA-BLOGGER: "How to Get a Million Hits."
- Ace of Spades: Hanging with Hitch in Beirut.
- The first-ever Rule 5 Sunday.
- CPAC! CPAC! CPAC!
February also saw the beginning of the Tea Party movement, which sparked the beginning of a long-running argument with Rick Moran:
Rick doesn't seem to believe that opposition to Obamanomics could ever become a decisive groundswell. And he is entitled to that opinion. But to say that such opposition is not now a groundswell does not mean it will never become one.Wow, did I call that one, or what? I followed up with a long post entitled "Tea Parties, Defeatism and Wolverines" -- the first of what became an informal series with a populist theme -- and quoted Jennifer Rubin: "The opposition party must oppose."