Three short features

  • After saying again and again that he would not run for president in 2012, Governor Christie announced today that he would not seek the presidency in 2012. The movement to draft Christie remained hopeful.
  • ESPN will not use Hank Williams Jr.’s song All My Rowdy Friends, or the opening line “Are you ready for some football?” because the country singer compared President Obama to Hitler. Imagine! a popular musician comparing the president of the United States to Hitler. What can have given him the idea that kind of hyperbole would be acceptable?
  • We can buy conflict oil and support a corrupt theocracy, or buy ethical oil and support Canada. Reasonable men may disagree on the best choice, but Hitler would for sure buy conflict oil from the Saudis. Just sayin’.
  • UPDATE 5 October 2011: Hank Williams Jr. is “sorry if it offended anyone” when he said President Obama golfing with Speaker Boehner was like Hitler golfing with Netanyahu. He added, “When both sides are high-fiving it on the ninth hole when everybody else is without a job – it makes a whole lot of us angry.”