If you read today's Globe write-up of Steve Pagliuca's US Senate campaign kickoff, you know that the former would-be Globe owner's past donations to Republicans--including Mitt Romney--are going to be a campaign issue:
Pagliuca said he had donated to and
backed Romney’s candidacy out of personal loyalty, because Romney had
hired him at Bain Capital in 1989 and was a personal friend.
Is it just me, or is this a remarkably gracious speech by a president whose legacy was just repudiated in emphatic terms?
ST. PAUL--Spent some time this afternoon in "The Fox Experience," which is basically just a great big Fox newsroom located across the street from the Xcel Energy Center. After going through security, delegates and other visitors can pick up some free Fox memoribilia and watch Fox's journalists do their thing. It all happens underneath a great big projected American flag (or something reasonably flag-esque):
It would look bad, period, if Gustav hammered New Orleans and environs while the Republicans waxed ecstatic over John McCain's impending nomination. And it would look especially bad since the current Republican president didn't exactly dazzle the last time a hurricane ravaged the Gulf Coast.
But to make matters even worse for those charged with figuring out whether the RNC should happen or not, the theme for the first day of the convention happens to be "Service."
I don't expect Rush Limbaugh to acknowledge that George Bush had his own "temple" back in 2004 when he's chortling over the "temple" Barack Obama used last night. But if actual journalists are going to report this particular GOP talking point--which, of course, is just a variation on the old Obama-as-narcissist theme--they really ought to note that fact.