To give you some reading material on this wintry weekend, I've selected some new items from right-wing think tanks that you might want to peruse.
First, from the new magazine of the American Enterprise Institute, an interesting article by Matthew Rees about our man Mitt, titled Mister PowerPoint Goes to Washington. It's overly fawning, but gives a pretty good sense of Romney the businessman.
Here's John Kerry, on CNN's Situation Room yesterday, trying to steal an issue away from Al Gore:
"Teresa and I are writing a book right now on the environment. It's a book we look forward to bringing out in a few months. I'm excited about it. We deal, obviously, with the issue of global climate change, but with a lot of other issues."
The headline of this post is rhetorical, of course. You see, contributions to 2008 Presidential campaign committees are eligible for matching funds from the government beginning January 1, 2007. So, a week in Asia after the first of the year -- after he leaves office -- would cut into Romney's valuable fundraising time; whereas a week in early December merely takes him away from the relatively unimportant business of doing the job he was elected to do.