Politics & Prejudices
Jenny take a ride
After an almost leadership-free stint in office, Granholm departs
Published: December 15, 2010
That meant she could have fought for whatever she believed right without having to fear the political consequences. Yet she didn't even try. Her defenders will say that it would have been hopeless, that Senate Majority Leader Bishop would have blocked whatever she did. They may even be right. But Jennifer Granholm didn't even try.
So in the end, her administration will be remembered for two things: Her unfortunate boast in her first term that in five years we'd all be "blown away" by the strength and diversity of the Michigan economy. For that, and for having abolished the Michigan State Fair.
They tell me Gov.-elect Rick Snyder actually has an agenda, and is willing to fight hard for it. Let's hope that's right.
Did Helen reveal more than she knew? Overheard at a (largely) Jewish gathering a week ago, after the legendary former reporter's infamous comment that "Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists."
If Helen Thomas is right, one man proclaimed, this was really a terrible indictment of the Jews, "Because it's unbelievable how badly that would mean we've screwed things up."
Damn straight. Even worse, they've apparently managed to saddle us with a radical Muslim president from Kenya. No doubt about it, those scheming Jews just aren't as clever as they used to be.
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