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March 01, 2013

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Happy Friday.

In light of the Woodward drama, Mike Riggs over at Reason recalls some of the Obama Administration's more ham-fisted attempts to pressure reporters for purposes of image management.

Christian Heinze has a characteristically insightful post on the GOP 2016 field. Read it and weep.

Sec. Napolitano says the sudden pre-sequestration release of aliens from ICE detention facilities took her as much by surprise as it did everyone else. This tendency to genuinely plead ignorance, by the way, is one of the true scandals of the Obama Administration.

The Obama folks have normalized a style of management wherein political appointees give vague directives and then get to plead ignorance when those vague policies are translated into dangerous and idiotic decisions by safely anonymous underlings. Of course Sec. Napolitano has no idea what's going on in her own detention facilities; she doesn't want to know. That's the scandal. Of course AG Holder didn't know his subordinates were selling guns to Mexican cartels; he didn't want to know. That's the scandal. Of course Sec. Clinton had no idea her own diplomats were begging for help because of Benghazi's security nightmare; she didn't want to know. That's the scandal.

Illinois GOP party chairman Pat Brady came out in in favor of gay marriage. And now gay marriage opponents want to oust him. This is a guy that got the IL GOP out of debt. He's raised $8 million for the party in a blue state. He's cut IL GOP administrative costs by 70% while upgrading their data center. Oh, and he did it all as a volunteer. But, please, let's get rid of effective Republicans for holding the same position on marriage as the last Republican vice president; that's a smart move.

And for a bit of Friday fun, here's Men's Health's latest list: "20 Habits That Make You Fat." Looks like I'll be saying "Adios" to my fat friends.

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