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Will Rick Perry Be The Michael Dukakis Of 2012?

Fans of both men will be upset, but the political similarities between the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, and 2012 Republican presidential front-runner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, are more than striking. True, Dukakis, a self-proclaimed “card-carrying member” of the American Civil Liberties Union, was a cerebral reformer, embraced by reformers and […]

September 19, 2011

Jackie Kennedy As Betty Draper

Betty Draper from AMC’s “Mad Men” is a grown child, hyper-feminine and superficial, vindictive and petty. She bears a striking resemblance to the portrait that emerges of First Lady Jackie Kennedy in audio interviews with historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., recorded just months after her husband John’s assassination in 1963 and released for the first […]

September 12, 2011

Rick Perry Compares Winning Lower Taxes For Rich To Civil Rights Struggle

Asked about the anniversary of a Civil Rights protest and where America has come since then while in South Carolina this week, Texas Governor Rick Perry replied: Listen, America’s gone a long way from the standpoint of civil rights and thank God we have. I mean we’ve gone from a country that made great strides […]

August 23, 2011

Rick Perry: A More Conservative, Partisan Bush

A Los Angeles Times comparison of George W. Bush and the man who succeeded him as governor of Texas, rumored presidential candidate Rick Perry, suggests that if America is already suffering Bush fatigue, Rick Perry might prove positively toxic: Both men hewed to the tenets of Texas Republicanism: low taxes, small government and limited regulation. […]

June 30, 2011

Bachmann as the GOP Obama

The comparison won’t please Michele Bachmann or her supporters. Terry Branstad, the incumbent governor of Iowa who had previously served in that capacity some years ago and thus is very much a part of the Midwestern Republican establishment, compared the insurgent Tea Partier’s presidential bid to Barack Obama’s this week. In an interview with Politico, […]

June 30, 2011

Whitey Bulger Of Boston: The Pakistani Ambassador’s Favorite American Gangster

James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious Boston mob boss who evaded the FBI for 16 years, was finally arrested late yesterday evening in Santa Monica, CA. Last month, the Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani compared Bulger, who was the inspiration for the Jack Nicholson character in The Departed, to the recently assassinated Bin […]

June 23, 2011