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Inside the Beltway: Savage unleashes more fury
Question of the Day
The inimitable talk-radio host Michael Savage can attack his foes with a quick bolt of vitriol or via long-form insight that is just as caustic. Speaking of long form, Mr. Savage’s sixth political book, “Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama’s Dream of the Socialist States of America,” will be published Tuesday by William Morrow.
“Economies can be rebuilt, armies can be repopulated, but once a nation’s pride is gone it can almost never be restored. The loss of a nation’s honor is something not even centuries can repair,” the author says. “The USA or the USSA? The United States of America or the Union of Socialist States of America? That is the question.”
READY TO RUMBLE
A confident Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says eager GOPers have called more than a million Wisconsin voters, opened “victory centers” and established a “sophisticated and aggressive turnout program” across the state in preparation for Tuesday’s primary.
The Grand Old Party is not revealing any concern about Gov. Scott Walker’s upcoming recall election. Polls indicate Mr. Walker could win or lose that election by a slim margin, a phenomenon that may worry Mitt Romney, who has sided with Mr. Walker during his fight with unions in his state.
“By June, when Gov. Walker is victorious again, we’ll have a confident and battle-tested ground organization with four straight victories under our belts,” Mr. Priebus says. “That organization will be ready to pounce on the president and other Democrats on the ballot with him in November. What will the Democrats have? They’ll have the remnants of a dispirited, losing 2010 operation, and special interests who poured tens of millions of dollars in outside cash into the state with nothing to show for it.”
“The cheek of every American must tingle with shame as he reads the silly flat and dishwatery remarks of the man who has to be pointed out as the president of the United States. Is Mr. Lincoln less refined than a savage? It was a perversion of history so flagrant that the most extended charity cannot view it as otherwise than willful.”
(The Chicago Times, in a Nov. 20, 1863, review of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.)
Sarah Palin was civil, good humored and unapologetic as five cackling cast members of NBC’s “Today” show delivered mostly inane questions to the former Alaska governor before her appearance as a guest co-host Tuesday morning. Matt Lauer asked if she was “reading some newspapers” to prepare, referencing Mrs. Palin’s 2008 interview with then-CBS anchor Katie Couric, who was contentiously curious about the same thing.
“That’s a fine how do you do. That’s a great start; here we go,” an unfazed Mrs. Palin replied by phone, later adding, “I appreciate NBC’s boldness in having me on.”
The network advises that she’ll dominate the 8-9 a.m. hour with other “professional” contributors, including Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Star Jones and Donny Deutsch.
FLY ME TO THE MOON
Consider that the 1967 Outer Space Treaty and the 1979 Moon Treaty preclude any nation from recognizing private-property claims in space. Who knew? Now Capitol Hill gets an earful from Rand Simberg, a scholar with the Competitive Enterprise Institute who argues that the U.S. should recognize “off-planet land claims” by private parties. His solution, to be presented Thursday: the Space Homesteading Act.
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