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The public debate over gender issues may never be the same: It’s the first-ever Man Candles Collection in such he-man scents as Riding Mower and 2x4 from the Yankee Candle Co., which normally caters to the rose and gardenia crowd. A quartet of new “down-to-earth fragrances” are meant to suit basement, garage, car or truck, man cave, or an entire bachelor pad, the Massachusetts-based company says. Perhaps they should offer a line for Washington politicians with names such as Hallowed Halls, Power Lunch and Cloakroom.
But no matter. Now on sale at retail shops and online, it’s Man Town (the scent of spices, woods and musk), First Down (orange, patchouli, vetiver and leather), Riding Mower (freshly cut grass) and 2x4 (freshly planed wood and sawdust). More information about this aromatic cultural moment here: yankeecandle.com.
THE BIG REVEAL
White House press secretary Jay Carney announced Tuesday that both President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden have released their 2011 financial disclosure reports, in accordance with the 1978 Ethics in Government Act that requires high-level federal officials to publicly disclose personal financial interests. Disclosures from assorted White House staff will be available in June; everything is posted to the White House blog. See both the aforementioned reports at this lengthy address: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/05/15/president-and-vice-presidents-2011-financial-disclosure-forms.
The ever-vigilant Young America's Foundation finds that it’s business as usual on campus. According to the organization’s annual count, there were 71 liberal speakers and only 10 conservatives holding forth at commencement ceremonies for the nation’s top 100 universities, as listed by U.S. News & World Report.
Probing further, the study finds that among the top 35 universities, only one conservative will be at the podium, compared to 29 liberals. Previous research reveals that George W. Bush administration officials spoke at the top 100 schools a mere 14 times through his entire presidency. In President Obama’s first three years, administration officials have spoken 29 times.
“This administration wants to sell its failed policies to college students, and clearly, higher education is more than willing to help. As tuition and student loan debt grow at historic rates, what are students getting for the money?” asks Ron Robinson, the group’s president. “An education from leftist professors that — combined with the Obama administration’s policies — has left 53 percent of recent grads unemployed or underemployed”.
NO LEG TINGLE
“On at least four occasions, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews mocked Sarah Palin for how he felt she’d do if she were ever on the hit TV game show 'Jeopardy,'” observes Noel Sheppard, a media analyst for NewsBusters, who tracked those incidents to find that the pundit surmised Mrs. Palin would prove an “imbecile” on the show, among other things.
“In a delicious example of instant karma, the self-proclaimed brainiac got his chance to show America how smart he was in a special ‘Power Players’ version of the show Monday, but came up quite short finishing dead last with the paltry sum of only $2,300,” Mr. Sheppard says.
“I love to read his stuff because it borders on hysteria.”
(Former Sen. and National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-chairman Alan Simpson, on New York Times financial analyst Paul Krugman, to Bloomberg Television).
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