NANCY PELOSI: SIMPLY THE BEST

I’ve been fascinated with politics since I saw Jack Kennedy’s limousine pull up the back ramp of the Boston Garden Election Eve 1960. By sheer luck, I was given an opportunity to work as an intern in the US Senate in 1963. Later, as a lawyer, I testified a few times before Congressional Committees. I’ve

RESPECT

Respect. Maybe that’s what is missing these days in our country and in the world. Everybody wants respect, but not so many have earned it or are willing to give it to those who have. This subject came up in a conversation with a friend of mine who grew up in Mali, a landlocked country

INEXPLICABLE

That is the one word description of Vladimir Putin’s behavior by Robert Gates probably the one person in the USA that knows Russia and Putin better than any other. Gates joined the CIA in 1966 and served as its Director under Republican and Democrat Presidents and as our Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush

CLOSE THE DEAL

It’s closing time, Joe. Like the man said in the Movie (Glengarry Glen Ross), “Always Be Closing.” You closed on that pretty girl you met on the beach, way back when you were on Spring Break, your first wife (RIP). You closed on that Senate race when you were only twenty-nine freaking years old. C’mon,

A WAR IF TRUMP WANTS ONE

Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheldon Adelson have a war all teed up for President Trump if he thinks he needs a war to win re-election. Timing is elegant. Iran is available. Use the Debate Sept 29 to take command of the stage. Remind us of your love for Israel. Commence hostilities first or second week of

TRUMP: TALKING TO HIMSELF

Kennedy drew 60,000 at 3AM in Waterbury; Obama, 150,00 in Denver; Trump 6,200 in Tulsa, including staff, secret service, assorted flunkies, wannabees, and, supernumeraries. That’s about right. The universe is starting to make sense. The Trump Act is getting stale and tired. The “cover story” of shaking things up does’t wash. Deep state, Antifa (anyone

SLEEPY JOE VERSUS CAPTAIN CHAOS

If you’re for Joe, how can you feel optimistic? What has he done that makes you want to say “he’s got this, he’s on top of his game.” Does he speak with passion and conviction that makes you want to send him a check. Has he ever given a speech that brought you to your

THE SAUDI REFINERY HIT: A SLICK PIECE OF WORK

Talk about timing… ten days before the opening of the UN General Assembly. Talk about execution… fifty percent of the Saudi Oil Production gonesville with no dead bodies. Talk about putting super heavyweight Buffet Brothers Mike Pompeo and Crown Prince MBS in a funny spot… just sitting there looking at each other waiting for someone

KICK THEM WHEN THEY’RE DOWN

JULIAN CASTRO blew out his image as an Altar Boy who spends most of his time helping crippled children cross the street by kneecapping a slightly confused Joe Biden and proceeding to fundraise off the encounter. In the era of “never apologize, kick them when they’re down” politics Castro may have hit on something. He

JILL BIDEN COMES OUT FOR JOE

JOE BIDEN is not going to draw 100,000 in Waterbury, CT in the rain at 3AM as John Kennedy did two days before the 1960 Election but he’s a good guy and Jill Biden says he can win. The former Second Lady has credibility and unique standing amongst Democrats. Her intervention was timely and effective.