Fame is a Fickle Food

… upon a shifting plate:

  • The Club for Growth blog notes inconsistency in NH Senator Judd Gregg's position on the so-called "individual mandate" for health care insurance. Apparently he was for it before he was against it. And now he may be for it again. Might be time to send him a letter.

  • But Judd's on his way home after his current term, which has set up a mad scramble on the GOP side to replace him. (The Democrats seem have to have settled on 2nd District Congressman Paul Hodes.) Drew Cline analyzes the recent polling by the Survey Center of the University Near Here, and finds that things are looking pretty good for the Republicans to retain the Senate seat and also to switch NH's two House seats from Blue back to Red. Unless they screw it up, an ever-possible development.

    Or maybe they're just trying to cheer me up. If you like your polling data raw, the Survey Center's 49 page PDF report is here.

  • Dana Milbank of the Washington Post draws attention to recent remarks by President Obama:
    "Bipartisan cannot mean simply that Democrats give up everything that they believe in, find the handful of things that Republicans have been advocating for and we do those things," he told reporters at an unscheduled news conference. "That's certainly not how it works in my marriage with Michelle -- although I usually do give in, most of the time."
    Believe me, Mr. President: that's not an analogy you want to make. The Mrs. won't be flattered by the comparison. And nearly every Republican will be making an off-color guess about about what you want to do to them in the name of "bipartisanship".

  • Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, thinks global warming causes earthquakes and tsunamis. She also thinks Sarah Palin is stupid.