Any Man Left on the Rio Grande

… is the King of the World, as far as I know:

  • Jim Geraghty's Morning Jolt mail points to this NYT Political Memo, which notes that Democratic Congresscritters are avoiding meeting the rabble they claim to represent. My own Congresswoman, Carol Shea-Porter, made the news:
    In New Hampshire, where open political meetings are deeply ingrained in the state’s traditions, Representative Carol Shea-Porter’s campaign Web site had this message for visitors: “No upcoming events scheduled. Please visit us again soon!”

    Ms. Shea-Porter, a Democrat, attended a state convention of letter carriers on Saturday, but she did not hold a town-hall-style meeting during the Congressional recess. In 2006, when she was an underdog candidate for the House, she often showed up at the meetings of her Republican rival, Representative Jeb Bradley, to question him about Iraq.

    Geraghty was quick to pick up on the "letter carriers" thing:
    Don't tell me that this anti-constituent blockade is necessary for security reasons, because they're fearful some Obamacare opponent will go postal.
    Heh! The kind of questions I'd ask of a Congressoid, given the opportunity, whould run in the Les Nessman vein:

    "Who are you trying to kid?"

    "What are you trying to pull?"

    "What kind of idiots do you take us for?"

  • The University Diarist picks up the Union Leader editorial on the murky personnel policies of the University Near Here, as they regard "a professor who storms around town on his BMW motorcycle, stopping only to reveal his genitals to women."

    This is probably not the kind of national, um, exposure the University wants.