Tbings you should read today.
Fred Thompson on Perry: Not enough time to think
Byron York, The Washington Examiner
Starting late brought a variety of troubles. “If you as a candidate have not spent the last year or two putting together your organization and lining up the key people, that’s a problem,” says Thompson. “It’s not a date on the calendar as much as it is what you’ve done over the previous year. By definition, a person who is getting in late and making up his mind late has not done some of those things.”
The Gibson Raid: Much to Fret About
Pat Nolan, National Review Online
It was the second raid in three years by the Fish and Wildlife Service on Gibson, maker of the famous Les Paul guitar. The situation would be laughable, if the consequences for Gibson weren’t so dire.
Obama’s jobs plan isn’t top priority for Reid
The Washington Times
President Obama still is pressing Congress to pass his jobs stimulus bill immediately, but his own party leaders in the Senate, where Democrats have a majority, have pushed that vote off yet again.
Obama aide Axelrod acknowledges hurdles to president’s reelection
The Boston Globe
“We don’t have the wind at our backs this election,” said David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to Obama and a strategist for his 2008 and 2012 campaigns, speaking to around 200 people at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. “We have the wind in our face because the American people have the wind in their faces. This is going to be a titanic struggle.”
White House plays defense after report finds healthcare premiums on the rise
The Obama administration quickly responded Tuesday to bad news about rising insurance premiums with a strong defense of the healthcare law and its benefits for consumers.
Born on this Day
1722 – Samuel Adams, American revolutionary leader (d. 1803)
1840 – Thomas Nast, German-born American political cartoonist (d. 1902)
1896 – Sam Ervin, American politician (d. 1985)
1920 – Jayne Meadows, American actress
1933 – Greg Morris, American actor (d. 1996)
1947 – Meat Loaf, American singer
1972 – Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress