Thursday, March 30, 2006

Reagan Shooting Anniversary

This is one of those first days where I clearly remember where I was when I heard the news. I was at The Daily Trojan, sitting in the entainment editor's office. Another DT writer, I think it was a fellow named Matthew Kane, burst in my office and said, "Someone shot Reagan," and then he proceeded to grab the TV in the office. That television was the only one at the DT at the time. Fast forward 25 years, and now I work in Washington with Michael Deaver, who walked across the camera range in the famous video just moments before John Hinkley began firing.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Contra Coffee

Help the freedom fighters who defeated the Sandinistas here.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Mixed emotions

At least I can say that the Trojans beat the Final Four-bound Bruins once this year.

Monday, March 20, 2006

I'll play left field

If Soriano doesn't want to play left field, will the Nats let me take a turn?

I don't think his gambit of refusing to play 2nd base is going to win him many fans anywhere. I also don't really understand how the Nats traded for the guy in the first place. Didn't they know this was going to happen?

Sunday, March 05, 2006

It's Only Partisan For Republicans

I await the Washington Post editorial and the David Broder column criticizing this bit of partisanship from supposedly bipartisan Gov. Tim Kaine. I bet I will wait a long time.

I actually don't object to the tactic -- though I wish he'd employ it for something other than an effort to raise my taxes -- but if this were Gov. Gilmore or Gov. Allen, we'd hear lots of wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Check him out in 70 years

Paul Thurmond, the youngest son of Strom, is entering politics. I wonder what office he'll hold in 2076?

People Who Fade Don't Get Ovations

California is tough on its governors -- even ones who don't get recalled. It's a turbulent state with little patience for the back-and-forth of politics. Pete Wilson served two terms, but his popularity waxed and waned. So it seems natural that Gov. Schwarzenegger would have his ups and downs.

It is odd to see these two headlines on the same day in a Google search:

Schwarzenegger receives enthusiastic welcome at Ohio sports even

Schwarzenegger fading as national GOP star

It's not Gov. Schwarzenegger's job to be a celebrity now. He can't avoid it, of course, but his job is to be governor. He should view it as a good thing that a pack of reporters aren't trailing him at national GOP gatherings -- gatherings which don't do him a whole lot of good in California

Friday, March 03, 2006

Praying for Art

Art Buchwald is near death. Fight on, Art.