Stories to Watch: 2/26/12
I’m going to finish up my english muffins here pretty soon. They take an insanely long time to make. You have to rise them all night, then punch it down, knead it, roll it out, cut them, rise them again, then griddle them. Worth it though. They’re awesome. Now here’s the news…
Rick Santorum says he “almost threw up” after reading JFK’s speech on the separation of church and state. I don’t even know where to start. Do I point out that Kennedy was saying that he’d be the president — not his priest or the pope — and that this was exactly what the founders had intended? Or do I point out that the memory of John F. Kennedy is beloved to Americans and that Rick’s being a politically suicidal lunatic?
Also from the “Stupid S***t Rick Says” pile: President Obama should not have apologized for the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan.
A GOP strategist tells Maureen Dowd that Republicans are in danger of being seen as an anti-sex party of prudes. “Republicans being against sex is not good,” says Alex Castellanos. “Sex is popular.”
John Heileman refers to the GOP as “The Lost Party.” Santorum can’t possibly win the general and Romney’s spinning his wheels. An unnamed Romney insider tells him that a loss in Michigan would be “absolutely, completely fucking horrible.” Heileman sees Rick the nominee as a real possibility, even if the absolutely, completely fucking horrible doesn’t happen.
I don’t have a link for this one, since I saw it on the teevee, but elections analyst Larry Sabato told MSNBC that when you speak to long-time GOP insiders about the elections, the mood is one of “doom and gloom.”
All of a sudden, President Obama has like a bazillion Chinese Google+ buddies.
Fun with unintentional humor in headlines: “Poll: Santorum comes from behind in Alabama three-way.”
Finally, Mittens tries to bolster his rightwing bona fides by appearing on as many wingnut radio shows as possible.