"They're going to regret it," Mr. Kaine told reporters."
I do not care how you feel about the General Assembly's rejection of Tim Kaine's nominee for secretary of the commonwealth, what Tim Kaine said was nothing short of a threat. So much for his campaign promise of being bipartisan.
"Because feminist academics and journalists are now so heavily influenced by left ways of thinking, many now believe that speaking out against head scarves, face veils, the chador, arranged marriages, polygamy, forced pregnancies or female genital mutilation is either 'imperialist' or 'crusade-ist.'"
It still floors me that so many on the left defend Islamic culture; many of those same "academics" or activists will wail against Christianity for lesser offenses to their cause. Perhaps we should drop many of those who defend that culture right into the middle of it, and see if they are still defending radical Islam after a couple weeks.
ABC anchor Elizabeth Vargas and political commentator George Stephanopoulos also ignored Bush's approval level of 41 percent, 7 points higher than the 'all-time low' for Bush last week in a CBS News poll which was much-touted by the networks. That 41 percent number, however, is just 1 point lower than the 42 percent level in the last ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted in January -- well within the 3-point margin of error.
This is exactly why I distrust polls. I find it highly unlikely that the president dropped by 8 points, then came back up by 7. Thirty-four percent was either a fluke or a biased poll. It is also interesting to notice that ABC made no mention of President Bush's current approval rating; either they were embarrassed that they could be so off, or they felt that the 34% should linger in the voter's mind, correct or otherwise.