Political Animal


December 09, 2012 9:12 PM Until We Meet Again…

By Adele Stan

Well, Animals, it’s been another delightful weekend blogging for you, and I’m grateful to Ed Kilgore and Washington Monthly for inviting me in.

I got a bit carried away, I’m afraid, with writing that post about Santorum and the U.N. treaty, so hence the late sign-off.

I leave you with a few things worthy of your attention:

* President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met privately at the White House today. No report of progress or lack thereof; just a statement from both parties that the “lines of communication remain open.”

* The Hillary 2016 talk continues, with no lesser a light than Newt Gingrich weighing in on her invincibility.

* Paul Krugman drives Mary Matalin and George Will insane on “This Week”.

* Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne waxes poetic on the legacy of the late Dave Brubeck, who introduced a generation college students to jazz, and who died this week at the age of 91.

Until next we meet, you can find me at AlterNet, or follow me on Twitter: @AddieStan

And with that, a treat for the ears.


  • exlibra on December 09, 2012 10:34 PM:

    Hah! I knew you wouldn't just slink off without saying "goodbye"; on the past performances, it's just not your style :)

    Thanks for blogging over the weekend; the pleasure was all on our side (OK, on mine, if I'm to "speak for yourself!") Hope to "see you" again soon.

    Glad Krugman put pepper on Will's and Matalin's tails. Surprised she knew what "mendacious" means but not surprised she had no clue that "economy" and "polemics" are not mutually exclusive, and that one could engage, knowledgeably, in both at the same time.