(A Sprinkling of Things We Think you Ought to Know…)
Come Set Sail on the USS Annoying – All this week, The Weekly Standard Cruise has been out at sea. It’s a chance for people to buy an opportunity to vacation with their favorite Weekly Standard pundits. Because nothing sounds more fun than being in the vast expanse of the ocean with political pundits like FNC’s Juan Williams, who also writes a column for The Hill. Or being around reporters who have sea sickness, as revealed in the Standard‘s own dispatches from the boat that they’re calling “Cruise News.” Could it be Matthew Continetti or Stephen Hayes? This sounds about as much fun as my 5th grade trip to a slaughterhouse. Guests had the opportunity to pass through the Bahamas, Honduras and a few other tropical locales. (HELLOOO Gitmo!) The cruise arrives back in to port this weekend. If you missed out, have no fear. Another Weekly Standard Cruise is in the planning stages for summer of next year. So, if you absolutely must see Bill Kristol in a speedo, visit their website for details. Just make sure you steer clear of Fred Barnes at the midnight buffet. You’re likely to lose an eye.
Newt Should Have the District of Columbia Primary Locked Up -With the Iowa caucuses weeks ago, the GOP candidates have crammed their schedules with as many local appearances as possible. Politico has the lineup of what all the GOP candidates have in store today. Every candidate makes an appearance in Iowa, with some scheduling multiple events throughout the day. With the exception of Newt Gingrich. He’ll be signing copies of his book at Hudson News bookstore at Gate A in Union Station.
No, Blitz – Mediaite brings us the video of a confused and/or out of touch Wolf Blitzer on CNN. When Jack Cafferty reveals that half of American workers have less than 25,000 dollars in saving, Blitzer responds, “Homeless shelters, get ready.” Homeless shelters, get ready?!?! Yeah, Wolf, we’ve all heard those anguished conversations from struggling families:
HUSBAND – “Darling, how’s our savings account looking?”
WIFE – “Only 18,000 dollars.”
HUSBAND – “Oh no! Dog food for dinner again?”
WIFE – “Please call it hobo chili so the kids don’t know!”
HUSBAND – “I’ll make a fire in an oil drum to heat it up”
Check out the video below