Congress rebukes the President’s Libya campaign yet continues to fund it. Gotta love the conviction.
Huntsman worked as a White House staff assistant for Ronald Reagan, and he was appointed by George H.W. Bush as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and later as United States Ambassador to Singapore from 1992-1993. Huntsman served as Deputy United States Trade Representative under George W. Bush, launching global trade negotiations in Doha, Qatar in 2001 and guiding the accession of China and Taiwan into the World Trade Organization.
Huntsman was elected Governor of Utah in 2004 and won re-election in 2008 with nearly 78% of the vote. During his tenure, Huntsman cut taxes by more than $400 million—the largest tax cut in the state’s history—and Utah was named the "Best Managed State in America" by Pew Research Center. While governor, he also served as chairman of the Western Governors Association and as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association. On August 11, 2009, he resigned as governor to accept appointment by Barack Obama as the United States Ambassador to China.
What makes Huntsman unique then is that there are two radically different storylines about him that will fight for dominance over the next two or three months.
One narrative is Huntsman as a new sort of leader, a man who has served abroad under Democratic and Republican presidents and, in so doing, has gained the sort of perspective to guide the country through these tough times.
The other narrative?
Huntsman as a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a man who spent the last two years of his life not just serving President Obama publicly but also praising him privately as a “remarkable leader”.
That Huntsman supported policies like civil unions and cap and trade that mark him as a moderate. That Huntsman has no political base beyond the media. That Huntsman is running to set himself up for a more serious bid in 2016.
He’s been described as the only GOP potential presidential nominee that worries the Democrats. Umm Nah……
Jeffrey Goldberg tells a sad story about a father. I’ve tried writing something about this over and over and nothing really hits the right tone so just go read it if you haven’t seen it already.
A Crises of Trust and Cultural Incompatibility study
A report by Jeffery Bordin Ph.D.
You’ll have to visit Michael Site for the link.
The Wall Street Journal has more on this report.
Update: It appears the links don’t link to the study anymore. Hummm.
WASHINGTON — Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the Central Intelligence Agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, according to American officials.
Pakistan’s detention of five C.I.A. informants, including a Pakistani Army major who officials said copied the license plates of cars visiting Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in the weeks before the raid, is the latest evidence of the fractured relationship between the United States and Pakistan. It comes at a time when the Obama administration is seeking Pakistan’s support in brokering an endgame in the war in neighboring Afghanistan.
They aren’t even trying to hide their colors now.
The law enforcement agency said followers of The Sovereign Citizens Movement have been known to carry out violent acts, including killing law enforcement officers and other public servants.
The sheriff’s office told KSAT-12 News the warning was prompted by the recent shooting death of Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Kenneth Vann.
"We have domestic terrorism right at our doorstep," said Capt. Charlie Hicks of the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office.
Hicks said while there’s no evidence Vann’s death had any links to the Sovereign Citizens, it’s the same type of crime followers are known for….
…"They’ve very serious in their beliefs, and very serious when they do go to violence," Hicks said. "They’ll kill you in a New York minute."
Hicks said while a training camp for similar anti-government groups was discovered in Kerr County in the past, there is no evidence any members are currently operating in Bandera County. But Hicks said residents should still be cautious…
That’s the standard, “same type of crime”? Humm
I don’t know anything about the Sheriff or the Sovereign Citizens but the story sure makes the Sheriff look like and idiot.
Once again they went after Palin and once again they look like fools. You see the left can’t believe that a political person doesn’t have loads of dirt on them. I mean they have only their own examples to go by….