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3:21 PM Mar 18th: Looking forward to UVA Center4Politics Dome Room panel, 6:30 pm, POTUS image-making from JFK-Camelot to 50 years on.
3:26 PM Mar 18th: Our guests:Maria Cardona(H.Clinton’08);CBS/Slate’s John Dickerson;Frank Donatelli(McCain’08);Barbara Perry(Jackie K);author Richard Reeves.
12:02 PM Mar 19th: Military option big risk 4 any POTUS. Positive polls can fade fast if costs in blood & treasure escalate. & When has air power alone worked?
12:07 PM Mar 19th: Will both houses of Congress vote on the U.S. Libyan venture? How exactly will it be paid for–from our enormous surplus? Just asking.
12:52 PM Mar 19th: Where you stand depends on where you sit. HClinton says Admin. won’t go to Congress. Now what would Dems have said if Bush had done same?
7:28 PM Mar 19th: USA Day One #Libya: 100 cruise missiles @ $1m/each = $110 million. Just baseline expense. How much more before it’s over?
10:04 AM Mar 20th: So #Libya adventure has no clearly defined outcome, is open-ended, & will be very costly. Other than that, it’s just about perfect.
10:05 PM Mar 20th: I’ve never heard such a muddle of half-explanations and weak reassurances on Sunday talk shows–& this was from #Libya adventure BACKERS.
2:16 PM Mar 21st: Now comes Pawlenty(formally).Both “MN nice” and “MN boring”.Crystal Ball’s recent size-up=T-Paw right behind Romney.
11:28 AM Mar 23rd: #RIP Elizabeth Taylor.In VA memories are political. Liz literally elected U.S. Sen.John Warner,who won by a mere 4,721 votes in ’78.
11:32 AM Mar 23rd: I recall ’78 events where 90% came out to see Liz Taylor, not candidate. Made all the difference. Warner was substitute nominee, needed aid.
11:38 AM Mar 23rd: Liz bored quickly of politics, was gone before John Warner’s first reelection in ’84. Warner no longer Mr. Elizabeth Taylor.
11:42 AM Mar 23rd: Liz tried to be deferential but clearly disagreed with Warner’s views on some issues. Was known to mutter dissent occasionally.
11:45 AM Mar 23rd: Thanks in part to Liz, Warner was called ‘the Senator from central casting’–but went on to distinguished, respected Senate career.
11:50 AM Mar 23rd: Today we welcome Cong. Bobby Scott to Politics101.Will Scott pull a Kaine & announce Senate bid in college class? Don’t know.Will tell.