Daily Archives: Dec. 30, 2010

Political winners and losers in 2010

boehner,johnThe Washington Post has compiled a photo gallery of the political winners and losers of 2010. Winners included John Boehner (in photo), the tea party, Harry Reid, Lisa Murkowski and Sarah Palin. Losers included liberals, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and big-spending candidates Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina.

Conservatives backing first lady on healthy eating

Obama 2008Some leading conservative voices are saying that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has gone too far in mocking and misrepresenting first lady Michelle Obama’s effort to encourage healthy eating. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said that Palin doesn’t understand what Obama is trying to do and that Obama is “stating the obvious: that we do have an obesity crisis in this country.” He added: “The first lady’s campaign is on target. It’s not saying that you can’t or should never eat a dessert.” A Wall Street Journal editorial suggested that “Palin would be more effective if she made some distinctions among the Obama policies that really are worth opposing.”

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