It looks like a few days after the blogisphere. Morning Joe has discovered Sarah Palin’s Interview available all over the conservative net:

It looks very much like it will not be a friendly reaction, but once they finally finish with college football we will see.

6:10 a.m. They seem to be making some grudging agreement to start.

6:14 a.m. They play the quote concerning Caroline Kennedy. They comment correctly that she is getting some critical coverage.

7:15 a.m. So much for the grudging agreement now she is a whiner.

7:20 a.m. Norah O’Donnell gives a “yes but” over the “going after the family” business. Suggests she asked for it. Would love to see what the Reclusive Leftist would say to that kind of sentiment.

8:15 a.m. You just knew that if Palin was going to be attacked that Peggy Noonan was going to be on the show today. Its a wonder that Kathleen Parker was invited as well.

8:41 a.m. Apparently according to Susie Orman Gov Palin is not “mature enough” to not fight back. Watch for the UN to try to impose her as the new PM of Israel ASAP

8:55 a.m. Orman manages one last dig in what we learned today. I feel much better about missing her own show on a regular basis.

The saying goes you can indict an ham sandwich.

Apparently in Illinois that must not be true:

A federal judge on Monday gave prosecutors an additional three months to obtain a corruption indictment against Gov. Rod Blagojevich, saying the complexity of the case against him makes it “unreasonable” to expect the indictment sooner.

Via Don Surber, but in fairness Governor Blagojevich isn’t a ham sandwich, he is one of Illinois greatest governors.

With a job interview out of town later today and a car that will need serious deicing I won’t have much blogging time later so here are my quick Morning Joe thoughts today.

Morning Joe thinks as highly of Harry Reid’s staying power as Jane Hamsher does.

During the conversations concerning the war in Gaza and the rockets from Lebanon the word was always Iran this and Iran that, not Lebanon this, not Gaza this, not Hamas this, not Hizbullah, but Iran. It is a given that this is totally an Iranian play.

The cover of Time Magazine saying Israel can’t win is very funny. They didn’t call Time on it at all, but Israel in in a bad spot.

The consensus is that the Bush / Obama transition is a class act. Other than Mika Brzezinski the club seems to think that none of the ex presidents want to stand next to Jimmy Carter.

They will have to have a daily segment called “What must Martha Stewart think?” since they bring that up every time someone who deserves jail more than she did comes up.

The Firedog lake link brings up a point that will make things interesting.

With a large majority in the house, the presidency in hand and nearly 60 votes in the senate it will be very hard for the democratic party to not have responsibility for all that happens.

Even more importantly the angry left blogs will have a hard time blaming the GOP for failures, mistakes and agendas either enacted or ignored.

It will be fun to have them try to twist this without the usual venom.

Hotair’s quote of the day for Jan 6th illustrates this:

“There’s a left-wing tradition of being systematically opposed to the U.S. government, knee-jerk reactionary – most of our presidents have made it fairly easy to do,” said Jo Freeman, author of “At Berkeley in the Sixties,” a memoir of her student activism. “Those who view everything the U.S. does as automatically suspect already have a problem doing that with Obama.”…

I think they won’t be able to help themselves.

Jane Hamsher writes a line that I wish I did:

I want to play poker with Harry Reid. Really I do.

There is a touch concerning evil republicans but she knows the difference between a political pro and amateur night:

Blago laughs out loud. This is amateur night in Dixieland. He leaks to the press that he spoke with Reid before the election, and that Reid didn’t think any of the African American candidates vying for the seat were “electable,” while Tammy Duckworth was. He stirs up the potential jury pool and makes Reid look like an idiot — the day before Reid is set to appear on Meet the Press.

Reid looks like a cat in a room full of rocking chairs on Meet the Press. Nobody knows how much Fitz has (not even Fitz, who is still trying to transcribe his tapes) or how much he’ll need to reveal to prove his case, so Reid says he “doesn’t remember” his conversation with Blago, but calls Blago a liar anyway. When asked if he supported Jesse Jackson Jr. for the Senate seat, he says he would support JJJ. And admits that there’s “room to negotiate” on Burris

Blago is of the Bill Clinton audacity school of politics, he also understands that political power is a muscle, when you use power you gain more.

She is also right that Reid’s history should not inspire confidence in the Democratic Caucus he is no LBJ.

Don’t forget that despite the lack of reporting on the subject the democratic congress has a lower approval rating than President Bush and has for quite a while.

Via glenn and company.

Muqata and snapped shot saw a photo that didn’t look right to them so they went to the blog that can spot a phony a mile away. LGF. Charles Johnson is an unabashed supporter of Israel and an enemy of all things Jihad. He is also an honest man:

It’s always good to question and criticize photos such as this, because as we’ve learned, occasionally an outright fake will come through the wires.

But in this case the picture is indisputably genuine—because here’s the same explosion photographed from the opposite point of view at about the same time, with the same flying debris and at least one of the same buildings, by a different photographer: Nikola Solic for Reuters.

It speaks very well for Johnson that he won’t sell his honor, not even for a propaganda edge in war.

Christopher Hitchens is worth reading today.

This is a sentience that can be written any day of any week of any year. I can’t help but like him, when he is right he is right on and when he is wrong he is wrong honest. He is one of the best writers out there.

Although he would resent it I can’t help but pray for him.

Isreallycool links to this message at the “Free Gaza” (quotes are mine) site:

Israel is hereby put on notice that we are coming. We will announce our exact departure date, time and route, traveling from Cypriot waters, into international waters, directly into Gaza territorial waters, never nearing Israeli waters. The Israeli Navy, Ministry of Defense, and Foreign Ministry will all receive a copy of this notice. Any attack on our vessel will be premeditated and any harm inflicted on the 30 civilians on board will be the result of a deliberate attack on unarmed civilians.

I can only think of this notice:


I took the liberty of doing a search for the word “rockets” on their site, other than describing them as “modest homemade rockets”. I’m curious if they would consider them modest and homemade if they were fired at them. Of course there is no condemnation of those attacks, illustrating the moral bankruptcy of these guys.

In my opinion Israel should seize the vessel, and repatriate the people on board to either their starting location or to their individual countries of origin. These guys are very lucky that Israel is not the bunch of barbarians that these guys claim. If they actually thought they were, they’d stay home.