New Year's Resolutions: We all make them. Most get broken before the first week. Some survive. Others get modified.
Here at Capitol Hill Blue, we've made some New Year's Resolutions of our own. It will be up to you - the readers - to tell us if we keep them. We plan to honor them. If we slip, we're sure you will tell us when we do.
Our resolutions for 2008:
The last day of 2007: End of the year.
Looking ahead to 2008: What will the New Year bring?
Or better yet: What will it not bring?
Our destiny of late seems determined more by what doesn't happen. With that cheery thought in mind, here's our predictions on what probably will or won't happen in 2008:
President George W. Bush's Presidency will not end in 2008. It will end on January 20, 2009, unless he finds a way to complete his seizure of absolute, dictatorial power over what used to be a Democratic Republic called The United States of America.
Conventional wisdom said Hillary Rodham Clinton was the smartest candidate among the crowded fields for both the Democratic and Republican Presidential nomination.
The same conventional wisdom promised great things from Nancy Pelosi - the first woman to lead the House of Representative as Speaker.
So much for conventional wisdom.
The mysterious fire in the Old Executive Office Building on the White House grounds sent conspiracy theorists into overdrive Thursday. What, they wondered, went up in smoke in Vice President Dick Cheney's suite of offices in the OEOB?
Hey, we love a good conspiracy theory here at Capitol Hill Blue and we learned long ago that anything is possible from the Bush boys and girls at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue so we're happy to join in the latest guessing game of what did they know and when did they burn it?
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism found recently that news media coverage of the war in Iraq is dropping and, as a result, American support for the conflict is rising.
In other words, less news is good news for George W. Bush and his failed war. Wall-to-wall coverage of the upcoming Presidential primaries along with the latest antics of a pantyless Britney Spears and any other bimbo du jour is more important than an illegal and immoral war where the American death toll is fast closing in on 4,000.
Former President Bill Clinton is a master of the art of political hypocrisy. When it comes to twisting reality, few can top the Don Juan of the Oval Office, the creator of unique uses for cigars.
As Republican Neanderthals go, Rep. Duncan Hunter of California is a particularly primitive political hack, a back-to-the-stone-age knuckle dragger who thinks men should be men, women should be seen and not heard and gays don’t belong in the military.
Hunter proved just how out of step he and the rest of his gay-bashing lot at in the GOP can be on 60 Minutes Sunday when he claimed gays don’t belong in the military because we need a fighting force of rough, tough men.
Hunter says gays can’t be “hardened warriors.”
It’s no surprise Mike Huckabee is the latest serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination. Turds always rise to the top of a sewer and the GOP has been a political cesspool for far too long.
Is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi venturing over to the Oval Office late at night to nosh on the First Member and otherwise pleasure the most unpopular President in American history?
Or does George W. Bush have a file of photos of Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shacked up at one of those seedy motels that line U.S. Route 1 south of Washington?
In more than 40 years of dealing with politics as either a journalist or a political operative, I've learned one thing: Political partisans have short memories.