Bachmann Rips Obama’s Teleprompter
Well, that was fair and balanced. Fox News Sunday vetted potential GOP candidate Michele Bachmann by making her clarify some of the “flaky” things she’s said while on the pseudo-campaign trail. How did she respond? By flipping her flub into an attack on the president’s teleprompter.
No GOP Ticket for Rubio
No offense, Mr. Biden. On Meet the Press, Florida Senator and Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio said that there’s no way he’ll be on the Republican presidential ticket in 2012. He said this, however, after a rousing speech about why he wants the president to lead the “greatest society in human history.” We’ll see what happens in June.
Ryan: Don’t Care If We Lose Votes
Does anyone like Paul Ryan’s budget plan? On This Week, Christiane Amanpour did a ride-along with Ryan and asked him about Speaker John Boehner’s controversial comments that Ryan’s plan was just an “idea” he wasn’t especially “wedded” to. "No. I didn't take it personally. It wasn't meant to be personal, and I don't take it that way," Ryan said. He may not care about whether his plan will hurt the GOP in the polls, but it seems as though Boehner’s comments may have stung.
Harman: Libya a Calamity
Former Rep. Jane Harman (a Newsweek Daily Beast Co. director) and told State of the Union’s Candy Crowley that the United States and allied mission in Libya was not “was not carefully enough thought out on the front end.” Calling it an “unfolding calamity,” she added that the United States should focus its attention on more pressing threats like Syria and Yemen.
McCain to U.S.: Get Out of Backseat!
On Face the Nation, Sen. John McCain said he was unhappy with the allied mission in Libya. But what would McCain do if he were president? First things first, Gaddafi needs to get off television.
Van Hollen: Tap the Oil Reserves
Is the crisis in Libya raising American gas prices? On State of the Union, Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen explained how supply disruption because of Libya has helped increase the speculative bubble. And the president has an option to pop it: Tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
The Media’s Royal Extravaganza
Now that the royal wedding is over, from a journalistic standpoint, was it worth it? Howard Kurtz sat down with Emily Bell, former online content director of The Guardian, and Ari Melber, The Nation magazine’s correspondent, who agreed that while the event is happy and fun, it’s probably not worth an army of reporters.