Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jan. 29: Sniglets On PACs, the GOP and Joe Torre's Book

By Sylvia Gurinsky

Here's the opening sentence on the Web site of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's new political action committee:

"Dedicated to building America's future, supporting fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation."

Uh, with a name like SarahPAC, exactly which candidate is it supporting? Not the same one as HillPAC, which was set up to support Hillary Clinton when she ran for office.

Wouldn't "I Love Me" have been simpler for these people?


The Republican Party is getting 2009 off to a bad start, with No votes in Congress on the economic stimulus plan President Barack Obama is pushing. They seem to be doing it just to be contrary, following the lead of Rush Limbaugh, who was perfectly described in the title of the first book by Minnesota Senator-Presumed Al Franken.

Second memo of the week to the G.O.P.: Remember, one of the reasons you lost Congress and the White House is that you weren't showing respect for the will and needs of the people. Republican leaders are debating how to win back voters. Think of the lady in the hat last Tuesday, Aretha Franklin, and show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to voters.


Count me as one of the people looking forward to reading "The Yankee Years" by Tom Verducci and former New York Yankee manager Joe Torre. Hysterics and gossip aside, the biggest word is that it's a well-written book.

I've always had the idea that Alex Rodriguez is basically Reggie Jackson without the World Series rings, and Derek Jeter is Thurman Munson without the family and the grumpy demeanor. I also believe that the Yankees, during the past few years, have repeated their early 1980s history, when a good team was thrown away with the signing of the glitziest free agents. Looks like Torre's pretty much confirming conventional wisdom.

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