Mayor Bloomberg On ‘Birthers’ Nonsense

Mature Republicans will heed these words from New York Mayor Bloomberg.

On birtherism: ‘The president was born here. … I think the Republicans are making a terrible mistake in making this a big issue. We have immigration, we have the deficit, we have the economy. Those are the things that the public cares about. My girlfriend always says that it’s all about housing and jobs — my house, my job. That’s what the public cares about. And if the Republican Party doesn’t start addressing that, they will lose, and they deserve to.’

Best Lines In Sunday Newspaper About Mike Huebsch

From The Wisconsin State Journal, and other papers around the state, comes the line that might be the last piece of the puzzle about Mike Huebsch. 

The story was mostly a puff piece, and not very newsy, but there was this line about the inside of Mike Huebsch’s office that I found interesting.

The office has the look of someone still moving in. One bookcase is half-empty, containing only seven old Blue Books…..

Then there is this nugget of information, as written in the newspaper.

As the former Speaker of the Assembly, Huebsch is no stranger to leadership. But the move from the legislative to the executive branch has put him on a learning curve. The biggest difference, he said, is the Legislature sets policy while the executive branch implements policy.

Really, Mike.  How insightful!  I bet the fourth graders that roam the State Capitol this time of year on class trips can rattle off that factoid.

Perhaps had there been more books on the shelves in Mike Huebsch’s office that he had actually read, or had he graduated from college, or even attended a college other than Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, there might be more meat to the story.