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Vice President Joe Biden, not known for intellectually insightful comments, described Senator Al Franken (pictured at right and below), a Democrat from Minnesota, as a leading legal scholar.
"He has been one of the leading legal scholars," Biden said of Franken, according to the pool report.
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Shown above is Senator Al Franken, Joe Biden’s “leading legal scholar,” wearing a Luv's diaper.
Franken, who graduated from Harvard with a Political Science degree, is the author of six books including Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them and Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot - not exactly the books one would expect from a “leading legal scholar.”
Following on the heels of the GSA (General Services Administration) spending bash in Las Vegas is another GSA spending bash in Hawaii.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said Wednesday that five employees associated with the recently scandal-plagued Government Services Administration went to Hawaii for up to a week in 2011 to attend an hour-long groundbreaking on space leased by the federal government for the FBI.
An Inspector General investigator found that the Hawaii trip was not isolated and that there was another, longer junket scheduled for Hawaii this fall.
In October 2010, a GSA division spent more than $823,000 at an employee-training conference in Las Vegas. During the investigation and the release of the Inspector General's report this month, videos surfaced of employees do skits about the lavish spending.
Several top agency officials have resigned, including the agency chief, Martha Johnson.
There seems to be a new White House rule regarding cars: if the car is rechargeable and if no one wants to buy it the Obama administration will back it with taxpayer cash.
Fisker automotive, the troubled carmaker that the Obama administration has already given money to make an electric car in Finland, is back to get a huge federal loan to build another electric car - the Fisker Nina (pictured above).
The first Fisker electric car, the Karma, has a price tag of about $100,000.00. The prototype of the Karma died during Consumer Reports testing and had to be hauled off on a flatbed tow truck.
Now Fisker is back for more federal money to build a smaller version of the ill-fated $100,000.00 Fisker Karma.
An emotional Ozzie Guillen (pictured) apologized for more than an hour Tuesday for having said “I love Fidel Castro,” saying the remark was stupid.
When you live and work in Miami in the center of the Cuban exile community, you really are stupid if you say “I love Fidel Castro.”
The comment ignited a firestorm in Miami’s Cuban exile community and beyond.
Just 100 yards from where the Miami Marlins’ fiery manager delivered his astonishing mea culpa, hundreds of protesters made it clear that for them, he can’t take back what he said.
A raucous rally outside Marlins Park was the most visible evidence that Guillen and his employers still have much work to do to win over their most vocal critics.
The Marlins, whose new taxpayer-funded stadium sits in the heart of Little Havana, took the first step toward trying to heal the rift Tuesday by announcing Guillen will be suspended for the next five games.
Time will tell how long it will take for Cuban Americans to forgive and forget.