How’s that Rebranding Going, Reince?

Reince responds to a question about a CO personhood amendment with an attack on strip clubs giving money to Charlie Crist in Florida? What? Really?

I’m worried about the rebranding, Reince, really I am!

It’s In The Stars

Nancy Reagan glamor couch

Nancy Reagan is having a bad week. First she loses Oscar De La Renta the designer (and the only straight man to put clothes on her), and now she has lost her astrologer, San Francisco heiress and socialite Joan Quigley.

In his 1988 memoir, For The Record, Donald T. Regan, a former chief of staff for St. Ronnie, revealed what he called the administration’s “most closely guarded secret.” Quigley was kept on a $3,000 month retainer and conversed with Nancy up to three times daily, and had set the time for summit meetings, presidential debates, State of the Union addresses, etc. Without an O.K. from Quigley, Regan said, Air Force One did not take off.

Needless to say, Regan was Nancy’s arch nemesis.

Once again, we turn to The Clothes Have No Emperor, by Paul Slansky (Buy this book, you will love it; oh and the author is a Scissorhead and has given me permission to excerpt it as long as there is a link to buy it.)

“5/8/88
Donald Regan’s memoir, For the Record, exposes Nancy Reagan’s secret obsession with astrology, which led her to consult a stargazing “friend,” San Francisco heiress Joan Quigley, before approving her husband’s schedule. “Feb 20-26 be careful,” Quigley would warn. “March 19-25 no public exposure … April 21-28 stay home.” Among the other highlights:
*Nancy’s comment about Raisa Gorbachev after an evening in which she held forth on Marxist-Leninist theory (“Who does that dame think she is?”)
*Her efforts to keep abortion out of Presidential speeches (“I don’t give a damn about those right-to-lifers!”)
*Her insistence that Casey be fired as he lay dying of cancer (“He’s dragging Ronnie down!”)
*The President’s reaction when fire broke out in his study (“He continued reading … until guards asked if he wouldn’t like to move while they put out the fire. He hadn’t wanted to bother anybody.”)

Actually sounds like the Regan book might be fun, too.

Junk Todd

Chuck Todd tweeted a close-up of his jeans-covered junk for some reason.

Best Wishes To Kevin Drum

Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum has been diagnosed with cancer. We send our best wishes (and prayers, such as they are) to Mr. Drum and we hope for a speedy recovery.

Rep. Steve King Apologizes…

Hey guys, remember that time ol’ Cantaloupe Calves told us that there would be no gay people in heaven? Well, he wants to explain that a bit more:

So you see, he’s sorry that the librul media manufactured that story, but also/too: there will be no gay people in heaven.

Your Saturday Bottomless Mug of Stupid

“Why not have the surgeon general head this up?” [Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) ] asked in a Wednesday appearance on Fox News. “I think that’s a very legitimate question. At least you have somebody who has a medical background whose been confirmed by the United States Senate.”

“It begs the question, what does the surgeon general do?” he added. “Why aren’t we empowering that person?”

This moron doesn’t know that his party, in the specific person of Sen. Aqua Buddha put the kibosh on the Surgeon General nominee over a year ago. Really?

Happy Hour News Briefs

News that will drive you to drink

Another meeting for the staff of free-range conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck. We should start a betting pool for which one of these poor suckers leaps first and beats that doofus about the head and shoulders with a copy of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style.

  • Friend of Gay Pride Parades everywhere, the Catholic League’s president Bill Donohue is calling for a Constitutional Amendment to codify discrimination against gay people marrying.
  • 1, 2, 3, Simple As Bread – Perhaps Ol’ Bill should look at the simple 14-step plan to stop Marriage Equality in its tracks.
  • World Nut Daily Presents the Lament of Patrick J. Buchanan, What ever became of our can-do nation? Hint for Pat: you skip over all the Republican Administrations of the last half century, and that might hold the key for you.