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Laura Ingraham blasts Obama for pro-choice position.

Laura Ingraham blasts Obama for being pro-choice.

Which would be more surprising?

A) Any of the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination coming out in favor of taxing millionaires?

B) President Obama supporting a woman’s right to choose?

If you guessed “B,” stop reading this blog and go back to bed.  Maybe Laura should go back to sleep, too.

In a recent blog post, she took Obama to task for supporting a position that he has had all of his political life: a woman’s right to choose. Uncovering Obama’s position on abortion took a lot of sly detective work on her part.

The “revelation” in her post is that Obama and many of his supporters believe that there are environmental and economic reasons to be pro-choice. Why is that any more unsavory than hearing the far-right claim that taxing the rich is “unfair” economically?

The “most listened-to woman political radio show host(ess)” evidently needed some filler for her blog. We’re happy to do our part and share her hard work with our more politically moderate audience.

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Howie Carr, Boston’s Million Dollar Man, picks Romney over Gingrich.

WRKO Talk Show Host Howie Carr

Is WRKO-AM talker Howie Carr angling for a job in a Romney Administration?

As Newt Gingrich began rising in the polls a few weeks ago, Carr created his own online poll. Although most of his listeners — blue-collar, tea party types — picked Gingrich by a two-to-one margin, Carr himself made it clear that his support for the former Massachusetts governor was not wavering.

Citing Newt’s “baggage,” especially his $1.6 million in fees for providing “strategic advice” to Freddie Mac, Carr claims that Romney is most electable, though actually getting the GOP nomination first is problematic. The notion that Romney might offer Carr a communications job in the White House was not mentioned, of course, though people who know Carr say that the conservative talk show host would relish the chance to inflict his vengeance against his enemies in the media. (Can you say “Don Imus” or “Mike Barnicle“?)

Carr has been grooming himself for a more visible role with the candidate. He recently had liposuction, hip replacement, and a new hairline. He is truly Boston’s Million Dollar Man.

For those who are not familiar with Carr, he achieved some national notoriety for his biographies about the Boston underworld, specifically Whitey Bulger () and Johnny Martorano (

Because WRKO’s signal reaches a large part of New Hampshire, Carr’s political leanings are relevant, if not sometimes inarticulate.


Hillary: Supreme Court doesn’t fit my personality.

A few weeks ago when the rumors began flying that Hillary might be considered as a replacement for Justice Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, I wrote here that she would never accept such a position.

Here’s how I phrased it –

Although all the positive reasons for seeing Hillary on the the Supreme Court are valid in my opinion, such a position does not fit into the lifelong paradigm of Hillary’s activist history. Sitting on the Court would push her into the darkness where she would no longer be the outspoken, out-front advocate that she has been her entire life. Hillary is not too old for the Supreme Court. But she is too valuable a player in our political life to be stashed away in a black robe writing legal opinions, and she knows it.

Yesterday on Meet the Press David Gregory asked the Secretary whether she would consider sitting on the Supreme Court:

Secretary Clinton: “I do not and have never wanted to be a judge, ever. I mean, that has never been anything that I even let cross my mind, because it’s just not my personality.”

That was exactly my point, and I think that people who really know Hillary Clinton understand how out of character a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court would be for her. In other words, it’s just not her personality.

Here’s a transcript of the conversation with David Gregory:

QUESTION: Before you go, a question about whether you think it’s realistic that you will stay on as Secretary of State for the balance of the first term.

SECRETARY CLINTON: (Laughter.) Well, I intend to. Yeah, I intend to.

QUESTION: You do intend to?

SECRETARY CLINTON: Yeah. But I mean, people have been asking me this. And in the interest of full disclosure, it is an exhausting job. But I enjoy it. I have a great time doing it. I feel like we’re making a difference around the world, that I’m a big believer in setting goals, having a vision of where we’re trying to get, but then trying to translate that into what we do today and what we do tomorrow. And we’ve made a lot of progress. We face incredibly difficult problems.

QUESTION: So you think you’ll stay for the whole first term?

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, I think so. I think so. I mean, look, ask me next month and the month after that, but that certainly is my intention.

QUESTION: And yet you don’t care to be on the Supreme Court?

SECRETARY CLINTON: Oh, never. I mean, I’m glad you (inaudible).

QUESTION: You’re a lawyer with all that background.

SECRETARY CLINTON: I am – I do not and have never wanted to be a judge, ever. I mean, that has never been anything that I even let cross my mind, because it’s just not my personality.

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