P.S. on ‘An American Gentleman’
NATIONAL REVIEW — Jay Nordlinger
Maybe three years ago, I was talking to someone from my hometown. A professional Democrat (Hill staffer, White House staffer, etc.). He was pouring hate on David Koch, who I think was at the peak of his hatedness. I said, “Think of how many people Koch employs. Will you and I ever do that?” Dismissively, he said, “There’s more to life than employing people.” I said, “Okay — think about the zillions in tax money he pays. Isn’t that good, to fund social programs of the kind you like?” That stopped him for about two seconds. But he dismissed that too.
I thought, “Why bother?” He and I were both raised in an environment that scorned business — very Obama-esque (long before we had the word). (You may prefer “Obamesque.”) But some of us outgrew it. Is that too self-congratulatory? It is, yes, but still true…
A Nation That Believes Nothing
WALL STREET JOURNAL — Peggy Noonan
The pro-Obama super PAC ad that essentially blames Mitt Romney for a woman’s death from cancer is over the line, and if it’s allowed to stand the personal attacks that have marked the presidential campaign will probably get worse.
Zakaria Asks Koch Brothers Funded Global Warming Flipflopper ‘Have They Asked for Their Money Back?’
NEWSBUSTERS — Noel Sheppard
Not surprisingly, Zakaria didn’t address any of the scientific criticism his guest has gotten and instead gave the professor another chance to bash his benefactors:
ZAKARIA: And you haven’t heard from them since you’ve gone public on these issues.
MULLER: Oh, actually I’ve talked, I talked to them and they, they appear to be very pleased.
That clearly wasn’t what the Koch-hating Zakaria was fishing for.
U.S. News and Greenpeace Collaborate on Global Warming
The Berkeley project has been funded by a number of groups or individuals, including the Charles Koch Foundation. This has caused activists and journalists who do not understand the complicated issues involved in analyzing the Earth’s climate to play “gotcha.”