The man who recently assumed control of Fox News, James Murdoch, is a donor to the Clinton Foundation. His lovely wife, and the mother of his three children, works at the Clinton Climate Institute. As a result, we have uber-Democrat Donna Brazile as a new star at Fox, weather vane Brett Baier tacking left, and so on. Fox is no longer the conservative counterpart to ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC. It was five to one. Now it’s five to none.
Presumably. there are a few conservative billionaires around who have more sense than those morons, the Kochs. Roger Ailes proved you can make money with a conservative news channel. That space is wide open again, and I’ll be disappointed if we don’t see some action on this front before the end of the year.
The best book, by far, ever written about a presidential campaign is What it Takes, by Richard Ben Cramer. Ben Cramer got very close to the whole Biden family in writing this book, and the sections on Biden are among the best.
You’ve got to read it to believe it. Biden’s a nut. And a drama queen. And a lightweight. The process he went through just to decide if he was going to run in 1988 is agonizing. He can’t take a decision. He doesn’t have any confidence in his own judgment. This is not a man with what it takes to be President of the United States. He went through the same Hamlet act in 2016, and now he’s at it again. Anyone who takes Biden as a serious candidate for President is uninformed about this man.
Back when I was planning on running for the United States Senate from Alaska, there was only one guy in Alaska politics who I thought might be able to beat me. I met him in the state legislature, and got to know him a little. He was John Binkley, of the Fairbanks Binkleys, a smart guy, and ambitious. He had more going for him than I did, but I figured I was smarter than he was, and I’d figure it out.
I left Alaska in 2001, because I knew the fix was in for the Murkowski Senate seat. Frank was going to appoint his daughter Lisa. There was nothing I could do, politically, at that point, so I took my wife back to her home in California.
Like I said, I’m smarter than Binkley. He thought Frank might appoint him to the Senate. He and Frank and their families went way back. So Binkley interviewed for the appointment, and had to suffer the embarrassment of being told Lisa Murkowski would be a better U. S. Senator than he was.
Binkley was pissed, to say the least, and still is. But he’s about to get his revenge. His fabulous daughter, Kai Binkley Sims, is going to take out Lisa in the 2022 primary. It won’t even be close. Kai is a pistol, and Lisa is dumber than a stump.
Oh, and by the way, the Binkleys now control what’s left of the old Anchorage Daily News, what used to be the principal newspaper in Alaska.
I’ll be calling John tomorrow to congratulate him. Revenge is a dish best served cold.