Thursday, September 20, 2007

Top Hillary Clinton backer rips Rudy Giuliani's personal life

Top Hillary Clinton backer rips Rudy Giuliani's personal life
Thursday, September 20th 2007, 4:00 AM

Hillary Clinton has avoided taking potshots at Rudy Giuliani's personal life - but one of her top boosters last night showed no such restraint.
Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack went off on Rudy Giuliani's family foibles in a televised interview, saying Giuliani has "lots of issues" voters may not know about - yet.
"I can't even get into the number of marriages, [and] the relationship he has with his children," Vilsack said on New York 1, describing the ex-mayor's past as "interesting."
Vilsack, who joined Team Clinton after abandoning his own presidential aspirations, was to appear at a Manhattan fund-raiser for Clinton last night.
The Giuliani campaign had no immediate comment.

Mark Towner's Spyglass Spots: Reductio ad NCLBsurdum

Reductio ad NCLBsurdum
Today's award goes to Roger Biles, chairman of Illinois State University's history department. Presented with the news that college students, including the ones at ISU, were deficient in their knowledge of U.S. history, Biles had this response:"He believes part of the problem is the No Child Left Behind Act put too much emphasis on students in elementary and high school doing well on multiple-choice standardized tests."How do we know that college students are deficient in their knowledge of U.S. history? You guessed it. They were given a 60-question multiple-choice standardized test.I encourage you to take the test yourself. It's not an easy one. I'm happy to report I scored a 54 out of 60 (90%).
Posted by Mike Antonucci on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 09:34