Wow, can't believe it's been four months since the last installment of this piece. Hopefully, it'll be a staple in 2013.
For those who forgot, this piece is home to all the tidbits that desperately need mentioning, but don't necessarily merit a full feature.
So, here goes:
Peggy Noonan: I really have tried my best to give Peggy the benefit of the doubt, but the simple and undeniable truth is that I just don't know what the fuck she is trying to say. The more I read or listen to her, the more confused I become, and the bigger my headache gets. You know somewhere in that cranium is a point she's trying to make, but damned if I can tell what it is. Frum I get; Brooks most days. But, sadly, the former Reagan speechwriter remains an acquired taste I still haven't warmed to. Maybe in the next life.
Joe Biden: I hate to admit it. But old Joe really came through on the fiscal cliff deal. Indeed, Biden made his bones during the campaign on more than one occasion. He schooled Paul Ryan in the VP debate and gave a pretty damn good speech at the Democratic convention. I know that the conventional wisdom says that Hillary Clinton is the frontrunner for 2016 - a little humorous given that we still have three years to go before the next primary season concludes - but as of right now, Biden is my pick for the nod. And here's the best part, Obama gets to utilize his skills over the next four years. Talk about a win / win.
Michele Bachmann: Guess what old bat shit crazy lady did on the first day of the 113th Congress? Yep, you guessed it. She introduced yet another bill to repeal Obamacare. I could go on and on about this dim wit, but at this point who cares anymore? It's exhausting trying to keep up with her. When they write the story of the demise of the GOP, Bachmann will have a chapter all to herself.