Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday News Show Recap

On ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod refused to recommit to Barack Obama’s previous pledge to not raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 annually.

The issue was raised when discussing taxing healthcare. As you probably remember, Barack the candidate attacked John McCain for suggesting such a thing. Now, Barack the President is considering doing that very thing.

Another popular topic was the dalliances of Governor Mark Sanford. On Fox News Sunday, Mitch McConnell was asked about Sanford and if he should resign because of his affair. McConnell did his best to dodge the questions. Contrast that with CNN’s State of the Union. Republican Tim Pawlenty had no problems smashing Sanford. Pawlenty, being a governor himself (Minnesota) said that a Governor’s staff should always be able to reach the Governor. He also commended Sanford’s wife for not standing by him at his press conference.

The other big subject was the House’s Cap and Trade bill that was passed. Democrats Holden, Altmire, Carney, and Dahlkemper of PA’s Congressional Delegation voted against it. More about that later…

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