January 24, 2012

No-second-acts watch

"With him [Gingrich] were Colonel Michael Steele, the company commander made famous for Jason Isaacs' depiction of him in the movie Black Hawk Down"


Small correction: Steele wasn't brought into the public eye by an actor, not exactly. Mark Bowden's original Black Hawk Down articles and later book famously portrayed him, rightly or wrongly, as a company commander, uncertain under fire and disrespected by his subordinates. Then, as a brigade commander in the Iraq Iron Triangle murders incident in 2006, he was investigated, reprimanded, and denied a general's star for allegedly telling his men, "kill all military-age males."

Apparently he's close to Gingrich now. His kind of soldier, I guess.

Posted by BruceR at 02:39 PM

Best line of the night

"President Mitt will restart the space programme, presumably to shoot his tax records for the past two decades into the ionosphere."


Posted by BruceR at 12:26 AM