I’ve been in Senator Harry Reid‘s territory for the last day and a half — enjoying watching the unlikely co-mingling of a massive number of NASCAR fans mixing with tweed and tie-wearing academics from the Western Political Science Association.
A few quick things I want to pass on but don’t have enough time at the moment to fully get at before my brief return to Washington today and then departure to Cuba tomorrow.
First of all, I will be attending part of the AIPAC Policy Conference 2007 on Sunday to hear as many speakers as I can.
Secondly, I just read this excellent piece, “Rice’s Hiring of Neocon Leaves Observers Puzzled,” by Tom Omestad of US News & World Report. It addresses Condi’s curious choice of Eliot Cohen as her Counselor. This blogger has a line in the piece which states that Cohen is primarily insulation from Cheney’s inter-agency attacks.
On another front, however, I need some counsel of my own from any readers familiar with Havana. I’m taking a research trip there this next week. If anyone has thoughts on ways to get on line — let me know.
I am used to WiFi and DSL services — and don’t use dial-up, or haven’t in a long time. So any good counsel on this front appreciated. Also need to figure out the electric outlet situation.
For anyone in Cuba at the time who wants to discuss things — or has DSL advice — I’ll be at the Parque Central Hotel.
— Steve Clemons