Wilkerson on Colin Powell: Maybe He Will, Maybe He Won’t



This morning, long term Colin Powell aide and former State Department Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson sent me a note seeming to downgrade the chance that General Powell might endorse Barack Obama (or John McCain). Wilkerson wrote: Steve: By the way, this is how I see tomorrow’s TV appearance.

Waving Good-bye to Bill Kristol, Colin Powell “Might” Endorse Obama



Politico‘s Mike Allen and others think that Colin Powell “may” endorse Barack Obama this weekend on Meet the Press. Note the word “may.” I agree with Mike Allen that Powell may take this action — or may endorse John McCain. I queried General Powell on his intentions and on another matter.

“I am Only a Journalist”: Nir Rosen Tours with the Taliban



My colleague Nir Rosen, who is also a contributor to The Washington Note, is quickly becoming the preeminent Robert Kaplan-esque chronicler of Islamist insurgencies and conflict. Rosen’s latest piece, “How We Lost the War We Won: A Journey Into Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan” appears in Rolling Stone.

McCain Didn’t Vet “Joe the Plumber” Either?



Watch CBS Videos Online Seems to me, Joe the Plumber (aka, Samuel “Joe” Wurzelbacher) wants to be a Fox News host more than being a plumber anyway. Turns out the guy does not have a license to be a plumber. Well, you know. . .more government regulation. . .