Quotes of the day

posted at 10:46 pm on April 19, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Administration meltdowns are hardly novel. In almost every presidency there comes a moment when sheer chaos, whether self-induced or the result of an outside crisis, takes hold.

“Vietnam had effectively destroyed Lyndon Johnson by 1967. Watergate unraveled the Richard Nixon administration, as the disgraced president resigned in the face of certain impeachment.Gerald Ford could not whip inflation and was not reelected. One-termer Jimmy Carter was undone by the Iranian hostage crisis and skyrocketing oil prices.

“For a time, it seemed that Ronald Reagan’s second term might not survive the Iran-Contra scandal. George H. W. Bush could not be reelected after he broke his promise not to raise taxes and Ross Perot entered the 1992 race. The popular Bill Clinton was impeached over the Monica Lewinsky affair and limped out of office tainted. The insurgency in Iraq and the fallout from Hurricane Katrina crashed for good the once-high poll ratings of George W. Bush.

“The Obama administration over the last month has seemed on the verge of one of these presidential meltdowns.”

***

“The latest action happened Wednesday, when the House passed a measure to move the [Keystone] pipeline forward. Before the vote, Obama issued a veto threat. The House approved the pipeline anyway — by a veto-proof majority, 293 to 127. Sixty-nine Democrats abandoned the president to vote with Republicans. That’s a lot of defections…

“‘We’re right around the corner from actually passing it,’ says a well-informed Senate source. ‘Two-hundred-ninety-three votes in the House is a gigantic number. People want this thing.’…

“If he signs the bill, Obama would surely try to save face by claiming his concerns about the pipeline’s routing and approval process had been met. But there’s no way it would be seen as anything less than a major defeat.”

***

“US leadership has lost some of its luster abroad, suggesting President Barack Obama can’t count on as much global euphoria as he gears up for a fierce reelection campaign, a new survey found Thursday.

“The report card was particularly dire from Serbia and Iran where approval ratings for the White House were below 10 percent. India, Cyprus, Belarus and Egypt also gave the Obama administration less than stellar marks.

“‘US leadership ratings in 2011 failed to regain the momentum they lost in 2010 and instead remained static or retreated even more in some places,’ said the ‘US-Global Leadership Project’ report, released jointly by Gallup and the Meridian International Center.”

***

“In American politics, there are actual problems and perceived problems. And when it comes to that exorbitant GSA trip to Las Vegas or the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia, those are perceived problems — that somehow the government isn’t working and a handful of employees aren’t taking their jobs seriously. The question, in this election year, is whether that perception hurts the guy running the government. Make no mistake: These scandals aren’t coming from the Obama White House or from the aides working closest with the president. More importantly, the Obama White House hasn’t tolerated that ‘Government Gone Wild’ behavior (see the GSA resignation, as well as those exits from the Secret Service). And Barney Frank made a good point in his fascinating interview with New York magazine that the media focuses only when something negative happens in government, usually ignoring the positive. But the attention on these GSA and Secret Service stories only sullies the government’s reputation. Bottom line: The government can’t afford another one to surface again anytime soon, and neither can the party that has come to represent the idea that government is at least part of the solution to collective problems — the Democrats.”

***

“With the country’s serious economic challenges, all the president can offer is the Buffett Rule? Mr. Obama is shriveling before our eyes—not physically, but in stature and leadership. No wonder the average of all polls since Rick Santorum suspended his campaign April 11 shows Mr. Obama leading Mitt Romney by only 46.4% to 45.6%.

“We may be at a political tipping point where acts confirm impressions that become impossible to shake. Mr. Obama is in danger of being seen as weak, inept and not up to the job. If Mr. Romney calls the president out on his small-minded political games and pivots to an ambitious reform agenda, he will make it much more likely that, come next January, Mr. Obama can turn his attention to writing his third autobiography.”

***

“FDR’s 1936 speech, however tough and accusatory, had Roosevelt’s natural personal buoyancy. Barack Obama has no such gift for popular uplift. Reagan and Bill Clinton had it, and it was an underestimated piece of George W. Bush’s two successful presidential runs…

“Can you re-run Roosevelt’s Depression strategy without Roosevelt? In tough times, some voters will buy it. But I don’t think enough will to produce a majority of the beleaguered.

“Barack Obama is asking people to cast a less-than-hopeful vote in November. Resentment is not something most people in 21st-century America carry around in the front of their heads. Once Barack Obama stirs it up, as he’s doing now, he has to sustain it for six months. He is asking people to vote out of something resembling, well, depression.”

***

“This is why I think the 2012 conventional wisdom is oversold. If Trende is right (and I believe he is), then Obama is going to have to get his job approval above 50 percent with the electorate, something he has not managed to do on a sustained basis in over two years.

“I think this president’s problem is that he misread his mandate and the public mood in 2009, which led to a historic miscalculation on his part through the summer and fall of that year when he pushed the health care bill. He compounded the error in winter 2010, forcing the bill through after Scott Brown’s victory. By that point, he just seemed to lose credibility with the vital center of the American public; he hasn’t gotten it back, and frankly I do not think he has made any concrete steps in the last two years to persuade the broad middle of the country to rejoin his cause.

“Obviously, he could still do it. He has plenty of time, but why should we be expecting that to happen? It is not like the experts are predicting the economy is going to take off between now and Election Day. Instead, we are going to get more of the same muddled growth at roughly 2-2.5 percent, far less than what is needed to reduce the deficit or create jobs. So that means it is really up to Obama to sync up with the public mood. He has not done that, and frankly I am not sure he and his people recognize the need to do that, let alone how to do it. His latest brand of class warfare shtick has not won an election since 1948 — and in fact the last three Democrats to win the presidency (Carter, Clinton, and Obama) all played directly against that common caricature of the Democratic party.”

***

“After accepting the gifts, Obama looked down at Alabama Republican Sen. Richard Shelby who was seated in the front row and replied with a smile, ‘I was mentioning yesterday, I’m probably going to need a helmet between now and November. What do you think Shelby?’”

***

“Romney ticked off a number of statistics that he says have gotten worse under Obama — declining home ownership, increased federal debt, rising costs in the Medicare and Social Security programs. ‘Virtually nothing the president has done — including his stimulus, which protected the government but did not encourage the private sector — virtually nothing he has done has made it more likely for people to get jobs,’ Romney said.

“In a line that got a laugh from the audience, Romney predicted that the president’s reelection committee will have to change some of the visual aspects of his second acceptance speech as well. ‘One thing I am convinced that you are not going to see at the Democratic Convention — you are not going to see President Obama standing alongside Greek columns,’ he said. ‘He is not going to want to remind anybody of Greece’ — a country deeply in debt.”


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cynccook on April 20, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Just sent you a video of ‘Spawn’-under his REAL name.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 20, 2012 at 3:18 AM

Gohawgs on April 20, 2012 at 3:17 AM

roflmao..I was wondering when someone was going to play that..:)

PS..You never fail to come thru!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 20, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Alright, time to slow things down a bit and go deep, rich, and sappy.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:21 AM

“The Obama administration over the last month has seemed on the verge of one of these presidential meltdowns.”

I expect Barky to start mumbling something about strawberries any time now…

jrgdds on April 20, 2012 at 3:25 AM

Gohawgs on April 20, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Gawd, I could’ve made it thru the night without seeing that….

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 3:26 AM

I wonder

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:26 AM

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:21 AM

Great voices!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 20, 2012 at 3:29 AM

I actually thought Off the Wall was a better albumn than Thiller…

Dire Straits on April 20, 2012 at 3:18 AM

Yep, PYT and Starting Something carried that album. The videos pushed Thriller past Off the Wall…

Gohawgs on April 20, 2012 at 3:29 AM

Dire Straits on April 20, 2012 at 3:18 AM

No doubt! MJ had the touch, up until the ones after Blood on the Dance Floor, but i think that was mostly due to the public being burned out with all the controversy..

Sadly i really do think his comeback tour would have put him back in his stride.

Now..more cowbell!

BlaxPac on April 20, 2012 at 3:29 AM

Gawd, I could’ve made it thru the night without seeing that….

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 3:26 AM

You’re tellling me

Gohawgs on April 20, 2012 at 3:31 AM

Now..more cowbell!

BlaxPac on April 20, 2012 at 3:29 AM

Walken is the only reason to watch that vid…

Gohawgs on April 20, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Good night, everyone.

Rusty Allen on April 20, 2012 at 3:34 AM

I’ll take another shot

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Night Rusty

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Anyone a freak? Anyone left here?

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:38 AM

Im here

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 3:40 AM

Here

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 3:41 AM

One of the best duos ever.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:44 AM

Anyone a freak? Anyone left here?

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:38 AM

NO!!!

/

Gohawgs on April 20, 2012 at 3:45 AM

Dire’s fault…

Gohawgs on April 20, 2012 at 3:46 AM

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:38 AM

Kinda…..

Liked the DC Talk video btw, i will keep my ear open for more like it…

BlaxPac on April 20, 2012 at 3:48 AM

One of the best duos ever.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:44 AM

Don’t think so…

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 3:49 AM

Well fine, then.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:50 AM

One of the best duos ever.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:44 AM

Lots to choose from…

Gohawgs on April 20, 2012 at 3:50 AM

Alright, loving, that was a good selection there.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:53 AM

Absolutely, Gohawgs. I have a 2-CD set of their “best” (as if they ever had any less than the best).

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:55 AM

One of the best duos ever.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:44 AM

Key word being ONE of course…but here’s a contender you can put on the short list…

BlaxPac on April 20, 2012 at 3:58 AM

Or I think it’s a 2-cd set. Could be a 2-cassette set. *shrug*

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:58 AM

Did somebody mention boots?

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 4:00 AM

BlaxPac, that song needs a live video. Would love to see that.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Some people can go all night

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 4:02 AM

Then there’s my theme song..

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 4:03 AM

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Agree…but unless i can get the DeLorian adapter kit in the Buick to work…i wont be able to go Forward to the Past!…

…or something like that, was never good with directions.

BlaxPac on April 20, 2012 at 4:04 AM

Here ya go, Hitch…

Gohawgs on April 20, 2012 at 4:04 AM

Raquel looks good, but can’t beat this voice.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 4:05 AM

Some people can go all night…

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 4:02 AM

Gotta rub it in, dontcha…

Gohawgs on April 20, 2012 at 4:06 AM

Thanks, Hawg, that hit the spot.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 4:08 AM

Cripes, Im gonna have to bail…got houses to look at with the family to buy in 5 hours, so no sleep, but i gotta do some research…

So i guess this is appropriate…Good Night & Day All!

BlaxPac on April 20, 2012 at 4:08 AM

Ummm, now THIS is a voice…*warning, yo will need a cigarette after listening..

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 4:11 AM

Annette!

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 4:13 AM

Guess I’ll cut out too, afterall, it’s another day

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 4:14 AM

Yup, like Ray Charles style.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 4:15 AM

That’s a definitely sultry voice, loving, but if you want slow, …

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 4:17 AM

I’m out

Gohawgs on April 20, 2012 at 4:19 AM

Oops, someone hit the voice I wish I had… on their way out the door.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 4:20 AM

Well, then, Johnny

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 4:21 AM

Her perspective.

His perspective.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 4:26 AM

Well, in that case…

lovingmyUSA on April 20, 2012 at 4:32 AM

Jackson.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 4:41 AM

Why does Obama hate horses?

News has just emerged that as a result of Obama’s action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has received its first application to begin slaughtering horses in the United States – from a Roswell, New Mexico slaughterhouse.

In signing the Agriculture spending bill, which included the provision that paved the way for renewed killing in the United States of horses for food, Obama appeared to violate at least the spirit of a 2008 campaign promise made to the Humane Society. Source

Flora Duh on April 20, 2012 at 6:11 AM

“The Obama administration over the last month has seemed on the verge of one of these presidential meltdowns.”

And yet the one scandal that could cause not only a “presidential meltdown” but result in prison time for those involved remains hidden from the public by all in the media, but for a few intrepid souls.

Tales from Fast and Furious: A video series based on the recently published groundbreaking book “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-up” by Katie Pavlich.

Video 1: Murder of an American Citizen

Video 2: Victims of a Rogue Government

But hey! Did you hear what Ted Nugent said?

Flora Duh on April 20, 2012 at 6:29 AM

Guys, please stop filling up the comment section with links and personal chit-chat that has nothing whatsoever to do with the original blog post. It’s not very considerate to the people who come to this website for the commentary related to politics. I bet every day this site gets thousands of readers, most of whom probably have no interest in wading through the conversations between a couple people who use HotAir.com as a venue for their personal discussions.

Going off-topic is one thing (especially when discussions or even petty arguments lead in other directions though still remain at least SOMEWHAT related to the original subject), but having HotAir host your nightly chat fests is simply rude.

I’ve read this site since the week it premiered. I have always enjoyed the comments under the blog posts, since many times I learn more from reading the comments than I do from the original article. What I never liked was how sometimes a small handful of regulars would decide at times to have little nightly social reunions on these pages. It’s kind of like people who insist on yelling into their cell phones while in public, as if we all wanted or needed to hear what they were talking about.

bluegill on April 20, 2012 at 6:46 AM

If Mr. Romney calls the president out on his small-minded political games and pivots to an ambitious reform agenda, he will make it much more likely that, come next January, Mr. Obama can turn his attention to writing hiring a ghostwriter to write his third autobiography.”

Edited for accuracy.

AZCoyote on April 20, 2012 at 7:00 AM

I’ve read this site since the week it premiered. I have always enjoyed the comments under the blog posts, since many times I learn more from reading the comments than I do from the original article. What I never liked was how sometimes a small handful of regulars would decide at times to have little nightly social reunions on these pages.

bluegill on April 20, 2012 at 6:46 AM

Then you knew what the QOTD threads were like before you registered here – but you did it anyway.

Sounds like typical liberal thinking to me. Move into a neighborhood that you know beforehand doesn’t particularly represent your ideology, then once a resident of the neighborhood start demanding that things be changed to suit your ideology.

#War

Flora Duh on April 20, 2012 at 7:05 AM

“Romney ticked off a number of statistics that he says have gotten worse under Obama — declining home ownership, increased federal debt, rising costs in the Medicare and Social Security programs. ‘Virtually nothing the president has done — including his stimulus, which protected the government but did not encourage the private sector — virtually nothing he has done has made it more likely for people to get jobs,’ Romney said.

The Democrats underestimate Romney at their own peril. I’m glad to see them act so overconfident, since the lowered expectations create an even better opportunity for Romney to continue to make gains. In Romney we have an extremely sharp, capable, attractive and experienced performer who is, in many ways, the ideal candidate to face Obama. Many conservatives have too quickly bought into the silly MSNBC and SNL caricatures of Romney. What many voters are actually realizing the more they see Romney is that he is a very decent, pragmatic man who understands how to and who can turn around our economy. He’s always polished and dignified, someone we can be proud to have as our president.

What’s more, we have people like Michelle Malkin thinking they speak for “real conservatives” or the GOP base, complaining that Romney isn’t calling Obama out as a “thug”/that he’s being too soft on Obama. Hey, Michelle, I’m part of the GOP base, and you don’t speak for me! People like Malkin are not only flat wrong about Romney not having a firm grasp on the conservative general election vote in November (he already has it locked up), but they also seem a bit bitter that they were wrong all during the primary season. Sadly, they continue to be wrong, particularly when it comes to how our candidate should attack Obama. Romney’s “Obama’s a nice guy but doesn’t know what he’s doing with the economy” is a smart, devastating and appropriately condescending attack that takes into the account the fact that many voters still hold personally favorable views of the president. Here Romney, the adult, is lecturing the inexperienced teenager, Obama, and he is doing so in a way that doesn’t come across as particularly mean or off-putting. Romney needs to win many of Obama’s 2008 voters, and insulting these people’s intelligence by telling them that they voted for a “nasty, vicious thug” the last time around wouldn’t be particularly effective. Let’s not forget that Romney needs to maintain his presidential appearance and cannot and should not become seen as simply a shrill, partisan Obama critic.

Sorry, Michelle Malkin and company, you guys are great for preaching to the choir, but when it comes to winning general elections, I’d rather let the competent adults handle the official national campaign. Romney himself should not be descending into the mud nor engaging in personal vitriol against Obama; Romney should remain ABOVE the fray, focus on the big issues that matter, and let Obama & friends look like the petty, desperate little failures they are. This isn’t to say that the Obama campaign shouldn’t be fought on every front and on every issue, no matter how silly (dog eating, etc.) or however unrelated to the economy it is. True, many of these smaller issues do have the potential to damage and change the public perception of Obama, but Romney himself shouldn’t be dragged into those skirmishes. Anything that detracts Romney from his winning, strong economic message will be good for Obama’s re-election chances.

I’ve seen people whine about Romney’s smart refusal to attack Obama’s dog-eating ways and his choice instead to focus on Obama’s disastrous economic record. These people were apparently hurt that Romney didn’t publicly align himself with their campaigning. What these people don’t understand is that it’s not all about them and it’s not all about Romney. The fight is about something bigger than all of us, and some of these self-centered people who were angry that they didn’t get official recognition from Romney himself for their efforts should remember that. Romney needs to be smart in doing his part to win this election. We all have our own important roles to play in working to get Obama defeated.

bluegill on April 20, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Sounds like typical liberal thinking to me. Move into a neighborhood that you know beforehand doesn’t particularly represent your ideology, then once a resident of the neighborhood start demanding that things be changed to suit your ideology.

#War

Flora Duh on April 20, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Flora, Bluegill is “severely conservative.”

Gladtobehere on April 20, 2012 at 7:38 AM

bluegill on April 20, 2012 at 6:46 AM

And I wish you wouldn’t post such long-winded comments so it would be easier to scroll past and ignore them. But you do it anyway.

Naturally Curly on April 20, 2012 at 7:40 AM

Bluegill, if you wish to pontificate, go start a free blog a wordpress. Sheesh.

kingsjester on April 20, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Romney’s “Obama’s a nice guy but doesn’t know what he’s doing with the economy” is a smart, devastating and appropriately condescending attack that takes into the account the fact that many voters still hold personally favorable views of the president. Here Romney, the adult, is lecturing the inexperienced teenager, Obama, and he is doing so in a way that doesn’t come across as particularly mean or off-putting. Romney needs to win many of Obama’s 2008 voters, and insulting these people’s intelligence by telling them that they voted for a “nasty, vicious thug” the last time around wouldn’t be particularly effective.

Nail, meet hammer. You hit that one right on the head!

MJBrutus on April 20, 2012 at 7:44 AM

It’s interesting to note that AP thinks that the Keystone pipeline somehow is a bigger distraction to Obama’s last term in office than Fast and Furious. Ah well, I suppose that’s what happens when you report news instead of advancing it.

Nice work cub reporter AP

DevilsPrinciple on April 20, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Romney himself should not be descending into the mud nor engaging in personal vitriol against Obama;

bluegill on April 20, 2012 at 7:35 AM

No he shouldn’t, but he doesn’t have to keep saying, “the President’s a nice guy, but…” either.

Has it ever occurred to you or the Romney campaign that perhaps the voters who DON’T think Obama is a nice guy may wonder how they can trust Romney’s judgment on other issues, if he’s so wrong about this one?

Flora Duh on April 20, 2012 at 8:05 AM

bluegill on April 20, 2012 at 6:46 AM

Would you like a cup of coffee? Decaf? Cream? Sugar? How about a beagle with cream cheese?

Fallon on April 20, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Would you like a cup of coffee? Decaf? Cream? Sugar? How about a beagle with cream cheese?

Fallon on April 20, 2012 at 8:33 AM

I’m originally from NYC, and I love bagels and cream cheese. Add in strips of smoked beagle, and you’ve got a meal fit for a king President Obama.

Gladtobehere on April 20, 2012 at 9:03 AM

From Instapundit: “If I had a dog, it would look like the dog Obama ate.”

Gladtobehere on April 20, 2012 at 9:06 AM

LOL A Tweirpwolf? Now that I’d like to see!

cynccook on April 20, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Take it from me, no you wouldn’t.

Did I hear train room?

cozmo on April 20, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Romney’s “Obama’s a nice guy but doesn’t know what he’s doing with the economy” is a smart, devastating and appropriately condescending attack that takes into the account the fact that many voters still hold personally favorable views of the president. Here Romney, the adult, is lecturing the inexperienced teenager, Obama, and he is doing so in a way that doesn’t come across as particularly mean or off-putting. Romney needs to win many of Obama’s 2008 voters, and insulting these people’s intelligence by telling them that they voted for a “nasty, vicious thug” the last time around wouldn’t be particularly effective.

You think a “condescending attack” is not seen by Obama supporters as Romney peeing on their legs and telling them it’s raining? You don’t think they are smart enough to know that he’s lying about Obama being a “nice guy?” That they get the insult? Romney has to be careful crossing over the line into being seen as smarmy.

Fallon on April 20, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Then you knew what the QOTD threads were like before you registered here – but you did it anyway.

Sounds like typical liberal thinking to me. Move into a neighborhood that you know beforehand doesn’t particularly represent your ideology, then once a resident of the neighborhood start demanding that things be changed to suit your ideology.

#War

Flora Duh on April 20, 2012 at 7:05 AM

+1

Each day there are a dozen or more posts where the forums and commenters stay on topic, so it’s nice that the final one each day is used to take a break from politics & have some fun.

22044 on April 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM

+1

Each day there are a dozen or more posts where the forums and commenters stay on topic, so it’s nice that the final one each day is used to take a break from politics & have some fun.

22044 on April 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM

As one of the offenders, let me say thanks. Funny that little miss cranky pants isn’t around much or doesn’t post on the earlier threads.

Late at night it is fun just to get together. Politics is still intermingled with BS. Anyone is welcome to post whatever they want, the more the merrier.

arnold ziffel on April 20, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Okay, gilled one , whatever you say.

Bmore on April 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Okay, gilled one , whatever you say.

Bmore on April 20, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I don’t know if it’s because I just woke up an hour ago (I work overnights this week) or if it’s because I’m hungry, but I at first read “Okay, grilled one.” Now, it’s been 35 years since the last time I ate bluegill. Chop the head off, gut it, scale it, de-fin it (it’s too small to de-bone it), cover it in corn meal and fry it up. It doesn’t work all that well for grilling. You can grill shark or sword or tilapia or salmon or mahi mahi or any number of other fish, although my preference is baking. Salmon without any coverings, whitefish smothered in lemon butter dill, catfish with a heavy cajun rub are all good choices.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I don’t know if it’s because I just woke up an hour ago (I work overnights this week) or if it’s because I’m hungry, but I at first read “Okay, grilled one.” Now, it’s been 35 years since the last time I ate bluegill. Chop the head off, gut it, scale it, de-fin it (it’s too small to de-bone it), cover it in corn meal and fry it up. It doesn’t work all that well for grilling. You can grill shark or sword or tilapia or salmon or mahi mahi or any number of other fish, although my preference is baking. Salmon without any coverings, whitefish smothered in lemon butter dill, catfish with a heavy cajun rub are all good choices.

John Hitchcock on April 20, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Hey, stick to politics, this isn’t a social network site.

arnold ziffel on April 20, 2012 at 4:57 PM

DevilsPrinciple on April 20, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Not that you will check back and see this but AP, cub reporter, did not write any of the linked articles above. I think the one you are referring to is my Byron York. AP only compiles articles for QOTD, no opinion offered.

Cindy Munford on April 20, 2012 at 6:43 PM

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