Sunday, July 28, 2019

"CBS Sunday Morning" on July 28, 2019 a recycle from May 5, 2019

The "money issue" of July 28 was a repeat from May 5.

Of the news, Trump on Cummings, arrest in Russia, tear gas in Hong Kong, two U.S. teenagers arrested in Rome, and Russi Taylor (voice of Minnie Mouse) dead at 75. Sunny weather in the east.

A pulse suggested that 43% of American workers think they are underpaid.

Of the lead story, Tony interviewed various people who changed jobs, starting with Bill Murphy, who quit his law firm job after one day.

New Jersey made an appearance via a landfill in Burlington County

Moment of nature: Pinnacles National Park and condors.

Of interest was text of CBS related to the July 28 broadcast

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Our annual special broadcast that looks into the many ways we earn, spend, invest, waste, lose, and go without money, featuring guest host Martha Teichner, originally broadcast on May 5, 2019.

Of more interest was the following (non-repeat of course) of Face the Nation.

Mick Mulvaney, in the uncomfortable position of having to defend President Trump on the tweet about Elijah Cummngs, literally devoured Margaret Brennan. To each question, Mulvaney would show why Brennan was wrong, to which Brennan never had a followup in her defense. She just moved on mechanically to the next question, getting devoured each time, with no further inquiry about Mulvaney's response.
Brennan is no May Craig. Mulvaney did his homework; Brennan did not. May be Brennan decided to leave well enough alone. Tim Russert would have handled this differently.


IPBiz had posts on the (good) relationship of Chaffetz and Cummings, but you won't find them by searching on Google!

But note:

Chaffetz on drug price increases before the patent cliff
including the text:

IBD was somewhat cool on the idea of Chaffetz favorably responding to Democrats, but IPBiz notes Chaffetz is a different type of chairman.

From realclearpolitics :

When Chaffetz campaigned to run the committee in the new Congress – Issa was forced to leave because of Republican term limits on chairmanships – the Utah lawmaker ran partially on a platform of taking the committee in a new, less fiery direction, promising improved relationships with Democrats. And in the first six months, the reviews of Chaffetz’s nascent tenure are positive across the board, and across the aisle.

And Chaffetz gets along well with Elijah Cummings.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

U.S. Mayors have become President

Within a post on JFK, Jr. at PEOPLE magazine:

Once we were in a meeting with Sen. Al D’Amato, who said John should run for mayor of New York City.
After we left, I asked him, “Would you ever run for mayor?” and he said no. I asked him why, and he said,
“Well, Rosie, how many mayors do you know that become President?”

link: The JFK Jr. We Loved: Close Friends Look Back at the (Ridiculously) Handsome but Down-To-Earth First Son

Although one might guess the answer is zero, the correct answer is three, with the most notable being Grover Cleveland who had been the mayor of Buffalo, New York. More mayors became president than senators from Massachusetts. Cleveland's VP mate was Thomas Andrews Hendricks of Indiana. Hendricks died on November 25, 1885, after serving less than a year as VP. After Hendricks died, Cleveland had no vice-president for the duration of his first term.

Related to "Mayor Pete" of South Bend, U.S. Grant's first vice-president was Schuyler Colfax of South Bend, Indiana, who was the first person to have served as Vice-President and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

So, mayors can become president and people from South Bend, Indiana can be powerful.