The Corner

McDonnell: ‘We Need a Guv’

Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia told Meet the Press this morning that Republicans should nominate a governor in 2012. “I would like to see a governor,” he said. “Governors have to balance the budget, they have got to be decisive, they can’t make excuses. They have got to lead and I think that is what we need.”

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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It’s a Set-up

In my column yesterday, I contended that the unverifiable sexual-assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh bore “all the hallmarks of a set-up.” I based that assessment on the patently flimsy evidence, coupled with Senate Democrats’ duplicitous abuse of the confirmation-hearing process. To repeat ... Read More