Reader: Democrats’ Mediscare attack called ‘Lie of the Year,’ Obama thinks he’s 4th best prez ever, GOP pines for Jeb

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. One despicable leftist ad showed a Republican pushing a grandmother off of a cliff. Christmas comes early for Paul Ryan. Politifact calls the claim that “Republicans voted to end Medicare” as the “Lie of the Year 2011.” http://is.gd/vgJWIm GOP unhappiness with the field fuels buzz for... More

Reader: Another conservative Latino VP prospect, Oldest Catholic college drops “Catholic,” Who might miss OH ballot?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Luis Fortuño Hey, I’m pretty depressed about Mitt and Newt leading the pack. So let’s talk about the #2 slot. A lot of conservatives say it would be great to have a conservative Latino as the GOP VP candidate. So Marco Rubio, right? Well, Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal notes there’s actually a... More

Reader: Jeb defends Perry on DREAM Act, Florida threatens to move up primary, Christie wows at Reagan library

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended Gov. Rick Perry’s support for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. “I think that is a fair policy,” Bush said in an e-mail to National Journal on Tuesday, adding that the students who benefit from the tuition breaks find themselves in the United States throu... More

Mitch in 2012? Jeb thinks so. But what about that “Truce”? I’m optimistic.

The Catholic former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, who would be a serious GOP presidential contender in 2012 if he had any other last name, told a group of businessmen that Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana is the best candidate presently in the (preliminary) running for the GOP nomination. I must admit, I’m terribly bummed that Jeb is Dubya’s brother; I think he’d be a much bett... More

So why did Barbara Bush take a jab at Sarah Palin?

In a taped interview to air on Larry King tonight, the former first lady said about Sarah Palin: “I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful — and I think she’s very happy in Alaska — and I hope she’ll stay there.” Zing! Well, seems obvious that Barbara Bush doesn’t think too highly of Sarah Palin. Usually when politicos compliment-then-attack Pal... More

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