Right Wing Round-Up

  • Apparently, Fox News’ Neil Cavuto thinks that the new Surgeon General nominee, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, is “too fat” for the post.
  • Think Progress reports that, a day before Gov. Bobby Jindal declared the Economic Recovery Act a failure, he was handing out jumbo-sized checks backed by money that came directly from the Recovery Act.
  • Box Turtle Bulletin: “Grove City College professor Warren Throckmorton has learned that Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) will no longer be affiliated with Exodus International.”
  • Yesterday, Michelangelo Signorile interviewed Leroy Swailes. You remember him, don’t you?
  • Finally, lots of Birther stuff: David Weigel was on Rachel Maddow discussing them; Chris Matthews had to struggle mightly to get Rep. John Campbell to acknowledge that he does believe President Obama is a natural-born citizen; Liz Cheney has now thrown in with them; Lou Dobbs is getting shamed and refuted by just about everyone for his Birther talk, and finally, Rick Scarborough has now joined the movement as well, bringing the number of verified Birthers on the How To Take Back America Conference hosting committee to three.