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Column: Surgery may improve Obama's policies

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg came back a year after Tommy John surgery to blank the Dodgers Tuesday. The kid was unhittable. President Obama just revealed he's having all the tendons in his elbow replaced with tissue from Ronald Reagan.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library hosted the GOP debate Wednesday in Simi Valley. The place is full of history. The candidates posed for pictures next to a piece of the Berlin Wall and Michele Bachmann vowed that we will get whoever did this.

President Obama's speechwriter Jon Lovett resigned to pursue what he called a more fulfilling life in Los Angeles writing comedy. He helped write the stimulus bill, the health care law and the president's jobs plan. His work as a comedy writer in Washington is done.

Republicans refused to give a TV response to the president's jobs speech to Congress Thursday. They weren't going to fall for that one. If there's one thing Republicans have learned in a hundred and fifty years it's that nobody gets re-elected by delaying the kickoff.

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday the annual OU-Texas game every October in Dallas might end. That's not the view of either OU fans or Texas fans. Bob Stoops is from Ohio and isn't used to driving through brushfires to get to the only game that matters.

Eddie Murphy agreed to host the Academy Awards ceremony in March at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. He needs the publicity. Eddie is a superb stand-up comedian but his last three movies have been such major bombs that he is now considered a god in Pakistan.

Robert Redford blasted President Obama Tuesday for allowing oil drilling off Alaska last week. The rift is real. Robert Redford asked whether or not President Obama is really green, which would be easy to verify if he'd just show everybody his earth certificate.


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