Month: October 2008

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John Dickerson: The McCain campaign is unusually upbeat. Does it have reason to be? No. This has been… In addition to which, since when is it “unusual” for presidential campaigns to be “upbeat?” What do you expect a spin doctor to say? “John, we’re completely screwed. We’d sign for Dukakis’ electoral college tally right now.” […]

A Friendly Homecoming for Ted

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On October 30, 2008

Morons, all of them: There was undisguised hostility toward the federal government and the FBI at the Stevens event, with people wearing T-shirts that said “F*#@ the feds, vote for Ted.” &

The Infomercial

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On October 30, 2008

I was working so have only seen brief excerpts — was it this good? Certainly, Tom Brady is even better than Katarina Witt. (I’m guessing that very few people still wish that Mark Penn was

Things that Please Me About the Phillies Win

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On October 30, 2008
I am pleased that Jamie Moyer will receive a World Series ring. I have no idea how many games I watched Moyer start at Safeco and the Kingdome, but it’s not a small number. I wish it could have happened in 2001, but congrats nevertheless. I am also pleased that Geoff Jenkins will receive a […]

No Phutility Here

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On October 30, 2008
Congrats to Philadelphia’s local athletic club for winning their professional sports competition. A few notes: The Rays seemed to spend the series proving my egregiously misplaced skepticism retroactively correct. They played like a talented but inexperienced team, symbolized for me by Upton lunging at the first pitch with the (extremely fast) tying run on first […]

Taking Joe’s Gavel

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On October 29, 2008

Looks like the idea of stripping Joe Lieberman of his Homeland Security Chairmanship is being floated publicly. Obviously, given his stumping for McCain (including at the GOP convention), the Democrat

Bad Day at the UK

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On October 29, 2008

Shameful: University of Kentucky police are investigating who hung an effigy of Democrat Sen. Barack Obama from a tree on the Lexington campus Wednesday morning. UK President Lee Todd said that UK pol

Run, Sarah, Run

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On October 29, 2008
I hate to admit it, but if I’m still living in Alaska four years from now, I sincerely hope Sarah Palin runs for the presidency, because I could really use the extra writing income. My dogs’ knee surgeries aren’t going to pay for themselves! Share

A "weakness for extravagance?"

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On October 29, 2008

So far as contrarianism goes, this is an especially lame effort to question the wisdom of Obama’s half-hour campaign spot: While Obama hasn’t made many strategic mistakes in his campaign again

You Almost Had Me, Gatesy

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On October 29, 2008

I had been mildly warming to the idea of keeping Robert Gates on for a time as Secretary of Defense under a hypothetical Obama administration; he’s done a credible job, and what with the general

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