From Ted Barlow, Crooked Timber. When told not to mention John Kerry’s name in his response, Edwards mentioned it twice. Legend has it that if you say John Kerry’s name three times, he will appear and kill you with his hook hand. Gwen scolded Edwards for trying to invoke evil spirits.

Dick and John

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On October 5, 2004
Can it be that hard to make up plausible lies? Addressing the National Prayer Breakast, Cheney said: “Thank you. Thank you very much. Congressman Watts, Senator Edwards, friends from across America and distinguished visitors to our country from all over the world, Lynne and I honored to be with you all this morning.” [FDCH Political Transcripts, […]

Day of Brad

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A pair of excellent posts from Brad Delong this morning. The first deals with the question of how a reasonably smart group of people (as, frankly, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz, et al are) came up the the set of policies this administration has employed. His answer is canonical: Those who think that every Prince who has a […]
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