Archive for September 2nd, 2008
I almost fell over when I saw this. A reporter (Campbell Brown) is aggressively pursuing McCain hack Tucker Bounds, cutting through his BS. If we had journalism like this two years ago, U.S. troops would have long been out of Iraq, we’d already have a serious and thoughtful national energy policy and McCain would never [...]
You’ve gotta see this screenshot, which I found at the Daily Dish. How much longer are we going to have to hear claims that McCain’s injuries and imprisonment somehow qualify him to be President? Not since Jessica Lynch has victimhood been so successfully been turned into purported heroism.
Republicans like tax cuts, probably because the vast majority of tax cuts go to rich people, most of whom are Republicans. Of course, they can’t admit that this is the reason why they like tax cuts so, instead, they declare that tax cuts will “stimulate the economy.” Simultaneously, they condemn Democrats, whom they criticize for [...]
Although I agree that the families of political candidates should be off-limits to questions, the announcement that Sarah Palin’s unmarried teenage daughter is pregnant raises a question that bears directly on Palin’s qualifications for the V.P. job: given that abstinence-only sex education obviously failed to prevent Palin’s daughter from getting pregnant, doesn’t Palin’s support for [...]
Did you notice how eagerly the McCain camp scaled back the Republican National Convention on account of Hurricane Gustav? And did you notice how quickly Bush and Cheney backed out of their scheduled attendance? Even after the hurricane was downgraded from Class 4 to Class 2, and then to a tropical storm, Convention planners kept [...]
I was at the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Labor Day. What did I see there, besides plenty of Japanesery? (Or is it Nipponica?) Sex. Well, okay. Tropical plants flagrantly (fragrantly?) spreading their petals and waiting brightly for consummation may not be so scandalous. But look to the right. Two couples, different [...]
Andrew Sullivan concludes that the choice of Palin should focus us sharply on McCain’s poor judgment: To my mind, this pick is not about Palin’s unreadiness to be president. It’s about McCain’s unreadiness to be president. This act of judgment – a blend of ignorance, gut, cynicism, and pure egotism – makes him seem like [...]