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Archive for the 'government' Category

Linky Blinky Heart

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

So much sleaze, desperation and incompetence, so little time to catch up. Yeah, Senator McCain. Looks like you’re following in Bush’s boots when it comes to buying into the Peter Principle… Meg Whitman as Treasury Secretary? Hilarious. Let’s talk about McCain’s pep rally soundtracks. Conservative Republican mouthpieces continue to speak truth to mediocrity. (Do they [...]

“The Crooked Heart of the Credit Crisis”

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

This essay ran in the magazine edition of CJR and was published in early September ’08.

Desperate Opportunism

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Let’s see. The other guy is six to nine points up on you in most polls, and you’re about to get stomped in Friday night’s debate. What do you do to stall his momentum?

Bloodbath or Unmitigated Disaster?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Cheney pep rally fizzles.

“Sarah Quaylin”

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

The Peter Principle, again

Liveblogging the Palin Speech at the RNC

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

7:32pm PT: She accepts! OK. Now that that’s out of the way…. 7:35: Will someone please tell her how to pronounce “Iraq”? “Nuclear,” too, while I’m thinking of it. 7:36: Pimp son for beginning his tour in I-Rack. Check. 7:37: Okay, spotlighting your Down Syndrome infant is pretty gauche. Let’s move on. 7:39: Congratulations on [...]

Campbell Brown Bulldogs Tucker Bounds on CNN

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

The well of talking points seems to be running towards the dry side.

“A Harriet Miers Moment?”

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Along with Dan Quayle, that’s the most obvious analogy right now.

Pro Oil, Pro Drilling, Can’t Speak In Complete Sentences

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Watch the video interviews here. “As for the wildlife, they’re doin’ just fine…” I wonder if she’ll be calling Dan Quayle for debating tips? [updated 2:35 PT]: Let’s not forget Pro-Life. And five kids: this woman’s womb is a regular baby ATM.

What she said

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

….and what AMC said: HRC quoting Harrier Tubman marks the first time Hillary Clinton has given me chills. Where was this woman a year ago? I miss her.