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the democrats have a VP candidate?
September 15, 2008, 3:37 pm
Filed under: Politics

More speeches like this, please.


it’s not raining
September 8, 2008, 4:03 pm
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I’ve been grouchy lately so today I scaled my political news peruses waaaaay back to gain some perspective.   Here’s what I know today:  I get that people see the world differently and have many and varied experiences which lead to a preference for one candidate over another.  Fair enough.  What tees me off is the LYING.   Hilzoy explains why it’s so damaging and cynical here. They’re peeing on our legs and telling us it’s raining.  Time to call BS.

i really can’t watch this speech
September 3, 2008, 7:42 pm
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My favorite live blogger responding to an excerpt of Palin’s speech.  Starts at 8:26 ..

September 3, 2008, 3:41 pm
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How can Sarah Palin be Vice President if she lacks the interest and background in foreign policy to help lead America into an intractable, unnecessary war?  A compelling personal story just isn’t enough, sister.   On the other hand, if she can field dress an 80-year-old Texas lawyer that she’s just shot in the face, she might have the chops after all.

wilderness sarah
September 3, 2008, 3:35 pm
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Having once mistaken a baby goat (goatling?) for a baby cow (calfling?), I am not what one would call an animal expert.  So color me super impressed to know that Sarah Palin can field-dress a moose.  Woohoo!  Now if she only knew what a Vice President does everyday.

because I’m too lazy
September 3, 2008, 10:06 am
Filed under: Politics

Here’s a live-blog of last night’s events full of good humor and critique.

predicting palin
September 3, 2008, 10:01 am
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Her speech will be energetic and forceful.  The crowd will adore her.  She’ll spend some time on biography, some on her alleged reforming/mavericking ways and will remind everyone that McCain was a POW.  She’ll come across as a tough, (but likable) chick and everyone will ooh and awe at her just-like-us-ness.  What I don’t know is if she’ll go after Obama directly.  If she does, many in the convention hall will wet their collective pants with glee.   I hope Sean Hannity brings a second pair of dockers, just in case.