Category Archives: Decision 2008

Obama: Hillary . . .I’m Looking Forward To You Advising Me

Remember this my friends . . . as told by Huffington Post.  Talk about foreshadowing . . .

Democratic candidates gathered in Iowa today for their final debate before the January caucuses. The overall feeling of the debate was cordial considering the recent heightened spats between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s respective campaigns.

The atmosphere tensed up briefly when Obama was asked what new foreign policies he could offer with a staff of so many ex-Clinton advisers.

Read the exchange from AP:

Hillary Clinton laughed out loud, and said with a smile on her face, “I’m looking forward to hearing that.”

Obama, also smiling, waited for the laughter to die down before saying, “Hillary, I’m looking forward to you advising me as well.

Watch it . . . love it.

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Isn’t Democratic Government So Annoying?

Like, you even have to find and count all the votes when you lose them. Or I guess, that’s just too hard.

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Typing Without A Clue: Why Joe The Plumber And Sarah Palin Are An Insult To Writers Everywhere

A brilliant analysis by Timothy Egan. In short, it notes the hell smart people, especially writers, go through when somebody as incoherent as Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber rise to stardom.

One of the best takeaways:

Here’s Palin’s response, after Matt Lauer asked her when she knew the election was lost:

“I had great faith that, you know, perhaps when that voter entered that voting booth and closed that curtain that what would kick in for them was, perhaps, a bold step that would have to be taken in casting a vote for us, but having to put a lot of faith in that commitment we tried to articulate that we were the true change agent that would progress this nation.”

I have no idea what she said in that thicket of words.

Neither did I, and now I know that I am not alone.

Second best takeaway:

Joe, a k a Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, was no good as a citizen, having failed to pay his full share of taxes, no good as a plumber, not being fully credentialed, and not even any good as a faux American icon. Who could forget poor John McCain at his most befuddled, calling out for his working-class surrogate on a day when Joe stiffed him.

Readers know my feelings about Joe the Plumber. Egan sums it up artfully, to say the least.

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FiveThirtyEight: Predicts Franken Wins Minnesota Senate Recount by 27 Votes

Prediction here.

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Republicans’ Backs Are Against The Wall

Senator John Ensign of Nevada, in his final days as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said Republicans intend to spend $3 million or more in Georgia, where they have dispatched hordes of staffers, party officials and volunteers. More than 100 lawyers are assisting the party in watching the crucial recount in Minnesota. (link)

One hundred lawyers, that’s like an entire small law firm. Jesus Christ!

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Float Like A Butterfly Sting Like A Bee

Andrew Sullivan and Glenn Loury agree with my commentary on Obama’s fighting style.

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The Archetypal Scared White Man We All Know And Love

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