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Obama and the Children

The hoopla around President Obama’s speech to students tomorrow has been pretty danged astonishing.  Since I’ve already blogged about it elsewhere, I thought I’d just drop a link to the text as it will be delivered tomorrow, and then maybe add some witty commentary. I strongly encourage you to read it.   It’s jam-packed with scary [...]

Earth calling Sarah. Come in, Sarah…?

This would be funny, if the subject had not been presented already to voters as a credible candidate for one of the highest offices in the country.  (Alaska Daily News) Gov. Sarah Palin’s personal attorney issued a statement Saturday denouncing rumors that Palin resigned because she is under criminal investigation and threatening legal action for [...]

Fools, cads, and alien babies

If there was any time during the presidential primaries when I felt personally moved by a candidate’s story, it was when Elizabeth Edwards’ cancer returned. Her strength of will and support for her husband John was uplifting — a testament to love and commitment. Whatever I think of John Edwards’ politics, I admire his wife, [...]

Shocking irrelevancies from New York

By golly, that (new) New York governor sure is out in front of any potential “gotcha” political daggers, isn’t he? NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s new governor, who disclosed last week that he and his wife committed adultery several years ago, said Monday he used cocaine in his 20s and smoked marijuana when he [...]

Hillary opens her closet

By now, anyone who has interest in last night’s mud-fest debate knows that Hillary opened a new line of attack with this: CLINTON: I was fighting against those [Republican] ideas when you were practicing law and representing your contributor, Rezko, in his slum landlord business in inner city Chicago. A lot of virtual ink has [...]