The disgraced former governor of Illinois says he’s blacker than Obama because his father owned a laundromat. (Tip o’ the cap to Marcus for the Lionel line)
A federally appointed public health task force recommends turning *medical convention on its ear, yet no specialists were consulted. The task force acknowledged that mammograms can save lives and fear their new guidelines may be misinterpreted. “We aren’t against screening women in their 40s, we just don’t think it should be routine,” Petitti said. Such … Continue reading you can’t save lives AND money
Disgraced former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is on Larry King, quoting Rudyard Kipling, the Bible and every political cliche ever uttered. There’s no new news regarding his pending corruption trial, unless you count his wife’s appearance on a new D-Minus-List reality show. No wonder CNN’s ratings are in the crapper. Larry cues a clip showing … Continue reading a new low for cnn
Think of it this way: No more gawdawful campaign commercials.
Chambliss, Martin stump today Palin, Ludacris, former Miss Alaska campaigning
Named after congressman Paul Broun, who compared Obama to Hitler, the Brounie is awarded to Georgia politicians who make an ass of themselves, by word or deed. This week’s winner: DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones Jones is allowing ego and political disappointment to disrupt the transfer of power to the Ellis administration. Given the great … Continue reading and the brounie goes too …
Terry McAuliffe is apparently under the delusion that people find him likable. Former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe signed papers Monday signaling a possible run for governor next year in Virginia. McAuliffe told The Associated Press he set up a campaign committee and will tour Virginia for the next 60 days before making his … Continue reading the ghost of jefferson must intercede
*Rahm Emanuel is a dick. That seems to be the consensus, and he represents the kind of attack dog partisanship I detest. That said, I wouldn’t read too much into his appointment as chief of staff. His job is to be the president’s gatekeeper. He won’t be the public face of the president, nor will … Continue reading random observations of the week that is
“Network,” relevant as ever, raises difficult subjects and resists easy answers. God bless the polemic! Take Howard Beale, introduced as a prophet — the voice of righteous indignation — and revealed as a fraud. Good rarely encounters evil anymore; better vs. worse, at best.
It’s a shame John Edwards can’t stand trial for exploiting the death of his son. (originally posted 9/9/08) Edwards had told Kerry he was going to share a story with him that he’d never told anyone else—that after his son Wade had been killed, he climbed onto the slab at the funeral home, laid there … Continue reading FLASHBACK: Defining John Edwards
A lot like Bill McKay, methinks.
Making peace with the Clintons would challenge any diplomat: It’s hard to fathom why Obama should be mau-maued into paying off the debt that Hillary and Bill accrued attacking and undermining him, while mismanaging the campaign and their nearly quarter-billion-dollar war chest so horribly that one Hillaryland insider told The New Republic that it bordered … Continue reading buying their silence