Thomas Jefferson Street

August 2008


Sarah Palin—McCain's Ham-Handed Tribal Gamble and Continuing Arrogance

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Sarah Palin (or Susan Palin, as a Fox News reporter kept calling her this morning in a sign of how truly out of left field—deep, deep north-left field, beyond the Canadian border—this pick was) represents a gamble by John McCain that the Hillary factor is more important than the "experience" issue.

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Invesco Interactivity—Genius for the Obama Campaign or Peril?

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DENVER—At sporting events the big board is used for various (often inane) gags to keep the fans amused between innings or downs or plays. The Obama campaign is certainly keeping in that spirit.

Of course they're using the big board to show things like an inspirational memorial video for Martin ...

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Obama's and McCain's Vice Presidential Picks Won't Matter in November

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While vice-presidential mania hits its peak, can we take a deep breath and remember something: In November, it won't matter whom Barack Obama and John McCain select.

Remember two names: Lyndon B. Johnson and J. Danforth Quayle.

LBJ was the last (perhaps only) vice presidential selection deemed ...

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Clinton, Hillary
Jindal, Bobby

Vice President Kathleen Sebelius? What's the Matter With Kansas?

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I've been bugged by the stern warnings that Barack Obama selecting a female running mate not named Hillary Clinton (think Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius) would be an unforgivable insult to the hordes of Hill-ions still smarting from her primary defeat. I couldn't put my finger on why, but now I ...

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When Art Predicts Reality

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Recent events in New Europe have called to mind a 10-year old cartoon spot that pretty well captures at least the perception of what's happening over there. Follow the jump for a chuckle.

"We thought you guys broke up."

 

 

Must crush capitalism indeed. Not bad for 1998.

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