<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: May 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Scott McClellan finally confesses

Better late than never. But still: late.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

How Hillary can win

Some people think that just because Obama has insurmountable leads in delegates, superdelegates, and the popular vote, it's all over for Hillary. Not so, says Gail Collins of the NY Times. Here's how Hillary could still get the nomination:

1) A big, big win in Kentucky next Tuesday. Ideally, Obama should be limited to no more than 100 votes.

2) Oregon, scheduled for the same day, inexplicably breaks off and sinks into the Pacific Ocean.

3) Puerto Rico, clocking in on June 1, not only gives Clinton a huge majority, but also manages to become a state in advance of the vote.

4) Finally, on June 3 as the South Dakota polls open, Thomas Jefferson’s head on Mount Rushmore comes to life and starts shouting, “You go, girl.”

Mocking Hillary's new "work ethic" campaign theme, Collins wonders: "If, as is projected, Hillary wins Kentucky and loses Oregon next week, are we supposed to think that it’s because people in Portland don’t work as hard as people in Louisville? Oregonians do have a reputation for being kind of laid back, but they do not put billboards on the highway saying, 'Welcome to the State that Likes a Good Nap.'"

A good nap - one that lasts until June 4 - sounds pretty tempting right about now.


Friday, May 09, 2008

Obama attacks McCain; Hillary attacks Obama

Wow, this is getting interesting. In Oregon today, Obama criticized McCain's economic, health, and Iraq policies and said that McCain would continue Bush's failed priorities. Hillary, meanwhile, criticized Obama's health care plan, claiming that he is promising universal coverage to children but not adults: "How can anyone run to be the Democratic nominee and not have a universal health care plan?"

Even more interesting: When someone asked Obama if he might make Hillary his running mate, Obama said it would be presumptuous to speculate because he hadn't won the nomination yet. But then he said, "I will say that she has shown herself to be an extraordinary candidate and an extraordinary public servant. She is hardworking, she is tough, she is very smart. And so I think she would be on anybody's list, short list, of vice presidential candidates."

Hold on - it gets even more interesting. Asked if he might consider helping Clinton pay off her personal, multimillion-dollar loans to her campaign when it's all over, Obama said: "Historically, after a campaign is done and you want to unify the party, particularly when you've had a strong opponent, you want to make sure that you're putting that opponent in a strong position so that they can work to win an election in November. And so obviously I'd want to have a broad-ranging discussion with Senator Clinton about how I could make her feel good about the process and have her on the team moving forward."

So while Hillary is attacking Obama, Obama is offering to pay off her debt and make her his vice president.

Maybe the dude really is a uniter...

Source: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/05/09/america/Democrats.php

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Two interesting observations about Obama

Even though it isn't a sealed deal yet, it's looking pretty likely that Obama will win the nomination. Speculation is rampant in the blogosphere, but here are my two favorite observations so far about the Obama phenonemon:
What an Amazing Accomplishment
It’s September 12, 2001. You’re sitting in front of a TV, watching footage of the World Trade Center collapse over and over and over again.

All of a sudden, someone from seven years in the future walks out of a tiny temporal vortex, and tells you: George W. Bush is going to fuck this up so badly that in 2008, the United States of America will likely elect as president a black man whose middle name is Hussein and whose father was Muslim. Oh, and he also admits he’s used cocaine.

I think it would have been easier to convince me of the reality of time travel. “No, no, I believe you really are from the future. But the other stuff, that’s CRAZY.”—Jonathan Schwarz, writing on This Modern World

Not that this means anything
So, apparently, the last day of the Democratic National Convention, when Barack Obama will deliver his acceptance speech, is August 28, 2008. That just happens to be the 45th anniversary of another speech you may have heard about.

I know the Convention was planned years in advance, but... seriously. Someone in the DNC scheduling department just got a bonus.—Some Guy with a Website