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Saturday, November 15, 2008

THAT's the ticket!?

The McCain speech didn't have any kind of particularly strong effect on me. But that Sarah Palin is something else huh? She's really earned a special place in my heart.

Doesn't it kind of feel like we've been watching a tv series for some time, and now we've reached a point where several of the plot lines have recently been resolved, so the writers feel the need to create a new villain to stir things up and get the plot moving again? Well we have a new bete noir to spice up the last couple months until the dramatic conclusion.

I have to say I'm already looking forward to the next vid from the Baracky / Empire Strikes Barack people. What movie they should they use? "Election's" already been done, but Palin certainly evokes Tracy Flick.

an excellent segment from TDS (vid)

the liberal elite media think Palin should have to answer questions about stuff. (the nerve)

Palin v. Reality

Tom Schaller sez Palin is meant to throw Dems of track, and urges them not to take the bait.

Jay Rosen elaborates: trying to reignite the culture wars

Roland Martin, reacting to Palin's speech, comments on community organizing (vid)

and Obama responds himself (vid)

The use of 9/11 broke new barriers in shamelesness (vid... be sure to catch Olbermann's reaction at the end). The Boston Globe notes:

One of the most enduring taboos in American politics, the airing of graphic images from the September 11 attacks in a partisan context, died today. It was nearly seven years old.

The September 11 precedent was one of the few surviving campaign-season taboos. It is survived by direct comparisons of one's opponents to Hitler.

As Lily Tomlin once said, "no matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up."

Josh Marshall on McCain's speech

An interesting e-mail that's been circulating (authenticity verified)

"Joe Lieberman reaches across party lines every time he pats himself on the back." - Stephen Colbert

And, politics aside, when did Sesame street become so depraved?:

The Count (censored) (vid)

Kermit sings "Hurt" (vid)

(I'm sure I'm the last person to see these, but they're new to me)

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