Monthly Archives: August 2008

Out on limbs sawn off

Yes, it’s time to take some account of prognostications gone bad. My prediction that McCain would take General David Petraeus as his running mate was like picking the horse with 120-1 odds to win the Derby. I think that McCain … Continue reading

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“What Happened to Iraq?”

Victor Davis Hanson: Suddenly there are no longer any more litmus tests — remember the Democratic primary bickering in autumn 2007? — over who was, and was not, always against the war in Iraq. There are no more hearings in … Continue reading

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Five things I like about Sarah Palin

Number one, and surpassing all others, is that she is a staunchly pro-life woman, with five kids, who walks the walk. Second, the kids look like they have their heads screwed on right. Third, she hunts (I don’t, by the … Continue reading

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Alaska

McCain couldn’t get this, I don’t think, but he might have sensed it. Alaska is the last living embodiment of the American frontier, and it produces people who really do know the kitchen table and the hearth. It makes men … Continue reading

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McCain: the bases are loaded

With his pick of Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, as his running mate, McCain has the GOP conservatives on third, women voters on second, and the free-marketeers on first. Now he needs to drive them home. Palin is pro-life, pro-gun, … Continue reading

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The buffoon mentalist falls overboard

The Obama oration. Awful and tedious. Like a driver’s-side collision at a generic intersection by a tanker truck full of liquified codswallop into a tractor-trailer rig loaded with cast-iron platitudes. Followed by the pile-on crash of an errant live poultry … Continue reading

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The convention starts to provide some bounce

Obama goes up by six points in the daily Gallup tracking poll.

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“Barack Obama, Aspiring Commissar”

It appears that reporter-scholar Stanley Kurtz has hit a nerve with his research into the Obama/Bill Ayers relationship. That link takes you to a National Review editorial that details the matter and notes the response of the Obama campaign, which … Continue reading

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We’ll have a hot time in the old town tonight

Wow. Bill Clinton. He had a hot game tonight. So sizzling hot that the tension crackling between him at the podium and Michelle up in the Obama box was so, ah, effortless, that someone should have shouted “Get a room” … Continue reading

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Hillary’s hooters

Great speech. Almost had me convinced to throw myself down the mineshaft of collectivism. I understand that there’s a paradise waiting for me down there. But, alas, I’m afraid of depths. It was sad, of course, that the morons running … Continue reading

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The Biden bounce is getting out of control

If the Democratic Convention produces results like the Biden bounce, desperation might set in.

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Look who is following the white elephant with a shovel

This is a story about some inopportune remarks made today by Bill Clinton. It doesn’t seem like much, really, but you never know what’s up with the Big He. It could be a bit of undigested beef, or perhaps a … Continue reading

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“The Cult of Personality on steroids”

I guess the Obamessiah jokes are all too real. That’s a series of images, with music, that prey (by suggesting prayers to Obama, I think) on the suggestibility of younger voters. It could be seen as “typical politics,” I suppose. … Continue reading

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For complete coverage…

…of Night One of the Democratic Convention, roll back from the post titled “Mental Health Break.” It’s a good scene-by-scene Ralph Steadman-like rendering of the event. And the restraint was admirable. No “I’m waiting for a rush of dead shadows … Continue reading

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Michelle’s makeover

Michelle Obama appeared on the podium at the Democratic Convention last night and gave a speech, or did she? I’m going to hand this off to Byron York before I get into trouble.

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The Biden for VP pick…

…has driven the voters wild. I guess it’s going to fall to Joe, when the ads featuring Reverend Jeremiah Wright start to show up, to accuse whoever runs them of racism. Will Biden actually be willing to tell voters that … Continue reading

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