Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mickey Kaus is a Marxist and a snob like Obama.

Kaus es como Che, solamente más feo.

"Does he condemn them? Would he condemn someone who that says they're unrepentant and wished that they had bombed more?"

I'm rubber and you're glue.

"Hillary's voter base consists of middle-aged to elderly white women who identify with her caustic, stubborn, bulldog resilience."

Being negative toward candidate's supporters is not the same as being negative toward the candidate.

"Historians are generally ambivalent over whether hot-tempered leaders have fared any worse than the placid."

Obama, too cool. McCain, too hot. Goldilocks in a pantsuit, just right.

Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd get around to the subject of the Clinton-Obama debate.

On the substance, it is hard for me to tell where Prof. Althouse is criticizing Obama and where she is critiquing Rich and Dowd in their defense of Obama.

"The Monongahela River, which runs cleaner than when they were young (not a good sign)..."

Obama visits Pennsylvania.

Prof. Althouse asks: "Why don't environmentalists celebrate economic recessions?" I answer: "For the same reason anti-abortionists don't celebrate single mothers working two jobs and still facing obstacles that appear to be insurmountable. It is tough to sell people on the hard work that is going to take place because of the hard decisions that are to be made. Much easier to sell them on pretty pictures."

What was the biggest lie at the Clinton-Obama debate?

The media lies and Clinton cops to having lied

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Slate's anti-Obama ad.

Giving Hillary the finger. According to Prof. Althouse, yes he is. And he promised to be a new kind of politician, tsk tsk.

Obama's a "whiner."


Reactions to the debate.

Obama lost.

"Screw 'em," Hillary said about working-class white southerners.

Screw it.

Debate tonight. I'll be liveblogging.

Time for a debate.

"Murtha says McCain too old to be president."

Age is just a number.

Hillary Clinton "needs to completely abandon her positive campaign and continue to hammer away at Obama."

Nope she wants everyone to hate Obama.

Not Bittergate.

Bitterness build up.

Michelle Obama, looking and acting like the perfect First Lady...


"I thought, This is weird, John McCain has a recipe for pasta with sausage and peas."


"Twas unfortunate She drank an insipid Canadian Liquor, and not the noble Highland Spirits."

Fun with drinking (and commenters).

McCain on Obama's race speech: "It was good for all of America to have heard it."

Typical white dude.

What's the most amazing thing about this New York Magazine article, "The Feminist Reawakening: Hillary Clinton and the fourth wave"?

Don't talk about the elephant in the room.

When Obama wrote "It was into my father's image ... that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself," was he talking about socialism?

The link Prof. Althouse provides seems to say so. Read the whole thing.

A sentence about French President Nicolas Sarkozy and American presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Wherein Prof. Althouse uncovers the NYTimes plot to undermine the Obama candidacy by furthering a negative Obama narrative.

"She was admitted to the private San Francisco fund-raiser as an activist blogger and then functioned as a journalist."

Bloggers should know their place.

Shots and beer.

Because we should pick a President based on who we would rather drink with. Maybe instead of debates the candidates can play beer pong or quarters.

"He has the unique skills to try to lower the temperature and foster a sense of common ground."

Casey at the bat for Obama.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

"Well, he's not running for sociologist in chief, he's running for president."

When Shrum and Carville are your defenders, you are screwed.

The "Compassion Forum."

A twofer: bland and tired.

"Phony, academic-sounding verbal junk... trying to talk like effete characters from Victorian novels...."

I would like to link to this uncritically.

"[Bill Clinton] can’t compute that he’s not the new kid on the block. It’s about his mortality — and immortality."


"So Indiana may end up being the tiebreaker."

Is Obama a leftist or just inexperienced? Prof. Althouse puzzles through this question with the help of the balanced panel of John Hinderacker, Ed Morissey, Glenn Reynolds and Mickey Kaus (whose piece she particularly likes).

"'How many angels dance on the head of the pin?,' she responded, continuing to giggle."

Calling it a cackle doesn't seem positive but what else do you call it?

Obama won't pay "street money" — a "Philadelphia ritual."

Rarely am i neutral about money.

McCain's biggest problem keeps getting worse.

Perhaps the link died of old age.

Oh, no!

It's as easy to rank as American Idol. 1. McCain 2. Obama 3. Clinton

McCain at a loss for words...

McCain reminds me of Tim Conway in that clip. Good thing I don't have to remain neutral


Or "polls in April which will be meaningless in the fall."

Appearing with Elton John, Hillary Clinton proclaims "I’m still standing."

But does she "have" standing.

The Senate hearing on Iraq.

Summaries are rarely neutral. Prof. Althouse did not include a label including Obama though he is in the clip. Don't know what to make of that.

It's the new Bloggingheads — with me and Jeralyn Merritt (of TalkLeft)!


"Well, I think it's given him a lot of depth and a broadness of view."

I am big enough not to pronounce this Obama negative.