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Archive for February, 2008
a bunch of euros, namely, daniel day-lewis, madamoiselle coitllard, tilda swinton, and a spanish guy named javier, swept the acting category of the oscars. should americans be worried? no, i mean, _they_ voted for ‘em.
why do magazines like people pay stars for photos of their kids? i mean, who really cares? i say this despite the fact that i luv j.lo and marc anthony.
so according to abc news a pro-hillary rodham clinton 527 (a group operating independently of a politician but spends an unlimited amount of dough) is planning on running a series of ads trying to convince voters in ohio and texas and any other state that will listen that politicians shouldn’t be eloquent. well, george w. bush surely isn’t. i guess that must mean something.
american presidents used to give good speeches. just look at old speeches from george washington, abraham lincoln, thomas jefferson, and ronald reagan. jimmy carter was a big snoozer. george h.w. bush was too. both of them only lasted 1 term.
the u.s. presidency is a weak position. the founding fathers intended it that way. the president can ‘set’ policy. but congress doesn’t have to work with him if they don’t like him. and the only way to push anything through is to use the big schmooze. meaning, you’ve got to convince the american people and you also have to convince congress.
was the 7.2 earthquake in indonesia a sign for obama? who knows. maybe it was more of a sign for billary clinton. obama won wisconsin by 17 points. and beat billary clinton among men by 29 points, according to abc news. in his home state of hawaii, he blew hillary away by 52 points.
not only does the economist try to reinforce the podcast they did with bob kerrey (former senator from nebraska) by mentioning (seemingly off-handedly) that barack obama grew up in a muslim country yet not pointing out that he is christian, the article also. well, just rambles. apparently the journalist never bothered to look at obama’s website and actually read his policy issues. for shame. the magazine lost it’s “mo” a few years back when the old editor retired.