Archive: May, 2008
On this night, they got what the billboard and the highlight reel promised. What a shame to see and hear such a thirst for blood. Maybe the Flyers would attract a different type of fan if they didn't cultivate that image. Maybe they'd still fill those seats if only they relied on the basics of the game.
Dick Cheney makes another fashion statement:
This very flattering picture of Dick Cheney was taken today, during a commencement speech for new Coast Guard graduates in Connecticut. Judging from the content of his speech, the hat was not only a Texas-style head accessory, but also a vestiary middle finger to the world. It put an exclamation point on the now-clear fact that Bush and Cheney intend to swagger past their final days in office with every bit as much empty-headed bluster as the first time they recklessly aimed their silver-plated six-shooters at the country and the global community.
Sen. Joe Lieberman, everybody's favorite Future Republican from Connecticut, had a stunning op-ed in the Wall Street Journal blaming all the perceived woes of his supposed-but-not-really Democratic Party on its supposed weakness in foreign policy that dates back, in his rambling and largely unsupported thesis, to the Vietnam War. He writes:
And this was the Democratic Party of John F. Kennedy, who promised in his inaugural address that the United States would "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of freedom."
I wish I had something pithy to express here beyond shock and amazement, although at the risk of sounding like a Republican I do think these periodic "grillings" of oil executives are becoming something of a pointless exercise.
I thought this was the best piece of punditry of the 2008 campaign season, offered last night by David Gergen, who mainly served Republicans but who worked briefly in the Clinton White House. It came last night on CNN with Anderson Cooper (via Nexis):
GERGEN: And it also raises the question in my judgment of whether she shouldn't say, you know, if you want to vote against him because he's black, I don't want your vote. I don't want to win that way. This has no place in this primary.
Does Greg counteract Lou? Does Private Dobbs from "F-Troop" break the tie?
Discuss this -- or more pressing matters.
Last night I was doing some research for an article and stumbled across this. Let's make a few redactions and see if it reminds you of anything:
Sen. XXXXXX XXXXXXXX scored a narrow victory in Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary, but failed to make headway in the important business of cutting into YYYYYYYY YYYYYY's lead in convention delegates....
Investors rushed to buy oil futures contracts as far forward as December 2016, pushing their prices as high as $139.50 a barrel, up more than $9.50 on the day. The spot price hit a record $129.60 a barrel.