Biden-Palin Debate Liveblogging

Oh boy, the Biden-Palin trainwreck! I haven't been this giddy since the premiere of Temptation Island 2!! Here's a preview of what we can expect: Annnnnd we're off.6:02: During the opening handshake, Palin says "Can I call you Joe?" A reference to Obama "arrogantly" calling McCain "John" throughout the first debate? LET THE MINDGAMES BEGIN!! 6:04: Seventeen words into her

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Presidential Debate FAILblogging

I had honestly intended to liveblog last Friday's presidential debate. I even wrote this introduction:Two weeks ago, when McCain fortunes were riding high, people kept asking me why I was so confident that Obama would still win the election. My answer was a single word: the debates. Well, okay: it was a plural word preceded by an article. Sue me.

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October Surprise 2008 Predictions

Obama's status as an elitist is confirmed when his library records are leaked to the press, confirming suspicions that he has read books. On election day, Democratic operatives distract Republicans from voting with delicious Hostess fruit pies. The McCain camp releases footage proving, beyond a doubt, that Obama played a "prominent role" in the 1995 film Happy Gilmore. Obama produces

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Republican National Convention LiveRetroblogging

I'd intended to liveblog some of the RNC Convention speeches as I had done for those of the Obamas and Hillary Clinton. But, owing to various causes, I was never in front of my laptop when the speakers were on the stage. The good news is that I heard most of them on the radio in real time, and came

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Impulse Purchase

Just a quick note regarding McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate. This may have seemed like a good idea on paper--appeal to disgruntled Hillary voters, add a "change" component to the McCain platform, etc.--but I'm betting it's going to backfire big time. As many have pointed out, Palin has little experience. Some argue that this works for

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Democratic Convention Liveblogging: Barack Obama

Longtime readers of this blog know I have been in the tank for Obama for a while. In Hypothetical World my candidates were Gore and then Dodd, but among the feasible candidates there was really no question who I supported. Hillary I like, and think she would have made a fine president (and perhaps still may), but put succinctly, I

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VOTE McCAIN

McCain's Prickly TIME Interview:There's a theme that recurs in your books and your speeches, both about putting country first but also about honor. I wonder if you could define honor for us? Read it in my books. I've read your books. No, I'm not going to define it. But honor in politics? I defined it in five books. Read my

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Democratic Convention Liveblogging: Hillary Clinton

Typo week continues here at dy, as I liveblog Hillary Clinton's speech.6:55: Hmm, Mark Warner is still speaking. He just told a convoluted story that ended with "and that's how I wound up at the gymnasium of a high school." Right. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact that you keep getting older, but they stay the

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Washington 6-5000

Just in time for Hillary Clinton's appearance at the Democratic convention, the McCain campaign has rolled out a new video that samples her infamous "3 AM' ad. Of course it just snipes at Obama, without saying what McCain himself would do if woken at 3 AM by a call. My guess is that he would groggily pick up the handset

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