won’t go away, will she?She won’t
shut up, will she?
to be too conspiratorial about it, but what if it was all part of the plan?
John McCain, already meeting with Barack Obama to see how they can work
together.And here’s Sarah Palin,
still flapping her gums to every journalist with a microphone handy and five
minutes to spare.
what if Sarah Palin is Johnny Mac’s revenge?One final flip of the bird to the wing of the party that’s
been flapping at him for years?The wing that’s been a continuing frustration to him, when it hasn’t
been an outright embarrassment?
Obama made a commitment to change the way Washington does business, and the
vetting process exemplifies that.”
transition-team spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter, explaining the seven-page
questionnaire with 63 separate requests for personal and professional records.
* Please provide certified copies of all state and
federal tax returns filed for you, your spouse and all members of your
immediate family for the past 15 years.For each of these years, please also provide annual statements of all
holdings in stocks, bonds, commodities and “cash on hand” exceeding $5,000, and
full documentation of all transactions within any of these categories during
It’s getting brutal out there, isn’t it?
Think we could borrow a little until April or so?
know what it feels like?This is
what it feels like:
walking down the street, minding your own business, when the guy in the scruffy
clothes approaches you with his tale of woe.He used to be a productive member of society, he tells you,
but then things took a turn, and lately he’s been down on his luck and
struggling to keep body and soul together.What he could really use, he tells you, is a dollar so he
can get something to eat.He
hasn’t had a meal all day, and he’s just a dollar short of a sandwich.
you reach into your pocket and press a crumpled bill into his outstretched
palm.He thanks you, and wishes
you a wonderful day, and as you continue down the street, you cast one last
glance over your shoulder and see the guy walk into a liquor store.
what it feels like.Only
multiplied by 700 billion.
did the strangest thing last night:He turned the TV off.
he was, still in the early part of the evening, with another hour or two of
political shows still ahead of him -- updates and interviews and analyses and
predictions -- and he reached for the remote and chose...
get the wrong idea -- he wasn’t shutting the world out completely.By that point in the evening, he’d already
watched the network news, and something from the BBC, and Jim Lehrer.(He couldn’t miss Jim Lehrer, could
he?)He’d already read a newspaper
or two, and part of a magazine, and surfed the net, and listened to NPR.Twice.
guess a community organizer is sort of like a small-town mayor, except that you
have actual responsibilities.”
“And actual accomplishments,” Barack Obama might have
added, had he actually uttered that first sentence on Tuesday night.But being a more charitable sort than
you or I would have been under similar circumstances, he somehow resisted the
urge to have a last laugh on those who had spent months mocking that particular
line of work.
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