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22 March 2008

The Empire Strikes Back

Casey Knowles, the little girl from Hillary Clinton's infamous 3 a.m. phone call add, strikes back.

19 March 2008

Another One Bites The Dust

From an article in my wife's hometown newspaper:

According to Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, cacti are members of the succulent plant family Cactaceae, which is native to the Americas. Often used as ornamental plants, cacti are accustomed to loving in arid and hot environments. Ferguson said the plant started dying in 2007, but did not grow back like the first time.
Sigh. I'm sorry, but Wikipedia is not a source. It just isn't. Journalism in this country is officially dead.

13 March 2008

Crystal Ball

OK, some Lost predictions:

1) Michael is the spy on the boat.
2) A major character is rumoured to die tonight. My money is on Claire.
3) Sun and Jin are the last two Oceanic Sixers.
4) Ben was the guy in the coffin last season.
5) I've said it before and I'll say it again: the two skeletons from the very beginning of the show? Jack and Kate.
6) Sun's dad works for Charles Widmore.

What say ye?

12 March 2008

And Now As Promised...

Earlier this evening Keith Olbermann delivered a special comment aimed at the Clinton campaign and its lackluster response to the Ferraro debacle. Good for him. Hillary Clinton is lapsing into self-parody more with each passing day. It's also interesting that after eight years of a President who can barely bring himself to apologise for anything, that half of Democrats are backing someone who, well, can barely bring herself to apologise for anything.

05 March 2008

Winners Never Quit

Though the media has in some respects been avoiding the issue, there's been a bit of talk today about how unlikely it is that Hillary Clinton can win.

As The Washington Post explains,

Clinton wiped away the debate last night with a robust victory in Ohio and a narrow win in Texas. But as she vowed to keep campaigning, the tight vote in Texas signaled she may yet face a tough decision in coming weeks. The slim margin in the Texas popular vote and an additional caucus process in which she trailed made clear that she would not win enough delegates to put a major dent in Sen. Barack Obama's lead. And regardless of the results, she emerged from the crucible of Ohio and Texas with a campaign mired in debt and riven by dissension...

[I]t would be enormously difficult for Clinton to overtake Obama in the pledged delegates chosen by voters in primaries and caucuses. By some calculations, Clinton would need to win more than 60 percent of the vote in the dozen contests remaining between now and June 7 to catch Obama in pledged delegates -- a steep challenge given that, so far, she has won that much in only one state, her onetime adopted home of Arkansas. Even in New York, where she is a sitting senator, she won 57 percent of the vote. She won 55 percent in Michigan, where Obama was not even on the ballot.

"Her durability is impressive if not astonishing, but she is still looking at some pretty cold, hard numbers in the race," said Jim Jordan, a Democratic strategist who initially ran the 2004 primary campaign of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.). "She's running out of time, she's running out of space." He described a Clinton nomination even with wins in Texas and Ohio as "impossible, really."
So after eight years of a President who can't string two sentences together, do we really now want one who apparently can't add?