Let the Imploding Begin!

As usual, I was watching the NBC Nightly News earlier this evening, which today featured the first part of an interview with John McCain and his running mate. Fairly standard stuff filled with now routine, well-rehearsed and completely unedifying answers to a series of equally dim-witted questions. But meanwhile… on NBC’s cable news outlet, Washington bureau chief, Chuck Todd and Brian Williams were telling tales out of school:

“There was a tenseness,” Todd told Chris Matthews. “I couldn’t see chemistry between John McCain and Sarah Palin. I felt as if we grabbed two people and said ‘here, sit next to each other, we are going to conduct an interview.’ They are not comfortable with each other yet.”

“When you see the two of them together, the chemistry is just not there. You do wonder, is John McCain starting to blame her for things? Blaming himself? Is she blaming him?” asked Todd. “And maybe they don’t feel they can win right now, so they are missing that intensity. That was the thing that struck me more than anything. You almost wonder why they wanted the two of them sitting next to each other.”

“Both of these candidates are on the verge of pulling a Bullworth,” said Todd, referencing the ‘90s Warren Beatty film about a suicidally disillusioned politician who puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with voters. Not much chance of that, I’m afraid.

Loonie Plummets in Value…

Harper’s Worth to Follow?

Aside from the actual causes involved and relative merits associated with the Canadian dollar’s sudden decline against the US dollar, I wonder if all of the economic wizards and deep-thinkers over at “The Blogging Tories” who were thumping their chests with pride about this time last year when the loonie scaled new heights to actually surpass parity with the greenback, and who attributed its meteoric rise to the brilliant fabulousness of the Dear Leader and his wondrous Conservative government, might perhaps be inclined to reconsider that particular metric of achievement now that our currency is in freefall.