Daily Archives: October 29, 2008

Make it Stop!

Another of the sad, semi-hilarious TPM “Day in 100 Seconds” montage videos:

Meanwhile, The Times carries on its curious feature whereby “a panel of experts” has ranked all of the past Commanders-in-Chief. Yesterday, it started with the “10 worst presidents to have held office” and has now moved on to the “men in the mediocre middle.” I wonder where they could possibly be leading…

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Après Dion

The introspection continues…

In related news… Frank McKenna has begged off running in any forthcoming leadership race, citing a “longer time commitment” than he’s prepared to make at age 60 to what he feels would be needed in order to “repristinate” the LPC.

Update: But here’s something that looks rather promising.

Update2: “There’s no air of excitement.” — Ipsos pollster. Duh.

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Palin: “Sharin’ the Wealth”

KO: “You Governor… are a fraud!”

It’s almost come the point of shooting fish in a barrel…

…or wolves from an overhead chopper, as the case may be.

Meawhile… In other hilarity:

Update: Heh. From Hendrik Hertzberg in the latest New Yorker magazine:

The state that she governs has no income or sales tax. Instead, it imposes huge levies on the oil companies that lease its oil fields. The proceeds finance the government’s activities and enable it to issue a four-figure annual check to every man, woman, and child in the state. One of the reasons Palin has been a popular governor is that she added an extra twelve hundred dollars to this year’s check, bringing the per-person total to $3,269. A few weeks before she was nominated for Vice-President, she told a visiting journalist — Philip Gourevitch, of this magazine — that “we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs.” Perhaps there is some meaningful distinction between spreading the wealth and sharing it (“collectively,” no less), but finding it would require the analytic skills of Karl the Marxist.

So much for the “North Korean-style totalitarian ant heap” that McCain and his running mate are desperately attempting to conjure into existence as the nightmarish shape of things to come should Obama and any other Democrats down ticket be elected next week…

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