davidl on January 20th, 2008

Barack Obama does what Mrs. Clinton is either unable or unwilling to do, stand-up to B.J. Clinton,  ABC News: Sen. Barack Obama says he’s ready to confront former President Bill Clinton, calling his advocacy on behalf of his wife’s presidential campaign, “troubling.” In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts to air Monday on […]

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Seen in a truck window: How good can any campaign finance reform be, that still lets John McCain in as President? I use Bloglines. Used it for years and consider it part of my daily routine. They’ve got a new Beta up you may want to check out. Chuck Norris is saying (in support of […]

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Eric Florack on January 20th, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson at The Corner earlier today: It seems that Romney, Thompson, and Huckabee supporters might at least consider that there is a chance that McCain will be nominated and these “I’ll sit it out” conservatives should begin thinking of the consequences of Presidents Hillary and Bill. My guess is that McCain could still […]

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Eric Florack on January 20th, 2008

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Allan Melvin, a character actor best known for playing Sam the Butcher on “The Brady Bunch,” has died. He was 84.Allan Melvin played Archie Bunker’s friend Barney Hefner on “All in the Family.” Melvin died of cancer Thursday at his home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, said Amalia […]

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Eric Florack on January 20th, 2008

Jon Adler at The Corner, earlier today: Last week Michael Gerson wrote a remarkably unserious column in which he suggested Fred Thompson lacked “moral seriousness” because he failed to embrace President Bush’s global AIDS initiative with sufficient vigor.  Looking at what Thompson actually said, and the context in which he said it, it is clear […]

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Eric Florack on January 20th, 2008

I see you, Brian, and no, I do not agree that I’m being pushed off principle, here. I reject the premise that the guy was innocent on several levels, but the most important of them is that I reject and dismiss the premise that the law is not legit in a free society, which was […]

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Eric Florack on January 20th, 2008

LOS ANGELES- (AP)- Suzanne Pleshette, the husky-voiced star best known for her role as Bob Newhart’s sardonic wife on television’s long-running “The Bob Newhart Show,” has died at age 70.Pleshette, whose career included roles in such films as Hitchcock’s “The Birds” and in Broadway plays including “The Miracle Worker,” died of respiratory failure Saturday evening […]

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davidl on January 20th, 2008

Jeff Goldstein, Protien Wisdom: I will not, will not, vote for John McCain. I will not, will not, vote for Mike Huckabee. I will not, will not, vote for Ron Paul – unless he runs for Fuhrer. In which case, he’s got my full support. Hat Tip: Memeorandum. Addendum: (Bit) I’m with Goldstein.  I note […]

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davidl on January 20th, 2008

Michael Graham, National Review: McCain is a weak candidate by any measure. Only once in his two presidential races has John McCain ever won a majority of the vote, and that was Michigan in 2000. He has yet to crack 40% of the vote this year, and he’s done even worse among self-identified Republicans (as […]

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davidl on January 20th, 2008

Republicans have long been disgusted with Bill Clinton inappropriate behavior  and self-obsesssion.   Has it reached a a breaking point even among democrats? Jonathan Alter, Newsweek: Prominent Democrats are upset with the aggressive role that Bill Clinton is playing in the 2008 campaign, a role they believe is inappropriate for a former president and the titular head […]

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