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UPDATE: Oops. Turns out the Ron Paul Revolution will be in Minneapolis.
I also read the papers.
Friday afternoon I was listening to the Dan Lynch Show on Talk 1300 AM, when Lynch said:
He might as well have picked the borough president of Staten Island.
The "he" Lynch was cracking wise about is John McCain, regarding the relative populations of Alaska and various localities within New York state. The ex-newspaperman is seriously taken aback by McCain's choice of the very inexperienced Sarah Palin to be his veep.
Friday evening I listened to arch-arch-arch conservative Michael Savage. He wondered if the people around McCain (or McCain himself) were throwing the election.
This morning (Saturday) I heard WAMC's Alan Chartock express his disbelief that McCain would go for such an inexperienced running mate.
The mockery was biting in The New York Times, where Gail Collins wrote:
McCain does not believe in pandering to identity politics. He was looking for someone who was well prepared to fight against international Islamic extremism, the transcendent issue of our time. And in the end he decided that in good conscience, he was not going to settle for anyone who had not been commander of a state national guard for at least a year and a half. He put down his foot!
Then a few minutes ago I read this, by Charles Krauthammer, at Washington Post online (registration required):
The McCain campaign is reveling in the fact that Palin is a game changer. But why a game changer when you’ve been gaining? To gratuitously undercut the remarkably successful "Is he ready to lead" line of attack seems near suicidal.
When did Dan Lynch, Michael Savage, Alan Chartock, Gail Collins and Charles Krauthammer all agree about ANYTHING?
I feel the earth cracking, see plagues of locusts on the horizon, and hear the "plop" of frogs falling on the roof.
Kitty Kornered (1946, Bob Clampett)
Here's Sylvester (one year before his fateful teaming with that annoying little yellow bird) and 3 "brother pussycats" making Porky Pig's night a living hell. (I could use a shot of Arsenic and Old Grapes right about now.)
The crucial point here is that the poor bastard falls through a bridge and still misses the river below. . . .
Solana Larsen joined Geoff Garin in the Big Tent to discuss the "New American Consensus on International Cooperation."
Larsen is the managing editor of Global Voices.
Global Voices seeks to aggregate, curate, and amplify the global conversation online - shining light on places and people other media often ignore. We work to develop tools, institutions and relationships that will help all voices, everywhere, to be heard.
With tens of millions of people blogging all over the planet, how do you avoid being overwhelmed by the information overload? How do you figure out who are the most influential or respected and credible bloggers or podcasters in any given country, especially those outside your own?
Garin is the president of Peter D. Hart Research Associates. He discussed a poll that his organization put out last month in conjunction with the Wall Street Journal. It's a good read, and the results should make the Democrats happy:
Thinking about this year's presidential election, which of the following statements comes closer to your point of view?
Statement A: This is a time when it is important to look for a more experienced and tested person even if he brings fewer changes to the current policies.
Statement B: This is a time when it is important to look for a person who will bring greater changes to the current policies even if he is less experienced and tested.
Statement A: Time for a more experienced and tested person ...... 40
Statement B: Time for a person who will bring greater changes ..... 55
Depends (VOL) .............................................................. 3
Not sure...................................................................... 2
So far, my couchsurfing experience has been very, very neat. My hosts, one of whom is blogger Aaron Silverstein, have been gracious and supportive. Barb even left a mint on my pillow after making me a bed on her couch.
Another very cool perk of my current living situation is that it has given me the opportunity to meet Josh Bolotsky, the National Programs associate for Living Liberally, an off-shoot of the national organization Drinking Liberally.
Bolotsky is out and about in Denver for the convention to pass out Living Liberally buttons and spread the gospel of the Liberal Card.
According to Living Liberally, the card is about
showing your liberal pride, joining the liberal community and claiming your liberal discounts.
And if flaunting your liberal freakishness among the like-minded sounds like a good night out to you, you ought to check out the Capital Region branch of Drinking Liberally.