From the daily archives: Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I love the Electric Company style, but this thing needed a serious FAIL graphic at the end. Mix the old school and the new school together. Anyway, you’ll love this:

(ht Dave at PO, who always has good stuff!)

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Tinfoil hats. Conspiracy theorists. That’s what people who argued this war was for oil were called. Um:

Influential former Pentagon official Richard Perle has been exploring going into the oil business in Iraq and Kazakhstan, according to people with knowledge of the matter and documents outlining possible deals.

Mr. Perle, one of a group of security experts who began pushing the case for toppling Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein about a decade ago, has been discussing a possible deal with officials of northern Iraq’s Kurdistan regional government, including its Washington envoy, according to these people and the documents.

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Bush visited a fund-raiser at Umberto Fedeli’s house in
Gates Mills, OH

In case you aren’t familiar with Gates Mills – it’s exactly the kind of place you’d expect a Republican fundraiser to take place…

* 95% white
* 75% married couples
* $161,350 median family income


* $500K+ median home value
* 76% of kids attend private elementary schools

You get the point.

It’s actually quite a nice little village located on the beautiful Chagrin River with very, very little property or violent crime.

Exactly the kind of place […]

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McCain: The Media LOVES HIM!

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via MSNBC:

US officials say the Justice Department has indicted Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens (R) on charges related to a long-running investigation of business dealings in Alaska.

The real question is when will he know? Probably not until Thursday or Friday depending on how tangled up the tubes are. Hopefully he’ll get his Internet by then.

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Offshore drilling. The equivalent of of a drug addict trying to figure out a new way to cook crack. It’s not where our focus should be and hasn’t been really for over 30 years now. Carter was right. The solution is not to find more of the stuff that we are addicted to (see latest GWB State of the Union address), but to kick the habit and find a better way.

These are probably the reason that John McCain once scolded the “special interests” that wanted offshore drilling leases and he supported a moratorium. Now McCain wants to […]

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What’s the old axiom in politics?

When you are explaining, you’re losing

If it were me, I’d just shoot another video lampooning those who made fun of the first clip. Once you decide on a course of action (no matter how silly or potentially embarassing), embrace it! That’s the first rule that both Matt and Mark – and a great many bloggers on the right – don’t get. Of course, given the narrative of “family values” and how “profane” some lefty bloggers are, this particular skit was always gonna be extremely hard to pull off without making those […]

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