Daily Archives: November 8, 2008

Whiplash

For many former critics of Barack Obama, now that he’s president-elect, he’s A.O.K.

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What the butler saw

Eugene Allen served in the White House for three decades. The LA Times has a moving, beautifully written account of Eugene Allen, a black man who served as White House butler to eight presidents. An excerpt: President Truman called him … Continue reading

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Joe the welfare queen

For “Joe the Plumber,” it’s Social Security: no. Welfare: hell yes! He doesn’t want no damned Social Security. Nope, Samuel Joseph “Not Actually a Plumber” Wurzelbacher will take his government dole before he’s all old and wrinkly and retired, thank … Continue reading

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