Daily Archives: February 12, 2009

I quit you

Barack can’t buy a commerce secretary … Judd Gregg jumps ship, and he does it in true GOP style: Republican Sen. Judd Gregg abruptly withdrew his nomination as President Barack Obama’s commerce secretary Thursday, telling Politico that he “couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Poll: Most Americans say, ‘investigate the bastard’

Dubya flipped off the Constitution, too… A new poll shows that Americans want at least for there to be an investigation of torture under the Bush regime. Even as Americans struggle with two wars and an economy in tatters, a … Continue reading

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Tank the oligarchs: don’t call it a bailout!

The word for the day is “retention award”: Meanwhile, as KO might say, the bailout could soon be retitled “why daddy went to jail…” And I think it’s long past time to say: “thank you, Andrew Cuomo,” from everybody except … Continue reading

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Politico flubs the stim story

Politico reports that our friends the “Do Nothing” Republicans will attempt to turn their economic recovery lemons into lemonade by airing anti-legislation ads in 30 Democratic districts. Fair enough. But then, the online mag commits the cardinal old media sin: … Continue reading

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An uh-oh for Florida Dems

A new Strategic Vision poll shows Charlie Crist demolishing the field if he gets into the Senate race (think he doesn’t know that?) Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) looms hugely over his state’s open Senate race, holding 2-to-1 leads over … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama’s Vogue cover

Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Here it is: Hey, I’m not the only one who cares about MO’s clothes. The photo is by Annie Liebowitz, the dress is by Jason Wu, whose inaugural gown I wound up hating, and it was … Continue reading

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Lincoln logs

Today is the 200th birthday of America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln (born not in Illinois, but in Kentucky,) the man Barack Obama seems most influenced by (or perhaps a close second to FDR.) Expect lots of Lincoln trivia on TV … Continue reading

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