Archives for Politics

Swiftboating John McCain

General Wesley "Flap-jaw" Clark recently said of John McCain that "riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down" is no qualification to be president, and the immediate accusation was that he was guilty of "swiftboating." Two disgraceful things are going on here, starting with Clark's mouth.


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Obama reaches out to defiant Bill Clinton

Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, took the first step Monday  towards trying to bridge the sea of animosity that surrounds former President Bill Clinton but party insiders say Clinton is still seething over his wife's loss and wants Obama to beg for his support.


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Politics and do-overs

One of the best things about being a kid is the do-over option. Most youthful mistakes are easily fixed when understanding parents let you try something again. Of course, sometimes heaving a baseball through the neighbor's window has them writing a check for damages. We called that a "don't do-over if you know what's good for you."


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Clinton group ready to back Obama

By rights, a group that helped elect Bill Clinton president and counts Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as one of its leaders should be hostile territory for Barack Obama. But members of the Democratic Leadership Council seem ready to embrace Obama rather than risk squandering an opportunity for victory this fall.


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