Monthly Archives: May 2008

The End of Nonsense, Perhaps

Sometimes technology is merciful. Saturday, May 31, the Democratic Party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee met in Washington to decide what to do with the unsanctioned primaries in Florida and Michigan – and the cable news channels were covering it wall … Continue reading

Posted in Bill Clinton, Counting Florida and Michigan, Democrats do Something Right, Hillary Clinton, Obama, Playing Victim, Political Dynasties, The DNC Ruling | Leave a comment

You Had To Be There

Do you really get a sense of a place and what’s really going on there from a visit, with a tour guide, a visit where you can ask questions? Some people think so, and out here in Hollywood you can … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Iran, Iraq, Life in Hollywood, McCain, McCain versus the Facts, McCain: Senior Moment, Obama, Republicans, The Military Mind, The War | 1 Comment

Things Will Change, or Must Change

Sometimes you get one of those odd news days – what they call a slow news day – when the news is the residue of the previous day’s blockbuster story, and you can see the next big story barreling down … Continue reading

Posted in Diplomacy, Dunkin' Donuts Controversy, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, Keith Olbermann, McCain, Michelle Malkin, Obama, Perspective, Press Notes, Torture | 1 Comment

What Happened?

Some hot political stories have the lifespan of a fruit-fly. Something seems important, there’s some talk, and then the item disappears. Something else comes up. Whatever it was that was so important is buried by the next important story, which … Continue reading

Posted in Bush, Cheney, Chris Matthews, Couldn't Be So, Exposés, Journalism, Scott McClellan, The Liberal Media | 3 Comments

Assuming the Worst and the Temptation to Whine

As of Tuesday, May 27, Christopher Beam’s ever-useful Hillary Deathwatch had her chances of winning the Democratic nomination at one half of one percent, for obvious reasons – it was not just the remark about the assassination of Robert Kennedy, … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Hillary Clinton, Lanny Davis, Obama, Political Dynasties | Leave a comment

Why We Fight

Monday, May 26, Memorial Day, was a dark day in Los Angeles – but it had little to do with thoughts of the dead from all the wars, those who fought the good fight. It was just the low, dark … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Hillary Clinton, Iraq, McCain, Memorial Day, Military Matters, Supporting the Troops | Leave a comment

Focus and Discipline

The dead middle of a three-day weekend, the Sunday before Memorial Day, was not a day for political news. The morning chat shows – Meet the Press and This Week and the others – passed without much notice, and Clinton … Continue reading

Posted in Assassination as Hope, HBO "Recount", Hillary Clinton, Obama, Republicans | Leave a comment