Category Archives: Palin Unqualified

Signs of Change

A former friend, now gone missing as sometimes happens – people drift away, somehow – would now and then comment on her hometown, Paris, saying that each time she went back to visit her mother she understood how America was … Continue reading

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Filling the Vacuum

When things are going badly – as they certainly are – realizing that no one is in charge only makes things worse. Why was Chris Matthews ending his Hardball show on Wednesday, November 12, saying he was really worried? Matthews … Continue reading

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The New World

Shortly after Barack Obama won the election, rather handily, Our Man in Paris, Ric Erickson, the editor of MetropoleParis, left a comment at this site:   What are we going to do now that we’ve won? Who are we going … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Intellectualism, Changing the Subject, Colbert, Conservative Anti-Intellectualism, Dennis Miller, Financial Meltdown, Frank Rich, GOP In Tatters, History Being Made, Jon Stewart, MetropoleParis, New Political World, Obama, Obama Wins!, Palin Unqualified, Paris, Pittsburgh, Republicans in the Wilderness, Ric Erickson, The French, The more things change... | 1 Comment

Changing Expectations

We Americans are a funny lot – we like exceptional people, the extraordinarily talented entertainer, the artist who moves us all, or the athlete who does the impossible at just the right moment, sinking that shot at the buzzer or … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Intellectualism, Conservative Anti-Intellectualism, Dumb is Good and Smart is Bad, Elite is Good, Elitism, McCain, Obama, Obama as Role Model, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama's Professionalism, Palin Unqualified, Sarah Palin, Thoughtlessness as a Virtue | 1 Comment

Clearing Up Basic Misunderstandings

When John Kerry lost to George Bush in 2004 there was a great deal of talk about how Kerry managed to lose, centering on the quite questionable vote in Ohio, but then becoming more generalized – talk of Kerry’s aloofness, … Continue reading

Posted in McCain's Lost Honor, Operation Leper, Palin Challenges McCain, Palin Unqualified, Palin versus McCain, Palin's Ambition, Palin's Party Now, Palin's Power Play, Press Notes, Press Objectivity, Responsible Journalism, The Role of the Press | 2 Comments

The Loyal Opposition

We’re not British. The engine is under the hood of the car, not under the bonnet. And the shock absorbers are what keep the car from oscillating wildly on its springs when you roar down a bumpy road, not the … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, GOP In Tatters, McCain Calling Obama Names, McCain's Lost Honor, McCain's Palin Gamble, McCain's Sleazy Campaign Ads, Palin Unqualified, Republican Purge Ranks, Republicans Regroup, Respectful Disagreement, Sarah Palin, The Republicans Fall Apart | 1 Comment

The Perils of Simplification

Karl Popper once said that science may be described as the art of systematic oversimplification. You come up with a relatively simple way to explain why things are as they are – your hypothesis – and you test your hypothesis … Continue reading

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