Tag Archives: Rick Perry

Saving a Bit of Reality

Every successful politician has a persona, and unsuccessful ones do too. Richard Nixon will always be Tricky Dick. Dick Cheney will always be Darth Vader. Mitt Romney will always be Richie Rich. Sarah Palin will always be… well, Sarah Palin. … Continue reading

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Forced Clarity

It’s the Summer of Trump and the Republican Party, what’s left of it, seems to have no idea for dealing with the phenomenon that is The Donald. He’s running as one of them, but on his own dime – he’s … Continue reading

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In the Ideal State

California seemed like a good idea. For a long time California was the place to be – where Ozzie and Harriet lived, and Gidget did too. The weather was fine, the schools the best in the nation – college, in … Continue reading

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The New Republican Hippie

The Peace and Love Sixties changed America forever – people woke up – it was a revolution. Sure, and you’ll be thin and young again, and win the lottery. Pop music changed, as did any number of social norms, particularly … Continue reading

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Going to the Play-by-Play

Live-blogging is a form of political journalism that didn’t exist until a few years ago – if it is journalism at all. It’s just reporting on what is happening, as it happens, with brief comments on how odd, or expected, … Continue reading

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Creeps

The second weekend in January and the political world was consumed with politics, and out here in Hollywood, down the street at the Beverly Hills Hilton, it was the Golden Globes – so this town was trying to figure out … Continue reading

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Always Sailing Again Into That Imaginary Past

It was one of the biggest hits of 1979 – What a Fool Believes – and went on to win the Grammy for Song of the Year – one of the very few non-disco hits that year. Yes, disco was … Continue reading

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