Bill Ayers will be at tonight’s debate. (Alas, only spiritually.)
Columnist Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune might have finally found the ultimate rebuttal for our “Barry -hearts- terrorists” line of attack: Neither Ayers nor his wife was espousing or practicing terrorist acts in the 1990s when Obama met them. They haven’t committed or advocated violent protest since the early 1970s. Then again, I have not heard the claim that Ayers is a practicing terrorist; | Read More »
Sarah Palin won last nights debate, and the LAT’s response confirms it
The myopic editorialists at the Los Angeles Times must think Sarah Palin defeated Joe Biden in Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. Their post-debate editorial, when read between the lines, indicates as much: Gov. Sarah Palin shared a stage with Sen. Joe Biden and for 90 minutes skirted the edge of the abyss but avoided the plunge. Luckily for her, their debate Thursday night avoided serious | Read More »
What will Tina Fey do now?
From an Associated Press analysis of last night’s debate: Given Palin’s performance, the debate begged one last question: What does Tina Fey do now? Given Palin’s performance last night, what is the AP going to do now?
They watched the debate at the New York Times
Perhaps the New York Times‘ editors had asked Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny to write something more-or-less objective about last night’s debate, and they are fine for the first several paragraphs, but then they slip into a bitter and disgruntled mode: Mr. McCain, in the kind of misstep that no doubt would have been used by Republicans against Mr. Obama, mangled the name of the | Read More »
McCain wins, but let’s ask the media
It was impressive to watch John McCain hold his own on issues of the domestic economy while moderator Jim Lehrer lingered for almost the first 40 minutes. I saw McCain smiling and anxious to speak, while Obama alternated between staged confidence, mock impatience, and outright anger. Obama could not shine, but neither could score a knockout. Obama blamed Bush/McCain, but McCain, I think, successfully ejected | Read More »