By Deborah | February 2, 2008 - 8:53 pm - Posted in Obama, Election 08, Media

Scarlett Johansson, Tatyana Ali, John Legend, Herbie Hancock, Kate Walsh, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Adam Rodriquez, Kelly Hu, Adam Rodriquez, Amber Valetta and Nick Cannon appear in the music video based on Barack Obama’s post-South Carolina primary victory speech, produced by the Black Eyed Peas’ Will.I.Am.

By Deborah | August 7, 2007 - 9:18 pm - Posted in Tommy Thompson, Election 08, Debates, Politics, Media

What is it about Tommy Thompson that makes the press treat him as if he didn’t exist? I have been waiting to hear more from him since the first debate, when he impressed me with some astute answers delivered with a refreshing forthright manner that seemed in sharp contrast to the rest of the candidates dancing and evading around issues they didn’t really seem to grasp.

Last night I was finally able to watch the Iowa debate and true to the reviews I had seen, it was not worth the wait. The only candidate that seemed to have anything worthwhile to say was Thompson. Stephanopoulos seemed determined to make sure he got no more than 15 second stretches (about 3 of them in total) to speak. Unless I fell asleep during one of Romney’s monologues and missed it, Tommy wasn’t even invited to answer a couple of the questions that Stephanopoulos announced would be put to everyone.

Matt, at Driving Too Fast Down The Middle Of The Road, did a complete review of each candidates performance and I think his analysis, as usual, is dead on.

As for Tommy, The Incredible Invisible Thompson, The Candidate not The Actor - well.. continue reading this entry »

By Deborah | July 19, 2007 - 3:48 pm - Posted in Vietnam, Forbes, Kerry, Politics, Hypocrisy, Media, Reference

John Kerry appeared on C-Span and made an ass out of himself this morning. While taking calls a woman says she voted for him and is thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to him then tells him she remembers the horrible killing in Vietnam after we pulled out and she remembers the boat people. He almost interrupts her but she continues to say that she is concerned about Iraq. That she’d like to see us out of there but she doesn’t want to leave our allies. She asks if there is any way to force a new election that Sunnis could participate in and says she doesn’t think Maliki is on our side. I suspect this lady has been reading Matt’s blog.

Kerry tells her that is an astute observation about Maliki and then switches gears. He says that there was no bloodbath after we left Vietnam, and goes on to say that he’s met many, many people who survived reeducation camps and are “thriving”. continue reading this entry »

By Deborah | July 9, 2007 - 2:16 am - Posted in Politics, Media, Congress, Libby, Hypocrisy

While media attention was focused on the immigration bill in the Senate, Paris Hilton and the fate of Scooter Libby, the House of Representatives quietly gave themselves a raise. And it is no wonder they were quiet as church mice, given their 14% approval rating. This really isn’t a surprise. The real story here is just who are these people doing the approving, where are the pollsters finding them?

Naturally this was slipped through on July 3rd when the entire news cycle was devoted to pitting right against left on the issue of Scooters commuted sentence. If they had bothered to report this $4,400 raise, we could have united with a common cause, left and right, holding hands and singing with one voice. Imagine.

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