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October 18, 2007
From the Biden campaign, which, under the title "MOMENTUM +2," crows about the fact that a new Iowa poll from Strategic Vision shows that their man has gone up 2 percent in the polls. Alas, Biden has only gone from 4 percent to 6 percent and the poll has a plus- or minus-4 percent sampling error.
Via Deadspin, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians have a sneaky plan to torment tonight's Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett, who shut them down in game one of the series. Singing the national anthem and God Bless America will be Beckett's ex-girlfriend, country singer Danielle Peck.
I'm hoping life isn't starting to imitate the Terminator movies...
October 17, 2007
October 15, 2007
Perhaps unintentionally, the front page of the Washington Post this morning provides a poignant portrait of the reality of the situation in Iraq.
I wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times Saturday about Gore and the Nobel Prize.
Speaking of smears, Mickey Kaus is still keeping hope alive that the Edwards-infidelity one is true. Mickey (fairly) mocks me for perhaps naively believing that Edwards just wouldn't do such a thing. But then he unfairly faults Edwards for issuing too vociferous a denial of the allegation. Mickey writes: