Garance has a good piece on TNR online today about Obama's trip to New Hampshire this weekend. One of his speeches has been running on C-Span, and it occurred to me while watching that if Hillary Clinton wants to beat Obama in a primary, she is going to have to renounce her war vote ... and do it strongly.
Brad, I've been working today with CNN on in the background. And this is the second time I've seen a cheeky feature segment on the similarity between "Osama" and "Obama," complete with side-by-side photos of the two. Clearly this segment (by CNN's generally entertaining "zaniness" correspondent Jeanne Moos) is meant to be funny--as was, I suspect, Jeff Greenfield's. But on some level I'm sure this stuff sinks in....
Anthony Lane may be one of the best film critics around, but his review of the new movie The Good German contained a particularly outrageous comment:
George Clooney plays Jake Geismer, a reporter with The New Republic. As a member of the press corps, he has a rank and a uniform, and I intend no slur upon that publication when I say that he must be the spiffiest example of the human male ever to emerge from its bureau.
Mallard Fillmore's creator has been arrested for DUI.
And now I'm not going to get it.
Ellen Tauscher, who chairs the centrist House New Democrat Coalition, seems to be turning into a Lieberman-like target of the activist left in 2008. (It's been a while, however, since I've seen one of those sites talk about taking out Steny Hoyer; perhaps he's become too senior to topple.)
Not that there was much doubt at this point, but Barack Obama certainly sounded like someone who's running for president when he was in New Hampshire yesterday:
"America is ready to turn the page," he said. "America is ready for a new set of challenges. This is our time. A new generation is prepared to lead."