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September 19, 2007
This just in from the Hillary campaign:
Sunday, September 23 Clinton Attends "A Conversation with John Grisham and Hillary Clinton" Paramount Theater 215 E. Main StCharlottesville, VA
Grisham explains the relationship here. Gotta think Edwards isn't loving that this southern trial lawyer is going with HRC.
September 18, 2007
I'm hardly the first to point this out--see, for example, E.J. Dionne's column today--but the extent to which Hillary Clinton has turned a perceived liability (health care) into an asset is pretty remarkable. It reminds me a bit of a diarist Jon Chait wrote several years ago on an unrelated subject:
In today's Washington Post, a piece about older folks having sex contains a priceless quote from an area psychologist that pretty much confirms my long-held, unscientifically researched biases about marriage, relationships, and men in general: "A man can have all these problems with his wife, but when we fix the sex life, the other things go away." Have truer words ever been spoken? Seriously.
September 17, 2007
"Bushy beards and black head-to-toe cloaks for women have become common at the club, which the armed Islamic movement torched in June after routing the secular Fatah party on the streets."--The Washington Post, today