"it's Still A Good Book"
March 22, 2007
I just got done with a piece for us on Tom DeLay's messianic ambitions, but before it goes up I have to share this priceless, priceless video with you all of DeLay flogging his new memoir to Chris Matthews (flagged by my colleague James Kirchick). Watch 'til the end. It's almost sad.
The other day, in a rare bout of candidate blogging, Tyler Cowen predicted that Giuliani would win the GOP nomination, in part because the new front-loaded primary schedule "will make it harder for the Christian Right to sabotage him." Now it looks like Focus on the Family is worried about basically the same thing.
While testifying before the House today, Al Gore proposed an immediate freeze on carbon emissions and a 90 percent reduction by 2050. I tend to think that's on the right track, but it's also to the left of even Bernie Sanders on the issue, so presumably this means he really isn't secretly planning to run for president...
If this was November and YouTube was the voting system, we would probably have a new president by a landslide. Since announcing their candidacies, almost all of the 2008 Democratic presidential hopefuls have established YouTube channels, and, based on the number of views of each channel, the primary race is going to be an easy one: Obama is in the lead with over 600,000 views, while Hillary is a distant second with 51,000.