As one who is a fan of many a stubborn man, I’ve decided the new
Have You Gone Pumpkin Picking Yet?
Meghan Gurdon has. Read here. (And if you have no interest in kids or pumpkins, but antiwar/anti-”occupation” protesters get on your nerves, there’s fodder for you, too, in her column this week.)
Another Glum Clinton Democrat
ABC’s George “War Room” Stephanopoulos told students at Northwestern University he was “pessimistic about the Democratic party’s chances of retaking the White House in 2004…He was especially discouraged by front-runner Howard Dean’s campaign based on antiwar outrage, believing Americans will prefer Republican optimism.”
And: “Despite his doubts about Dean, Stephanopoulos did not express confidence in any other primary candidates.
He said Gen. Wesley Clark has lost support because he lacks a defined platform, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was hurt by waffling on the war issue; Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., is seen as too old; and Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., is too young. He added that Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., originally polled high but hasn’t been able to excite Democrats or raise money.”
Several readers have urged me, in my capacity as Math Cop, to give John
Podhoretz a ticket for taking a percentage of a percentage in his column
this morning–and getting it
wrong! I have mislaid my ticket pad; but this does confirm me in my belief
that nobody who does not have a math degree should be allowed to do
arithmetic in public. Or, as Plato said: “Ageometritos mideis eisito!”
I’m getting a flood of angry email from people with AOL addresses. Many of them keep mentioning Rush Limbaugh too, so I’m wondering if somewhere in the bowels of AOL someone’s saying something bad about me or linking to me. Anybody know? I can’t get a straight answer out of these people.
Woops. Never mind, I found it. I’m linked on their news/opinion section.
I’m gonna be out for a while. But here and here are a couple Holloween-related G-File from the archives in case anyone’s interested.
Re: Death Where Thy Sting
Hillary was on C-SPAN, of course, not CNN. CNN is sound-bite territory.
C-SPAN is the natural home for an HRC bore-a-thon. “I DO believe it is SO
important for ALL our children to have the opporTUNity for…” Zzzzzzzz.
There must be method in it. What’s she up to? Trying to send the whole
country to sleep, so her North Korean paymasters can sneak in & kidnap all
our nubile young women? Well, they shan’t have my Nellie. I am awake and
Two Hats Cure
A sympathetic reader recommends the Two Hats Cure for influenza: “(1) Put a
hat, preferably a trilby, on the end of your bedstead. (2) Drink a single
malt (a good bourbon will do in a pinch) until you see two hats. Then (3)
wake up cured. Worth a try.”
Getting Glum in Kentucky
The Washington Post headline is Dems “may be history” in the governor’s race.