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re: First Read

I dunno. I may be with Chucky T and co. on this one. McCain did some local-news interview yesterday I linked to where he sounded like Palin’s surrogate. This, too, will pass. I think the whole thing is having the effect of making McCain look more humble and likable. But there is definitely a weird dynamic going on right now. The item seemed to be capturing that. And, yeah, if Barack instead of Michelle were on the daytime shows, while Biden was drawing large Nevada crowds, wouldn’t it be a weird dynamic? I don’t think it reflects a bias, but a fascination.

Just saying. (Just kidding.)

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