Monday, April 28, 2008

Emptying the Hopper

It looks like BHO is prettymuch going to pretend Hillary! Doesn't exist

"What's the big deal? Why is this news? Because, as Jay Newton-Small at Time's Swampland explains, Obama hasn't given a press conference in 10 days and the reporters had no other opportunity to ask him. "

10 days without a press conference? I guess this is all part of the new politics, and he is very busy... running a for president, which one would think needs talking with the press.

Combined wtih his bad performance in the last debate, canceling the next debate, this all gives a Wizard of Oz effect.

And maybe Obama does know something about Iraq. He has spent time in another city hit with violence.

Glen Reynolds hightlights a passage from James Lileks' bleat.
There’s a touching naïvete about the description of Ayers as a college professor, as if that means he has entered a realm of pipe-smoking rumination about Truth and Beauty. Doesn’t that make him an Authority? Aren’t we supposed to question Authority? Note to Dick Cheney: get yourself to the Department of Political Science at the U of Wyoming, and watch those calls for war-crime prosecutions melt away. . . . It was a difficult time. What a wonderful absolution. Oh, we all went a little mad. Some of us listened to Steppenwolf, some of us bombed government buildings and plotted robberies that killed people, some of us were rotting in Vietnamese prisons having our teeth bashed out by torture experts. Those days are behind us now, best forgotten. (Unlike the McCarthy era, which will be the subject of 163 movies about the blacklist next year, bringing the total to 45,203.)

Remember what I said about being skeptical of the media? This article shows how blatant some of the favoritism in self styled "impartial" newsmen can be.

Here's another critique showing just how shameless and ignorant they (in this case the NYT) can get.

A visit to the "Big Stick". The analogies get a bit cute, but towards the latter half of the second page he gets to his point.

The actual questions that should be raised about the PA results, and VDH has his view.

Judgment now a distraction? Update: “Overthrow” video added
So we can't challenge BHO on his achievements, his record, his experience, his past and now not his judgment? What's left? How well he can give a speech?

And for those that wanted some context for what Wright said...

Wright is a conspiracies, a demagogue, and at heart someone who doesn’t much like America. Like William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, he spends his venom on the US and embraces dictators like Fidel Castro and terrorists like Hamas, whose screeds he publishes in Trinity’s weekly newsletters. Far from absolving Obama, the context once again forces Obama to answer for the company he keeps.

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