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A Fox softball toss to McCain on questions about his coping skills. No he didn’t get angry, but yes he did get angry, because a president is supposed to be angry. But not angry.
Anybody notice that when a right winger cusses he’s a “plain talker” but when a liberal does so he or she is “vulgar?”
Meanwhile, he was against torture, but that was before he was for torture. Probably because it’s quietly being confirmed that the President signed off on torture. Lots of materials in the latter link.
For anybody still paying attention, Clinton holds a 9 point lead average over Obama in Pennsylvania polls. I don’t have links handy, but Obama is expected to take North Carolina pretty easily. Indiana will be the last big primary excepting Puerto Rico, and Clinton has leads within the margin of error.
Meanwhile Katha Pollitt forwards a letter to Hillary from Ralph:
I didn’t care about the consequences of my 2000 run (not that I ever admit that there were any! Florida? Not my fault! ) and neither should you care about the consequences of staying in the primaries. Consequences is for sissies and people who don’t care about the First Amendment and other high-minded stuff. Besides, the Democratic party is evil! If dragging out the primaries till June or July hurts it in November, so much the better — you might do for the Dems in 2008 what didn’t do (did not! did not!) in 2000. I understand exactly how painful it must be to have everyone crushing so hard on Obama– he’s bewitched a lot of my former supporters too, which I just don’t get, since he is, after all, a Democrat, like, um, Al Gore. It’s like they’ve forgotten that the parties are basically the same and that the most important thing is to just express yourself no matter what. In fact, if you lose the nomination, why not run on your own? that’s what I’m doing — it’s fun!
Your new best friend,
Wednesday (edit) night all three Second District candidates showed up to debate in Shelter Cove – the first debate of several. If anybody here was there and wants to report, please let us know what happened.
My understanding is that about 40 people attended.
Addendum: The letters are starting to be published.
Here’s an endorsement for Roger.
This letter writer suggests that Clif should return the Blue Lake Casino donation because the tribe has been taken over by greedy white people.
This letter writer wants elected officials to perform rather than make excuses.
Margaret posted a report in a thread below. I’m putting it in the thread because I suspect that she would have paid more attention to punctuation and the like if she knew I was putting it on the front page.
Basically, it looks like the defense made a motion for nonsuit – routinely made by defendants and most often denied. The judge apparently made some comments, but I’m not going to try to guess at what they might mean from Margarette’s shorthand wording. She can clarify on her own. I want to thank her for taking the time to type these posts up at the end of a long day.
The trial adjourns again, until May.