Don't You Wish The Government Could Be More Like A Buddy Movie?

  • "I wish they could run together...they'd be like one of those old 1970s cop shows. The crusty old seen-it-all guy who goes by his gut, partnered with the brilliant rookie who's got courage to match his brains." That's an undecided voter, in a piece on the "dude vote." [Salon]
  • Didn't think there was a blog post dedicated to likening potential Obama running mates to the white halves of cherished buddy movies? Think again! [Delicious Ghost]
  • The massive power outage in Florida today was not, somehow, the work of radical Islamic terrormongers! [Miami Herald]
  • Hillary Clinton, who is still running, defended a man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in the seventies and may have made some shit up about how the girl was prone to fantasize and seek out older men that turned out not to be true. [Andrew Sullivan]
  • The Pakistani election: bad for Uncle Pervy, but good for transgendered dancers. No, truly! [WSJ]
  • "Hopefully, our school won't just be remembered for this, but I think it is going to be a long time...I had never really heard of Virginia Tech before it happened there. We're part of history, sadly." [NY Times]
  • Kids today are dumber than ever. [USA Today]
  • Coincidentally, they ALSO appear to be getting more materialistic! [BBC]
  • Also coincidentally, adults are growing more populist! [Politico]
  • I want to have his babies of the day: Richard Branson, who chugged a glass of jet fuel at a press conference to announce Virgin's use of biofuels in its jets to reduce emissions. "My god, it was horrible," he said. Next he'll be sampling dirt cookies! [WSJ]
  • We won't be liveblogging tonight's debate but we know someone who will. [Wonkette]