Is This Goodbye, Hillary?

  • Have you been wondering, like, where the hell has Hillary gone? What with all the gubernatorial humping and the Bible thumping and the AIDS conspiracy theorizing and the grandmother/bus/throwundering and the fifth anniversary of the war and the "meh" reaction to the public unveiling of her schedule for the entirety of the nineties, you'd think she had, like, left the race! Well, she kind of has. Her own people are giving her a 10% shot at winning the primary. "The notion of the Democratic contest being a dramatic cliffhanger is a game of make-believe." [Politico]
  • In other words, when her campaign says the Richardson endorsement was "insignificant", they are pretty much on the money. [CNN]
  • But what kind of job did it buy him? [Wonkette]
  • Whatever, TAY ZONDAY is back in the news. [Wired]
  • China released a list of 21 most wanted endangerers of national security. They have mustaches and carry swords. [WSJ]
  • Why is this State Department bullshit such a big deal? Doesn't anyone think, like, you know, it would be kind of cool to see where Barack Obama traveled back when he went by the name "Barry" and a bunch of other countries went by old names like "Rhodesia" andsuch? Sayin. [Wash Post]
  • Why does everyone love David Paterson even though he's a crooked womanizer also? I just assumed, "because it is a lot tougher to pull off being a crooked womanizer when you are blind" but actually it turns out that he is just generally a nice guy. [Wash Post]
  • You don't hear about Spain being powerful much anymore but as it turns out they are the secret forces running professional basketball. [WSJ]
  • Speaking of the Euros France is getting rid of some of its nukes. [BBC News]
  • Abigal Taylor, a 6-year-old girl who had a rare intestine transplant surgery after being disemboweled in a freak pool accident last June, died. [CNN]
  • Oh my God Jim Newell you are funny sometimes; why am I old enough to be your typical white grandmother? [Wonkette]
  • The Republican attack plan for Obama. [Salon]
  • You can still run for mayor after being registered as a sex offender, you are just probably not going to win. [Houston Chronicle]
  • Speaking of attacks, this lady may not look scary, but watch out for her outside certain tamer amusement park rides. [Fox News]
  • When you live in New York you sometimes forget that you are missing out on anything but here, I just found something. [Very Small Array]