Will Michelle Obama Be The Next Member Oprah's Book Club?

  • For some inexplicable reason publishers seem to think Michelle Obama could write a bestseller. Perhaps it was that college thesis? The admirable physique? Just hard up for cash in a challenging credit environment? [Observer]
  • McCain: the "first real postmodernist candidate for the presidency." ? [NYT]
  • Why would you assume our passports were made in U.S. America? [Washington Times]
  • Sigh of relief for society! Jamie Lynn Spears is engaged. [US]
  • Boycotting the Olympics: actually a pretty powerful condemnation of repression, when you think about it. Oh, well. [Slate]
  • Some guy made up a story about how Diddy knew about Tupac's assassination plot and the LA Times totally bought it but the source turned out to be a "wildly impulsive, overweight white kid from Florida whose own father once described him in a letter to a federal judge as 'a disturbed young man who needed attention like a drug.'" [TheSmokingGun]
  • I am fucking sick of all these polls saying 28% of Hillary supporters would vote for McCain if Obama is the Democratic nominee and 19% of Obama supporters feel the same way, especially when the national matchup polls prove they are talking out of their asses. [Gallup
  • Wait, let's broaden that statement: I am fucking sick of all of it. And: what he said. [Politico]
  • Also, what Nancy said too. I think. [CNN]
  • Foreclosure bus tour! [Breitbart]
  • Wall Street losses from the collapse of the subprime mortgage market may amount to $460 billion, which is half a trillion dollars. (Wow, Moe, way to put shit into context there.) [Bloomberg]
  • Jezebel in the news: our very own commenter RyanB writes about being a tragic mulatto like Barry and how she's — scandale!still registered to vote in Pennsylvania. If you ask me, the real tragedy is that there are no jobs in Philly.
  • The Hills premiere was the highest rated thing on cable all year, which isn't really saying much, although it's saying something, and whatever that is is sufficient to depress me. [US]