Jimmy Carter Does Not Approve Of Barry And Hillary TogetherS

  • Jimmy Carter thinks picking Hillary as a running mate would be "just about the worst mistake he's ever made." I'd say, something in the don't hold back tell us how you really feel Jimbo! vein but you know, duh. [Guardian]
  • Political analysts and pundits the world over have hardons for Obama except Israel, where Jews are nervous he will sell them out and Arabs know better. [Wash Post]
  • McCain sent a letter inviting Obama to debate him in a series of informal appearances in the lead-up to the conventions. This is the first good idea McCain has had in awhile and I think Barry should do it but I really fucking loathe the term "town hall." Like, don't you sometimes think if they just changed the name to something a little classier — say, "Oxford Union" or something like that — people might actually be challenged to ask intelligent questions? Just a thought. [WSJ]
  • The last time the IRS busted a tax shelter scheme it got four billion dollars out of the deal but you'll surely sleep easier knowing some righteous judges are starting to take a stand in favor of the, ahem, "investment vehicles." [WSJ]
  • The last time the IRS busted a tax shelter scheme it got four billion dollars out of the deal but you'll surely sleep easier knowing some righteous judges are starting to take a stand in favor of the, ahem, "investment vehicles." [WSJ]
  • "Some think of Og as ruthless tyrant, splattered with the blood of his enemies. But me remember a gentler Og: modest and soft-spoken, splattered with the blood of a few close friends. With non-representational installation like Massive-Rocks-Arranged-in-Mysterious-Circle, we invite viewer to construct personal interpretation of monument, thus making powerful statement on subjective nature of memory. Besides, we not forget Great Bog War Memorial? When Shiny-Black-Slab first unveiled, it too condemned as pretentious and impersonal, and now it celebrated for quiet majesty." [NYT]
  • Chris Matthews should probably stick to making grossly inaccurate, idiotic just-this-side-of-race-baiting "criticisms" about candidates he actually dislikes.[Media Matters]
  • You know what I wish the media would do more of? Revisit 1968. So woefully underrated, that year. Anyway, apparently there was an unpopular war, and a bunch of Democrats competing to be the guy to end it, and there was a lot of bickering and faction-forming and blah blah blah assassinations and Nixon ended up getting the job. [Wash Post]