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Would Be Odd

But maybe.  Laura Bush definitely killed a guy, and no one ever talks about it…
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/28/news-orgs-investigate-pos_n_138449.html

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Undecided Voters

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2008/10/27/081027sh_shouts_sedaris?currentPage=all

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McCain’s Gut

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/10/27/081027fa_fact_mayer?currentPage=all

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Terry Tate

Been missing this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07kO9TtHYzQ

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Al Smith Roast

Make that 5-for-5 in Democratic debate victories:

McCain:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Goaj5V4tZoc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrqoSyKsAPw

Obama:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5SWQJWm6Tg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SkFjTCscM4

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg5tl87rEE4

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Background Checks

They aren’t too big into the whole “what did you do in the past” thing over at McCain HQ, are they:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/mccain-transition-chief-a_n_134595.html

For a second I thought they had brought Baghdad Bob out of retirement to play dueling banjos with Sarah “I was cleared in the report” Palin…

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Palin II

Still think we’re going to lose?

Feeling a bit better about Obama’s chances, especially since on the current electoral map he can win even if he finishes 500bps below his polling.

I guess we’ll just have to see if the Republicans can goose the economy between now and November 4 and change the topic to Bill Ayers or whatever else they have cooked up for late October.  When I turned on CNN on Friday – the end of the worst week in Wall Street history and the day the Palin investigation came out – most of the discussion was, in fact, about whether Obama had shady associations.  Just making that the subject shows an impressive level of message control.

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Plant

I really thought this woman was a plant so McCain could have some decency cred.  Guess not:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOU9xZ4zcss

There’s a story, almost certainly apocryphal, about a reporter asking a woman deep in Appalachia whether she would vote for Johnson or Goldwater.  She said Johnson, and the reporter was a bit surprised.  He asked why.

“He’s against TV, and out here that’s all I have.”
“TV?  I don’t think so.”
“Yes, I heard it.”
“I think Goldwater is against TVA.  The Tennessee Valley Authority.  Not television.”
“Well, I’m not taking any chances”

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Palin

The strange thing is not that she is wrong about virtually everything.  Dick Cheney is too, and he has had a long and distinguished career suckling from the crony capitalist teat of Republican America.  It is that she is so damn clumsy and transparent about it.

http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1849399,00.html?xid=site-cnn-partner
http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-10-08/news/the-book-of-sarah/1

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