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December 22nd, 2008 | Leave Comment

Photo Rant: Sarah Palin, The Other Manchurian Candidate

Sarah Palin Looking Hot, Hot, Hot All this talk of Sarah Palin for Vice President has gotten so pervasive you can hear it as you walk down the street, a kind of sinister hiss eddying around you that sounds like…

September 8th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Sarah Palin's Big Sleazy Safari

Most people had never heard of Sarah Palin when she was named Republican VP nominee. But I’d been hearing her name all too often, because I belong to a group called Defenders of Wildlife–and in her time as governor of…

September 5th, 2008 | Comments (2)

Convention Coverage: Clowns and Orcs

Democratic Convention Clown If you watched the Democratic Convention coverage, like I did, you know there’s no point complaining about it. That’d be like going to the circus and saying, “This is a horrible place, absolutely infested with clowns.” And…

August 29th, 2008 | Comments (1)

Convention Coverage: Rachel Maddow Goes Post-Idiotic

I just flew back to the U.S., just in time to watch the Democratic Convention’s opening night. I’m amazed by how Soviet my country has become, or always was. We love these hokey big ceremonies just as much as any…

August 25th, 2008 | Leave Comment

The Three Dumbest Neocon Predictions Since the Disaster in Iraq

Hezbollah explains ‘Arab Spring’ to residents of West Beirut Now that the Beijing games have wound up, we can get on to a sporting event with real significance: a Neocon Olympics to decide the most grossly wrong, stupid prediction by…

August 25th, 2008 | Comments (1)