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Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey step up attacks on Sarah Palin

September 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

From last night’s show: My first thought was, “Why is Katie Couric pregnant?” Oh, yeah, because Amy Poehler is in real life. Sarah Palin is not an unintelligent woman, but– the look, the accent, the life story, the Oh-God-I-totally-forgot-there-was-a-quiz-today-why-didn’t-I-study-last-night interviewing style– she just presents so many comedic avenues. The sad part is that Tina Fey’s [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Clinton · Democrats · Entertainment · Republicans · Sarah Palin

A quick and easy guide for understanding the Clintons: They’re Republicans

April 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Over the past few days, a number of writers have expressed disappointment bordering on shock at the political tactics of the Clintons. The short of it is that they’ve basically become everything fought against in the 1990s. Andrew Sullivan: …after decades of hardball politicking, she and her husband have become completely indistinguishable from the forces [...]

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Clinton campaign overplays its hand on Bitter-gate

April 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

First, the official Clinton campaign Bitter-gate attack ad, set to run in Pennsylvania all this week: Here’s my view on these kinds of attack ads: Either do real interviews with real people, or do scripted lines with actors. Mixing scripted lines with real people almost always falls flat. In any case, it’s clear the Clinton [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Clinton · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Despite inability to control mouth, Bill Clinton is still an asset to Hillary’s campaign

April 12th, 2008 · No Comments

A lot of people are jumping on Bill Clinton regarding his mind-boggling move Thursday to defend Hillary on the Bosnia sinper fire tale– a lie that even her campaign would acknowledge is indefensible and best left alone to be forgotten.  Worse yet, Bill Clinton resorted to more lies– lies that were even easier to debunk than the original– to make [...]

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Hillary Clinton’s new ad scaring up votes in Texas and Ohio

February 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Short version: Vote for Hillary Clinton or your children will die in their sleep. UPDATE: The response from the Obama campaign. BETTER UPDATE: In the red phone ad wars, Bill Clinton sides with Barack Obama. Now one of Clinton’s laws of politics is this: If one candidate’s trying to scare you and the other one’s trying to [...]

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Tags: Bill Clinton · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Howard Dean and Barack Obama vs. the Clintons

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Commenter warner posts some required reading on the inside political power struggles for the soul of the Democratic Party.  On one side you have Howard Dean and his 2004 ”Internet-focused, grassroots, 50-state” strategy (a strategy that’s been “perfected” by Barack Obama, according to former Dean strategist Joe Trippi), and on the other side you have the Clintons and their “traditional media, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Clinton · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · Howard Dean

TWP Exclusive: Bill Clinton dumps Hillary for Obama

February 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

In yet another stunning setback for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, former President Bill Clinton announced on Sunday that he would follow the recent defection of several superdelegates and support Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton– who is himself a superdelegate by virtue of being a former president– explained his decision to a group of reporters outside an Obama campaign rally in [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Clinton · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Hillary’s personal loan opens a can of worms

February 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Yesterday, I suggested that the $5 million personal loan Hillary Clinton made to her campaign backfired because Barack Obama’s supporters matched it in donations within 24 hours.  But Clinton’s own supporters saw her substantial personal loan with all the sympathy intended and nearly kept pace, giving about $5 million of their own since February 1st.  She’ll never be [...]

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Bill Clinton to black community: “My bad”

February 2nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

I’m guessing it’ll take more than a letter to undo the damage done in South Carolina, but then again I’m not an expert on deliberately throwing entire groups of people under the bus for political gain and then apologizing for it after the fact.  Bill Clinton is.

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The Clintons and the Kennedys vs. the Kennedys

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

MSNBC’s First Read is reporting (with the outstanding title of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures”) that Former President Clinton is now taking swipes at Ted Kennedy over No Child Left Behind, calling it a “train wreck.”  Though Bill gets points for some fine descriptive work, someone should probably tell him that Hillary voted for No [...]

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Tags: Bill Clinton · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · Ted Kennedy