February 28, 2008

Wow. Fuck YOU, Matt Gonzalez.

Erstwhile crunchy-left darling Matt Gonzalez will run as Nader's VP candidate. Confirmed by the SF Chron.

Matt just flushed his SF political career down the toilet.

February 14, 2008

This signals the "real" historical end of the Bush Presidency

Fourth mass school shooting in a week?

If the ("real" historical) paranoiacs are taking up arms, we must be under a Democratic reign.

February 13, 2008

February 10, 2008

Oh. My. God.

So, I'm merrily whiling away the day between risings of bread, checking for updates at TPM of Obama's weekend-long explosion and McCain's weekend-long implosion -- especially as regards the WA State GOP shenanigans in declaring the WA GOP caucus for McCain ... with a 1.8% lead and only 87% of precincts counted.

Ennyhoo, reading TPM's item about that last detail, and WA GOP Chair/Cornfed Idiot Luke Esser's role in the decision, Josh Marshall helpfully directs us to the WA GOP's homepage.

Yes, right there at the top is the estimable Mr. Esser. Uh-huh. Well, let's see what other fine folk heel the wards for the Grand Old Party in the Evergreen State ... scrolling down ... scrolling down -- um.

Dear reader, please visit that page, and scroll down to take a gander at Jeff Kent.

Why does that picture make me think of this?

I know, I know, I've let my license to operate a perv detector lapse in the Continental US. I shouldn't even think such thoughts.

But ... he was a member of the Young Republicans.

And he, um, is the, um, owner of, um ... um ... Interlube International, Inc.?

Not to get all FOX News about Hillary, but ...

As the argument went against Kerry in '04 -- and against the Dem candidates last year, in boycotting the FOX-sponsored debate -- "If they can't handle FOX News, how are they going to defend us against Al Qaeda?"

Likewise, if Hillary -- especially with her massive institutional advantage, huge initial funding advantage, and all of politicking to a friendly field of primary voters -- can't stomp Obama like a bug, how in the heck is she going to defend herself against the GOP-media attack machine in the fall?

One of the primary (if often, in the MSM, anyway, sub rosa) arguments in favor of Hillary as the Dem candidate is that she's the Machiavellian streetfighter, the candidate most willing to get her hands dirty (and/or delegate others to get their hands dirty on her behalf) in fighting fire with fire against the Rove machine.

And, to be sure, she, Bill, and their whole team have been more than willing to fight dirty in the primary cycle.

But it's not working.

Which means, potentially, two not-incompatible things: 1. That sort of shit doesn't work anymore (doubtful, but possible). 2. Team Clinton just isn't very good at doing it effectively.

February 04, 2008