Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Middle of the Week Mélange

Tonight on Law & Order you can catch the fabulous Moira Kelly as the wife of a murderous psychiatrist. Plot or not, you can't miss Moira Kelly! Law & Order runs on NBC at 9pm (MST).

Very interesting night in presidential primaries last night. I'm beginning to think I had underestimated the intellect of Mr. Huckabee all this time. Phenomenal speech. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the idea of McCain becoming the Republican nominee. It just seemed so unlikely a few months ago. Via and email last night (h/t A.K.) Howard Dean was quoted on Americablog:
"John McCain is out of touch with the issues facing Americans each day. Instead of offering solutions to the high cost of health care, help for the middle class or ideas to create jobs, McCain offers 100 years in Iraq and more of the same Bush budgets that have heaped debt onto our children and damaged our economy. Instead of ending the influence of lobbyists in Washington, he's hired them to run his campaign. The closer voters look at the real McCain record, the more they will realize he cannot be trusted to deliver the change America wants."
While we have talked and talked about McCain not being conservative enough for the party's base, we haven't (until recently) given enough attention to the relationship between McCain and the lobbyists.

An email a week or so ago from JFK Lancer Publications revealed two pages of a transcript from a conversation between Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald. I haven't paid much attention to the news out of Dallas of late regarding new materials in the assassination, but this discussion shocked me:
Lee: You said the boys in Chicago want to get rid of the Attorney General.

Ruby: Yes, but it can't be done ... it would get the Feds into everything.

Lee: There is a way to get rid of him without killing him.

Ruby: How's that?

Lee: I can shoot his brother.
I suppose I should be paying more attention to this story. Oswald goes on to ask Ruby what the difference would be in shooting the governor or the president to which Ruby responds that the FBI would be involved. Insanity.

Adam Graham had a piece up yesterday that I found absolutely brilliant. Yes, brilliant. Adam writes a hilarious (and spot on) comparison of the presidential election process and the baseball season. He writes:
The World Series goes the distance to Game 7. A grand slam ends the series in the bottom of the eleventh. The opposing team goes into its clubhouse to decide whether it wants to agree the Home Run was hit. Around noon the next day, the opposing team faces reality. The World Champions have a fantastic parade in honor of their achievement.
"If We Chose World Series Winners the Way We Choose the Presidents" is worth a few minutes to read!

Now I suppose I ought to get back to writing a paper or two.


Wordsmith said...

I love Moira Kelly; she played Dorothy Day.

Huckabee was hilarious. He was good off the cuff. But don't give him too much credit, Tara. He's a bible thumping, evolution trashing, baptist minister.

Jared said...

Huckabee is a snake oil salesman. And this from a rock-ribbed conservative.

Wordsmith said...

No, Jared - you're thinking of Mitt Romney, the snake oil and turd salesman

Jared said...

HA! How funny! Whatever he sold he made a lot of money doing it.