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Oh, Please, Bill . . . PLEASE! We Can Only Hope!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Ben_Hecht, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    If I'm d_b'ing, I apologize.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/opinion/10kristol.html?hp

    The suggested VP pick for McCain is too delicious to contemplate.
     
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    What am I missing? I see no suggested pick beyond Lieberman or Petraeus, and that's down in the second-to-last graf.

    Then again, I'm politically retarded.
     
  3. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2008/03/17/080317taco_talk_hertzberg/

    This suggestion is more intriguing to me.
    Especially if Obama wrapped up the Dems. nomination.
    She's more-than qualified, but it'd be a risk. She'd have the Fredo scent attached to her, deserving or not.
     
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    He also mentions Clarence Thomas, who goes years without opening his mouth during oral arguments at the Supreme Court.
     
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    Check the bottom of the second-to-last graf. A current Supreme Court justice is prominently mentioned.
     
  6. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    Clarence Thomas?

    WHAT ?!!?!

    So help me God, I'd vote for Angela Davis first.
     
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    You've fingered the difficulty. She wanted her present job so badly, she's gone against her better judgment too many times to count, winding up as one of the Chief Enablers in what's devolved into a horrid situation.
     
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    I'm uncertain which would be more amusing.
     
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I've skimmed both of these. It appears to take 20 inches to get to the part anyone's talking about.

    Who writes this shit?
     
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    A gentleman who previously served one term as Dan Quayle's brains as the VP's chief of staff during his mercifully-short tenure in the office.
     
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I mean, is this how all editorials are written? "I'm going to ramble about some Democratic election, then talk about how shitty Bush is, then rush my point in the final two grafs, then couch it all with a "sure there are other options" and hope people like it?"
     
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    Kristol's usually a better writer than this, actually -- especially when he's doing '08 horserace anaylsis in terms of GOP vs. Dem and what may happen in the voting booths. It's when he tries to write policy suggestions that he exposes his ample neocon shortcomings.
     
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