Friday, February 05, 2010


Friday's clips

I'm a couple days behind the curve on the Daily Kos poll of Republicans, but it's still worth a look. My favorite factoid is the 33 percent support for secession in the South, which brings back memories of the Jesusland map and the site with the NSFW name of 2004.

As always I'm a sucker for the Top Ten list, which New York magazine provides.

It's not known whether Kos polled Ted Nugent, but they could have:
I think that Barack Hussein Obama should be put in jail. It is clear that Barack Hussein Obama is a communist. Mao Tse Tung lives and his name is Barack Hussein Obama. This country should be ashamed. I wanna throw up.

The whole thing is full of such wangoriffic rhetoric.

Maybe the Motor City Madman (now relocated to Texas, "where I can keep a machine gun in the front seat of my vehicle") can go helicoptor moose hunting with Sarah Palin. And at the NYT, Timothy Egan draws the common thread between Palin and John Edwards:
Palin and Edwards are two of an American archetype, opportunists playing to outrage while taking care of themselves. They are both attractive, with that lucky combination of genes that rarely lands on more than one member of an extended family. They can both hold an audience without saying anything of substance, or even making sense.

So who gets the Edwards TV movie: Lifetime or Oxygen?

The Iowa Republican has a piece on Boswell retirement speculation (which would be fine by me) and notes some phone polling re: a couple possible replacement Dems. Christie Vilsack would be an improvement; Geri Huser not so much.

And in a polarized America, even Super Bowl preferences break out on party lines: "Democrats prefer the Saints by a 36-21 margin while Republicans say they want the Colts to be victorious by a closer 26-25 spread. Independents lean toward the Saints as well, 33-20."

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