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Daily Archives: Oct. 20, 2007
Oct. 20, 20071:04 a.m.
â€œYou might wonder why they care so much — Gore, after all, is obviously not going to run for president, and even some conservatives now concede that global warming is real,” wrot1 Jonathan Chait in the Los Angeles Times. â€œThe answer is that Gore’s triumph is a measure of George W. Bush’s disrepute.”
Time and again, since the 2000 election showdown between the two, Bush has dismissed Gore’s observations on everything from the war to climate change as â€œradical,” only to be embarrassed later. Any Gore successes only further embarrass those who tagged him as a disastrous White House possibility.
Posted by Kristin Mehler
Oct. 20, 20071:02 a.m.
â€œI have heard the call,” Stephen Colbert announced this week. â€œNation, I shall seek the office of the president of the United States.” Earlier this week, the Comedy Central star was coy about his aspirations in a commentary in the New York Times. â€œWhile my hat is not presently in the ring,” he wrote, â€œI should also point out that it is not on my head.” But Colbert also confided in his commentary how confused he is about the 2008 election. â€œFor instance, Hillary Clinton,” he wrote. â€œI can’t remember if I’m supposed to be scared of her so Democrats will think they should nominate her when she’s actually easy to beat, or if I’m supposed to be scared of her because she’s legitimately scary.”
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
Oct. 20, 20071:00 a.m.
â€œBill Clinton, First Lady” read the cover of a recent New York magazine, with a startling illustration true to the story’s exploration of the Clintons’ experimental â€œpolitical androgyny.”
Posted by Rhonda Holman