Monthly Archives: August 2008

McCain’s secret tapes: inside the Palin decision

Agents of Goldstein is offering our readers an exclusive look deep inside the McCain campaign at the very moment when the decision was made to name Sarah Palin the pick for VP.  The below is an exclusive transcript of a … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin: Admiral Stockdale with a Vagina?

All day yesterday I was receiving phone calls from people who weren’t that into politics, but who nevertheless wanted to discuss politics at length and in depth.  What they all wanted to know was what the hell McCain was thinking … Continue reading

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McCain & Palin – aka, Allen & Rossi

Allen & Rossi are the punchline to one of the best cautionary tales in showbiz.  They were the promising comic duo slated to appear on the Ed Sullivan show immediately after the Beatles.  The reaction by the audience to John, … Continue reading

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Obama’s Own Caesar Dressing

It was not the acceptance of the Democratic nomination, but the coronation of an emperor.   To a fanatical crowd of some 85,000, to the twinkling of tens of thousands of camera flashes, the young senator – handsome, almost haughty … Continue reading

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Once more – this time with feeling.

There is little to say about Bill Clinton’s speech endorsing Barack Obama other than that it worked.  As the Democrats’ adored pater familias, his blessing was necessary.  True to his style, he was engaging, colloquial, and disarming.  There is a … Continue reading

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Best actress in a supporting role: Hillary Clinton

The mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska spoke.  A woman who lost her job at a Goodyear plant spoke.  A senator spoke.  A governor spoke.  Somewhere I have a list with their names.  E-mail me if you’re interested. I counted the phrase … Continue reading

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8:22 PM

As the evening wears on, and I do mean wear, the enthusiasm of the crowd grows. Attacks on McCain are popular here. His problem remembering how many homes he owns makes for easy fodder, and the speakers are happy to … Continue reading

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