Tag Archives: Sarah Palin

A scientific analysis of the New York Times Best Seller List

Six weeks and counting, at the top of the best seller list. She must be really glad she decided to switch careers, especially since this one, when you have a ghost writer, is so much easier than figuring out how … Continue reading

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This is it, I promise, just one more post about Sarah, unless, of course, it all comes out…

There is a possibility here of such a huge scandal that we would be crazy not to take our time either to debunk it or move it forward for further examination. Andrew Sullivan is a distinguished political columnist and blogger, … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Sarah

I was out of the country when everyone was obsessing about Sarah Palin the last time. I caught some snippets of her convention speech (Chip said she reminded him of some comedian, but he couldn’t think who at the time), … Continue reading

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The 23rd District of NY

Interesting how important one Congressional district in the Adirondacks has become. Sarah Palin, Joe Biden, me – all of a sudden we’re all focused on what will happen today, what it will mean for Republicans, Democrats, conservatives… I keep reading … Continue reading

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The One for health care reform

It must be frustrating to be a Republican trying to bring down a president who can not only think and talk at the same time, but who has the courage to call Sarah Palin a liar. And then, of all … Continue reading

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The August wee-wees

April is the cruelest month, but August is the craziest. Seems like it all began with poor John Kerry, whose boat swiftly sank in August of ’04, and then the next year Katrina took down Bush (and a lot of … Continue reading

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August 8, 1974: The day the world righted itself

I don’t think we knew until the last minute that he was going to resign. There must have been some sort of announcement that he was going to be on TV, because there we were, Chip and I, standing in … Continue reading

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Momentarily forgetting Sarah Palin

I worked as a research assistant for a psychoanalyst right after college. He was studying “momentary forgetting,” like when you suddenly forget what you were just about to say. His theory was that it’s triggered by talking about painful or … Continue reading

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Maybe George Bush isn’t so dumb after all

Here are the lessons we’ve learned in the past few days. 1. If you’re a well-known (Republican) governor in love with somebody in Argentina but trying to get back with your wife: a. Don’t tell the AP about all the … Continue reading

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Festival of Juno Caprotina and more on. . .

Juno Caprotina was a Roman goddess of fertility with a cult-like following, especially among enslaved women; geese, believe it or not, were sacred to Juno. I’ll let you guess who that brings to mind. I did have another thought about … Continue reading

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