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Al Franken Shows Himself Not to Be a Potted Plant, Shocking Joe Lieberman with an Interruption!

In this surprising exchange with Joe Lieberman, Al Franken disrupts the Senate’s clubby atmosphere, and gets dazed incomprehension and expressions of confusion in return. Notice that John McCain, coming to Lieberman’s defense, gets more emotional about Joe’s treatment than he’s ever … Continue reading

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Joe Feels the Love—And Barack Returns It

This today in the Connecticut Post: Lieberman admits that it is a bit schizophrenic, but since election night, he said, he was both disappointed for his friend’s loss and thrilled with Obama’s victory. “It is amazing to remember that in … Continue reading

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How McCain Made a Big Political Sausage: The New York Times Reports on the Perfunctory Vetting of VP Pick Sarah Palin (Think Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”)

Money quote from the NY Times report on McCain’s vetting of Sarah Palin: A series of disclosures about Gov. Sarah Palin, Senator John McCain’s choice as running mate, called into question on Monday how thoroughly Mr. McCain had examined her … Continue reading

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Conservative David Frum, of National Review, Is Unsettled by McCain’s VP Pick, Sarah Palin

David Frum, after just one day of rather tepid “Palinmania,” questions McCain’s judgement: The longer I think about it, the less well this selection sits with me. And I increasingly doubt that it will prove good politics. The Palin choice … Continue reading

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