Jan 212008

It seems the Democrats held another debate tonight. I didn’t watch, but judging from what I’m reading it appears to have been kind of exciting…

Clinton, Obama come out swinging in debate

Hillary Clinton - Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton - Barack Obama

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (CNN) — Discussions about proposals on the economy and health care were overshadowed by heated exchanges between rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during Monday night’s Democratic debate.

The two Democratic front-runners took shots at each others’ economic plans and criticized the accuracy of recent accusations the two campaigns have traded.

Obama said Clinton’s charge that fiscal responsibility isn’t a priority for him “isn’t true.”

“This is one of the things that has happened in the course of this campaign. There are a set of assertions made by Sen. Clinton as well as her husband that are not factually accurate,” Obama said, raising the criticisms the Clintons made about him in recent days.

“Part of what the people are looking for right now is somebody who is going to solve problems and not resort to the same typical politics that we’ve seen in Washington,” he said.

Clinton replied she was referring to differences in Obama’s position toward the Iraq war. “It was more about the distinction between words and action. And I think that is a fair assessment for voters to make,” she said.

Clinton said it is “sometimes difficult to understand what Sen. Obama has said because as soon as he is confronted on it he says that’s not what he meant.”

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards jumped in, saying “Are there three people in this debate, not two?”

It is good to know that both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton still have the energy to “come out swinging.” Judging from this video currently making the rounds in the right wing blogworld (the NYP appears to have done a mass mailing), Former President Bill Clinton does not…

Remember that the man is in his sixties, is a heart patient, is maintaining a fairly vigorous schedule these days and has probably heard this same speech like a zillion times. Still, their “Bill Clinton Has a Dream” theme is hilarious. Gotta give credit where credit is due.

(For future reference, the thing to do when you find yourself in this position is to politely excuse yourself and go find a cot somewhere for a quick power nap.)

Jan 212008

Can anyone tell me why Mitt “Flipper” Romney reminds more of somebody running for high school senior class president than somebody running for President of the United States?

“Who Let The Dogs Out?” Mitt Romney Wants To Know

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — Mitt Romney was greeted warmly by a largely African-American crowd at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade in Jacksonville. He shook hands with several dozen parade-goers and even hugged a few of them.

Only one woman was noticeably annoyed by the former Massachusetts’ governor’s presence.

“Mitt Romney, go home!” she yelled. “You’re delaying the parade.”

As he posed for a picture with a group of young people, the typically old-fashioned Romney was relaxed enough to quote from a popular hit single from a few years back.

“Who let the dogs out?” he called out, as he stood there beaming in his shirt and tie. “Who! Who!”

(Has anybody noticed that I have started putting red borders around YouTube videos that feature Republicans? Clever, huh?)

Jan 212008

The wingers are going to love this… Oliver Stone, their most favorite movie producer of all time, is reportedly working on a movie about George W. Bush, their most favorite pretend president of all time.

Oliver Stone sets his sights on Bush

Bush - Brolin
Bush - Brolin

He’s tackled the assassination of John F. Kennedy and tumultuous presidency of Richard Nixon. Now Hollywood director Oliver Stone is preparing to take an in depth look at how President Bush came to power.

According to Daily Variety, Stone is in the process of developing a script about the current president that he hopes will hit theatres in time for the general election next fall.

And he’s tapped Josh Brolin — most recently of “No Country for Old Men” to play the commander in chief…

“I’m a dramatist who is interested in people, and I have empathy for Bush as a human being, much the same as I did for Castro, Nixon, Jim Morrison, Jim Garrison and Alexander the Great,” Stone said.

“I want a fair, true portrait of the man. How did Bush go from an alcoholic bum to the most powerful figure in the world? It’s like Frank Capra territory on one hand, but I’ll also cover the demons in his private life, his bouts with his dad and his conversion to Christianity, which explains a lot of where he is coming from. It includes his belief that God personally chose him to be president of the United States, and his coming into his own with the stunning, preemptive attack on Iraq,” he added.

And just in time for the 2008 elections, too. Oh, yeah, they’re just gonna love it!

Hey, I can see the resemblance (in Dubya’s dreams!)…

Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin