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Your main man Meph comments on the Fox News practice of photoshopping their political opponents:
Physical features such as hairlines and dark circles under the eyes are exaggerated, and in one case the reporter’s nose is grossly exaggerated. Still, it’s a childish way to insult someone - kind of like two bubble-headed models who just call each other fat over and over because they can’t think of anything worse to say. The lesson from this one? Don’t believe what you see on TV
Jul 2, 2008 6:26 PM
The curmudgeonly Tim Chavez is still underwhelmed by Barack Obama's outreach to the Hispanic community:
From Obama's Hispanic outreach efforts so far, it is apparent that the candidate is not willing to provide that kind of support to woo the Latino electorate. That means he doesn't respect it enough, just like the mainstream media on its Sunday morning TV political shows. Sen. Hillary Clinton’s endorsement is not going to be enough to keep McCain from getting those seven additional percentage points from the Hispanic electorate. So I encourage my fellow advocates and journalists to connect to both campaigns and ask the needed questions to get relief from 287g and ICE raids on the first day of the new president’s term.
Jul 2, 2008 6:23 PM
Barack Obama takes his act to the Christian community and gains some kudos for a new radio ad:
I think the ad is EXTREMELY strong. It stays away from public policy and really focuses in his personal commitment to Christ. That is a type of message that Evangelicals will want to hear. The flip side here is that another group may start running radio spots on Christian radio detailing Obama's liberal positions on issues which may conflict with some Evangelicals. But look, you have to give this group credit for believing that they have a faithful message with Obama and they are not shy about promoting it. Plus, you won't find any John McCain radio spots on Christian radio right now. Man, how the tables have turned.
Jul 2, 2008 6:10 PM
In a long profile in the New York Times Magazine, Rush Limbaugh takes aim at his chief rival:
Limbaugh has a deeply conflicted attitude toward Sean Hannity, his one-time stand in and now perpetual No. 2 on the Talkers list. He speaks of the younger man with the same condescending affection that Muhammad Ali once showed Jimmy Ellis, a former sparring partner turned challenger. But he wanted me to remember who is the Greatest. “I have no competitors,” he said. “Hannity isn’t even close to me.” Hannity became a touchy issue in the late spring. For more than a year he was on what appeared to be a quixotic campaign to raise the issue of Obama’s controversial pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Then the story exploded. Not only that, Hannity also led the pack on Obama’s connection to the former Weatherman leader William Ayers. Operation Chaos was still garnering attention and amusing listeners, but the election news was being made elsewhere. From New York, I sent Limbaugh a teasing e-mail message: “Hannity has been first and hardest on the Reverend Wright controversy and the Bill Ayers thing. Is it possible that he is running a separate Operation Chaos with superior intel?” Limbaugh didn’t dispute that Hannity was first on the Wright and Ayers controversies. But, he wrote: “Things only take off when I mention them. That is the point.”
Jul 2, 2008 3:58 PM
The always cynical Jeff Woods actually sees authenticity in the political persona of Karl Dean:
True, Dean has always seemed a little odd. He rarely smiles, for one thing, and seems averse to human contact. Entering a room, he goes straight to the nearest corner and stands there awkwardly with his hands in his pockets, exuding an “I-hate-this-s***” vibe. Not your typical politician, we could see that right off, but we never bargained on sincerity.
Jul 2, 2008 3:28 PM
Tom Wood breaks the news on Senator Bob Corker's new Nashville home purchase:
7. 504 Belle Meade Blvd., 37205 Buyer: Steve Fridrich, as trustee for Bob & Elizabeth Corker Sale price: $1.495 million Seller: David H. Seligman Agents: None of record Republican U.S. Senator Corker drops a bundle on a Nashville pied-à-terre, following a house hunt that attracted attention from our colleagues at The City Paper in late May. His permanent residence will remain in Chattanooga, where he served as mayor after building a prosperous real estate development business. Seller Seligman is a local orthodontist.
Jul 2, 2008 3:25 PM
It appears Ken Eaton needs to spend some of that money he put into his campaign on hiring someone to change the header on his emails:
Kenneth Eaton, who ran for mayor of Nashville last summer and is running for U.S. Senate this summer (anyone want to place bets on a gubernatorial run in 2010?), just sent out an e-mail blast about " Wars Costing Tennessee Tax Payers '$360,000 per hour'! " The e-mail address it came from was "Kenneth Eaton for Mayor of Nashville, TN [email@example.com]."
Jul 2, 2008 2:25 PM