Archive for February 18th, 2008

Monday Media Blogging – Political Edition

This is what it looks like when someone is running because, um, people told him that he should totally do it ‘cuz it’d be awesome:

He went to social studies class! And someday, he hopes to come up with an actual platform, maybe even a political identity beyond “I’m a Republican”!

It’s funny now, but I don’t think we’ll be laughing when he’s Pierce Bush’s vice president.

3 comments February 18th, 2008 at 10:50pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Monday Media Blogging,Politics,Republicans

Richard Testcase Nixon

Filling a need we didn’t even know we had:

With an eye on the upcoming Presidential elections and the nation’s dramatically growing interest in politics and government, the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation will introduce its own blog, The New Nixon, at 9:00 am on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 18.

Noted commentators including Hugh Hewitt, KRLA talk show host and former White House staffer; Jack J. Pitney, Claremont McKenna College Professor of American Politics; and John H. Taylor, executive director of the Nixon Foundation, will be among the inaugural bloggers. [Dennis Prager is also prominently displayed.]

“Forty years ago, the new Nixon became a catch phrase as the former Vice President prepared to enter primaries,” said Taylor. “Some derided him as, ‘supposedly new Nixon,’ others around the candidate himself took up the concept of a new Nixon as someone having served eight years as Vice President and traveled the world interacting with leaders as he prepared for his run in 1968.”


Nixon fans and critics alike are invited to offer feedback to the blogger’s commentary on RN politics, culture and policy — all with a Nixon spin. “Those who participate in the dialogue on The New Nixon blog will themselves be part of creating the next new Nixon, the nuanced new Nixon,” Taylor predicted.

I’m thinking that this some kind of proof-of-concept exercise for laundering the legacy of a disgraced Republican president. Can anyone think of why conservatives might have an interest in perfecting something like that now?

(h/t Jane)

2 comments February 18th, 2008 at 06:01pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Blogosphere,Bush,Republicans

Monday Media Blogging – Breakdancing Indian Midget Edition

It speaks for itself, I think…

(h/t to The Shadowy & Mysterious Codename V.)

February 18th, 2008 at 01:36pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

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