Archive for April 22nd, 2008

The PAmary

I have a very simple, two-part take on tonight’s primary results:

1) Hillary did not win by nearly enough.  The clock is running out, and she needs to make up a lot of ground on Obama to remain plausibly viable.  She didn’t.

2) All the bullshit scandals that the media hyperventilated about do not appear to have damaged Obama at all.  Not unless he was actually poised to win in a landslide and “Bittergate” destroyed his momentum.

That second point is potentially huge.  If voters are finally starting to tune out the media when they obsess over inane non-stories and manufactured Democratic scandals, then the Republicans are in a world of hurt come November.

1 comment April 22nd, 2008 at 10:54pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Elections,Media,Obama,Pittsburgh/PA,Politics

My Inside Scoop On The PA Primary

Okay, here it is: On my way to Drinking Liberally, there were a bunch of kids on the corner, jumping up and down and waving Obama signs.  And the bus driver beeped the horn at them.

That’s it.

I am a great big failure man.

Also, my favorite quotes from the MSNBC closed captioning:

It’s too early to start weighing the vice presidentsy.

The polls closed 22 minutes ago, and it’s still too close to call.

I just like the spelling on that first one.

April 22nd, 2008 at 09:43pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Elections

On My Way To Pittsburgh Drinking Liberally

Just pretend that I’ve said something tremendously insightful and witty about tonight’s primary.

If I hear any good scoop at DL, I’ll try to post it here, but no promises…

April 22nd, 2008 at 06:58pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Uncategorized

Perspective

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And unusually mordant cartoon from Married To The Sea.

April 22nd, 2008 at 11:12am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Comics,Iraq,War

Post-Implosion Crane Photoblogging

Bearing in mind, of course, that I pretty much refer to all self-propelled construction equipment as either “crane” or “bulldozer”…

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2 comments April 22nd, 2008 at 07:12am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Pittsburgh


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