McCain, Iran, Cigarettes

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Cigarette seller in Tehran [kamshots / Flickr] The US currently exports over ten times more to Iran than at the start of the Bush administration. At the top of the pile: cigarettes. Somewhat suprising, no? John McCain seemed to think so last week when he responded by saying, "Maybe that's a ...

Jesse Jackson and a Hot Mic

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Last week, Jesse Jackson said he'd like to "cut [Obama's] nuts off" for "talking down to black people" in speeches about moral responsibility. Unfortunately he said it into a hot microphone at Fox News. Mmby2k is a 27-year-old single mom in Alabama who thinks Jackson is a hater -- possibly because ...

Terror Helps McCain?

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Foot in mouth [g-hat / Flickr] So Charlie Black, political advisor to McCain, recently said, rather impolitically, that a terror attack in the US would boost McCain in the campaign. This isn't a reaction roundup; just two snippets. Damian J. Penny, blogging from Halifax, Nova Scotia, questions whether there's any logic to ...

Self-Portrait: A “Bitter” American

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Kurt Womack from Prescott, AZ, describes himself as a "proud 'typical white person' NRA member and talk radio listener." He was not happy about Obama's remark about bitter small towners clinging to religion and guns. This self-portrait (found by James Mills) is his response: [89AKurt / Flickr] In describing the photo, he ...

Small-Town Bitterness

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Billionaires' Row in CA: where it all went down [zombietime] Barack Obama's remarks in CA about small-town bitterness are in their umpteenth news cycle. It's hard to know how they'll affect next Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary. One recent poll shows Obama plummeting in PA; another shows him holding steady nationally. The blogosphere, of course, ...