Friday, October 10, 2008

The Reaction in Review (Oct. 10, 2008)

A Week's Reactions that deserve a second look:


By Mustang Bobby: "Abuse of power" -- Very good summary of "Troopergate" report that concludes, "Chickens, here's your roost."

By Libby Spencer: "True colors shining through" -- Libby's intrigued with a geek's invention of a way to deduce political leanings of writers included in Memeorandum.

By Carl: "Born in the USA?" -- Fine essay on the subject of freedom vs. a socialiast totalitarian state, [this] "will make the Great Depression look like a pcinic."

By J. Thomas Duffy: "Top Ten Cloves: Other books Hugh Hewitt can write about the election" -- Duffy in his best form here; includes Hugh Hewitt Hijinks.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "And so it all comes down to Ayers . . ." -- Michael's sensitive exploration of the McCain campaign's new low, "meant to reinforce this either/or, us/them dichotomy."

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Brooks on Palin: "A fatal cancer to the Republican Party" -- Stickings on Brooks opinions, past and present.


By Capt. Fogg: "That one" -- Fogg turn's McCain's dismissive phrase right back at him, with several clever "chapters and verse" about lie after lie. Positive comment.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Obama's ceiling" -- Fine analysis and round-up of current thinking in the blogosphere about whether Obama has "outstanding chances to win," though "bad things could happen."

By Creature: "It's his biography, stupid" -- Creature's insight, "I believe [Obama] put the race away. . . it was his weaving of his biography into the debate that really won the night."

By J. Thomas Duffy: "Debate Results . . . The Flintstones vs. The Jetsons Part II" -- An early witty and biting analysis ending with, "The loud collective sigh you may have heard . . . was the Rove Rats, resigning themselves, . . have to go and purchase a whole lot more kitchen sinks to toss at Obama."


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Volunteer this: Live-blogging the second Obama-McCain debate" -- Michael (even while "under the weather") mastered a dynamic and effective live-blogging format that integrated 21 real-time comments.

By Mustang Bobby: "Losing it"
-- Good analysis of just why John McCain will lose the election in November.

By Dan Tobin: "Bloodsport"
-- another hilarious e-mail from Prexy 43 to Liberal Jerkwad, with this great (Bush) line, "If Johnny Mac threw half this kind of sewer at me in 2000, I'd probably be GM for the Houston Astros right now."


By Carol Gee: "On McCain Watch" -- Looking at what seems to currently be happening to candidate McCain

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Krazy Kristol and the Dominatrix: The neocon estraordinaire swoons before Sarah Palin" -- Michael dissects the Kristol NYT column re advice to Sarah Palin, "self-serving, self- aggrandizing tripe."

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