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HuffPo’s Sam Stein reports that at a funders meeting Tuesday George Soros said money should not go to aiding Obama but to building a "progressive infrastructure."
Roger Ailes says Obama "has a different belief system than most Americans."
Finally saw Fair Game, very good if not great, gets you angry all over again about the outing of Valerie Plame—and the lies that led to war. Admirably spends a good deal of time disproving claims about her being a CIA "inoperative," or "secretary." Very little media focus, no Judy Miller, sadly, just a brief mention of press running with administration whoppers. Doug Liman, director, said last night, "The film is fundamentally about Bush lying to the American people."
My take on the upcoming NYT Magazine cover story on "Palin World."… Daily Show last nite parodied Palin’s show, with Jason Jones’ Bayonne. "I can see Newark from here."…David Corn labels Palin a "hypocrite" for her giant flip-flop on the bailout—for it before she was against it.
Pretty strong stuff from Fareed Zakaria in new Time piece on the deficit and various proposals to fix it: “The fate of the US is going to be decided over the next year."