All I’ve got this weekend is my "Think Again" column about the anniversary of Ted Kennedy’s death (and of the 1963 march) here.
And, oh yeah, I continued my argument with Charles Blow over whether Jews think Obama is good for the Jews, here.
Now here’s Charles (and Terry):
"And he don’t back down/on the battleground/I love it when you call him Indian Red"
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click: "Leave Your Bags By The Door" (Sharron McNally)—As much as I love New Orleans, it was nice to feel it love me back.
Part The First: Dr. Maddow is my amiga, but, I’m sorry, the fact that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pulled her commercials from the local TV station that’s been chewing on her for the odd coincidence that the draconian immigration law happens to benefit private prisons in which her top aides have a financial stake is not an assault on free expression. No TV station has a First Amendment right to someone else’s ad dollars. What the station should do now is replace all the Brewer spots with house ads on the theme of how tough its reporting has been. Make that Morgan Loew guy, who appears to be a real bulldog, a star, and wonder in your ads why the other stations are getting money from the governor who’s afraid to talk to you. That way, you embarrass her and the competition, and you do it to your own advantage. (All of this, of course, presupposes that station management doesn’t chicken out.) Of course, unless her campaign aides are drunk, it’s unlikely that Brewer wants any part of television for a while. Why should she? She’s going to win, easily, and I’m going to drink, heavily.
Part The Third: Here is the official entry in the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List for Laura Ingraham’s exercise in blackface humor, The Obama Diaries: "A satirical fictional journal with commentary, by the conservative political commentator." Remember, this is the nonfiction list. Did I mention that this was the Nonfiction List? Somebody doesn’t know his job here, and I don’t think it’s me.
Part The Fourth: You have to hand it to Mark McKinnon. When it comes to raw, balls-out, front-running opportunistic sycophancy, the man would have embarrassed anyone in the court of Louis XVI. Or even Ari Fleischer.
Part The Fifth: Is there any Democrat besides the guys that hire him that Rahm Emanuel really likes? The hiring of this clown as White House chief-of-staff was the first big tell on President Obama. A career hatchetman devoted to the bunker centrism of the Clinton years and guaranteed to alienate every friend you have.