(Funnily, I am staying at the Doubletree in Ontario, CA, where I am debating young Ross Douthat at Pomona College tonight, and its computers will not allow me to access that piece or any piece on the CAP website. The warning reads: "The access to the address above is restricted. Accordingly to our harmful content database SiteCoach does not allow you to visit this page!" Sheesh.
My Nation column this week is an examination of the issues raised by a young right-wing journalist’s awful book about the elite media’s alleged persecution of Sarah Palin and it’s called "Sarah, Smile!" (I know, I know, keep my day job…)
While Pedro was letting all the honest, hardworking people of the world down last night, I was typing away at this meshugena hotel computer so that the world might enjoy my election wrap-up from the Daily Beast, and that’s here.
Did I mention that my ThinkPad died in between Dallas and Ontario? It’s the fourth time that thing has had to be repaired, and of course I am stuck out here with a long flight home no laptop. It’s enough to make one consider switching to a Mac, finally. Anway, fortunately Pierce is early, so we have an excuse to post this. Oh, ok, one more thing. Did you happen to notice how Bruce ended his night of the RRHOF (at 1:30am) with an amazing "Higher and Higher" featuring everybody who wanted to perform: Sam More, John Fogerty, Billy Joel, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, etc, while Bono/U2 felt a need to kick everybody off the stage (Mick, Bruce, Patti, etc) so they could close the show alone? Just saying… See you this weekend. Wild and Innocent, Saturday. The River, Sundy. First time ever for both. Here’s Pierce.
Hey Doc —
"Well, I hitched a ride from the borderland/when the home guard went insane/No use trying to work with people/who can’t tell fire from rain."
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click: "Nevada" (Gil Evans) — It’s never too close to call how much I love New Orleans.
Part The Second: The redoubtable Howler remains invaluable. THIS is why. How you settle on a know-nothing pink balloon like Marsha Blackburn as a credible spokesperson for "the other side" on this issue–other that the very real possibility that she might’ve been the only one the reporter could get on the phone–is too deep for my small mind to ponder.