Wrapup: My new “Think Again” column is here. It’s called “That Doggone Librul Media, Caught Again… ” Also, I did a Daily Beast post this morning trying (hoping) to explain the strategy behind Obama’s apparently unwavering commitment to bipartisanship. I’m OK with it, as long as I’m right.
“She said if you’re from Texas, son/Where’s your boots and where’syour gun?/ I said, I got guns no one can see.”
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click: “If You Want me To Stay” (Kermit Ruffins)– Once again, this week, I failed to properly arm myself before goingdowntown to convince people how much I love New Orleans.
Part The Second: Oh, goody. Loser U. has a new has-been for the fall term. What on earth could Norm F’n Coleman teach anyone about anything?
Part The Third: Good on the great Mr. Wolcott for publicizing the greatest Boston movie ever, which was made from thegreatest Boston novel ever written. And it has the best opening line of anynovel ever written about Massachusetts, Moby Dick included: “Jackie Brownat twenty-six, with no expression on his face, said that he could get someguns.”
Part The Penultimate: Sooner or later, this wholewe-are-all-Americans-reach-out-and-touch-someone’s-hand-Have-A-Coke-And-A-Smile pablum that the Obama people have been peddling since the beginning oflast year’s campaign is going to reach that stage where it becomessomething that we generally associtate with the thinking of people incults. sooner, I think.
Part The Last: Go ahead. Pick sides in this one. I dare you.