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10/20/2004

 

AFTER-WORD


  • Bill Clinton will appear with JF Kerry at a luncheon in Philadelphia, next Monday. Joe Lockhart says Clinton will also do some solo campaigning for JF. (I've been told that he will appear in Arkansas after the Philly stop.)

    I don't know that he'll say or do anything which will lend credence to the "Grand Plan/Hillary '08" theory; rather, he and Kerry probably think Clinton can make a difference in close States, get-out-the-vote stuff.



  • Playing on the popularity of JF Kerry in northeast Philadelphia, Republican consultant Roger Stone allegedly took it upon himself to distribute "Kerry & Specter for Working Families" campaign signs. Republican Specter's campaign manager Christopher Nicholas swears up-and-down that Stone was acting on his own, and that he demanded that Stone cut it out.

    Kerry's opponent, Democrat Representative Joe Hoeffel argued: "This is campaign trickery. He's not supporting John Kerry for president. He's trying to have it both ways, and get the benefit of these signs."

    Specter has been known to cross party lines.



  • Lieutenant General David Barno, the top American commander in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon, Tuesday, that he doesn't know where Osama bin Laden is or what he is able to do these days. He suggested, however, that OBL was still alive, as it would be impossible for his mutant henchmen to conceal that information. This suggests that JF Kerry is entirely off-base when he tells audiences that capturing and killing OBL is the main goal in the war on terrorism.

    General Barno called Afghanistan's October 9 elections a success.



  • On the hypothesis that the chatter springing from bin Laden's death could not escape notice, it could if no one knew. The people close to bin Laden who might have seen him die would not want the lesser Qaeda mutants to know of their leader's death. 'T would be dispiriting. And also, he's a bogeyman to wave at us. So bin Laden's death, if it happened, might be known only to a select few mutants.

    The same could be true, albeit on a less grand scale, of Zarkawi.



  • It's almost 1918 all over again. Perhaps they'll face the Astros in the World Series so we can have a Texas vrs. Beantown World Series leading up to November 2.

    Yeah, I said goodbye to this season several innings ago. After three games, the series was almost a coronation. You know, I felt a smidgen of sadness when the cameras panned the youngsters in the stands in Fenway, their dreams of "Go Sox!" having been crushed by the dreaded Yankees.

    Now that the tables have turned, I guess I'm allowed to refer to David bleepin' Ortiz and Johnny bleepin' Damon.

    Quite a story, these Sox.

    2 comments
  • 2 Comments:

    Sorry Man.... tough break.

    But hey, there is one way to get vengence: Cheer for the Cardinals.

    Something to chew on.

    From a guy hoplessly in Illinois Cheering for St. Louis...

    Chaz

    By Blogger Chaz, at October 21, 2004 at 9:22 AM  

    Hey-

    Came across your blog today. Great stuff. Agree with you about the coming metaphors -- though I'll for a Cards-Sox World Series.

    Noticed you were a sports fan. Hoping you could add a Blogroll link to my "College Basketball Blog,"
    http://collegeball.blogspot.com. I'd very much appreciate a link on your site.

    And would gladly return the favor, adding you to my blogroll.

    Thanks!

    Yoni Cohen, http://collegeball.blogspot.com
    College Basketball Blog

    By Blogger yoni cohen :: http://yocohoops.com, at October 21, 2004 at 4:56 PM  

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