Tuesday, September 16, 2008


So, at a moment when McCain's campaign is being called out from all quarters as being dishonest, they decide to stretch the truth and say that...John McCain was responsible for the BlackBerry? I wonder whether this will become a media gaffe like Gore's--I suspect it'll get some play, especially if Obama's team keeps relentlessly pushing it.

I really hope they do. It took the "internet" gaffe to turn Gore into a parodical exaggerator. There needs to be some concrete instance where McCain's campaign says something so dishonest and ridiculous that average folks hear it and say, he's full of shit. This could be that instance.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.