Monday, September 29, 2008

The impending trainwreck


Instead of unsheathing Palin, the strategy this week is to attack Joe Biden and try to drive a wedge between him and Obama, another McCain aide said.

For the day, you mean. For a guy who's so old, John McCain reminds me of nothing more than an ADHD-addled little kid, in terms of temperament as well as policy.

I've read some analysis saying that Palin will probably do well because the expectations were sufficiently lowered. Then again, I agree with Nate Silver that this was never the intention. I guess it depends on how well she plays the victim card, because that's all she can play right now. We'll see.

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.