Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Paladino Effect

The fallout from New York Republicans overwhelmingly nominating a Tea Party dude with a tendency of forwarding emails with racism and bestiality themes looks like more than just an expected embarrassing landslide loss to Andrew Cuomo--it might well wind up wrecking the Republican Party in the state for some time to come. In the long run, this could be more significant than the Delaware story.

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.