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Can you say "cheesy" ? - Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton actually traveled all the way to a town called UNITY, New Hampshire to meet, in an effort to bring Hillary supporters and Obama supporters together into one united Democratic party.
Unity, N.H. Oh, brother. Hand me an air sickness bag, please. Were all the hotel rooms booked up in Stupidsymboliccrap, South Dakota ? The candidates actually wasted jet fuel for such an empty gesture ? This one ranks pretty high on the list of all-time silly political theatrics. I half expected Michael Dukakis to show up in his tank.
In related news, John McCain's campaign made a stop in Deadhorse, Alaska.
Speaking of dead things, contrarian Christopher Hitchens was interviewed by Rich Lowry on PBS and said "if the GOP was a dog, it would be shot", among other things. Indeed, it looks like the GOP will be shot, precisely on November 4th, 2008. The interview is standard Hitchens fare and pretty entertaining. He's an equal opportunity offender, and takes shots at everyone - McCain, the GOP, both Obamas, and both Clintons. See it here.
We all know how the Left likes to ban things (guns, cigarettes, radio talk show hosts, army recruiting offices, free speech on college campuses, christian symbols, capitalism, logical thought, etc). Now, it seems they've even taken to separating food into patriotic and non-patriotic categories for purposes of banning the unpatriotic ones. For the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, the unpatriotic foods (fried) are banned, and only the patriotic foods (green) are allowed. Denver's mayor, John "Chickpea" Hickenlooper, called it "the new patriotism". Link.
Great. And here I thought the Soup Nazi was just a funny character on the Seinfeld show.
No word yet on whether onion rings and Southern fried chicken will be sent to Gitmo. Senate investigatory hearings are forthcoming, as soon as the Dems finish interviewing every last American citizen regarding their knowledge of Valerie Plame.
Perennial presidential candidate Ralph Nader is tired of Democrats blaming him for Al Gore losing in 2000. Nader said, "They [the Democrats] are so small-minded to keep the myth up that it wasn't them that got Bush in the White House, it was Nader/LaDuke.”
This is news to me. I didn't think the Dems had finished blaming the Supreme Court for 2000 yet.
In the weirdest story of the day, John McCain's former jailer at the Hanoi Hilton for 5 1/2 years said he'd vote for McCain if he was an american voter. From the Associated Press:
"If I were an American voter, I would vote for Mr. John McCain," Tran Trong Duyet said Friday, sitting in his living room in the northern city of Haiphong, surrounded by black-and-white photos of a much younger version of himself and former Vietnam War prisoners.
At the same time, he denies prisoners of war were tortured. Despite detailed POW accounts and physical wounds, Duyet claims the presumed Republican presidential nominee made up beatings and solitary confinement in an attempt to win votes.
Of course, if Duyet had admitted McCain and the other Hanoi Hilton prisoners WERE tortured, he'd be in jail himself. There is no freedom of speech in Vietnam. It is a communist dictatorship, due to the fact that...........well, you know. Peace with honor.
Over four months until the elections. It will only get deeper.