President/Administration

Interregnum Silly Season

Dec
04

You know it's the silly season when you start getting panicky articles like this:

Democrats: Obama Needs Hands-On Economic Approach

Democrats are growing impatient with President-elect Barack Obama's refusal to inject himself in the major economic crises confronting the country. Obama has sidestepped some policy questions by saying there is only one president at a time. But the dodge is wearing thin....

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Bush Administration: The Ultimate Challenge

Nov
28

king_george.jpg Nice to hear George Bush waxing lyrical on all the things he'll miss once he's vacated the White House.

Not to fear however, there'll be plenty of investigations and indictments to keep him occupied.

The Bush Administration, famous for its incompetence, is sure to screw up its ultimate challenge: covering up its record of misdeeds while in power.

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Pride in the Hometown Guy

Nov
16

Banners draped the lamp-posts all around Chicago's City Hall. The fine print read: "Paid for by the Richard M. Daley Campaign Committee".

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Obama in Grant Park

Nov
05



I was in Berlin when the Wall came down and in New York during 9/11. One event was exceedingly good; the other was atrociously bad. I think I now have a third one that appears to be affecting me in a significant way, this one again on the good side -- namely, the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

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Too Pathetic Even for 'Famous Last Words'

Oct
21

McCain: "My friends, We've got them just where we want them'".

Sounds a little like Inspector Clouseau just before the ceiling caves in and he gets hit with a ton of plucked chicken feathers.

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2nd Debate at the Riverview Tavern in Chicago

Oct
07



All you had to do was turn off the audio and look at the difference between the two contestants to know who won this one.

It was raining cats and dogs and still the 32nd Ward Dems had a great turnout. After the debate, State Rep John Fritchey, who'd been through a long legislative day, got up and added a personal note about his friendship with Obama in Springfield.

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Senator McCain, Please Stay in Washington

Sep
26

My latest letter to the McCain Campaign:

Senator McCain,

Please stay in Washington.

We know refusing to go to Mississippi for the Debate and claiming you've "suspended" your campaign is nothing but a desperate publicity stunt. We know economics isn't your strong point, and that your role, such as it is, in the negotiations to hammer out a bailout agreement has been less than constructive.

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McCain Running on Platform of "Reform, Prosperity, Peace"

Sep
08

Bill Strong, McCain's finance chair in Illinois, actually told this with a straight face to Chicago Public Radio:

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Obama's Accomplishments

Sep
06

Somebody sent me an email asking about Obama's "Actual Accomplishments'. Here's what I wrote:

Well, first off he was raised by a single mother and wound up a Harvard graduate and member of the U.S. Senate. People don't realize how difficult an accomplishment this is. We've got a guy who actually made it based entirely on ability alone. No silver spoon (or heiress wife) required.

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Photo from the 9th CD Rally for Obama

Jul
27



I saw a lot of old friends at the big and lively rally for Obama at the Broadway Armory on Sunday. Here's a shot of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky addressing the audience early on.

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