Kennedy, Obama & Palin; Hillary's screams – UPDATED

My L'il Bro Thom sent me the word on Ted Kennedy's brain tumor which appears to be malignant. Obviously this is news that brings up a great many feelings for those of us who lived through the whole Kennedy mythology of Camelot through the 1960's. My first thought was "I feel badly for Caroline; when Ted goes it is the last real connection to her mother and father. I don't get the sense that she is close to her cousins."We all sort of feel like we own a piece of the Kennedy's don't we? I … [Read more...]

Will 2008 finish what 1968 began?

The new year is barely a week old and already it is fraught with drama - and tears. (Hello - I predicted the tears):What I dread most in this political season is the “genuine” moment - and it is coming, soon, sometime between today and tomorrow, or tomorrow and New Hampshire - when Mrs. Clinton, in her ongoing effort to turn herself into whatever the polls says she must be, cries in public. It’s going to be genuinely ghastly.Political crying never used to work - ask Ed Muskie and Pat Schro … [Read more...]

Shameless Hill Shill on NBC

Lucianne highlights this video at her home page, and I think it's a pretty interesting one, for several reasons, first because the woman sitting next to Matt Lauer (I don't watch the show - who is that?) is all but wearing a "Vote for Hillary" button on her breast - there is a most unseemly gushing going on there that sets off all my antennae and makes me want to buy a pair of waders.The video is interesting, secondly, because at almost the same time Eric at Classical Values is noting … [Read more...]

Predictions for 2006

BUMPED TO TOP Last year, I let Buster make the year-end predictions, and since precious few of his predictions came true, I'm going to try it on my own, this time, just for fun.1) After a few off-years, due to A-Rod's disingenuity (I still say he broke the curse when he slapped a ball out of the first baseman's glove and then tried to lie about it - Fie on A-Rod!) The NY Yankees will reclaim their rightful spot as World Champions.2) Directly after the '06 elections, the press will be forced … [Read more...]