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Dean Barnett nails it: “Virtually everyone in society when confronted with the 90+% abortion rate of Down syndrome fetuses reacts with horror or at least dismay. How dare Sarah Palin, that moose-hunting rural rube, show herself to be the moral superior to our nation’s sophisticates?”

Palin is Roseanne? Yeah, and it scares Thomas Friedman.

Some foreign press have noticed that Barack Obama “now spices campaign appearances with spluttered outrage at how Mrs Palin and Mr McCain are portraying themselves as agents of change — or fulmination over the failure of the media to ask them tough questions.”

A Left-leaning analyst figures it out: “The theme here is simply traditionally red states coming home to John McCain in a big way, likely cordoning off certain corners of the electoral map to Barack Obama.”

This column is generally insulting and patronizing toward Palin, but it has this gem: “There is no easy way to tell you this, Joe Biden, but the surest way for Joe Biden to lose a debate against Sarah Palin is by being Joe Biden. If you are windy, pompous, unctuous, or pushy, you will come across as patronizing and condescending—the guy who puts the “boy” into “old boys’ network.” What are the chances that Biden might be windy, pompous, unctuous or pushy? 100%? 110%?

Did the Obama camp pull a Dean Acheson by leaving Ohio off the list of states they can win?

But will he narrate the display on impeachment?

The only saving grace for Barack Obama is that this wasn’t covered live. It sounds like another desperate performance.

This seems fair: “An Obama Macaca Moment. It’s the judgment stupid. You’ve got to be smart enough not to offend African-Americans by dropping a Macaca reference and you cannot drop a Pig reference if you are having problems with women in a presidential race. Could have the same impact as Allen’s misstep that cost him a close election.”


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