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You’re not alone if you don’t know what Barack Obama stands for — a smart fellow in his neighborhood (no, not that one) doesn’t know either.

Iran is intent on saving the Obama administration from itself.

Elizabeth Dole is in a tough Senate race — which just got easier, unless her opponent can answer some questions about the segregated country club her husband belonged to.

Meanwhile, in New Hampshire former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen stumbles in a debate with a seemingly softball question against incumbent Sen. John Sununu.

ACORN has a whole lot of legal problems — according to its own lawyer, and related by the New York Times. Imagine how bad things must really be. Someone should ask Obama if his Justice Department will vigorously prosecute ACORN and whether, given his past affiliations, he’ll recuse himself from any decisions or involvement in the investigation.

Why is it that reasonable Democrats find Bill Ayers repulsive or intellectually vapid, but don’t mind that their favorite candidate seemed quite enamored of him? I thought Obama’s strong suit was his discerning intellect.

Sounds like a joke: the media has gotten so one-sided that Dan Rather is decrying media bias. Wait until Rather watches CNN.

A video-illustrated case against Obama. Sadly for John McCain, it’s more effective than 90% of what his own campaign has done.

I know it comes as no surprise that NBC is covering for Joe Biden. You have to admire the effort involved — editing clips, ignoring speeches, making sure guests don’t raise the topic, etc.

A good question: How is Biden more qualified than Palin since he’s been wrong on every major national security issue ? A better one: Why don’t reporters ask Obama if Biden’s hurt more than helped? He certainly has made more gaffes than Palin. Whatever you think of her qualifications, there really isn’t a single memorable thing Palin has gotten “wrong” on policy or message.

Not the most significant, but a poll McCain is likely most pleased by.

Lorne Michaels on Sarah Palin: “I think Palin will continue to be underestimated for a while. I watched the way she connected with people, and she’s powerful. Her politics aren’t my politics. But you can see that she’s a very powerful, very disciplined, incredibly gracious woman. This was her first time out and she’s had a huge impact. ”

Palin has certainly learned to give an effective interview.

Joe Biden’s gaffe was so bad the only option the Obama camp has is lying. If conservatives are down about a potential Obama administration they might be warmed by the knowledge that Biden will have ready access to microphones for four years.

Welcome to the brave new world at the Justice Department. Conservatives were supposed to have politicized things?


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