* Is McCain's unvetted VP pick really associated with the Alaskan Independence Party (actual self-description: "No longer a fringe party")? Really? Is this a joke?
* Johann Hari tries to game out the partisan political implications of Hurricane Gustav. I'm reserving judgment—you can't underestimate how much Americans love kitsch, and I think McCain's political opportunism in heading to the disaster zone could play really well among low-information voters. You and I know that a high-profile visit like this draws needed resources away from rescue efforts, but sad to say most swing voters just aren't that savvy.
* So what if Kafka enjoyed porn?
* And, via Cynical-C, Steve Buscemi on The Big Lebowski.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Posted by Gerry Canavan at 10:03 AM
Labels: Alaska, Alaskan Independence Party, America, Big Lebowski, film, general election 2008, Gustav, hurricanes, John McCain, Kafka, kitsch, literature, politics, pornography, Sarah Palin, Steve Buscemi, third parties