Three questions that George Stephanopolous forgot to ask at Wednesday night's debate:
- Do you think that Disney should already be writing High School Musical 4, when part 3 is still in production?
- Should the NFL have taken harsher punishment against the New England Patriots for Spygate?
- Does anyone really think I should be moderating this critical debate when I owe the entirety of my career to one of your spouses?
I spotted this multimedia collage across the street from the Mint. I call it 1944.
Christ, what was Pacino's last good movie? The Insider? I keep expecting Pacino and DeNiro to reunite for a movie adaptation of Falcon Crest or some Laser Cats thing.
John Edwards was phenomenal on Colbert last night. Jet skis for everyone!
"It's the incorrect context, stupid."
OK, let's fix this once and for all. From Reuters this morning:
In 1992, Bill Clinton used the phrase "it's the economy, stupid" to win the White House amid a recession. Sixteen years later, his wife Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are fighting for the Democratic presidential nomination by promising relief from more hard times.
No no no no no. I'm going to kill myself if I ever read this again.
"It's the economy, stupid" was not a Clinton campaign slogan. The phrase was one of James Carville's tenets for keeping the campaign on message, as seen in the documentary The War Room. Pinned to the wall was:
Change vs. more of the same
It's the economy, stupid
Don't forget healthcare
Here's how Carville would write those for the Hillary '08 campaign:
More of the same vs. more of the other same
It's my turn, assholes
Please forget Hillarycare
And for McCain:
Sunnis vs. Al Qaeda (what?)
Five years in captivity, stupid
Don't forget Bush hates me
Punks and Rockabillies vs. Emos. With violence. Mexico-style.
A picture of a package on the package? That's the Droste Effect, my friend.
And praise to you. Have a happy matzo-filled weekend.