'Almost complete strategic ambiguity': David Brooks
parks one on John Kerry, praising him for the impressive professional discipline and vapidness of his campaign. ... The Democrats were definitely on message last night. Ted's up this evening. He'll blow it for Dems if he goes into his arm-waving Conspiracies Hatched in Texas mode.
‘A pleasure to confirm Hub Blog’s PortaPotty Predictions’:
Reader No. 1:
“It’s a pleasure to confirm Hub Blog’s PortaPotty Predictions have panned out! Commuting the highways has been a breeze -- actually, it’s a pleasure unless you are a restauranteur
who serves ordinary democrats 365 days a year rather than Fat Cat Men and Women of the People one week out of the century. Maybe the Mayah will take Terry McAuliffe to one of these struggling coffee shops for a photo op.
“And judging by the empty highways, I suspect the convention predictions of a boon for tourism have panned out -- in New Hampshire, Connecticut,
and on the Cape!”
Hub Blog's response in the form of doing a John Kerry imitation just prior to a speech
-- “Thank you. Thank you!” (Point, point, smile, smile, point.) “Oh, please. Stop applauding. Thank you.” (Point, point, smile, smile, point). ... The envelope please: And the Medford reggae band wins the GenRad PortaPotty Award!!! ... Explanation of the groundbreaking PortaPotty theory here,
in case you're interested. ... Dan Kennedy
is rightly taking bows for predicting -- well before Hub Blog -- a possible ghost-town atmosphere due to pre-DNC traffic hysteria. But Dan's call was based on a hunch, not science, like the PortaPotty theory.
‘For all its grievous and self-destructive faults’: David Ignatius
pens a nice piece on France. Captures most of my fond and frustrated sentiments as well. ...