Sorry, but the good economic news won’t offset Big Bird
some confirmation that last week’s unemployment-rate report was legit. Notice
the chart showing the steady decline in weekly unemployment-insurance claims.
It’s probably not enough to undo the Big Bird damage the president has
inflicted upon himself. But, hey, they’re still good numbers. … Btw: How famous
(or infamous) will the Big Bird ad become over time? It partly depends on
whether Obama wins or loses. If he loses, we’re talking mega infamous, though
not of the mean variety of infamous, like the LBJ Daisy ad. We’re talking jaw-dropping
bad infamous, as in beyond stupid. Here’s one
worst-political-ads list. It’s pretty safe to say Big Bird will eventually land
on that and other lists, no matter how the election turns out. ... Jon Stewart practically begs the president to stop the Big Bird spiel. It's hilarious stuff.
Update -- Re good economic news: Never mind. The numbers may not be accurate.