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obama to smears lambs blood over whitehouse doorways.
ana marie cox continues to claw her way to the top of the tower of babelsphere. here shes filling in on air america radio.
mark bowden on pinch sulzberger in vanity fair
Speaking to MSNBC on Monday, the longtime magazine scribe said that the Obama administration is not "too crazy about Krugman" (no surprise, considering how much criticism Krugman has laid on the White House's economic policies) and that, in private, they "think he is na´ve."
"They think he is naive, that his idea of bank nationalization is not going to work," said Thomas. "But they are careful not to criticize him on the record."
"You know, I think the administration is trying to ignore Krugman, quite frankly," Thomas went on. "But they can't entirely because he has a big voice. You know, that platform of the New York Times, that's a big platform. And he's got his Nobel Prize. You have to take him seriously and can't just ignore him.
A Guardian Television report suggests that 75% of the 80,000 Afghan army troops are regular marijuana users.
roland hedley alert
So I waited patiently and then decided to pounce with a sharp follow-up. From just a few feet away, I could see in his body language that the normally calm and cool president was perturbed. But it's in moments like that we sometimes find out what's really on a president's mind. In this case, he's not happy about the scrutiny on AIG. So he did slap me down a bit.
man, john stewart is very reasonably carving up jim cramer. i give cramer credit for showing up and taking his lumps even though it was essentially a face saving exercise.
Bobby Jindal was pretty funny last night. I am hoping one of the TV comics picks up on the fact that in the first half of his speech he sounded almost identical to the actor who plays the page on 30 Rock. Comedy gold here. Somebody run with it.
In completely unrelated Louisiana news, in New Orleans yesterday, between 2pm and midnight, 11 people were shot, only two seriously. Seven in one incident, and 4 others separately.