Tuesday, August 31, 2004


A soft groan ran through a breakfast crowd of Ohio delegates when Gov. Bob Taft said, "Ohio will be the Florida of 2004." His aides explained that the governor was referring to Florida putting the president over the top in Electoral College votes - not to the long battle over ballots that left the election's results in doubt for weeks. "We're talking until just before the recount," said chief of staff Jon Allison, "not for the six months afterward." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Sunday, August 29, 2004

John Dean

....no no...not Howard's brother. At least I don't think so.

Nixon's one-time lackey was in Cleveland, promoting his new book about the Bush and his administration ("Worse Than Watergate" - ouch!) and speaking at City Club. But he had one of the funniest quotes I have seen in a while:

"I think Cheney has been very clever in letting George Bush wake up every morning and believe he is president."

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Monday, August 16, 2004

So - what do you do when your 5 yo niece says (in a group of people) "can I see your penis?"

Of course, I said, 'no'. But somehow I feel like the dirty one in the conversation. I mean, it's not like I'm a priest.

I think the best part of the conversation was when her mother said, "you've seen one - and they all look alike." And without missing a beat, my niece says, "so, then what's the big deal......can I see it?"

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Senators

So - here's an interesting tidbit I didn't know. Only TWO U.S. Senators have ever been elected president! TWO!! ....and those would be Garfield and Kennedy. Statistically, this does not look good for Kerry. But at some point the odds have got to change - right? RIGHT? Ok people, just agree w/me already.

And in last week's New York, Norman Mailer (whom I can take - or not) had an interesting take on John McCain. He thinks regardless of what McCain says, that he wants to be president and it comes down to this: If he aligned himself as Kerry and became his VP, he'd have been a lame-duck VP b/c the Dems would never elect him - nor would the GOP. But if he aligned himself w/Shrub, he'd have a chance to be the GOP nominee in 2008 - regardless if Shrub won or lost in 2004. Certainly makes sense to me.