Its safe to say Obama is the most popular politician since John F. Kennedy. And thats being rather generous to Kennedy, since he certainly didnt draw crowds like Obama (at least I havent come across a record). And thats not a snub to Bill Clinton either, who during his time, was also the most popular politician since Kennedy. However, former president... » more
Obama's private stolen prayer seen"> here.
King David Hotel stationary confirms its really his (or at least a good fake).
Light in his loafers: McCain trots around the country in his $520 Ferragamos. OK, this story is as lame and irrelevant as the John Edwards $400 haircut whack job, but we can kind of agree it did its damage, therefore I have rationalized the relevancy... » more
It isn't hard, really, to understand how Senator Obama, no matter what hes doing, makes for better television than Senator McCain. In the age where political campaigns are run much like Hollywood soap operas, and the appearance of a candidate matters just as much (if not more) as what theyre saying, the Illinois senator has the perfect combination of a silver screen... » more
After sequestering myself for an extended vacation on a sleepy little island where the only headline news concerned a gang of attack turkeys (oh but Im not kidding), I definitely owe the Politirazzi readership a bigger, grander blog entry than what Im about to reveal. But I just have to show you all my favorite new T-shirt.
Its true. We cant hide it any... » more
Australian street names representing the future and the past, via Jeff
Republicans are wringing their hands at how the press has been fawning over Barack Obama. He can do no wrong. John McCain even had a recent clever campaign ad about how effusive the press has been even quoting NBCs Lee Cowan saying that Its almost hard to remain objective, because its... » more
The NY Daily News began referring to Queens Blvd as the Boulevard of Death several years ago. It is still an apt description approximately 100 pedestrians and cyclists are hit by cars or trucks on that main artery each year.
Just last month, a 76-year-old woman was killed along a stretch in Sunnyside.
Back in February, 22-year-old Queens resident Asif... » more
Barack Obama bores me.
Perhaps because I am planning on making history by voting for a different Black candidate: Cynthia McKinney, the six-term congresswoman from Georgia who is running on the Green Party ticket. Or perhaps because it sometimes feels like Obama is starring in a political version of Grease the Musical, with the media singing his praises:
We... » more
* McCain: 894th Out Of 899 in School. A C-student at Yale doesnt seem so bad comparatively!
* Bush: Wall Street got Drunk." This is probably the most insightful thing Bush has ever said considering how many people got screwed ...
* Gawker comments on what the presumptive presidential nominees would look like in four years. I agree with the guy who... » more
The left blogosphere is a-twitter over how successful Obama's world tour has been and are arguing that central rationale for the McCain candidacy has basically collapsed.
They have some good reasons to be pleased. Obama looked very presidental while he dominated the news coverage, downplayed one of the central McCain talking points merely by visiting (and ending the Obama-Iraq clock at some... » more
On Monday, John McCain described "the situation on the Iraq/Pakistan border" while doing an interview with ABC, somehow forgetting that Iraq and Pakistan dont share a border.
Pakistan shares a border with Afghanistan.
This wasnt his first screw-up. According to Politico:
Just in the past three weeks, McCain has also mistaken... » more