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October 13, 2008

Daily Reading (10/10/08)

Daily Reading

Oops, forgot to post this the other day...


Ignore the Dow. Watch the TED Spread.

Megan McArdle: How Did It All Happen?


This is brilliant: Apparently MA is doing voter registration at Dunkin' Donuts. If you're not familiar with New England, this may not make sense, but it's really ridiculously perfect.

Awww. In 1988, Obama gave a stranger in an airport $100 so she could get to Norway (with her two suitcases) to be with her new husband.

States' Actions to Block Voters Appear Illegal

TNR thinks it's over. I'm not even letting myself think that. I guess I'm more superstitious than I'd thought.

Sarah Palin's "folk" problem. I think Meacham gets at something I've been thinking about various candidates during this whole election cycle - WHY do we want a "normal" person to be president (or VP, or whatever)? I don't WANT the president to be just like me! I want a president who is smarter than I am and wiser than I am and braver than I am and more thoughtful than I am and better than I am in pretty much every way possible. And yes, I guess that's basically the definition of "elite." I want the people in charge to be elite. Isn't that the whole point?

And here's a TNR profile of Palin.

The lead federal prosecutor of the Weathermen objects to people trying to link Obama to Ayers. Good for him.

Posted by Kat at October 13, 2008 05:41 PM

omg, that DD plan is BRILLIANT. whoever came up with that deserves a raise.

Posted by: kate at October 13, 2008 09:35 PM
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