by Nathan Empsall, Tue Jun 05, 2007 at 03:52:45 PM EDT
I'm a college student in Hanover, NH. I wanted to attend the Democratic debate two nights ago and help with campaign visibility outside, but finals prevented me from coming. Tonight, flight trouble has turned me into a "distressed passenger," and I am holed up at the Manchester Super 8. Couldn't come for the Dems, forced to stay for the GOP. Oh the irony.
It's almost enough to make me wish I hadn't deleted the "Come and protest!" NH Young Dems e-mail so quickly, but given the on-again off-again thunder and rain, it's only an "almost."
BTW, there's no lightning right now, despite what Wolf just said during Rudy's interruptions. Hasn't been any for about 20 minutes. Couple of sirens, though.
Live thoughts on the debate below.
by Homer, Wed May 16, 2007 at 04:22:24 AM EDT
NEWS AND COMMENT
Bush Names Pentagon General 'War Czar'
The White House said yesterday that President Bush ended his lengthy search for a so-called war czar to coordinate and carry out our policy in Iraq and Afghanistan by offering the job to Lt. General Douglas Lute.
After more than 4 years the President decides we need someone to run the show? And couldn't he wait a few more days to get Wolfowitz?
REPUBLICANS DIFFER OVER GUANTANAMO BAY
At the Republican candidates debate Tuesday night, former Governor Mitt Romney took a tougher line than President Bush and Mr. McCain, who have said they would like to shut down the detention center at Guantánamo Bay. Mr. Romney said he wanted the facility doubled in size.
Some observers claimed that, ever the smart businessman, Mr. Romney had made a substantial investment in land around Guantanamo Bay.
The debate winner: Again, Fred Thompson.
STUDY REPORTS LOWER CUSTOMER SATISFACTION WITH AIR TRAVEL
by Caro, Fri May 04, 2007 at 06:03:31 AM EDT
The excerpt below is posted with the full knowledge and permission, even encouragement, of the author, who wants his essays to be read by as many people as possible. From The Hill's Pundits Blog:
Both Debates Were A Waste, Nobody Talked Seriously About Iraq
Within the boring and irrelevant format of too many candidates dishing too much spin for their party nominations, with the armada of full employment campaign analysts sounding gravely important trying to find a winner like counting the angels on the head of a pin, all the candidates did fine tonight.
None of the Democrats were JFK; none of the Republicans were Reagan; none of this was a surprise; and none of it mattered either to the quality of our national discussion, the standings of the candidates, or the verdict of history, will which remember none of this.
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