Oh man, tough week for cherished memories of our shared impressionable youth, eh? In honor of children's author Maurice Sendak — who sailed away to the great wild rumpus in the sky last night — here's the President reading Sendak's most lasting contribution to collective consciousness a few weeks ago…
Look, I'm just going to say, Obama does too good a job of gnashing his terrible teeth for me to be 100 percent certain that he was not in fact born in the land of the Wild Things.
Watch Maurice Sendak's last interview with none other than Stephen Colbert after the jump.
Tags: Barack Obama, Books
Jon Stewart's extended interview with David Barton continues after the jump.
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Tags: Bill of Rights, Books, Christianity, Church v. State, Constitution, David Barton, Religion, Thomas Jefferson
How do you say goodbye to a campaign like Newt Gingrich's? Frankly, there's only one thing you can do: Tuck your kids into bed, or tuck yourself in if you don't have kids, and flip through our storybook tribute.
It's very fundamentally.
See the whole book here!
If there's one candidate who's an expert on erotic fiction, it's Newt Gingrich. Think about it: He's had three wives (there's your eroticism), and he thought he could be president (there's your fiction). So you can imagine our excitement when a Comedy Central source who shall remain anonymous delivered a manila envelope labeled "N.G. – XXX" to the Indecision offices. These never-before-published excerpts we found inside may shock you…
* "Your $500 check has bounced; you can't be on the ballot," the Utah elections director tells me. He is coy, playful. "Come on," I tease, bending over to reveal just a hint of my ample breasts. "Can't we work something out?" He ponders a moment. "No."
* I eye her lustily, the robe draped loosely around my expansive chest. "Hey," I say. "Can I be married to you but also sleep with other women?"
Tags: Books, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans, Sex
If this new book Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives by Robert Draper is to be believed, there are some Republican politicians in Washington who were feeling somewhat less that celebratory back in January 2008 when Barack Obama took office.
And you know what? Some of them even wanted Obama to not be their president…
As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner in Washington, D.C…
For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment), the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama's legislative platform…
"You will remember this day," Draper reports Newt Gingrich as saying on the way out. "You’ll remember this as the day the seeds of 2012 were sown."
Oh my God! If this is true, then I don't even know what to say? I mean, to imagine a political party of the United States of America behaving like this in this day and age… Working to win back political control, forming a plan of attack and then acting upon it, blatantly behaving in a partisan manner. I am scandalized!
I'm so heartbroken right now, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that many – or most! — of these Republicans didn't even vote for Obama in the general election.
Tags: Books, House of Representatives, Inauguration, Newt Gingrich, Republicans, Senate