As it's the end of the year, and it seems as though we're all supposed to look back fondly on stuff or something like that, we thought it appropriate to make a nice little list of some of our favorite of each others' posts from 2008.
Considering that this post will be the 4,556th one we've published, you can probably imagine how difficult a task this was for us. But these are some of the ones that stuck out in our minds…
MoveOn.org Needs to MoveOn.org Already
Booing John McCain: A Short Play
Gutsy Half-Hour Revolt Earns One Reporter Thirty Inane Seconds with Sarah Palin
G. Xavier Robillard
Expatriate Clinton Donor Expatriates Herself to John McCain
And we'd be remiss if we didn't also take note of our very early April endorsement of Alan Keyes for president.
See you all in 2009.
Tags: Alan Keyes, Barack Obama, Dennis Miller, John McCain, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, MoveOn, Ralph Nader, Sarah Palin
Former comedian Dennis Miller was on The O'Reilly Factor Wednesday night and said more than half the country views Sarah Palin unfavorable simply because she enjoys having sex.
MILLER: Listen, she's a great dame. People are fascinated by her because the left hate her. I think the left hate her — mostly women on the left hate her, because to me, from outside in, it appears that she has a great sex life. All right? I think she has non-neurotic sex with that Todd Palin guy. I think most of the women on the Upper East Side, their husbands haven't been aroused since Mailer signed copy of The Executioner's Song at Rizzoli's back in the early '70s.
So they look at her, and they hate her. I think that snowmobile looks like mechanized foreplay to me, and that's why people are fascinated by it.
Well, first of all, I just have to say that I'm pleased to see that an esoteric literary non sequitur is what now passes for a bona fide Millerism.
Second of all, I haven't seen an attempt for attention that desperate since Billy Faulkner's birthday party. Know what I mean, babe?
Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, Cha Cha, but the last time I saw calculated outrageousness and feigned chauvinism that lazy, I was shooting pool with Chuck Dickens and Danny Alighieri in Euripides' basement.
Of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong.
Tags: Bill O'Reilly, Dennis Miller, Fox, Sarah Palin, Sex, Todd Palin
In less than four weeks, Americans will cast their votes in a pivotal presidential election. They will choose between a patriotic, experienced war hero and a drug-using gang member.
At least that's how former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating put it yesterday. Appearing on the Dennis Miller Show, he had this to say…
"He ought to admit, 'You know, I've got to be honest with you. I was a guy of the street'," Keating said. "'I was way to the left. I used cocaine. I voted liberally, but I'm back at the center.'"
Miller, a conservative, offered a long critique of Obama, calling him "the most liberal guy" and saying that the "obfuscation" and "smoke and mirrors" surrounding his campaign were "Clintonesque."
"He's starting to treat me like an idiot, too, when he's blowing this smoke my way," Miller said. "He ought to just come clean and say, 'Listen, I came up through Chicago. You make some errors there.' I'd almost be able to absolve it more easily then."
A "guy of the street," huh? This is highly problematic for a number of reasons…
* Keating is a co-chair of John McCain's campaign, and this is a clear violation of the Senator's ban on race-baiting.
* Obama did publicly admit to cocaine use, in his autobiography.
* Obama didn't move to Chicago until after he graduated from Columbia University. Any gang-banging he participated in would have been on the mean streets of Honolulu.
* Someone allowed Dennis Miller to get his own radio show.
Tags: Barack Obama, Dennis Miller, Oklahoma