Author: Thomas Lindaman

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March 5, 2008

Sympathy for the She-Devil?

The recent stories about Hillary Clinton’s campaign spending money like a lonely male Lotto winner at a strip club have given us a new look at the woman who would be President. We already suspected that she wasn’t ready to …

February 23, 2008

An Evil of Two Lessers

As any faithful reader of old Superman comics will tell you, one of Superman’s nemeses was Bizarro. For those of you who have lives, Bizarro was a backwards version of Superman from a planet known as Bizarro World. On Bizarro …

February 9, 2008

And They’re Off!

I was chatting online with a friend of mine watching CNN’s coverage of the South Carolina Republican Primary when my friend mentioned something said by one of the political experts they had. One of the experts said, hopefully with tongue …

January 24, 2008

Kiss My Caucus

January 3rd came and went…and the political world didn’t end! Oh, Joe Biden and Chris Dodd both dropped out of contention for the Democrats after the Iowa Caucuses, but they weren’t exactly lighting up the Democrat side that much. Besides, …

January 10, 2008

Extreme Makeover: Campaign Edition

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 10 Jan 2008

Ah, New Year’s Eve. Remember all the fun you had looking at the past year and deciding on what you were going to do this year to make your life better? (If you can, you weren’t at the party I …

December 25, 2007

The Star in the East Was Not a Spotlight

A couple of local news stories about the holiday season caught my eye recently. One involved shoppers who made their way to the local temple to needless avarice with a food court (more commonly called “the mall”) at midnight the …

December 6, 2007

If I’m Elected God…

In an already absurd political season, hearing the flap about Hillary Clinton’s campaign planting questions in the audience of a campaign stop made me look for a clown car and a three-ring circus. Then, I remembered she wasn’t in the …

November 25, 2007

I Am Woman, Hear Me Lead

There is a great debate raging in America right now, and for once it doesn’t have to do with who should have been voted off “Dancing With the Stars.” (On a side note, shouldn’t a show called “Dancing With the …

November 7, 2007

Now Presenting…Tarmac the Magnificent!

By the time you read this column, we will be close to one year out from the 2008 Presidential elections. And that means two things. One, we’ll be bombarded with political ads for the next year. And two, we’ll have …

October 20, 2007

Qualifications? She Don’t Need No Stinking Qualifications!

A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll reflected something surprising and not-so-surprising involving former First Lady and Democrat Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. First, the not-so-surprising news: the poll showed she was supported by 53% of the people surveyed. Not unusual, considering …

October 7, 2007

The Seven Deadly Sins Tax

There’s a billboard on my route home from work showing a victim of Parkinson’s Disease without health insurance. The caption makes reference to this fact and says the combination of no health insurance and the disease is a “deadly combination.” …

September 23, 2007

The Hsu Is on the Other Foot

Filed under: American Government,The Democrats - 23 Sep 2007

It was a pretty simple transaction, really. A donor with a shady past wanted to help the Clinton campaign with hefty financial donations. Pull a few strings, ignore a few laws, and before you could say “McCain-Feingold” the campaign got …

September 9, 2007

By the Books

One of the characteristics of a faux liberal is that you think you’re a lot smarter than you actually are, but that your political affiliation makes you morally and intellectually superior to everyone else. And they are…until they go out …

August 25, 2007

Grasping at Straw Polls

Filed under: Politics In General,The Republicans - 25 Aug 2007

To hear the media talk about the Iowa Straw Poll, it was more important than the Iowa Caucuses, the Republican National Convention, and Election Day 2008 put together. And when you consider these folks think Iowa as a whole isn’t …

August 8, 2007

The Agony of Debate

Filed under: Academia, Media & Hollywood,The Democrats - 08 Aug 2007

If you ever want to see some of the best political reporting on Election 2008, there are a number of places to go. If you don’t, go to the Washington Post. Seeing some of the subjects they cover as real …

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