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So there’s this guy named Cenk Uygur who has become sort of a new liberal media darling.
He writes for a lot of websites and hosts an Internet show called “The Young Turks,” and quite frankly I have no idea how to pronounce his name.
But he’s a talented writer and a smart guy, and he wrote an outstanding essay this week summing up what me and lots of other liberals are feeling right now: Frustration that Barack Obama doesn’t give a damn about us, the people who worked so hard to help him get elected. Uygur asks that liberals put pressure on Obama and force him to move left, but I really don’t see that happening. He knows there’s no way he’s going to lose us, so he’d rather move as far center as possible.
I’m pretty sure this is the last day I’m going to waste time being angry about the budget thing, by the way. But I’m still kinda angry.
**Here’s a story that made me happy. Olympic track legend Carl Lewis, who I think would be a fantastic subject for a good biography some day (maybe by me? “Lewis on Lewis” we could call it!), is running for office. He wants to be a state senator representing Willingboro, New Jersey.
I have no idea what Lewis’ political views are, I just love that he’s in the news so I can drag out this old clip again (above). It never stops being funny.
**Finally, it’s starting. Oh sweet heavens to Betsy, it’s starting. A reputable news outlet, the Christian Science Monitor, has begun the speculation. About what could be the Republican ticket in 2012.
You may as well start praying for it now.
Trump-Palin 2012! Seriously, the idea is being floated.
There aren’t enough words in the language of English to describe my joy if those two nut-jobs are the GOP ticket. As Roger Ebert pointed out on Twitter, how would two people with such massive egos decide who got to be the Prez nominee? And could their egos and wardrobes fit in the same room together?
Oh please let this happen. Please, please, please!