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Say it Ain't So, Joe


Joe Lieberman, a clear favorite in the baseball primary, might be going a little crazy.
 

Cho Revolution


I saw Margaret Cho last weekend at the Calvin. I had great seats and I wore my Dean button. Clearly, this had an effect.
 

Yanks in 5


Damn you Wakefield and your super-slo mo no spin pitches.

Story of Game 1: Illegitimate win -- Plus what the hell was Timlin putting on the ball? Eagle-eye Torre saw something, but what??!?!

Ok, I'm over it. Yanks in 5. But Wakefield is pitching Game 5 and he doesn't spin the ball! I stand by Yanks in 5.
 

Subliminable Messages


From today's Morning Edition on NPR (listen to the whole show, skip to clip #11 "How Schwarzenegger won", approx 2:00 into the clip):
About "the furor" over the accusations by fifteen women that Schwarzenegger had groped and humiliated them, nothing was said.
Subtle.
 

Red Sox Nation


I just ran into Steve Flynn from Red Sox Nation. They are planning a broadcast on October 15th (channel 15 in Northampton). Check local listings for the exact time (7 or 8pm).

It is potentially on opposite the game. This is what Picture in Picture was invented for -- It's live, so I'm sure they'll be watching the game and commenting. However, accounts of the game are owned exclusively by Major League Baseball.

This is of course contingent on the Sox getting that far. If not, you can just commiserate with the RSN Hosts.
 

Noho News


Scott Brodeur at Blog Beat Northampton reminds me why I love it here.
Femme Fatale Wilma has some residents seeing red. They are so angry, in fact, that they are asking people to sign a petition to have City Councilor Bill Dwight apologize for wearing a blonde wig and a red, sequined dress to a City Council meeting last month


After hearing that 14 signed the petition, Dwight said, "It's a groundswell."
 

Why Bush is Done


A couple of months ago, Billmon pointed out why you don't want to have a war with the CIA -- six days later, the White House Plame Game started.

Similarly, you don't really want to start a war with the press (from Atrios):
Bush turned the questions on reporters at the end of a Cabinet meeting. "You tell me: how many sources have you had that's leaked information, that you've exposed or had been exposed? Probably none."

"I don't know if we're going to find out the senior administration official," Bush said. "I don't have any idea. I'd like to. I want to know the truth."

But, Bush said, "This is a large administration and there's a lot of senior officials."

"I have no idea whether we'll find out who the leaker is, partially because, in all due respect to your profession, you do a very good job of protecting the leakers," Bush told journalists.

The press has a cold, dark heart and will think nothing of destroying Dubya in 2004.
 

Baseball Primary Continues


I wrote Carol Moseley Braun's campaign and she's a Cubs fan. Looks like most of the candidates have a horse in this race. Is Graham's departure a bad omen for the Marlins? If the Cubs play the Yanks, who will Hillary root for? Is Clark going to arbitrarily pick a team? The biggest baseball fan by far is W, but his team sucks -- I see him rooting for Pudge, Jeb, and the Marlins.

Prediction: Dean and Kerry go down in 4 to Lieberman and possibly Sharpton; Moseley Braun and Clinton take out Graham and Bush in 6. In Game 7 of the WS with the Yanks down by 3 in the eighth, Clark declares he's a Cubs fan and then the Yanks win with a walk-off by Giambi in the ninth -- Hillary, Lieberman, and Sharpton party in the Bronx.
 

Boston Sucks


Prediction: Yanks in 4.
 

Proof that Plame was Covert


No one seems to know her first name. The consensus is around Valerie, but there are some uncorrected and continued references to "Victoria Plame" and in today's White Press Briefing, a reporter asks about "Virginia Plame".

Clearly, her first name starts with "V", but that's about all we know. According to surebaby.com, the list of possible aliases is not very long.
VALERIE
VANESSA
VANNA
VASHTI
VENETTA
VERA
VERONICA
VICTORIA
VIOLET
VIRGINIA
VIVIAN

I expect to see references to all of these possibilities in the coming weeks.
 

How to Root for Baseball Teams in the Postseason


David Adesnik at Oxblog has an interesting idea. As a sated Yankee fan, he now wants to root for Red Sox fan suffering which would be best served by a win in Oakland, a defeat of the Yankees and a devastating (Buckneresque) loss to the Cubs. It's been a long time since Buckner, and now there are a whole generation of Red Sox fans who haven't suffered enough.

Well, I can't root against the Yanks, but if you are a Yankee fan and want to toy with rooting this way, I'd like to add this wrinkle. In the ALCS root for the Red Sox to beat the Yankees illegitimately -- that is, root for them to win on a series of obviously wrong calls by the umpires in Game 7. A missed homerun call that is verifiable by replay, a blown call at first (like in 1985), Pedro being caught scuffing the ball and being thrown out in the seventh (too late to help the Yanks) -- things like that. "Sure the Red Sox won, but c'mon it was a gift from the umpires and they cheated, and anyway, they lost to the Cubs".

I won't be rooting for this, but last year, I rooted for the Angels in an illegitimate win over SF -- I was hoping for interference at the plate by Dusty Baker's son.