Saturday, January 22, 2005

Nice quote from Jamie Rubin, via Thomas Friendman:

If you took all three major parties in Britain - Labor, Liberals and Conservatives - "their views on God, guns, gays, the death penalty, national health care and the environment would all fit somewhere inside the Democratic Party," said James Rubin, the Clinton State Department spokesman, who works in London. "That's why I get along with all three parties here. They're all Democrats!"

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

A couple of months ago I mentioned to a friend that I was impressed with the way U.S. soldiers were handling themselves in interviews, and wondered idly if they were getting media training. Turns out, they are. Neat article.

Joe Biden, to Europe:

"I have one simple message," he said. "'Get over it. Get over it. President Bush is our President for the next four years. So get over it and start to act in your interest, Europe."
The Irish Times seems to be the only paper carrying that quote (outside of a blurb in The Hotline), which makes me a bit wary, but if it's true, it's funny.

"I see your Hilary Duff and Kid Rock, and raise you one Super T."

He might seem a bit out of place in staid Republican circles, but one of the performers expected to make a splash at Thursday night's inaugural balls is a 60-year-old black musician who dresses up in a bright blue spandex jumpsuit and red cape and goes by the name Super T.

The head of the Florida Democratic party comes out in favor of Howard Dean for DNC chair, and uses the opportunity to brag about owning a dog named "Lockjaw":

"The only knock against Howard Dean is that he's seen as too liberal," Mr. Maddox said. "I'm a gun-owning pickup-truck driver and I have a bulldog named Lockjaw. I am a Southern chairman of a Southern state, and I am perfectly comfortable with Howard Dean as D.N.C. chair."