Posts Tagged ‘Presidential Election’

I will be blogging the 2008 Presidential Elections from NPR Headquarters in Washington DC with 20 or so other bloggers. Follow my live blog tonight starting when polls close (around 6 p.m.) and NPR begins covering the election results: Click Here


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Samuel Maverick

NY Times: Samuel Maverick

Everyone’s calling themselves a maverick these days. According to the NY Times, the Maverick family is fuming:

“It’s just incredible — the nerve! — to suggest that he’s not part of that Republican herd. Every time we hear it, all my children and I and all my family shrink a little and say, ‘Oh, my God, he said it again.’ ”

Every time we hear it we think, drink! And it makes us happy. Simple solution. Revisiting this post will remind you that a maverick is “an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party.” So, McCain’s stunt is an excuse to drink away the obvious tension between popular democracy and the actual term maverick as used in election politics. Thanks, blogosphere.

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Hortense is Jezebel’s moderator. She does anonymous posting. Remember this? Also, she does series intros. Smart and funny: Recession Special: Elio’s Pizza


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