1.) Ta-Nehisi is right- this whole pick is just bait. Speaking of mooseburgers, I have no idea what they taste like, but I just went grocery shopping to pick up some stuff to grill for the holiday, and the price of beef is now so prohibitive that buffalo meat is competitive. Why buy beef when you can eat the better tasting and leaner bison for just a slight bit more? I should probably check the farmers market to see how much locally raised beef is selling for now.
2.) Jindal is on CNN doing a briefing, and say what you will about his bizarre beliefs, he seems far more competent than the folks from Louisiana during Katrina.
3.) I think this is a very valid concern:
What’s our job when they become parodies themselves? I mean, that durn McCain campaign, doing all the work so there’s nothing left for tne snarky bloggers.
4.) New game. Find your favorite silly talking point. Right now it is a toss up between “She has more executive experience” and “She knows foreign affairs because she lives next to Russia.”
5.) As far as Palin goes, while I remain flabbergasted that he picked her, I really don’t think Democrats need to attack her. First, that is what they want, to turn her into a victim and a rallying cry (FFS people, read Nixonland already). Second, the more I look into what there is known about her, there really is no need to attack her. Just give her a microphone and let her go, and I am sure hilarity will soon ensue. Sooner or later, some enterprising journalist is going to ask her the difference between Sunni and Shia, or something else, and Joe Lieberman won’t be there to whisper in her ear.
Consider this an open thread. I will add to it as things pop into my little head.