... talked to an adoring crowd about
... and left.
Simpering nonsenseI'll tell you what's pitiful. Anyone who finds the normal political give-and-take (the kind of campaigning that has gone on since the founding of our great republic) in any way to be ... execrable.
This is a sad excuse from New York Times columnist David Brooks for Sen. John McCain's execrable campaign attacks against Sen. Barack Obama: The television networks made him do it: "The man who hopes to inspire a new generation of Americans now attacks Obama daily. It is the only way he can get the networks to pay attention."
Buyer's remorse about Obama?In just a few short years this guy has gone from working to get some elderly woman's lights turned back on to ... leading the free world?
By Barry Casselman, writing in the Washington Times
[C]onsidering his experience, Mr. Obama would be the first "amateur" to reach the Oval Office. [C]ompared to every other major party candidate for president in the past 100 years, with the exception of 1940 Republican nominee Wendell Willkie, he has the slightest political background of any serious aspirant.
In spite of Bush "fatigue" and the clear advantage Democrats have in 2008, the nation's voters are holding back about Mr. Obama so far. The issue is not race; the issue is whether the nation is going to take a chance on an amateur president or whether it wants an experienced professional on the job in these very dangerous and uncertain times. (link)
Judge Orders Drug Maker to Provide Experimental Treatment to Terminally Ill TeenagerSo, is it right or wrong for Big Pharma to experiment on young, innocent "victims" or not? I get so confused ...
By Michael M. Grynbaum, The New York Times
A 16-year-old patient, terminally ill with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, should be allowed to use an experimental drug treatment despite objections from the drug’s developer, a federal judge in Newark ruled on Wednesday.
The case, which touches on major ethical issues, is being closely watched by the pharmaceutical industry.
It was not immediately clear what implications the ruling would have for other patients seeking access to clinical trials of experimental treatments. Drug developers tightly enforce parameters on who can participate in these trials, citing concerns about safety and the validity of the research. (link)
Barack Obama to his brother: Don't bother me, man. You're cramping my style.
How many are worse off than you were since George Bush took office?
That describes the reality of our politics over the last eight years. And that's the reason I'm running for president of the United States of America, because I want to make sure that the next generation here in Martinsville, here in Henry County, here in Virginia, here in the United States of America has the jobs and the opportunity of the future.That's what we're fighting for.
We need a policy to create jobs here in America, so not only do we need to change our tax incentives, but we've also got to invest ... (link)
Barack Obama's 'lost' brother found in Kenya
By Nick Pisa, London Telegraph
The Italian edition of Vanity Fair said that it had found George Hussein Onyango Obama living in a hut in a ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi.
Mr Obama, 26, the youngest of the presidential candidate's half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender.
"No-one knows who I am," he told the magazine, before claiming: "I live here on less than a dollar a month." (link)
Can we expect Barack Obama to do for us what he's done for his own brother? I'm not sure we're that deserving.
In case you're interested, meet George Hussein Obama: