It was good to see Bob Herbert devote his NYT column yesterday to Paladino, reminding readers about the outrageous racist and sexist pictures and jokes he forwarded to many. The piece also reminded me that we went to college together.
The oft-rumored "Whitey tape" has surfaced in the form of a video of Pres. Obama attempting to get some vital portions of the coalition that put him in office in 2008 to maybe get interested in voting again in 2010.
My father was known as Big Daddy by nearly everyone in Mississippi. He taught a progressive brand of politics that was about doing and not talking. I realize sometimes how universal his lessons and brand of politics were.
Last week, John McCain was compelled to appear with Sarah Palin in an effort to bolster his primary campaign. Her presence may have helped solidify McCain's conservative bona fides, but it also illustrated McCain's surprisingly shaky standing.
Amid the rocky news of the past week, it was fun to read today about the hysterical uproar over an Illinois tea party candidate for Congress using the famous "Lead the Way" song by Joe Walsh (Eagles, James Gang, etc.) in his campaign.