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Geoffrey Dunn

The 'Lost' Gilligan Calypso

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Geoffrey Dunn

The U.S.-produced sitcom Gilligan's Island was one of the most popular programs in global television history -- but it has long been forgotten that the original theme song for the show was a calypso-styled composition sung by none other than "Sir Lancelot."

Blunder Road: The Christian Science Monitor's Absurd Commentary on the Springsteen-Fallon Christie Parody

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 03.19.2014 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

Sometimes all you can do is shake your head in disgust at the insipid tendencies of the Christian Science Monitor's national political coverage.

Palin's Latest Obama Lies

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Banned from attacking Ayers? Not at all. Palin's assault was scripted by the very "elitists" and the "brainiacs in the GOP machine" she continues to malign.

Eating Her Own: Sarah Palin's CPAC Assault on Karl Rove

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

It should have come as no surprise to anyone who has watched Sarah Palin's erratic and dysfunctional behavior over the past four-and-a-half years that when it comes to Republican Party loyalty, she has none.

The Cremation of Sarah Palin

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Now Sarah Palin was from Wasilla, / Where methamphetamine runs and flows. / Why she left Lake Lucille for an outside thrill, / The good God only knows.

Obama Triumphus: The Ten Real Reasons Why the Republicans Lost the Presidency

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

The outcome of the 2012 presidential was not a fait accompli, as many are now arguing -- not by a long shot. This election could have gone either way. Anyone who thinks the Obama victory was inevitable or predetermined is in a worse state of denial than the hucksters at Fox News.

You Don't Need a Weatherman (or Nate Silver): Obama Will Win with More Than 300 Electoral Votes

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Unless Republicans are able to suppress voting across the country, it is now mathematically impossible for Romney to win the election.

SarahPAC Poison: Palin's Last-Ditch Donation to Romney is a Scam

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Mitt Romney is going to lose on Tuesday -- and Sarah Palin's self-serving antics over the last four years will be a good deal to blame. Just as she was four years ago, Sarah Palin remains the Democrats' best weapon come Election Day.

Horror Stories: Mitt Romney's Shameful Record with Mormon Women

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

As Mitt Romney tries to redraw himself as a moderate in the final days of his Etch-A-Sketch candidacy, some troubling stories from his career as a Mormon leader outside of Boston can't be erased.

FiveThirtyHate?: Nate Silver Gets His Numbers Crossed in Charlotte

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 11.07.2012 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

Nate Silver's commitment to a quantitative, value-free approach to the living, breathing universe, with an emphasis on numbers, can be troubling, to the point of absurdity, when the answers have nothing to do with statistical equations.

Play Ditzy for Me: Clint Eastwood to Address GOP Convention Tonight

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

If Eastwood is, indeed, the "mystery man" tonight, there will be no mystery in his remarks. They will be riddled with further hypocrisy and deceit. That you can count on. "A good man," declares Dirty Harry in Magnum Force, "always knows his limitations." Apparently, his creator does not.

Palin's Ghost: Portman Still Front-Runner in GOP Veepstakes

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

The ghost of Sarah Palin continues to loom over Romney's VP decision. Only two days ago, Dick Cheney, John McCain and La Palin herself engaged in a mud-slinging ménage a trois over whether or not Palin was up to the task of riding shotgun on the Republican ticket four years ago.

Portman the Choice? The Inside Track on Romney's Veepstakes

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

I've heard that Ohio Senator Rob Portman has gone through "the complete vetting process," indicating that Portman is among the finalists for Romney's VP selection.

"If You Know What I Mean": The Crony Capitalism of Sarah Palin

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Over the past several months, former Alaska governor and Fox News commentator Sarah Palin has been making a variety of references to "crony capitalism." And yet, she engaged in "crony capitalism" for much of her political career in Alaska, as both mayor and governor.

"Pallin' Around with Terrorists": Palin's Link to Militia Leader Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

According to sworn testimony Thursday during federal court proceedings in Alaska, two close associates of then Governor Sarah Palin were responsible for introducing FBI Informant William "Drop Zone" Fulton to Schaeffer Cox, the leader of the so-called Alaska Peacekeeper Militia.

Sarah Palin's Previous Lies About Secret Service Agents

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Sarah Palin has disgraced herself yet again, this time by attempting to politicize the Secret Service prostitution scandal that rocked President Obama's recent trip to Colombia.

Palin vs. Couric: Recounting the Infamous 2008 Campaign Interview

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 06.03.2012 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

While Sarah Palin admitted that her performance in the Couric interviews in 2008 "had let the team down," she never acknowledged that she had failed to prepare for them.

Bonnie and Clyde? Secret Emails Reveal that Palin and Romney Went Rogue Together in 2006

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Sarah Palin is now busting Mitt Romney's chops whenever she can for not having sufficient "conservative instincts". But during Palin's successful 2006 gubernatorial campaign in Alaska, both Palin's and Romney's political ambitions converged.

"God's Will"?: Sarah Palin's Secret Plot to Capture the White House in 2012

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Anyone who has watched Sarah Palin closely in recent months can only marvel at the "magical thinking" she embraces with respect to the potential outcome of the Republican Party primary for president. It's clear that Palin still has her sights set on the White House for 2012.

The Lies of Sarah Palin: "Words Straight Out of the Confederacy" (Excerpt)

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Geoffrey Dunn

Contrary to what she has promulgated afterwards about believing in victory until the end in 2008, Sarah Palin, according to John McCain advisors, had long believed the loss was inevitable -- she had clearly set her sights on 2012.

Game Change: Sarah Palin and the Confessions of Steve Schmidt

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.07.2012 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

Forget whether or not Sarah Palin suffered through some sort of psychological breakdown during the 2008 campaign, the bigger issue is how can the U.S. best select its leaders when celebrity packs more electoral caché than experience or political courage?

Beyond Game Change: Five Undisputed Facts About Sarah Palin's Behavior During the 2008 Campaign

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

The he-said-she-said nature of the Game Change controversy -- all based on off-the-record sources -- creates an opportunity for pushback and denial. The uncontested documents from the 2008 campaign, however, provide no squirm room for Palin and her minions.

On Our Radar: Books Coming Soon We Thought You Should Know About

Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

Books on our radar: what's just come out or about to come out that we think you should know about. Some have buzz, some will fly too low, but we wante...

F-Bomb Confidential: Meghan McCain, Sarah Palin and HBO's 'Game Change'

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Meghan McCain is concerned that quite a bit more than what appeared about her in Game Change will find its way into the HBO film. Where might they find such dirt? Ironically, in McCain's own book, Dirty Sexy Politics.

Sarah Palin Slams Michelle Obama in Racially Charged Passage From New Book

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

In passages leaked from her forthcoming book America by Heart, Sarah Palin has taken another cheap shot at First Lady Michelle Obama.