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10:35 PM ET, September 23, 2007

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Rich Schapiro / NY Daily News:
N.Y. Times admits Petraeus ad sold to Moveon.org at 1/2 off
Little Green Footballs:
Daily Kos: Why I Have A Little Crush on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  —  At the new mainstream voice of the Democratic Party, Jewish lesbian "sallykohn" explains: Daily Kos: Why I Have A Little Crush on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  —  No, it's not a joke.  And no, this is not an unusual sentiment at Daily Kos.
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Sallykohn / Daily Kos:
Why I Have A Little Crush on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  —  I know I'm a Jewish lesbian and he'd probably have me killed.  But still, the guy speaks some blunt truths about the Bush Administration that make me swoon...  Okay, I admit it.  Part of it is that he just looks cuddly.  Possibly cuddly enough to turn me straight.
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Can We Talk Politics, Please?  —  BARACK OBAMA gets morning breath.  Elizabeth Edwards felt her rib pop during some good loving with her husband, John.  —  And Rudolph W. Giuliani, by the testimony of no less than his third wife, is a really-high-testosterone guy.  —  Must we go there?
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Steve Benen / Talking Points Memo:   THE 'TOO MUCH INFORMATION' CAMPAIGN  —  The New York Times laments …
Scott Adams / The Dilbert Blog:
A Feeling I'm Being Had  —  I was happy to hear that NYC didn't allow Iranian President Ahmadinejad  —  to place a wreath at the WTC site.  And I was happy that Columbia  —  University is rescinding the offer to let him speak.  If you let a guy like  —  that express his views, before long the entire world will want freedom
Hotline On Call:
Romney is the Survivor on the Island  —  Mackinac Island, MI-  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 23, 2007  —  CONTACT: Amy Walter (202) 280-0675  —  Gov Mitt Romney won the Michigan Republican Leadership Conference straw poll, receiving 39 % of the 979 votes cast.
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David Freddoso / The Corner:
Wake Up, Dead Man?
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Reid Wilson / RealClearPolitics:
Romney Wins Mackinac Poll
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
I want to pay my respects at Ground Zero, says Ahmadinejad — and also talk about "root causes"  —  Maybe he's not the Iranian Hitler.  Maybe he's the Iranian Ron Paul.  You're better off reading the transcript — which, thankfully, includes the entire interview, not just the parts …
Jack Kelly / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Syria's move  —  Assad is under competing pressures to either attack Israel or make peace  —  An explosion ripped through a military base near Aleppo in northern Syria July 23, killing 15 Syrian soldiers and dozens of Iranian engineers.  Summer temperatures of up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit caused …
Discussion: Power Line and 2 Political Junkies
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Cernig / The Newshoggers:
Syria, Iran and the Norky Nukes, Oh My!
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Washington Post:
In Swing Districts, Democratic Enthusiasm Is Harder to Come By  —  Conventional wisdom dictates that Democratic voters are thrilled with their choices for president, bursting at the seams to rally behind Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.), Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) or whoever gets the party's nod next year.
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
Re: The sun never sets...  Okay, I'll bite.  Even if that's all Fred Thompson meant, I say nuts.  —  FDR didn't take America to war in 1941 with the "disinterested intention of liberating others".  He took America to war not to end the Holocaust or free Belgium or build a democracy in Japan …
Byron Williams / The Huffington Post:
Can America Stand the Truth about the Iraq War?  —  As South Africa currently struggles to achieve the ideals they committed themselves to in their post-apartheid constitution, ironic, as it may seem, we could benefit from the path they have courageously blazed.
Discussion: Take Our Country Back and Death
Patterico's Pontifications:
Toobin Will Say Whatever It Takes to Slam Clarence Thomas — Even If He Said the Exact Opposite Thing Eight Pages Earlier  —  In the next few days, I will have a full review of Jeffrey Toobin's "The Nine."  The book is readable, entertaining — and highly problematic.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Ken Burns: The War: talks about the parallels between Iraq and WWII  —  His new documentary on World War II starts tonight on PBS: "The War."  He talked about the similarities between both wars and tried to break a long time myth. … Download (1073) |  Play (1272) Download (495) |  Play (708)
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Mark Steyn / The Corner:   Soldiers of the Queen, cont.
Little Green Footballs:
Protests Against Ahmadinejad on Monday  —  MONDAY, SEPT. 24:  —  What: Ahmadinejad to speak at luncheon at National Press Club by videolink  —  When: Protesters needed from 11:00-2:00.  Come for however long you can.  —  Where: Washington, DC: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW
Roger Kimball / The New Criterion:
The poverty of liberalism  —  The English essayist Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) is not much read these days, I think, and more's the pity.  Bagehot (his name, by the way, is pronounced "badge-it") was a delicious writer, commanding a manly, outdoor style, a quiet but infectious sense of humor …
Discussion: Power Line
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
HOW TO SABOTAGE AHMADINEJAD: Have some scantily-clad coed run up and give him a kiss.  Make sure photos are distributed in Iran.
Angela Doland / Associated Press:
Marcel Marceau, Famed French Mime, Dies  —  PARIS (AP) — Marcel Marceau, whose lithe gestures and pliant facial expressions revived the art of mime and brought poetry to silence, died Saturday.  He was 84.  —  Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat topped with a red flower …
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BBC:
French mime artist Marceau dies
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
 
 
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