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3:40 AM ET, November 16, 2009

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Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Really?  Still Making Things Up?  —  The book tour starts this week, and I look forward to it!  I'm most looking forward to meeting many of you, shaking your hands, and telling you,"Thanks for loving America."  I'll give you a scoop here and tell you what's on the book's Dedication Page …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
An Open Dish Challenge To Palin  —  Well, she has now thrown down a gauntlet that the Dish will be very eager to take up in the next few days.  —  Yesterday the AP ran a story describing some of the contents of the book, and arguing that many assertions in it are, like so much of what Palin has said, empirically untrue.
Melanie Kirkpatrick / Wall Street Journal:
Her Side of the Story  —  McCain aides kept her out of the loop, focusing instead on ‘packaging.’  —  “Going Rogue,” the title of Sarah Palin's autobiography, refers to the snide remark of an anonymous McCain aide late in last year's presidential campaign.
Discussion: Texas for Sarah Palin
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Odd Lies Of Sarah Palin: A Summary Before The Next Round  —  On the eve of Palin's latest version of reality, the Dish offers a recap of all the demonstrable lies she has told in the public record.  We reprint the list as a public service and invite readers to run the new “book” …
Dan / Riehl World View:
Palin Media Strategy: Reagan 2.0  —  Sarah Palin seems to be spoiling for a fight with the media in her latest Facebook posting.  There are going to be people, assuming political consultants are people, that are going to call this foolish.  They'll rely on conventional, read old …
Don Surber:   Palin takes on AP
Political Punch:
On President Obama's Bow to the Japanese Emperor, An Academic Friend Writes That Both the Left and the Right Are Wrong  —  An old friend — an academic with expertise about the Japanese Empire, and in general a supporter of President Obama — sends me the following note …
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Japan expert to ABC: Yes, Obama's bow made him look like an idiot  —  So much of an idiot, in fact, that according to Tapper's source, at least one Japanese paper isn't running the photo out of embarrassment.  This tool actually groveled himself into a minor international incident.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Obama takes heat on Afghan timing  —  SHANGHAI, China - President Barack Obama made no effort to conceal his irritation when his press corps used the first question of his maiden Far East trip to ask what was taking him so long on Afghanistan.  —  Jennifer Loven of The Associated Press had asked …
Discussion: Wizbang and Weasel Zippers
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Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Obama must rethink rethinking Afghanistan  —  His strategy deliberations are starting to look like dangerous indecision.  —  Barack Obama is in danger of giving deliberation a bad name.  —  The decision about whether to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan was never going to be easy …
Discussion: Harry's Place, GayPatriot and Telegraph
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Axelrod rebuts Romney attack
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Liz Nunez / WPTV:
Al Gore greeted by protesters in Boca Raton  —  BOCA RATON, FL — Hundreds of people sat inside the Mizner Amphitheater, paying close attention to the presentation, but outside, it was a different story.  —  A large group of protesters gathered just steps away from where former Vice President Al Gore was speaking.
Discussion: MyDD, Don Surber and Macsmind
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:   Hundreds of Protesters Greet Al Gore at Florida Junk Science Speech (Video)
Sofia Santana / Sun-Sentinel:
Gore heckled at climate speech
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Re: Graham Crumbles for Nothing  —  When Lindsay Graham decided to support cap-and-trade — a position not even some moderate Democrats can stomach — I observed that this was not only bad policy but also bad politics.  And sure enough, moves like that and his support for now Supreme Court …
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FITSNews:   Two New Polls Show Graham Tanking
Paul Mirengoff / Washington Examiner:
Why does he hate us?  Barack Obama's America-effacing presidency  —  On the morning after the deadliest instance of Islamist terrorism in the United States since 9/11, President Obama warned the American public not to “jump to conclusions” about the motives that impelled Nidal Hasan's rampage of mass murder at Fort Hood.
Discussion: The Other McCain
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
World Out of Balance  —  International travel by world leaders is mainly about making symbolic gestures.  Nobody expects President Obama to come back from China with major new agreements, on economic policy or anything else.  —  But let's hope that when the cameras aren't rolling Mr. Obama …
 
 
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Dean Baker / Beat the Press:
The Fed Is Responsible for 10.2 Percent Unemployment in the Same …
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CNN:
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