Friday, February 22, 2008

Visit Meghan McCain's Web Site

You heard the prediction here first: On March 5, Senator Hillary Clinton will suspend her campaign.

One web site that's a real pleasure to visit is McCain done by John's and Cindy's daughter, Meghan McCain, with the assistance of her friends, photographer Heather Brand and film and video producer Shannon Brae. Be sure to leave a comment for Meghan, a recent graduate in Art History from Columbia University. (I took two art history courses as an undergraduate at the University of Rochester, and I absolutely loved them.)

As I mentioned previously, Adam Brickley, founder of the Draft Sarah Palin Movement, and I will be on Douglas Gibbs's Blog Talk Radio show, Political Pistachio, on Monday at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. We'll be discussing Gov. Palin's chances of getting the VP nomination as well as matters related to John McCain and Barack Obama. Adam and I believe Mrs. Clinton's campaign is on life-support. If you'd like, you can call in.

If you're interested in reading my thoughts about John McCain's strengths and Barack Obama's deficiencies, please scroll down and you'll find a garden of earthly delights.

This weekend on my other blogs, which you can find here or here, I'll be writing about Barack Obama and his similarity to a fictional character, Chauncey Gardiner, from the book (and movie) called "Being There," by Jerzy Kozinski. See below.

This weekend (Saturday and Sunday) I'm going to write about the "Obama Phenomenon." I've been quoting an extreme left-wing law professor at Harvard named Lawrence Tribe. He believes Supreme Court justices should look at the Constitution as an Etch-a-Sketch on which they transcribe their fondest (left-wing) hopes and dreams. He says Barack Obama is "brilliant," which I fear means Obama agrees in all relevant matters with Prof. Tribe.

On my side, I've described Obama as a combination of rhetorical genius and an intellectual simpleton. I doubt there's a way Prof. Tribe and I can resolve our differences.

If you wish, take a quick trip to and look up the movie "Being There," one of Peter Sellers' last films. The protagonist is a man (mis-) named Chauncey Gardiner, whose simple platitudes impress people to the point that they see him as a future President. Barack Obama, meet Chauncey Gardiner. Can we really say that? "Yes, we can!"

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