Author Archives: cranberrycynic

Client 9 from the UES

(Let this be a lesson to all would-be politicians.  In Public Life, your Life is Public…All of It. – promoted by Cool Cal) Remember Rudy’s “perp walks”? It appears that the 21 century equivalent is the press conference with your chagrined wife standing behind you as you admit to extracurricular activities with a cabinet member/prostitute/guy in the neighboring stall. Couldn’t happen…

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Somebody is payin’…

and it better not be me. Casey Ross reports that Deville has put out a comic book! Gov. Deval Patrick is intensifying his push to win approval for casinos by sending lawmakers an 11-page color magazine pitching the economic benefits of his plan to license three gambling resorts across Massachusetts. The magazine, subtitled “creating jobs, growing the economy,” was hand-delivered…

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It is all in how you market it.

If it sucks, put “patriot” in its name. Mr. Obama’s proposal would designate certain companies as “patriot employers” and favor them over other, presumably not so patriotic, businesses. The legislation takes four pages to define “patriotic” companies as those that: “pay at least 60 percent of each employee's health care premiums”; have a position of “neutrality in employee [union] organizing…

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Ouch!

That's gotta hurt. Patrick could function as Obama's wrang-wrang, Vonnegut's term for a pioneer who by his bad example steers others away from a false course. Before neolibs go into a permanent campaign swoon, shouldn't Obama send them at least a subtle signal that he understands this? Kausfiles

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How about “O-bubble”?

Boston Globe Perhaps it bodes well for Barack Obama that his momentum has so many names: Barack-mentum, Mo-bama-mentum, Obama-mentum, Obama-rama-mentum, Oba-mentum, and O-mentum have all been used. O-mentum is a particularly delicious word: it rhymes with momentum, while bringing to mind Oprah, Obama’s most famous supporter.…

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