Some folks are Cali are worried that Prop 8 — the ballot measure that would amend the state’s constitution to ban gay marriage —- could get a boost from the large numbers of black people hitting the polls to vote for Obama.*
Ann Woolner of Bloomberg is pissed at the government’s trillion-dollar bailout of Wall Street. (Headline : “Sue Them, Jail Them, Make Them Pay for Meltdown.”)
Having explored every other avenue of spreading mistruths, the McCain camp is now lying pre-emptively. Now that’s talent.
Palin says that she would push for more governmental transparency by putting the “government’s checkbook online.” Um, turns out Obama already did that. Epic Fail.
In going after Palin, Margaret Cho ends up employing the same sexism that she would typically condemn. Shakesville (rightly) calls her on it. (I, for one, hope someone calls Cho on her pathological unfunniness.)
Three strong pieces in the New Yorker: Steve Coll’s feature looks at Sarah Palin in the context of Alaskan politics, a dope profile of Spike Lee, and a must-read essay on the way history has treated the story of Sally Hemings as well as Annette Gordon-Reed’s new book on her descendants.
The Ethicist says strip shows are to gender what minstrel shows are to race.