The longer I ponder a response to Barack Obama’s invitation of Rick Warren to give the invocation at the Inauguration, the less likely I’ll be to finish it. So here’s the nub. An aside to Mr. Obama: We know you’re not a liberal, but a lot of liberals, labor people, environmentalists, feminists and others supported… Continue reading My short response to the Obama-Warren mess
And I have good reasons. And thoughts about the various responses in the Left. While I’m consigning them to words, go over to Open Left and follow Matt Stoller’s last few post on the subject. (Disclosure: I know him professionally.)
Nobody had to tell me to go to the White House last night. Like many Washingtonians, around 11:30 pm, I just knew that’s where I needed to be, despite the chill and drizzle. Thousands showed up: a jubilant, if rowdy, group. Lots of chanting and car horn honking. You may have seen the videos or… Continue reading No, you can’t
I mean that in the literal, physical sense. Hubby and I were out on lower Connecticut Avenue tonight — he needed clothes and we both needed some Malaysian food — to see a press crew avec satellite truck outside the Mayflower Hotel: site of one Universalist General Convention, our domestic partnership celebration brunch and at… Continue reading Closest to Obama so far . . . .
But moving has taken more of an effort than I thought, and Verizon has failed to get our DSL transferred. So it’s writing from a coffee shop for the time being. Feel free to add your thoughts to the desert island book list, or comment here about what you make of the McCain debate demurral,… Continue reading I haven’t suspended the blog . . . .
I think Andrew Sullivan’s writer is right, and not just about the netroots. So long as Obama supporters give more heart- and mind-space to the Republican ticket, and especially Sarah Palin, the less room there is to make a solid, thoughtful and reasoned case for the Obama-Biden ticket. And we don’t have those resources to… Continue reading Nothing about McCain or Palin
This Tuesday, District of Columbia Democratic, Republican and Statehood Green Party registered voters go to the polls in the congressional and council primary. Given how overwhelmingly Democratic the District is, several of our local races will be effectively decided then. (I’m supporting Cary Silverman, the challenger, for the Democratic Ward 2 council seat nomination.) But… Continue reading So long as it’s Obama . . . .
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