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Sarah Palin, the actor who forgets her lines

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If we could forget about the politics and see it purely as theatre, then Sarah Palin’s problem becomes obvious.

She forgets her lines.

She needs more rehearsal.

It seems obvious that she memorizes answers to certain questions and then freezes up and gets lost.  But it’s live, so she

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There once was a Palin named Todd

There once was a Palin named Todd
Who may have been loose with his rod.
A paper’s reporting
That he’s been cavorting
And thus shot both his and Sarah’s wad.

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Larry King, Piers Morgan, and Keith Olbermann

Despite the fact that his ratings were in decline, I always liked Larry King.

In fact, back in the day, when he did the radio show, I called twice.

Once, I asked Bud Collins a question about Björn Borg.

I wanted to know why Collins thought Borg never won the U.S. Open,

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Obama's Tucson speech

If a book or story or movie or speech moves me to tears, I stop and ask myself:  is it that good, or could I be depressed?

Last night, the memorial service in Tucson moved me to tears.  Twice.  And I’m not depressed.

The first time was during the opening prayer, when

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Senator Hagan, I'm disappointed in your vote

I’m disappointed in our U.S. Senator from North Carolina — Kay Hagan.

Senator Kay Hagan

She voted with Republicans to keep the DREAM Act from getting a vote in the Senate, which kills the bill for now.

Even though 55 Senators wanted a vote and would have passed it, a majority is

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Poll: Which Palin is funnier?

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Two Funny Palins: Michael and Sarah

Who is funnier, Michael Palin or Sarah Palin?  They aren’t related.

Both of them are great entertainers.  Personally, I would have to give Michael the nod, since he did such groundbreaking work with Monty Python, has had

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Sarah Palin, grasping for reality…

Last night, I visited my Mom in her room at Carillon.  She was sleeping (which is what she does most of the time these days) so it was a chance to watch a little TV.

Television, of course, is mostly a waste of time.  But, given the circumstances, it seemed like a pretty

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50 years ago today

Fifty years ago today, as the country pulled an all-nighter, waiting to see who would be the next President (Kennedy or Nixon), a young couple pulled an all nighter also, waiting to meet their new daughter (Alicia).

Alicia, my wife, was born, in California, as the votes were being counted.

It was an

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It's the social networking, stupid.

Before the election, the Republicans talked “jobs jobs jobs.”

No word on jobs, since the election.

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Now they’re talking “health care repeal, health care repeal, health care repeal.”

I guess they want to stop it before it starts — afraid that millions of people might prefer having a doctor instead of

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Cut spending? Gimme a break.

Candidates spent $4 billion on the mid-term elections.

What was the battle cry that won the day?  “Stop spending!”

Those who said it loudest spent the most.

That is, the tea party folks talk the most about frugality, but they’re the least frugal when it comes to spending money.

Rand Paul,

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