Update on Some Recent Posts
I covered Randy Rhodes' obscenity-laced tirade against Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro a couple days ago; it's now gotten Rhodes suspected from Air America
Barack Obama's miserable bowling has attracted Margaret Carlson's attention
His second big mistake is bowling with others in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He ignored the risk every politician faces when trying to be one of the people if they're not, a risk that doubles if you pursue the official state sport when you've never worn a league shirt with your name above the pocket.
A savvy aide would have had Obama devote as much preparation to avoiding a 7-10 split as preparing for debates. Presidents know that if you aren't sure you can get the first pitch from the mound across home plate, better to toss it (like a girl) from the bleachers.
Of course, the next president to sit in the bleachers will be the first, but otherwise her take is pretty solid. You never can tell whether even the practice is going to work out; John Kerry tossed a baseball around on the tarmac for months in 2004, and still couldn't reach home plate at Fenway a few days before the convention that year.
Bush, of course, smoked a belt-high fastball
across the dish at Yankee shortly after 9-11, even though he was wearing a bullet-proof jacket at the time.