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11:41 AM Jan 20th: Baby boomer obsession w/JFK in full view today. This boomer is writing 2013 book on JFK’s legacy & why the public (boomers?) won’t let go.
11:43 AM Jan 20th: For my Bloomsbury book, Peter Hart & Geoff Garin will conduct large-sample polls & focus groups around nation on JFK–all generations.
2:00 PM Jan 24th: Welcoming US Sen. Susan Collins(R-ME) to my 101 class today. Yes, she’s joining bipartisan civil-in at SOTU.
9:38 PM Jan 24th: My dream SOTU: Obama opens,”Sober address & u r all busy. So save applause for end.” Time cut in half. Public swoons. Productivity soars.
11:33 AM Jan 25th: Delighted to announce today’s release of PENDULUM SWING, first book on 2010 elections. Pls give a look! http://amzn.to/hdzHpZ
11:37 AM Jan 25th: PENDULUM SWING: Authors & publisher worked hard to cut lead time in half. One of earliest election books ever. http://amzn.to/hdzHpZ
8:38 PM Jan 25th: Watched SOTU since ’60s. All feel good, lovely sentiments, great ideas. But mostly cotton candy. Hunger returns w/reality.
8:41 PM Jan 25th: On lighter note, sure hope ‘date night’ is fully chaperoned after cameras go off. We know our congressmen all too well.
9:13 PM Jan 25th: Pre-SOTU gaggles: Like watching a Georgetown cocktail party w/out liquor (presumably).
9:28 PM Jan 25th: Boy, they’re all on their best behavior. Just like the first day of class
9:37 PM Jan 25th: Watching some congressional date pairs reminds me of Bill Murray’s ‘Ghostbusters’ line: “Dogs & cats, living together…’
9:49 PM Jan 25th: Health care: First time real, intense partisan division has become apparent. Nothing’s changed on this one.
9:53 PM Jan 25th: I chuckle when pols condemn something they did. If Obama feels so strongly about “tax cuts 4 top 2%”, why’d he agree to it in Dec.?
9:57 PM Jan 25th: Overall: Pleasant speech, I enjoyed it, nice kumbaya atmosphere. Like all SOTU, will be forgotten in a couple weeks, or less.