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4:50 p.m., July 5: “No kicking the can down the road”: POTUS. Agreed, even though it was my favorite game as a kid. Cheap–only 1 can needed.
4:57 p.m., July 5: TV hit is singular POTUS plus–commands stage anytime.Cable usually won’t bother 4 ldrs of Congress.Matters if deal falls apart.
1:00 p.m., July 8: Economists’ predictions are so bad they make those of political analysts & meteorologists look good.
1:03 p.m., July 8: Luck as much as skill reelects Presidents. Obama’s luck is beginning to look more like Carter’s than Clinton’s.
1:11 p.m., July 9: RIP Betty Ford.With sky-high approval ratings she spawned unique ’76 button:”I’m voting for Betty’s Husband.”Perfect fit for ERA ’70s.
1:13 p.m., July 9: Go thru list of GOP First Ladies.Betty Ford is the 1 & only liberal.Barbara & Laura Bush=moderate on social issues.Ford was left.
12:10 p.m., July 10: History’s echoes: In ’60s(LBJ) & ’80s Reagan), the “big deal” on debt would have gotten done. Were pols giants then or pygmies now?
12:12 p.m., July 10: Hey T-Paw: u r ‘MN nice’ but if u think u can finish anywhere but 1 or 2 in Ames & survive, u r ‘MN crazy’.
12:24 a.m., July 13: Professionally I am supposed to care about the #CA-36 special. But I don’t. #summerdoldrums