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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

File under "You can fool some people, some of the time …"

I don't know if I'll deem this a harbinger for any great movement, but I must admit that this truly
makes me smile. At least one poll shows that 2000 Presidential vote stymier Katherine Harris is trailing her Democratic opponent by about 60% to 33%, despite her renowned skills with a horse.

In one bit of small-world-dom, I hadn't heard about this piece reported by the Times:

She has done little in her three-and-a-half-year tenure to win notice beyond her district — one exception being a speech in which she spoke of a foiled terrorist plot against the city of Carmel, Ind. (Federal officials said the plot never existed; Ms. Harris later said she had heard of it secondhand.).

Apparently, she sincerely believes she can win despite lagging poll numbers.

Briefly …

Apparently, the New Yorker's
movie critic was apparently non-plussed by Robert Altman's production of A Prairie Home Companion ("…Dramatically, it’s mellow to the point of inertia.") but seems surprised to have been impressed by An Inconvenient Truth. Of Al Gore's celluloid turn, he notes:
He knows that people find him exasperating, and he has learned to modulate his voice; one has the impression of a complex personality that has gone through loss, humiliation, a cruel breaking down of the ego, and then has reintegrated itself at a higher level. In the movie he is merely excellent. But in person—he is on a speaking tour to promote the movie—he presents a combination of intellectual force, emotional vibrancy, and moral urgency that has hardly been seen in American public life in recent years. It will be interesting to watch how skeptics will deal with Gore’s bad news on the environment without making themselves look very small.

One more check-mark in the "thumbs-up" column.


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