Crisis: America's missing cukes!

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Oct. 22 2007 5:43 AM

America's Missing Cukes!

Plus--Mike Huckakis for President?

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Comment Dowsing: In which we look in the crowd of commenters for a few friends--

-- I whiffed when Bob Wright asked me on bloggingheads  to name a Republican-centered sex scandal I've promoted. But commenter Minderbender remembers the 1992 California Senate race, even if I forgot. It's not an episode I'm particularly proud of. The story was that the Republican candidate in question read dirty magazines--not much by today's Schwarzeneggerian standards. ... Come to think of it, Schwarzenegger's another Republican whose sex scandals I tried to push. ... Ask me again, Bob.

-- Like many bloggers, Atlantic's Marc Ambinder sneered  at the unidentified "tabloid ... trash" story about John Edwards (which is here). It was left to commenter Alison to note that the

the Enquirer broke the Gary Hart story; Jesse Jackson's love child; OJ's Bruno Magli shoes and found the knife

Don't forget Gennifer Flowers, Max Gold says. (He adds that what the Enquirer added to the Hart story --broken by the Miami Herald--was the photo of the senator with Donna Rice on his lap. But that was a key addition.

David Pecker, head of the Enquirer's parent company, may be coming under some pressure not to follow up on the Edwards story. Luckily, Pecker's not the sort of executive who'd cave in these circumstances! ... Oh, wait. ... 1:07 A.M.

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Mike Huckabee, the "Right Wing's" candidate? Has Dick Morris read this  column? ... Huckabee seems to be what the media wants in a Right Wing candidate, but is he what the right wing wants in a Right Wing candidate? ... P.S.: Mike Huckakis? ... Update: See Ambinder for a more sophisticated and cynical theory  of why the "SoCon [social conservative] Establishment" won't back Huckabee. ... 12:15 A.M.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

I respond to Atrios' slurs! ... 4:51 P.M.

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Even Charles Krauthammer seems to think I may have gone a bit too far  in suggesting that some Democratic lawmakers harbor "a subconscious impulse ... to make sure the Iraq war ends in a deserved humiliation for Bush." I'm not sure. I spend more time with antiwar Dems than he does! ... P.S.: I went to the premiere of my friend Viven Lesnick Weisman's eye-opening documentary, "Man of Two Havanas," and when the narrator got to the part about the Bay of Pigs and the announced (I'm paraphrasing) that it was "the most significant defeat for the American military in history," a non-trivial segment of the audience burst into applause. Nobody hissed back. This is in Los Angeles. I assume it's worse in Pelosi's San Francisco district. ... 2:45 P.M.

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