Like CNN, Twitter seems like a pretty joyless place--but like CNN used to be, it's good in a crisis. (" CNN's Shocking Suck-Up to Iran's Fascists" ? Marcus Brauchli: Get Howie Kurtz on the story stat! Oh wait ). ... Even good writers turn into bad writers on Twitter. But after following the #iranelection feed (and Sullivan and Pitney ) until bleary, I find it hard to have a thought much longer than seven score characters.
Reza Aslan praises as "absolutely brilliant" a Chris Dickey Khamenei profile that seems to conclude "Ahmadinejad would have won anyway" (notwithstanding "indications of fraud"). Yet Aslan has claimed the election "was stolen by Ahmadinejad’s supporters," specifically the Revolutionary Guard, in what amounted to a "military coup." Which is it? ... 10:38 P.M.
NYT buries story that Sonia Sotomayor pushed for more very-low-income units in Harlem and Bronx housing developments-- deeply misguided when the goal is to recreate a class mix and end concentration of poverty . She's also exercised by affirmative action contracting numbers. "'Extreme partisan' on questions of class and ethnicity." Yikes. ... Are conservatives banking too much on her being such a b----- that she won't convince other justices? ... 11:09 P.M.
"Don't believe what you've heard about a GOP in disarray." The Republicans have
history on their side . There are only a handful of times in our nation's past when the party that won the White House hasn't lost big the following midterm election. That would spell disaster for President Obama's agenda . [E.A.]
Who said that? The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, in a fundraising email I just got. It will come as news to the GOPs. ... 11:10 P.M.
If John Edwards were alive today ... : The "New GM" tries to slough off product liability claims . ... 11:14 P.M.
Super-filtered kaus feed! Meanwhile, my own actual twitter feed is such a fire-hose-like stream of apercus that they can only be highlighted here. The highlights: ... OK, there are no highlights. ... Except maybe the Mr. Bubble item which has not been lawyered (and which was stolen from a friend). ... 11:22 P.M.