Help! I Don't Like Obama!

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Oct. 29 2009 3:26 PM

Help! I Don't Like Obama!

Freud 1, Zombies 0: When it comes to ghosts, "the line between believing and not believing is not so firm." Ellen Ladowsky searches for paranormal activity in London. ... 2:21 P.M.

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Howie's Choice: WaPo ombudsperson Andrew Alexander looks up from his desk and notices that East German figure skating judge press critic Howie Kurtz, who is paid by CNN and covers CNN, has

an inescapable conflict that is at odds with Post rules.

Who knew? ... Next question: Does a weakened WaPo Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli have the ... um, clout to make Kurtz change his beat? Maybe--CNN fame isn't what it used to be ! Meaning the chances that Kurtz would quit are probably lower. ... 

P.S.: Kurtz says

"My track record makes clear that I've been as aggressive toward CNN -- and The Washington Post, for that matter -- as I would be if I didn't host a weekly program there ... "

BS , BS [several items], BS [4th item], BS , BS , BS  [4th item]. ... 12:39 A.M.

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I realized the other day that I don't really like President Obama. I try to explain here . Maybe it will pass. ... Lack of 'likeability' isn't necessarily a big problem in a President. But if a President thinks he's more or less beloved, it could be. ... 12:35 P.M.

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Castro: Penn, Si! Hitchens, No! Ann Bardach on how Hitch got bumped  while a useful celebrity got the story. ... She also reports that stars like Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio are routinely spied on "with sophisticated listening devices and hidden video cameras"  when they visit Havana. Do they know? Bardach sees potential blackmail: "Be careful what you say; we may have compromising data on you." ... 12:35 P.M.

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