Gov. Sarah Palin

Doing Penance

I will no longer make sweeping negative generalizations about journalists and the media.

I confess I have a history of being critical of the media.

OK, I confess I have been really critical.

I find …

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Republicans

I'm Going to Bed

It is 4:25 a.m. EST and the Republican VP hasn't yet been leaked.

Yet Govenror Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota gave the quote of the day when he accidentally referred to the Democratic VP Candidate from …

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Sen Barack Obama Accepted Democratic Nomination

Executed to Perfection

Sen Barack Obama Accepted Democratic NominationUnbelievable. I watched Obama’s acceptance all from high atop Invesco field in Section 530. I was directly behind the stage and ten rows from the top of the stadium. As the smoke from the pyrotechnics …

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Members of the Class of 2012 Participate in New Student Orientation

Father Jonathan Welcomes 540 To Campus

Members of the Class of 2012 Participate in New Student OrientationFollowing a morning of unpacking and meeting new faces, Saint Anselm's 540 new students were welcomed to the college community by Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., college president (listen to remarks at end of post).

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We Need Each Other

Democrats and Republicans need each other.

I will write a reflection later today about last night. It was a night of great political importance and full of political intrigue. It was also a night that …

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DNC Floor

Too Much Perspective

DNC FloorOne of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies, This is Spinal Tap, goes something like this: "That's a little too much perspective."

My respect for journalists has elevated dramatically this week, …

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Hillary Sign

The Love Train

Wow.

It is Hillary who moves the nomination of Barack Obama.

The song "Love Train" fills the hall.

I got my roll call.  

Obama got his nomination.

What does it all mean?

Wow.

I need …

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Popcorn... mmm good

And So It Begins (Pt. 1)

Well the Presidential nominating speeches have begun. I’ve got my popcorn.

The big question I have is whether the Convention will let the votes be counted, or whether they will go to a voice vote …

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Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live

Laughter and Democracy

Well, I haven't stumbled upon any ideas of note today, but I had an absolutely terrific gluten-free lunch at Coors Field courtesy of Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut. One of the other guests, Seth Meyers …

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Senator Chris Dodd

A New Search

Having come up short in my search for ideas yesterday. I'm going on a different search today. I'm going to search for food.

First stop, a luncheon reception sponsored by Senator Christopher Dodd.

If I …

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