Just my quick thoughts because I'm still at work. I didn't get to see the speech live, although I've skimmed the transcript. Nothing really all that new from what I can see from my once-over - most of it seems familiar and recycled.
I was glad to see him make a few honest points, specifically about making "uneven" progress. I'm interested to hear your thoughts on the speech. Consider the comments here an open post.
Sorry for the especially long hiatus from blogging. Work has been unrelenting and my chances to blog, let alone read CNN and NYT, have been extremely few. Hopefully things will calm down in the next few weeks and I'll be able to post more often. If anyone has any thoughts on the Supreme Court's recent Kelo decision (and I'm pretty sure we have a few pre-law/law school readers given the comment on my being "pwn3d" in the previous post's comments thread) I'd be interested in reading those as well. I haven't been able to follow it as closely as I'd like.
Downing Street Memo: 4th Edition, New and Improved
and Michael Kinsley
of the LA Times explain why there hasn't been a greater fuss over the Downing Street Memo (DSM) that gave Golis and poster "Jim" aneurisms in April and May. The Kinsley article is well worth reading.
Back to work. All of you spending your summers in relaxation mode (like, say, gallivanting across the country) should be ashamed of yourselves.
Apologies to those who got their fill of this story yesterday (and for the weak and not so funny analogy I used to grab your attention.)
Having been charged by Golis to keep you entertained for the summer while he communes with red staters on his cross country journey, I'll start with quick flashback into the heady days of the 2004 Presidential campaign - a time when blogging was comparatively less difficult for the simple fact that we were provided with stories such as this
It appears that John Kerry, despite being perceived as the more intelligent candidate, actually had slightly poorer grades than George W. Bush while at Yale. While I don't think that GPA is always an accurate indicator of intelligence, it certainly would have thrown a wrench in the "Bush is Dumb" meme deployed by some Kerry supporters during the campaign had it been revealed that Kerry made four D's to Bush's one and had a lower cumulative average.
On another note, the picture of Kerry in the link certainly is not flattering.
Happy Class Day everyone! I'm sure Mr. Russert will be earth-shattering, please let me know if his speech is about "Big Russ", his dad, and "Lil' Russ," him. I depart today on a two-month-long round the country journey that will surely be filled with many wonders. Wish me well, and hopefully Jamal can keep you entertained in my absense!
Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Just a note to let CC readers know that I am alive and well and will resume blogging shortly.