Archive for the ‘rock star’ Category



All through the campaign, I’ve figured that if the horrible state of U.S. relations with the rest of the planet will be corrected by simply electing Barack, then perhaps the claimed crisis is not so big. From Beijing’s streets to France’s Elysee Palace, common citizens and leaders of the world greeted Barack Obama’s election largely […]

Beautiful Music


Anybody can get thousands of college kids to show up for live music and a political speech. Try doing it with senior citizens. In the hot Florida sun! That’s something only Sarah Palin can do. The crowd endured hours in the sweltering heat for the sight of the dynamic newcomer to national politics. A new […]

Warm-up Act


The GOP has its ticket, one that has the competent, experienced, mature candidate on the top of the ticket, and the exciting newcomer in the learning position. Mr McCain may be the Republican candidate for president, but on his big night in the spotlight he seemed, at times to be playing second fiddle to his […]

Rock Star?


Is there a new rock star in town? STURGIS, S.D. – Thousands of motorcyclists greeted Republican presidential candidate John McCain with an approving roar Monday as he sought blue-collar and heartland support by visiting a giant motorcycle rally. “As you may know, not long ago a couple hundred thousand Berliners made a lot of noise […]

The LA Times reports that Hollywood finds McCain’s new ad, likening celebrity Barack to other famous people, like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, aggravating. Just for a start, industry types say the ad is wrong: In the Hollywood lexicon, Obama is not a celebrity. He’s a rock star. (Note to McCain strategists: That’s the difference […]