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Achenblog: December 2, 2007 - December 8, 2007

Poll This

[Cross-posted from The Trail.] This is the season when the polls swarm. They blitz your inbox, they infiltrate your home page, they creep up on you when you're not looking and goose you in the hindquarters. They lurk in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 7, 2007; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (366)
 
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Big Mistakes

I could never be a TV journalist. I can't talk. When I talk the words emerge in random order, mispronounced, illogical, syllabically fragmented. My words lurch and halt and stumble. My diction trips over my syntax. My vocabulary is...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 6, 2007; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (211)
 
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Huckabee's Big Whiff; Plus, Luckiest Man Alive?

The Huckabee campaign needs to get a subscription to a newspaper or somehow find a way to let the candidate know what the biggest political story of the day is. Maybe someone can take a peek at CNN once...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 5, 2007; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (229)
 
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World War III: Never Mind

Apparently World War III isn't going to be necessary in the near future. Iran doesn't have a bomb, or a program to build a bomb, and in fact the next National Intelligence Estimate will show that Iran wants to...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 4, 2007; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (167)
 
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The Gibbs Gaffe

Monday Morning Quarterbacking: Repeat after me: It's only a game. Yes, a horrible game, in the case of what happened yesterday at FedEx Field. That was an ending scripted by Stephen King, with Satan whispering in his ear. An...

By Joel Achenbach  |  December 3, 2007; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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