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Achenblog: January 6, 2008 - January 12, 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary

[My story on Sir Edmund that ran in the Post's Style section on June 27, 1992. See also this piece from NZ, via Arts & Letters Daily.] The Man and His Mountain By J.A. Sir Edmund Hillary and Neil...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 11, 2008; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (422)
 
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Advertisements For Myself

Rachel Sklar has video of the Rudy-and-the-white-guys concession speech at the Radisson, and if you watch the whole thing you'll see a cameo by your A-blogger. Also showed up yesterday in The New York Times. A quibble: They use...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 11, 2008; 6:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Idiot Pundits and Pollsters Strike Again

I guess it was premature to write those forward-looking analyses of President Obama's re-election strategy for 2012.

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 9, 2008; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Back on the Floor at the Radisson

[6:45 a.m. bulletin: I tried to update this at midnight but my aircard betrayed me and I just didn't have the energy to argue with the technology. But the gist of what I was going to say was this:...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 8, 2008; 8:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
 
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The Undecideds Decide

[Cross-posted to The Trail] Time for some very unscientific exit polling and interviews. In recent days, a number of New Hampshire voters told us that they hadn't yet made up their minds. Now they have. Ray Rich, 57, an...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 8, 2008; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
 
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Tulip Mania???

[Cross-posted to The Trail] MERRIMACK, NH, 8:00 a.m. The Clinton Era began here in New Hampshire in 1992. You have to wonder if it begins to end here tonight. Last night Hillary Rodham Clinton held a last-hurrah rally in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 8, 2008; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
 
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Situation Fluid, Things Gettin' Slushy

[Cross-posted to the Trail] NASHUA, N.H., 12:30 p.m. -- Rudy Giuliani (yes, he's still a candidate) just showed up at Jackie's Diner, and a handful of volunteers, sprinkled amid dozens of camera people, tried to get a chant going...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 7, 2008; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (102)
 
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At Joanne's Kitchen and Coffee Shoppe

[Cross-posted to the Trail] NASHUA 8:45 a.m. Just ducked into Joanne's Kitchen and Coffee Shoppe, a landmark (read: older than the White Mountains) diner on Main Street. It's a converted trolley car, moved here, according to waitress Kathy Flis,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 7, 2008; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (96)
 
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Barack Obama and Dave Barry

[Photo by Amanda Nooter] [Cross-posted to the Trail] EXETER, NH The best sign of the campaign trail, probably not official, but stuck prominently in the snow outside of Exeter High School this morning: experience in a world that no...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 6, 2008; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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End of the Clinton Era?

[Cross-posted to the Trail] DOVER, NH So much of politics is about feel. That may bother people who are extremely rational, who resent any deviation from data and policy, but out here on the hustings (technically there may not...

By Joel Achenbach  |  January 6, 2008; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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