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Achenblog: August 31, 2008 - September 6, 2008

Climb Every Mountain

I'm live-blogging the shuttle ride from the main terminal at Dulles to Concourse C!!! The wonders of technology -- I should Tweeter this, or Twooter it, or Meeper it, or whatever they call that thing where people trained for...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 5, 2008; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (451)
 
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The Next American Idol!!!

Sarah Palin raaawwwked. She killed. She's a natural, an instant star in a country where instant-stars are our most thriving domestic industry. I want to compare her performance to that of Ollie North in the Iran-Contra hearings -- remember...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 4, 2008; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (394)
 
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Palin Unleashed

Big night tonight for McCain's pick. See the Cillizza scene-setter. Sarah Palin will take some direct shots at Obama's qualifications. Excerpts already released by the GOP. Here's one: "I had the privilege of living most of my life in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 3, 2008; 7:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (157)
 
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Fred on Fire

Fred's back. Remember: Big guy, TV actor, ran for president at a leisurely stroll, appealed to all those voters for whom the most important characteristic in a chief executive is "laziness." Apparently he still has presidential ambitions. This gives...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 3, 2008; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
 
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Vetting Is For Wimps

So far the Republican National Convention has gone according to script. Unfortunately the script was written by John Waters. Stephen King threw in a few choice lines. And no, it's not a "chick flick," as MoDo frames it. It's...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 2, 2008; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (234)
 
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Happy Labor Day

Yum. Happy Labor Day everyone....

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 1, 2008; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (224)
 
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President McCain to Invade Paraguay

This is what we need now as a president: Someone not afraid to make an impulsive decision. Someone who goes with his gut rather than waiting for his mind to kick in. Someone who has the courage to act...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 31, 2008; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (185)
 
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