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Achenblog: October 5, 2008 - October 11, 2008

Playing the Dull Card

Missing from the excellent Harris-Vandehei screed on the stultifying nature of Tuesday's debate was an acknowledgment that Obama has a strategic reason for playing the dull card. When ahead, and on the verge of running away with an election,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 9, 2008; 7:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (627)
 
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Obama vs. McCain Round 2

[First, this gambling bulletin: Your blogger, who bestrides the Vegas scene like a collossus, hit the blackjack tables at New York New York last night and walked away with $30 in winnings. I believe this level of wagering makes...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 8, 2008; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (487)
 
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Someone's Always Gambling

What we need here are more casinos, clearly. Thus behind New York New York and Monte Carlo you see more giant hotel-casinos rising on the south LV Strip. I never understand how this can pencil out. Classic (Classical) Vegas....

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 7, 2008; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (395)
 
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Economic Worries at 35,000 Feet

I'm writing this on a Southwest Airlines flight to Las Vegas, wondering if the world economy has collapsed, and what might be left of my 401k. I'm worried that it's now a 301k. The overnight news looked rather ominous,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 6, 2008; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (212)
 
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Washington Below the Scum

[Had fab time -- mega-fab in fact -- at the Mega-Poodle Scorching Hour or whatever the boodlers called that thing last night at Buffalo. Will post photo of prized Frazetta statuette when I get a chance. It will definitely...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 5, 2008; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
 
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