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Cocktail Party At The Scratching Post: Just Do it!

Hi guys, you guys are probably wondering what we’re up to.  I just have to say how impressed I’ve been with the presentations we’ve had today.  Darragh Murphy is going to have a segment of Meet Me in Denver with Darragh Murphy and Friends to discuss some of the details.  Get your cocktail and join us.  Tonight’s Causmos are $10.00 to PUMAPac to help us to defray the costs of the PUMA  outreach sites in Denver.  Two other worthy causes are two exemplary congresswomen who stuck with Hillary come think or thin, Sheila Jackson Lee and Stephanie Tubbs Jones.  They have been under a lot of pressure for listening to their consciences and going against the flow.  Please, if you have a yuppie food stamp, please send them to these two women and tell them how much their support means to you.  Stay tuned….

There’s plenty of Sam Adams, Corona, Belgian White and Chardonnay.  Gary and Mawm just made a run to the ABC store.  We’re waiting to see their haul.  I am sitting in Taggles bathtub listening to Darragh Murphy.  This cocktail hour is loose and breezy and laissez faire.

Open Thread

Edgeoforever reports from the PUMA Conference in DC.

Is McCain pondering The LieberMonster as his VP?

Discuss – or talk about whatever suits your fancy.

Meanwhile, it’s the Muppets singing the Habanera! In my professional opinion, Beaker needs a little help on the high note at the end.

Saturday: John Edwards- How Conveeeenient.

Ladies, Do not date this man

Ladies, Do not date this man

So, it turns out that John Edwards really was the phony the media told us he was.  For once, the media was right.  And what does Edwards himself say about his behavior?

“over the course of several campaigns, I started to believe that I was special and became increasingly egocentric and narcissistic.”

Several campaigns??  So, pretty much the entire time he’s been a politician?  I’d like to say I am surprised but I saw right through him during the presidential forum at YearlyKos 07.  He was a one-trick pony.  He has a gift for bringing crowds to their feet with his appeal to their emotions.  Fine.  That’s great for a courtroom lawyer, but not enough to be a useful, dedicated public servant.

But that isn’t what all the kerfuffle is about today.  No, today, we are once again immersed in the details of a tawdry affair by a man with an ailing wife.  The infotainment business is going nuts feeding the public teasers.  Is he the father?  When did it start?  What was he doing “talking” to Hunter in her apartment at 2am?  Yes, it’s fascinating.  It’s juicy.

It’s a huge distraction.  It has swamped news of the convention.  How conveeenient.

Here’s a tip for the ladies going to Denver.  Before you close your suitcase, carefully squeeze all of the air out of any tubes of cosmetics.  I found out the hard way what happens when you open them later in a low pressure atmosphere.