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National Journal Crashed-and-Burned Watch (Yet Another Stuart Taylor Edition)

Aimai Wakes Up at 3:39 AM and Starts Blogging

Post the first:

If I Ran the Zoo: Its Official: You Made Me Do It is the Slogan of the GOP going forward: Guess "thou shalt not extort" wasn't implicit in the ten commandments? You'd think with all the other ones the mormons have they might have tried it.

SAN FRANCISCO – Leaders of the campaign to outlaw same-sex marriage in California made an offer to businesses that have given money to the state's largest gay-rights group: Give us money or we'll publicly identify you as opponents of traditional unions. Supporters of same-sex marriage called the tactic "an attempt to extort people" and "a bit Mafioso"...

Post the Second:

If I Ran the Zoo: Flail: The more I look at the McCain Campaign and its robo-calls the more it reminds me of this in bizzarro world. As far as I can see McCain's "Barack is Fixing Your Bicycle" site would look like this:

BARACK OBAMA IS A CELEBRITY
BARACK OBAMA STUTTERS
BARACK OBAMA IS A SMOOTH OPERATOR
BARACK OBAMA WILL SAY ANYTHING TO GET ELECTED
BARACK OBAMA DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING SO WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HE THINKS
BARACK OBAMA IS A TERRORIST
BARACK OBAMA IS A MUSLIM
BARACK OBAMA IS AN ANGRY BLACK CHRISTIAN
BARACK OBAMA KILLS WOMB BABIES
BARACK OBAMA KILLS BABIES NOT IN THE WOMB
BARACK OBAMA LOVES PEDOPHILES
BARACK OBAMA IS GAY
BARACK OBAMA DOESN'T WANT TO LOCK UP CRIMINALS
BARACK OBAMA IS NOT AMERICAN
BARACK OBAMA IS INDONESIAN
BARACK OBAMA IS KENYAN
BARACK OBAMA IS THE SECRET LOVECHILD OF TWO AMERICAN PEOPLE SO HE'S STILL AFRICAN
BARACK OBAMA LOVES STEM CELL RESEARCH
BARACK OBAMA WANTS TO KILL YOUR GRANDMOTHER WITH CUTS TO MEDICAL RESEARCH
BARACK OBAMA CAN'T DO ANYTHING
BARACK OBAMA WILL SINGLEHANDEDLY BRING ABOUT A TOTALITARIAN SOCIALIST UTOPIA

Post the third:

If I Ran the Zoo: Tbogg Sums It Up For Us: "Marty Peretz must flip through resumes looking for people who list self-abasement under 'hobbies'." (Glad I didn't take that freshman seminar with Marty. But it explains a lot about the responses from the students who did.)

Post the fourth:

If I Ran the Zoo: Why Isn't This Illegal?: Voter intimidation? Why isn't someone suing Romero and his bosses for intimidation and harrassment?

Post the fifth:

If I Ran the Zoo: Good Thing There's Nothing Much Going On: Since I see that the top three posts at this moment at the NRO's Corner are on celebrities--who is and who isn't, and following up on the overall Basset Hound thing whether Fred Thompson should "be unleashed." I don't know, is he house broken? Worth a read just for its pricless evocation of IOKIYAAR as Jay Nordlinger gratefully accepts Robert Downey Junior into the fold precisely because his outlaw, druggie, ways put him in jail where he learned to be less sympathetic to the unfortunate. See, you can lie, cheat, steal, and do drugs and be a "good conservative" as long as the lesson you draw from this is that more people should suffer and die in prison.

Go see.

Now I want to hear some of those Marty-Peretz-taught-my-freshman-seminar stories...

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