Dezinformatsia: More Quotes from the Swamp

Remedial economics needed: "Most criticism of John McCain's decision tofollow the Bush administration's lead and embrace offshore drilling as the answer to high gas prices has focused on the accusation that it's junk economics---which it is." ---former Enron advisor Paul Krugman, who knows a bit about junk economics, in The New York Times

No bias here: "It seems like that Obama should be miles ahead of McCain when you consider the political climate. Americans can no longer stand President Bush or the Republican Party or the war in Iraq, and, of course, there's the deteriorating economy... Obama has run a pretty flawless campaign..." ---CNN's Jack Cafferty

How dare McCain actually campaign: "[O]ne big question for Obama now is how long can he continue to take the high road with McCain increasingly on the attack?" ---CBS's Chip Reid

Not exactly: "[T]he biggest problem John McCain is facing in this campaign is the hard right of his own party, which is trying to pin him into positions that are not really very realistic right now." ---Financial Times editor Chrystia Freeland

"The racial fantasy factor in this presidential campaign is out of control. It was at work in that New Yorker cover that caused such a stir... It's driving the idea that Barack Obama is somehow presumptuous, too arrogant, too big for his britches---a man who obviously does not know his place. Mr. Obama has to endure these grotesque insults with a smile and heroic levels of equanimity. The reason he has to do this---the sole reason---is that he is black." ---New York Times columnist Bob Herbert

The BIG Lie: "[O]rganizations like the NRA... are trying to increase deaths by gun in this country." ---MSNBC's Keith Olberman, the perennial "Worst Person in the World"

Newspulper Headlines: Breaking News From 2009: "President Obama Continues Hectic Victory Tour" ---The Washington Post ++   "Why President Obama's Likely to Have a Tough Four Years"

Finding Happiness in Unexpected Places: "Ecstasy Reported in Spare Tire on Ambassador Bridge" ---Detroit Free Press

And the Clerks Are Stuck Cleaning It Up: "Whole Foods Case Overturned by Appeals Court" ---Austin American-Statesman Web site

We Hope the Bear Was Wearing a Helmet: "Man Hits Bear on Motorcycle" ---Associated Press

Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control: "Wind Blows Semitrailer Into Ditch, Killing Turkeys" ---Plainsman (Huron, SD)  ++ "Earthquake Forces Judge Judy Into Recess" ---Broadcasting & Cable

News You Can Use: "Don't Streak, Get Drunk or Sleep Outside" ---Reuters  ++ "Enjoy Beer---and Life Will Be Good"

Bottom Stories of the Day: "Rosie O'Donnell Is Taking a Break From Blogging" (Thanks to The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto)

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