Friday, July 17, 2009

Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite passed away today at age 92. The anchor of the CBS Evening News from 1962 to 1981, Uncle Walter distinguished himself via four major events: President Kennedy's assassination; the Vietnam War, the Space Race, and Watergate. For kids today who didn't know him: people would actually sit down and watch him at 6:30 every weeknight. And people trusted him. That's all you need to know.


Friday, July 03, 2009

Palin quits; Obama animated

Holy cow. Didn't see this coming, even with a blistering article in next month's Vanity Fair about her background and behavior on the campaign trail last year. Gov. Palin will not seek a second term, and will resign July 26th. While a PAC (SarahPAC) was set up in her name, it's not clear whether funds raised there will go towards paying off her existing legal expenses, or towards a possible 2012 presidential run.

A press release from the Governor's Office noted her accomplishments, including "ushered in ethics reform" and "reduced Alaska's dependence on federal earmarks by nearly 85 percent." Apparently irony is not one of the Deputy Press Secretary's stronger points.

In unrelated news, Disney has unveiled a robotic Obama at Walt Disney World's Hall of Presidents in Orlando.

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