I'm doing some interviews and visiting old friends in Bergen from Friday until Monday evening. Let's hook up and have drinks. It'll be great.
Devastating editorial in the NY Times attacking McCain's campaign. "Senator John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin have been running one of the most appalling campaigns we can remember." And: "they have gone far beyond the usual fare of quotes taken out of context and distortions of an opponent’s record — into the dark territory of race-baiting and xenophobia." They also note that the negative campaigning is, not unsurprisingly, relighting the culture wars: "A recent Washington Post report said at a rally in Florida this week a man yelled “kill him!” [Jon Stewart has video in his Oct. 7 broadcast]as Ms. Palin delivered that line and others shouted epithets at an African-American member of a TV crew." So yeah, way to be lifting the public discourse, there, people.
(watch the Daily Show for a Palin rally crowd booing the NY Times, btw.)