The online bookmaker Sportsbook.com has taken a look at 2008, and here are the odds:
Hillary Clinton: 6-1
Rudy Giuliani: 10-1
Condoleeza Rice: 15-1 odds
John Edwards: 15-1
Barack Obama: 30-1
Jeb Bush: 35-1
You don’t have to be a Marxist to remember what may be the most widely quoted (and misquoted) passage from the works of Karl Marx: “Hegel says somewhere that all great events and personalities in world history reappear in one way or another. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as Read More
Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 should be carefully studied by John Kerry’s political advisers-not for its good taste, profundity or even originality, but for its sheer bulldog tenacity in laying waste to the patriotic mythology spun out of lies and half-truths in Karl Rove’s White House.
As it happens, I attended the local anti-Bush revival meeting Read More
Moderate Republicans-remember them? With their quaint fiscally conservative, socially liberal outlook and their patrician accents? You’ve been reading their political obituary every six months for at least the last quarter-century.
But in recent weeks, you can’t turn on the television without seeing their 21st-century equivalents, John McCain and Rudolph Giuliani. And then there’s Arnold Schwarzenegger, Read More
On Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of New York City firefighters-the best-trained Fire Department in the world-learned to their horror that their radios didn’t work. As they attempted to save thousands of people trapped in those two mortally wounded towers, firefighters couldn’t communicate with each other. High-ranking officers in the north tower command post frantically tried Read More
Bruce Teitelbaum, Rudy Giuliani’s most trusted political adviser, sidled up to a veteran New York operative recently and made a bold pronouncement.
“Bruce said, very openly, that if Rudy Giuliani wants it, he’ll be the Republican Party’s Vice Presidential nominee in 2004,” the operative told The Observer . “And he said that he thinks Giuliani Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C.–It was after 2 a.m. on Sunday, April 29–the early morning hours after the 87th annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner–and the well-dressed media types (along with a smattering of politicians) were beginning to filter out of Michael Bloomberg’s jiggy after-soirée at the Trade Ministry of the Russian Federation.
“This is not a Read More
INSIDE AN ESSAYIST’S BRAINPAN- That was some column I wrote about
Bill Clinton and Pardongate the other day. Sure, my gimmick of “reading”
someone’s innermost thoughts (usually Bill or Hill) is getting slightly stale.
But I can make the guy “think” anything about himself-and when I publish his
bogus mental musings, they take on a Read More
One of these days, the country will turn away from the
enervating pardon affair, having reached a final judgment that may depend
heavily on whether Bill Clinton can persuade Americans that he exercised his
Constitutional power reasonably and responsibly. Among his fellow citizens, if
not his enduring antagonists in the national media, the former President Read More
The last time Florida’s lawmakers gathered for a special
session was last January, when Republican leaders summoned them to rush through
legislation that perversely “reformed” the Sunshine State’s death-penalty code.
Among the chief sponsors of that bill-designed to make executions easier,
faster and less vulnerable to appeal or post-conviction proof of innocence-was
Tom Feeney, the Read More