It really wasn’t a contest at Dodger Stadium last night … and wasn’t one at Hofstra, either.
The Phillies clinched their sixth-ever World Series berth in just five games, with a 5-1 win over the Dodgers, behind good offensive production and the strong arm of NLCS MVP Cole Hamels! I’d love to see them face the Red Sox in the World Series … so we need Terry Francona and his guys to muster a big comeback! Hey … it’s been known to happen!
On the political front, the debate was a clear win for Obama. That ain’t just my humble opinion, believe me. Check out the great stuff on Boltgirl, including her live blogging, and the clickable tour of “President Palin’s Office” (also posted here in a comment by Stephen)!
There were so many bad moments in McCain’s night, it’s hard to pick just one or two. But here’s a sampling …
Oh, and then there’s his absolute disdain for the “health of the mother” …
McSame blinked and grimaced through the entire debate, and there were moments when it was distracting as hell. Did it mean he was lying? Confused? Feeling stressed? All of the above? Hardly matters, as it was just a damn poor performance .. not Presidential (unless, of course, Dubya is the measure – in which case it was very much so.)
I’m on the run this morning – but wanted to share this great tool posted in the NY Times that lets you look at a myriad of polling sources and see their results over time. I’ve bookmarked it, and am looking forward to seeing how the trending continues after last night’s debate.
Oops, no – one final, very odd tidbit. It kinda made me sad … as the fallout from this is going to continue for a lifetime … I quote, from USA Today:
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — A new father has secretly named his baby girl Sarah McCain Palin after the Republican ticket for president and vice president.
Mark Ciptak of Elizabethton put that name on the documents for the girl’s birth certificate, ignoring the name Ava Grace, which he and his wife had picked earlier.
“I don’t think she believes me yet,” he told the Kingsport Times-News. “It’s going to take some more convincing.”
Ciptak, a blood bank employee for the American Red Cross, said he named his third child after John McCain and Sarah Palin to “to get the word out” about the campaign.
“I took one for the cause,” he said. “I can’t give a lot of financial support for the (McCain/Palin) campaign. I do have a sign up in my yard, but I can do very little.”