Just to ease you into the work week.
First, another reason I can't really get back in the game till I'm off all my immunosuppressives and fully vaccinated. Seems some people who aren't immunized are coming down with measles. A disease that was "eradicated" in 2000. Nice.
Then, we have an article on John McCain's ties to a 70's wingnut. The article makes the point that McCain is all over Obama's connections to William Ayers. Why is the press giving McCain a pass on his ongoing friendship with G. Gordon Liddy?
Next up, an interesting couple of headlines regarding polls and whether you should care what they say. Read this and tell me you didn't just shake your head and laugh:
CBS Poll: Support For Obama Rebounds — In Wake Of Controversy Over Former Pastor, Illinois Senator Builds Lead Over McCain, Clinton — (CBS) Democrat Barack Obama appears to have rebounded from some of the damage caused by the controversy surrounding his former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright …
Susan Page / USA Today:
Poll: Flap over pastor hurts Obama — Barack Obama's national standing has been significantly damaged by the controversy over his former pastor, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, raising questions for some voters about the Illinois senator's values, credibility and electability.
Um, so which is it?
Next, via The Moderate Voice, a piece from Le Figaro in which the Europeans shake their collective heads at our obsession with infidelity among our politicians. Amusing and interesting.
And finally, from The Daily Mail, an article on the grave concerns of the British government about tea availability in the wake of nuclear armageddon. It's funny, but it's real. When you grow up in a house with parents of the British persuasion, trust me, no matter what tragedy is befalling you in the moment, someone will yell "Put the kettle on!"