JOHN McCAIN OFFERED VP SLOT WHEN CHENEY STEPS DOWN?

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ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER THOUGHT HE HIT A FUN CHORD WHEN HE CALLED the Democratic National Convention, “True Lies.” Clearly though, the convention we have been watching this week is piling a mound of duplicity on a foundation of mistruths.

THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE: KEEP OR ABOLISH?

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IN THE FEDERALIST PAPERS NO. 68, ALEXANDER HAMILTON writing as Publius defends the Electoral College. Hamilton wrote: “A small number of persons, selected by thir fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations.” In other words, don’t let the mob rule.

WASHINGTON POST POLITICAL BLOG CONTEST

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THE WASHINGTON POST IS TAKING NOMINATIONS for the best political blogs. Obviously, I think that Josh Marshall’s www.TalkingPointsMemo.com ought to sweep the categories, but I think that there may be a couple of sections that www.TheWashingtonNote.com might be competitive in.

TAILHOOK PARTICIPANT NEEDS TO BE VOTED OUT OF CONGRESS

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DID YOU KNOW THAT REP. RANDY “DUKE” CUNNINGHAM (R-CA-50) was an official attendee at the scandalous 1991 Tailhook Association Meeting in Las Vegas? I had no idea that this repugnant ideologue in the House of Representatives was part of that misogynist mess.

ME-TOOISM WILL WRECK UN SECURITY COUNCIL REFORM

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AS IF THE COSTS OF THE IRAQ WAR WEREN’T HIGH ENOUGH, the battle over a new roster of permanent UN Security Council members may add to the tally. Some of America’s allies see their cooperation with America in Iraq as enhancing their bona fides for possible permanent Security Council membership.