By Ken Krayeske • 8:45 AM EST
Loyal audience, I'll leave a few links, but I'm going away to San Fran for a week, so don't expect any new words of wisdom.
Although, some doubt the quality of such sentences spewing forth on this site. I got an email from "Gabe Kaplan" - email don't worry about it @ aol.com - last night who said:
"How does it feel to be more and more of an outsider. You soon won't have the backing for anybody in office to even blink when your around. And next time you have your camara, your lawyer might look the other way. But great picture, like your about to clap. Or maybe about to take handcuffs..."
Well Gabe, thanks for the words of advice. And to answer your question, sometimes it feels crappy to be an outsider, sometimes it feels great to look in and say, Thank God I am not part of that mess.
Yeah, life in the ivory tower of legal academia sure is cozy. I've finished my final exams. I'm heading away for a week. In the meantime, amuse yourselves thusly:
Chill Will has the BeatBikeBlog kickin' over here.
Trent Reznor is giving away Nine Inch Nails newest album for free. Free. I love NIN, Trent, and free music. Here.
The Hartford Advocate dumped Alistair (Hooray!), but word on the street is that they are not replacing him (Boo!). Cost cutting. Car columnist Jim Motavelli is apparently a new roving editor, hitting Advocate properties (NH, Ffield and HFD) on alternate days. He's in the Beat a few days a week only.
But, already, the Advocate is turning out better news than when Alistair was there. Or is just coincidence? But this piece on Rowland is good.
And I've never linked to the West Hartford Blog before, but they regularly feature quality material.
One more thing - everybody's got an analogue for this election, 1948, 1972, 1988. Lots of people seem to compare him to McGovern. But I say throw all comparisons out the window. We are experiencing a first in American history: we have an African-American on the verge of being leader of the free world. It is a new world.