The Campaign For DA

11.11.2008

Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

  • Yeah for the letter "W".
  • Sarah Palin is on every channel giving interviews with everyone. (But I've seen her cooking in front of Matt Lauer and at another time in front of Greta Van Susteren. That's hokey and staged.)
  • And she keeps referring to the "inside baseball" inner workings of a campaign.
  • I can't imagine what it would be like for Obama to walk through the White House yesterday with President Bush. I don't care who you are, your anxiety level would have to peak.
  • I have no idea where Southfork Ranch is other that it's in North Dallas.
  • Al Roker is a beating.
  • The older you get, the smarter you sound simply because of your age. Case in point yesterday, I talked to a kid around 22 who was trying to think about whether someone in their 40s would have served in Vietnam. But someone in their 40s can tell you that without even knowing a thing about the Vietnam War -- either he feared the draft or he didn't. Edit: Yep, poorly worded. I meant to say that being a man in his 40s that I automatically know I couldn't have served in Vietnam War. School didn't teach me that -- I learned it because I watched the war end as a kid. But for today's 22 year old, he has to know when the war ended and do the math. (Man, this got complicated.)
  • Oh, my. Fort Worth district judge Elizabeth Berry was arrested for DWI on Saturday afternoon. I truly hope she escapes that legal mess - and, trust me, facts that will cause an officer to arrest you for DWI are the same facts that will have a jury roll their eyes. It does happen.
  • I wrote about the funny time that Elizabeth and I first met.
  • Just read that yesterday was the "first day for filing legislation that the Texas Legislature will consider in 2009." And 99% of them will be unnecessary.
  • "Four Christmases" with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon doesn't look particularly funny. And I know funny.
  • I can record up to four programs on my DVR at once and then watch them from any TV in the house. That's crazy.
  • I know these thoughts are boring sometime.
  • Good point by Tom Brokaw, with the U.S. now owning banks and insurance companies (and soon maybe an auto maker an airline) the new president isn't just the Commander-in-Chief of American, he is the CEO of America.
  • I've now got political Tired Head.
  • With #2 Texas Tech and #1 Alabama at the top of the polls, I remembered I went over to the Cotton Bowl in 2006 to watch two teams play. Alabama won on the ugliest field goal you ever saw in the last seconds.