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Toothsome 30 October 2010

Posted by marisacat in DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.

Open wide: Hippos at the at the Bioparco zoo in Rome get ready for their Halloween pumpkins

Open wide: Hippos at the Bioparco zoo in Rome get ready for their Halloween pumpkins [EPA]

No bright ideas today……….  😉




1. catnip - 30 October 2010

What a great pic. 🙂

marisacat - 30 October 2010

I think they are waiting to be shovel spoon fed…


2. marisacat - 30 October 2010

hmm I just heard an interesting political observation… that, had Carly and Meg won out here (won’t be happening), it would have been the green light for billionaires all over the country to run and massively self fund.

Won’t be happening.

One huge streak of sunshine..


3. Madman in the Marketplace - 30 October 2010
marisacat - 30 October 2010

I saw a demonstration of the new “hand slide” and it mandates that it be determined there is “nothing in the bra”.

The hand goes directly under the breast.

I nearly hit the ceiling. If I were able to travel, whcih I have no physical strength for anymore, I would have to opt for the invasive scanner. I could nto bear to be touched by someone I do not know in any way, like that…

BUT I also heard that the new rules would have done nothing int he case of Abdulmuttalab. As it was a powder in his panties (as I put it).

We are so fucking fucking screwed.

And what of young children? youth? Young girls?


Madman in the Marketplace - 30 October 2010

it’s pretty sick, and frightening. And all to no real effect.

catnip - 30 October 2010

I was going to say something about hiring former Catholic priests for the job. But, I won’t.

marisacat - 30 October 2010

Exactly, it is meaningless, except as an entirely morbid discipline, submission and abuse scheme.

wu ming - 31 October 2010

i’m pretty sure this is the leverage to force the constitutionally non-compliant types into submitting to the scanners, or not flying and giving them trouble.

it will be interesting to see if there is any point at which everyday people just stop complying with this shit.

marisacat - 31 October 2010

People, too many of them, seem happy to submit and thus share in keeping us all safe. Step right up, be a patriot fascist.

You know, safe from cargo planes that supposedly are set to blow up in mid air. And curious sons, of even curiouser fathers, who strangely put explosive powder in their pants.

The crock would be to believe all of this bullshit. Like mushroom cloud promises of a few years ago.

ts - 31 October 2010

I just came back and they had those backscatter x-ray thingies at o’hare, but not everyone went through them.

It looks pretty humiliating – they were making people stand arms over their head, legs apart, for 15 seconds. Couldn’t help notice the women invariably were going through them while the majority asked to go around and use the traditional x-ray were men (including myself).

ts - 31 October 2010

Since people needed to stand there for 15 seconds, the line was backed all the way to the first security checkpoint (where they check id and boarding pass). Wasn’t even a busy time of the day, but it took nearly 2 hours to get through. If anything to hope for, I hope somebody thinks about the logistics of this and maybe puts those things back in the box.

But probably they’ll just say show up three hours early for domestic flights…

marisacat - 31 October 2010

Wasn’t even a busy time of the day, but it took nearly 2 hours to get through.

hmm the holidays should be just wonderful….

wu ming - 1 November 2010

really not looking forward to flying for christmas.

catnip - 30 October 2010

If they really want the TSA to save lives, they should train them to screen for testicular cancer while they’re at it.

Isn’t that in the health care insurance reform giveaway bill?

4. marisacat - 30 October 2010



–NBC’s “Meet the Press“: DNC Chairman and former Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and RGA Chairman Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS); roundtable with NBC’s Tom Brokaw, TIME’s Mark Halperin, NPR’s Michele Norris, National Journal’s Charlie Cook and NBC’s Chuck Todd

–ABC’s “This Week“: NRSC Chairman Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and DSCC Chairman Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ); roundtable with ABC’s George Will, ABC’s Cokie Roberts, Freedom Works Chairman and former Rep. Dick Armey (R-TX) and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile

–CBS’s “Face the Nation“: Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA)

–“Fox News Sunday“: Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK); DCCC Chairman Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD); roundtable with Fox News’ Brit Hume, NPR’s Mara Liasson, the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and Fox News’ Juan Williams

–CNN’s “WASHPOST, “Outlook’s 15th Biennial Crystal Ball Contest” “: RNC Chairman Michael Steele; Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); roundtable with conservative radio host Bill Bennett and former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-NE)

–C-SPAN: “Newsmakers“: (10am ET / 6pm ET Sunday): Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner and Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher … “The Communicators” (6:30pm ET Saturday): Former House Energy and Commerce Committee Chief Telecom Counsel Howard Waltzman (2003-2006), former House Energy and Commerce Committee Chief Counsel Gregg Rothschild (2007-2008), questioned by Politico’s Tony Romm … ‘Q&A’ (8pm ET & 11pm ET Sunday): Historians Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley

–Univision’s “Al Punto“: Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV); Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart (R-FL); Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL); Gubernatorial candidate Bill White (D-TX); roundtable with Democratic analyst Maria Cardona, Republican analyst Adolfo Franco and Hispanic issues expert Arnoldo Torres

5. Madman in the Marketplace - 30 October 2010

A Hidden Minefield at Pregnancy Centers

Ms. Marzulla runs one of 12 Expectant Mother Care centers across the city, which have provided emotional and practical support to more than 100,000 women over the past 25 years, according to the group’s founder. But a recent report by Naral Pro-Choice America contends that they and similar centers do so in a deceptive way — by using erroneous medical advice to steer clients away from abortion, contraception and the morning-after pill. Now, the City Council is considering legislation to require that they and others like them make more clear what services they do and do not provide.

The proposed legislation is intended to prevent deceptive practices — to keep counselors from pretending to be neutral while pursuing a political agenda. Ms. Marzulla, however, makes no claims to neutrality. She is passionately opposed to what she calls the abortion industry, and she wants to help her clients, of whom she speaks with unmistakable compassion, find another way out of their distress. “Nobody who does this kind of work could ever be dishonest with a young lady coming in for help,” she said.

That young lady might not, however, be sure what kind of help she was coming in for. The centers are often located right near abortion providers — in this case, in the same building. It’s easy to imagine someone spotting the generic-sounding Expectant Mother Care in the lobby directory and assuming it was a general source for reproductive information, perhaps even a medical office. Until she is ensconced in that cozy, denlike space, absorbing the full force of Ms. Marzulla’s love bomb, she might not realize what she is in for.

It’s my body, my choice, Ms. Marzulla told me, invoking the old abortion rights rallying cry with a new, antiabortion twist, “but someone else is involved, too.” Almost as an afterthought, she told me that Margaret Sanger, the hero of the reproductive rights movement, had ties to the Third Reich.

The pamphlet she gave me about the risks of abortion mentioned breast cancer, a link the National Cancer Institute has refuted, and something called post-abortion syndrome, for which the American Psychological Association, among others, says there is no evidence. As for the physical risks of pregnancy and childbirth? There was no pamphlet to discuss them.

Nor at Pregnancy Resource Services in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Staten Island, a little brick building on a quiet residential street. Unlike Ms. Marzulla, the center’s director did not pour out his personal beliefs in a torrent of love and concern. Instead, he walked me through a dry, dispassionate recitation of the risks that abortion posed. It was so dispassionate in fact that it might pass for objectivity. But it was so affectless I could not imagine it convincing anyone of anything.

In striking contrast, the mood at Planned Parenthood’s downtown Manhattan clinic was one of cheery professionalism. This is not just any Planned Parenthood; it’s the Margaret Sanger Center, the epicenter of what abortion’s fiercest opponents deplore as a vast, blood-soaked conspiracy. But inside, it could be any modern office. The brochures in the waiting room have a can-do feel, from the pro-choice voters’ guides to “STD and Oral Sex,” which looks like an advertisement for both those things.

As an abortion provider, Planned Parenthood is the only one of the three pregnancy counseling centers I visited with a financial stake in clients’ decisions. But it was also the only place where I felt that I was not being pushed one way or the other. In fact, it was the only place where anyone even mentioned the possibility of adoption, an option to which its critics often say it is blind.

Christopher Slattery, the founder of Expectant Mother Care/E.M.C. Frontline Pregnancy Centers, said in an interview after my visits that his organization was under attack. Planned Parenthood clearly fears a more literal form of attack, and makes all visitors pass through a metal detector before entering.

As for me, trying to navigate the various options and deducing their individual perspectives, I can’t say I felt attacked, but I did feel as if I was tiptoeing around a battlefield. Now imagine what that experience would be like for someone who was truly in a crisis — with an unplanned pregnancy and more questions than answers — all while the stopwatch in her belly was ticking away the weeks.

Watch where you step. There are bombs hidden everywhere, and not all of them are loving.

yup, work in the smear that they’re “profiting” from providing a legal service … women’s health care being the one service that is so worthless in this fucked up country that you shouldn’t be paid for it.

ms_xeno - 31 October 2010

So what do the stealth pro-lifers live on if they have no “financial stake” in getting women to make babies? Air and dew? And what the fuck do they do for these women after the babies are born? Probably nothing.

Shit. The NYT is such a piece of utter self-important garbage and should just be put out of its misery at this point.

6. Madman in the Marketplace - 30 October 2010
7. Madman in the Marketplace - 30 October 2010
8. marisacat - 30 October 2010

Full text. It’s AP but I landed on it in the UK Independent

Obama exempts African states from child soldier legislation

By Robert Burns in Washington, AP

Saturday, 30 October 2010

In a move criticised by human rights organisations, the Obama administration has decided to exempt Yemen and three other countries that use child soldiers from US penalties under the 2008 Child Soldiers Prevention Act.

In a memorandum to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama said he had determined that “it is in the national interest of the United States” to waive application of the law to Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Yemen.

He instructed Clinton to submit the decision to the Congress with a written justification for the move.

Mr Obama’s memo, released by the White House on Monday, did not include the justification.

Administration officials have said, however, that cutting off military aid to those four countries as required by the law would do more harm than good. They said close cooperation with them can be a more effective way of changing their practices. Jo Becker, children’s rights director at Human Rights Watch, said Obama had supported the legislation when he was in the Senate. [don’t make me laugh TOO hard, very common phrase in connection to ObRama… — Mcat]

“This is a groundbreaking law,” she said. “This is the first year it has taken effect and he’s undercutting it.” The law was signed by President George Bush shortly before he left office but did not take effect until this year.

Ms Becker said the US has legitimate national interests in the countries given the waiver, but that the administration could have made use of a provision in the law that permits targeted cuts in military assistance, while continuing aid aimed at professionalising armies. State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said the countries who received the waiver deserved more time to correct their practices.

“In these countries we are working with the governments to stop the recruitment of child soldiers or demobilise those who may already be in the ranks,” Crowley said. “These waivers allow the United States to continue to conduct valuable training programs.”

I suppose we can start sending our own 12 year olds to war. Considering the war commercials, war movies, war whoop across all network, cable and public access TV and radio, what are we waiting for???

Glory in the good.

marisacat - 30 October 2010

Didn’t Samantha Power, a bitch, try to call another bitch in the primary a MONSTER?

when are the fucking idiots known as the supposed engaged or activist American voters going to face the fact … they are ALL monsters.

All of them

[T]he White House began a conference call on the issue Friday afternoon by apologizing to the NGO and Hill community for the decision’s botched rollout, which was announced only through a short official presidential memorandum on Monday and then reported on by The Cable on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The call was off the record and not for press purposes, but a recording was made available to The Cable.

“This is a call that should have happened before you read about the administration’s child soldiers’ posture in the newspaper,” said Samantha Power, the National Security Council’s senior director for multilateral affairs and human rights. “Given the way you all heard about the implementation of the statute, I can understand why some of the reactions that you had were prevalent.” [we are spun to death… ]

Power defended the president’s decision to waive penalties under the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008, which was set to go into effect this month, for Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Sudan, and Yemen. She argued that identifying these countries as violators while giving them one more year to stop recruiting underage troops would help make progress.

“Our judgment was brand them, name them, shame them, and then try to leverage assistance in a fashion to make this work,” said Power, adding that this was the first year the Obama administration had to make a decision on this issue, so they want to give the violator countries one more year to show progress.

“In year one to just say we’re out of here, best of luck, we wish you well… Our judgment is we’ll work from inside the tent.” [where have we heard that?… the stench is so familiar… ]

But Hill staffers and advocacy leaders on the call weren’t buying what Power was selling. They were upset that they learned about the decision via The Cable, and challenged Power on each point that she made. ….

Nice show from the “Hill staffers” but nobody can tell me they care all that much.

This just made me laugh:

Power said at the end of the call that the administration plans to capitalize on the fallout from its decision. She said that the administration planned on “[u]sing the attention from this moment and the leverage of having abstained from having put the sanctions in effect right now and saying… ‘You’re not going to get so lucky next time if we don’t see some progress.'”

Overall, the call showed that the White House realized it botched the rollout of the decision but is standing by the decision itself. Next, they will have to defend it on Capitol Hill, where staffers are set to receive a special briefing on the issue next week. ….

ts - 31 October 2010

What I think is amazing is this is like no-brainer level D policy stuff – not even enforceable, so just pass the feel good bill already – and they botch it so badly that it goes from a footnote on page 26 to front page news.

ts - 31 October 2010

I should add, and not even just one mistake, but over and over and over. They screw up. Then screw up the post screw up spin. Then they reclarify a couple times to keep you focused on the prior two screw ups, and neither clarification makes a lick of sense. Just go to bed and call it a day – there’s no more room in the mouth for any more feet!

Just one multi-car pile up after another, and we still got two years to go!

marisacat - 31 October 2010

They have absolutely no idea about politics… which is kind of fun to watch. Sort of. It does get old.

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 30 October 2010
marisacat - 30 October 2010

A hallowe’en ban?

Or, as a friend of mine said decades ago:

No running jumping laughing living.

wu ming - 31 October 2010

to be fair, though, that stuff is beyond obnoxious. it was a sad day when it began to replace shaving cream as the teenaged spray weapon of choice.

10. Madman in the Marketplace - 30 October 2010
11. Madman in the Marketplace - 30 October 2010

Violent Turn in Abuse Case More Than 3 Decades Old

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — William Lynch’s life has spiraled out of control in the 35 years since he says he and his brother were molested by a Jesuit priest. He struggled with depression, had nightmares and tried to kill himself twice.

The authorities say they believe that the anger and pain erupted last spring when the Rev. Jerold Lindner was lured to the lobby of his Jesuit retirement home and then beat severely in front of shocked witnesses.

Mr. Lynch, 43, was arrested Friday and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in the May 10 attack. He posted $25,000 bail and will plead not guilty at an arraignment next month, said his lawyer, Pat Harris.

During a confrontation at the Jesuits’ Sacred Heart retirement home in Los Gatos, Calif., Mr. Lynch repeatedly punched Father Lindner in the face and body after the priest said he did not recognize him, said Sgt. Rick Sung, a spokesman for the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department.

Mr. Lynch and his younger brother settled with the Jesuits of the California Province, a Roman Catholic religious order, for $625,000 in 1998 after accusing Father Lindner of abusing them in 1975 during weekend camping trips in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Mr. Harris said the boys, who were 7 and 5 at the time, were raped and forced to have oral sex with each other while Father Lindner watched.

Father Lindner, 65, has been accused of abuse by nearly a dozen people, including his sister and nieces and nephews.

Investigators connected Mr. Lynch to the attack using phone records, Sergeant Sung said. A half-hour before the episode, a caller identifying himself as Eric called the home and said someone would arrive shortly to inform Father Lindner of a family member’s death.

Father Lindner was able to drive himself to the hospital after the attack. He did not return a call left on his answering machine.

He has previously denied abusing the Lynch boys and has not been criminally charged. The abuse falls outside the statute of limitations.

Father Lindner was removed from the ministry and placed at the Los Gatos retirement home in 2001.

marisacat - 30 October 2010

Lynch has a better than average atty, it looks to me. And others abused as children by the priest have come forward to comment on the attack…. It seems he had a taste for assaulting multiple children in a family, in more than just the Lynch instance. He molested both boys and girls.

So we shall see.

Father Lindner was able to drive himself to the hospital after the attack.

I say we call it a case of mild rebuke following decades of aggravted assault… and I have not heard of what weapon Lynch is supposed to have used… I see the charge is ”assualt with a deadly weapon”.


Madman in the Marketplace - 30 October 2010

It also seems that one would expect people to try sometimes to obtain personal justice since the legal system and that organization help monsters like that get away scott free, over and over again.

marisacat - 30 October 2010

The church, whoever their spokesperson is, has tried to say that Lindner also “works” at the retirement home (whcih sounds more like a nursing home…) caring for other elderly priests.

Must be a page from the Catholic bible on abuse (see, “good works mitigate earlier sins” or some such drivel). IIRC they have been saying that some American priest recently found living in a similar situation in Ireland, also an abuser, “cares for elderly priests with Alzheimers”.

Who cares.

12. Madman in the Marketplace - 31 October 2010
marisacat - 31 October 2010

Too much unused powder in his panties.

….. 🙄 … I guess.

I heard the audio… and he qualified that the Democrats “might” do more than the R.

ms_xeno - 31 October 2010

Shades of Clinton I, smugly informing angry queers to go hang out with the Tea Party.

Tell me again why we should vilify one of these user fuckheads and not the other one. How much more blatant can they be about the fact that the GLBT community is nothing to them but a convenience, to be used like an ATM, ripped off and then mocked?

ts - 31 October 2010

I brought back from my travels a bottle of Irish whiskey, which I’ll be cracking open for the festivities on Tuesday. Hope it goes with popcorn. Will take a sip in your honor, Marisa.

ts - 31 October 2010
marisacat - 31 October 2010

oh that was an hilarious read….

“If some Democratic consultant told you they are feeling better, they must have dropped some heavy drugs,” said a senior pollster who is working for candidates in competitive races. “It’s hard.”

I notice Ob and wif are getting out of town barely 3 days later. If they lose more than Bill………. AND if Illinois gov and senate races go down like a tombstone… whcih it seems they may…. AND if Coons race agaisnt ODonnell ends much tighter than 10 pts (the Gawker piece I gather has fallen like a dead body – and it seems she is rising)………….. AND if Bennet in CO goes down…………. AND Sestak… wObby is in deep soemthing or other.

catnip - 31 October 2010

I heard Bill is making a last minute stop to prop up his friend Meek.

And Obamalama, on the stump in Cleveland today, AGAIN with the car is in the ditch/slurpee slop. Get some new material!

marisacat - 31 October 2010

oh thank you… that cheers me up!

I am still on the hunt for soemthing I could occasionally drink. My next try is Gin. Of course with a lot of cream, lime juice, soda water and orange flower water… (Ramos Fizz)

catnip - 31 October 2010

You were in Ireland, ts?

ts - 31 October 2010

Only for two days (work).

marisacat - 31 October 2010

But a nice break, around the work, that is… 😉

catnip - 31 October 2010


marisacat - 31 October 2010

if you survive boarding, deplaning and customs. Then the same in reverse. Plus the flight itself….


There have been some very irritating hours on the local talk show on the new rules.. BUT there have been some hilarious stories of what people found out they themsleves got thru security, becasue they had no idea it was in the bakcpack, their childrens luggage … etc.

One man went ot the air port with his daughter, they gritted their teeth all thru the wait, lines, ex- ray, whatever…spread em!, etc… so they are settled on the plane… he had told his daughter to “pack her homework for the plane” and she pulls out full fledged, steel sissors, 7 or 8 inches long. Right thru, ex ray… in fact he said they had to go thru TWICE.

Just one of several stories

catnip - 31 October 2010

I’m guessing he won’t be dressing up in drag for Halloween ?

13. ts - 31 October 2010

They even trotted out a last second terror alert. Talk about a hail mary.

14. marisacat - 31 October 2010


Drudge Report might as well plaster


all across the front of the site… LOL

Supposedly The Caucus claims Obby had to work a half filled hall in Ohio. (I did nto follow the link)

marisacat - 31 October 2010

Here’s The Caucus… I dunno… Sunday afernoon, political rally, another Obby speech……. in the High Holy Sport Days, Hallowe’en… and whatever lse on Sunday…. prolly luck to get 8,000 or so.

15. BooHooHooMan - 1 November 2010

Evan Bayh. Jon Meacham. On Morning Joe.
With Barnacle. With Mika and Willie I might add.

{ Loading rifle now.
Extra ammo? Check.
Map to studio? LOL….How PASSE! GPS! C’mon!
Get with the program!.}

Joe, Mika, and Willie all agree with their guests!
The Democrats overeached!
Bayh: “With people most concerned about the deficit and the growth of entitlements, the healhcare bill really was …”
Meacham: “O YA. Ya. Ya Ya Ya YaYAYAH! When the Simpson (Cat Food) Report comes out, we’re going to have to come to terms with entitlements.”

There are 3 key points tho that come to mind now:

marisacat - 1 November 2010

December 1, th Simpson Bowles show comes to town.

I think the Obamas should jsut stay in India… with the 700+ hotel rooms. Don’t come back. Send Hillary to Africa, Biden to China. Or the reverse, who would notice. All of congress can go on a paid CO DEL…

Fuck ’em.

ts - 1 November 2010

I was thinking the same thing. Just go on vacation for the next two years. Couldn’t be worse.

BooHooHooMan - 1 November 2010

Not if you’re Dana Houle. 😆

marisacat - 1 November 2010

oh the thought of that creature scratching away in the gutters of cheap politics.

BooHooHooMan - 1 November 2010

Oh I forgot Ermine. LOL. Ermine Bowles.
Oh I’m just kidding, I know his name’s Earl.
That icon of Dem male fashion in the 90’s. The 1890’s.
Loved the whole glasses with matching sphincter bit.

marisacat - 1 November 2010

I say we call him Hermione. Hermione in the Ermine. WIth a thirty foot train. AND live dancing ermine.

Another lipless, as I recall.

16. BooHooHooMan - 1 November 2010

Wherein Nate Silver punks out.

Agreeing to Disagree: Size of Republican Wave Hard to Predict

Goddammit! Find you sea legs, Silver!
Not to mention the grog!
Put Iowa in Edwards column!
Ouija up a Caroline ascendancy!
Call it for Specter already!
Live a little, fellah! LOL.

marisacat - 1 November 2010

I wonder if wObbly is going to blame bad luck due to death of one of the last of the New Frontiersmen.

Poor (wellll hardly, but you know…) Sorenson, so ossified he barely knew who Obama was. They pointed him out and pushed Sorenson out there. One more hump for the mother ship.

Politics, so elegant.

BooHooHooMan - 1 November 2010

Imagine that retainer giving account of his life to the bouncers at Heaven’s Gate.

“Well, when Jack you know…”

“No, your life Mr. Sorenson, YOUR Life, please.
They had ALL the Sunday talk shows in Limbo, dude.
What do you think this is?”

BooHooHooMan - 1 November 2010

Which could all be very interesting if Oswald’s the Gatekeeper. LOL.

“You see this HOLE in my stomach motherfucker?
NO ASSHOLE, You DON”T get reunited with body parts.
And I can’t wait to see Specter’s ass!”

Okay I’m out. And while Halloween is over, we still have our Zombie …problem. The Major Parties, that is.

So I’ll see ya later tonite so to speak, where, on schedule, I can make an ass of myself trying to match wits against you and the inestimable catnip’s “spidey senses” in picking Putz A over Yutz B in some of these races…

I will not be wagering tho. I’ve been shirtless too long . LOL.

marisacat - 1 November 2010

HA! Ossified AND blind, it seems…

via Mike Allen email:

Boston Globe p. 1, “Theodore Sorensen, JFK’s aide and wordsmith, dies,” by Bryan Marquard: “Theodore Chaikin Sorensen, whose prose mingled with the thoughts and words of his close friend John F. Kennedy to create some of the most memorable presidential speeches of the 20th century, died yesterday. Mr. Sorensen’s wife, Gillian, said he died in a New York City hospital of complications from an Oct. 22 stroke. He was 82. Despite a stroke nine years ago that left him nearly sightless, Mr. Sorensen had continued to be a vibrant link intellectually and philosophically to the Kennedy administration and the Camelot aura that defined the clan, launching the political careers of the president’s younger brothers, Robert and Edward. …

17. marisacat - 1 November 2010



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