News Roundup for 9/17/10

Biden talks on phone while construction workers laugh
"Guys, Guys... Now she's saying someone's hiding in her bushes! Pfffft!"

-Headline of the Day-
"Christine O'Donnell Thought Joe Biden Tapped Her Phone."

Christine O'Donnell, anti-masturbation activist and the GOP's nominee to represent Delaware in the Senate, is a woman whose radar is never down. Always on the lookout for any shenanigans, she knows that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance -- over everything. While some may call this psychotic, other more wise and less hyperbolic voices would call merely paranoiac. Six of one, half a dozen of the other, I always say.

And so it was that, in 2008 race, Christine decided that Joe Biden had tapped her phone. Because that's just being cautious. Always assume the other candidate is a complete criminal. It's in Sun Tzu's Art of War or Zap Brannigan's Big Book of War or something. Biden then went on to win that race, 65%-35% -- the largest margin of any election in Biden's career. And he scored this big win despite the fact that he was also Obama's running mate and not spending a lot of time on the Delaware race. Now we know why, the big cheater!

So look for this to become a big White House scandal -- right after Christine gets that little thing about campaign finance laws straightened out. (Talking Points Memo)

-It is on!-
The time has come. After night after night of teasing out the big announcement, Jon Stewart dropped the bomb:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Rally to Restore Sanity
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But wait, Stephen Colbert will not be outdone:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
March to Keep Fear Alive
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So which is it going to be, Team Sanity or Team Fear? Personally, I'm leaning toward Fear, but I really want to see a sea of signs that say, "I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler."

So I'm torn. (Comedy Central vs. Comedy Central)

-Bonus HotD-
"Bayh Argues Bush Tax Cuts For The Rich Should Take Priority Over 'Fairness And Things Like That'."

I am so not going to miss Evan Bayh. (Think Progress)

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