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CT-Senate Roundup

HOWARD MEGDAL: With the news of Senator Joe Lieberman’s retirement, it is time for Democrats to dream. Sure, Chris Murphy looks to be the early leader. But a Senate seat with Ted Kennedy Jr., Keith Olbermann or even Alec Baldwin would feel like karmic payback for the nonsense liberals put up with from Joe Lieberman lo these past few decades. Continue reading

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First to National Ticket: Franken or Pawlenty?

HOWARD MEGDAL: I think Christian is right: Pawlenty seems much likelier to hit the national ticket first. But indulge me, if you will, in a little time-travel.

CHRISTIAN HEINZE: You make a pretty good argument for Al Franken, but I’m going to be a Kardashian (the Dad one) and eviscerate your case. Continue reading

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Shiny Suds

ZOË RICE: I get it, I do. When you wash your tub with chemicals, the residue hangs around to taunt you! You should buy organic cleanser! I rationally understand that’s the message of this commercial. But that’s not what I walk away with. Instead, I think “Creepy! Look away or be violated!”

HOWARD MEGDAL: Zoë and I disagree on two points relating to this commercial. For one thing, I think the ad is funny. For another, I think the ad isn’t just targeted at women.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I support any commercial in which scrubbing bubbles are depicted as the gross, sexually frustrated sudsy cartoon characters they clearly are. I’ve always been kind of weirded out by them. It’s good to have that feeling vindicated. Continue reading

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