I’m playing catch up this weekend and getting ready for another busy week. There’s a host of news I’d love to find the time to write about but instead I’m opting for a round up of links… Feel free to add more links worth sharing and reading in the comments below.
What a mess… MSNBC reports that “an estimated quarter million travelers have been affected by American Airlines’ flight cancellations — about 3,100 of them since Tuesday, to be exact — across the country.” Ouch… Read the first hand reports of travelers effected by the flight cancelations and be glad you are not traveling this weekend.
Barack Obama really stepped in it at a fundraiser in San Francisco earlier in the week when he said:
You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them… And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Obama’s big gaffe may likely keep on giving as noted by many in the blogosphere and the media:
- BTD on Talk Left: What McCain Said Compared To What Obama Said
- Jeralyn on Talk Left: Live Blogging Today’s Clinton Campaign Press Call
- Jonathan Martin on Politico: Where Obama’s ‘bitter’ comments go from here
- Mike Allen on Politico: 12 reasons ‘bitter’ is bad for Obama
- Todd Beeton on MYDD: Obama’s Verbal Gutterball
- Marc Ambinder: Bittergate: Going Forward
- The WaPo: ‘Bitter’ Is a Hard Pill For Obama to Swallow
- NY Times: Obama, Now on the Defensive, Calls ‘Bitter’ Words Ill-Chosen
- AP News: Obama’s remarks gives Clinton an opening
- The wingnuts are in a tizzy: Memeorandum has all the buzz
No love for Alberto Gonzales as he goes job hunting: In Searching for New Job, Gonzales Sees No Takers
Here we go again… Jeff at Shakesville explains: Please. Just. Stop.
INC.com: Consumer Mood Sours
In Pennsylvania: War-weary Pa. voters question exit strategy.
And finally some humor via Dick Cavett: Memo to Petraeus & Crocker: More Laughs, Please