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hutch0
Date: 2008-01-30 23:16
Subject: pitching for joe
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I was going to put this in the previous post, but their site went down and has only just come up again. In today's Independent Richard Schiff writes an entertaining and - I think - informative article about his time stumping for Joe Biden. I think this is a very nice piece. I liked Schiff's work in The West Wing very much, and now I like his writing too.
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RealThog: sunset
User: realthog
Date: 2008-01-31 00:17 (UTC)
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Just to show you what a small world it is, the wife of one of your New Writings in the Fantastic 2 authors was another on the staff of the Joe Biden campaign.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-01-31 22:16 (UTC)
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Oh yes? Which one?
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-01-31 02:07 (UTC)
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PS: By the way, the Indy's site is back down again. I wonder if it's outsourced to India or someewhere, and thereby affected by this cable malfunction that's in tonight's news?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-01-31 22:17 (UTC)
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Not sure. Of all the papers, the Indy's site is the least reliable and user-friendly.
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RealThog: sunset
User: realthog
Date: 2008-01-31 05:11 (UTC)
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The site's back up again.

Schiff says one really stupid thing (or perhaps it's been added by some Indy hack). In the bit at the bottom talking about the celebs the various candidates have attracted as "endorsers", we have this concerning John Edwards:

Sadly, the only support this 54-year-old Democratic hopeful can muster are the singers Jackson Browne ("Running on Empty", "The Pretender") and Bonnie Raitt, along with the actor James Denton (Desperate Housewives).

I haven't the first clue who Denton is, but I would regard Raitt and Browne as the two most significants "celebs" on the page. Most (not all) of the rest are dimwit actors or money shufflers; Raitt and Browne are two of the most revered creators on the American music scene.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-01-31 22:18 (UTC)
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I don't think that was Schiff; it looks like a box someone at the paper did to go with the article. Someone very young. And uninterested in music.
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