Today’s Observations – January 19, 2008

The case for Barack Obama:

Christopher Hitchens of Slate.com writes about Hillary’s “little white lie,” that her mother named her after Sir Edmund Hillary, even though Hillary Clinton was born in 1947 and Sir Hillary’s famous climb took place in 1953. Maybe not a “little white lie.” More of a “whopper” with extra cheese. “The story was self-evidently untrue, writes Hitchens, and doesn’t yield to fact-checking.

Senator Patrick Leahy endorses Obama for President. Compares Obama to JFK.

Colin Powell has kind things to say about Obama. Tavis Smiley tells him “You could have been Obama,” to which Powell replied “Politics wasn’t in my blood – it’s in Barack’s blood,”

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