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Attn: SoCal Reasonoids—Last Chance to Catch the Myth of a Maverick Mini-Tour!

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I'll be talking about McCain: The Myth of a Maverick tonight at 7 p.m., in the Mark Taper auditorium of L.A.'s beautiful downtown Central Library, as part of Zocalo L.A.'s "Deconstructing McCain." Yer address and map: 630 W. 5th St. Come out and heckle!

NEXT: Question Time With the Republican President Who Will Appoint Democrats and Reject the Unitary Executive

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  1. There are Democrats in Ranch Palos Verdes?!

  2. Crazy, huh?

    Actually, cartoonist Paul Conrad lives out there….

  3. Three events about our great new commander-in-chief? Well that sounds wonderful. We’ll have to raise the flags, fire up the Winnebago and head down.

  4. I don’t know if the LAPL’s wifi reaches up to that aud, but the Pas. library’s works throughout. So, you can browse for porn when it gets boring. Perhaps you can bring an extra drive or something.

  5. The Cato book forum. Reviewer is a nice blend of ‘horrifying’.

  6. Or not. 🙂

  7. Looks like Lonewacko’s intimately familiar with the porn situation in LA area public libraries. No doubt inadvertant knowledge gleaned while hunting for IllegalMexicans demanding SocialServices.

  8. Or perhaps he was searching for IllegalMexicans in the pornos themselves. After all, you can’t be too thorough.

  9. I’m on my vacation the 11th through the 18th, visiting friends in Palmdale. I might stop by . . .

  10. You know, with a big win for the Dems in congress looking more and more likely, and McCain coming giving better rhetoric than Obillary on everything from the Farm Bill to health care to taxes, John McCain vetoing everything the big blue Congress throws at him, and Congress cutting off military funding in retaliation, may very well be the best of all possible worlds.

  11. Do you have a publish date yet for your upcoming book “Obama: The Myth of a Messiah?”

  12. Warren — You may be right! Or not…. Methinks McCain wouldn’t veto nearly as much as you or I would like, given his, ahem, malleability on economic issues (outside of free trade), and his aisle-crossing on plenty of buttinskyism, beginning with climate regulation.

    TallDave — I wish!

  13. Yeah, I hear you Welch. But if we take a Democrat dominated house and senate as a given, what can you point to that wouldn’t be even worse with a Dem in the White House as well. Iraq might be you’re first answer, but I’m not so sure. And if you frame it as a general “military interventions” issue, I’m not at all convinced that the Gung-ho National-Greatness McCain hampered by a hostile Congress would be worse than the alternative.

  14. Warren — Well, as you know, I’m not here to tell you or anyone who to vote for, and I certainly don’t want a nation of people who had the same bizarre voting tendencies of me, yadda yadda, but yes, Iraq & general foreign policy would be my answer-slash-guess. I think Obama — not Hillary, not Democrats, but Obama — has an interesting foreign policy critique that might translate into the course-correction I’m looking for.

    That said, I’m frequently wrong (about course corrections and other things); I despise unified government, and I’m very worried by how far to the economic left Democrats have lurched during this election cycle. Ask me again in October.

  15. Damn. For a brief second, I almost got excited until I realized it was the California Pasadena.

  16. What Matt said, to wit:

    I think Obama — not Hillary, not Democrats, but Obama — has an interesting foreign policy critique that might translate into the course-correction I’m looking for…I’m very worried by how far to the economic left Democrats have lurched during this election cycle.

    These are the concerns that are troubling me as well. Add to them McCain’s, Hillary’s, and (I think) Obama’s plans for “Cap in trade” laws to address what they claim is the reality and severity of anthropogenic warming.

  17. buttinskyism

    Neologism of the year!

    Thanks, Matt. I’m using that one.

  18. McCain / Welch 2008

  19. “McCain / Welch 2008”

    Has enough time passed since Prague to meet this requirement?:

    “fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

  20. I think its a total of fourteen Years. So his time in the U.S. before Prague would count.

  21. Voting for Obama is like getting a gangrenous limb amputated in the dark ages.

    The operation itself will PROBABLY kill you, but left alone the malady DEFINITELY will.

  22. “Voting for Obama is like getting a gangrenous limb amputated in the dark ages.

    The operation itself will PROBABLY kill you, but left alone the malady DEFINITELY will.”

    But this is 2008 and there are more than two possible cures.

  23. Damn. For a brief second, I almost got excited until I realized it was the California Pasadena.

    There’s another?
    Shit!

  24. How is McCain a stuanch free-trader? He is more like a isolationists with his support for trade embargoes and sanctions against Burma, Iran, Iraq, Venezuela, Cuba and others. Also his support for trade organizations that push for “tax harmonization” is a clear indication that he seeks to reduce many types of trade.

  25. Obama’s foreign policy speaches sound encouraging when I am in a optimistic mood. However, when looking at Bush’s foreign policy all you had to do was read Wolfowitz, Pearle, Kissinger and PNAC documents(pre-emptive worldwide wars, implement race based bio weapons, etc) to see his “humble foreign policy” was a lie. Similarly, when looking at Obama’s policy just read up on Brezinski. The founder of the Mujadeen and backdoor promoter of Pol Pot ain’t a great guy.

  26. He is more like a isolationists with his support for trade embargoes and sanctions against Burma, Iran, Iraq, Venezuela, Cuba and others.

    Good point! Let’s say, he believes strongly in the principle of free trade (via the delivery system of trade agreements), except when used as a weapon of diplomacy, which he’s much *more* likely to do than just about any prospective president in our lifetimes. That reminds me, I (or someone else) should compile a long list of his sanctions initiatives….

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