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The Daily Mirror has scenes from the daily life of the president of the United States. Via Gynomite.

The President-elect will also have to get used to handing his glass to a Secret Service agent every time he has a drink outside the White House. The agent carries a small bag in which to pop the glass and later he destroys it.

The idea is to ensure that no unauthorised person has access to the Presidential DNA, but it is not clear how an enemy would use it.


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November 25, 2008 at 2:48 am

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John McCain has picked his VP, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, and the blogotubes are aflame with Google searches.

* The MetaFilter post immediately runs with the abuse of power scandal. Yglesias echoes.

* Ezra Klein commenter Anthony points out the first obvious line of attack: …Palin’s “selection could be used to attack McCain for being disingenuous when he says Obama lacks the experience to be commander-in-chief.” It would be a bit hard to center the campaign on experience when you’re a 71-year-old man putting an Alaska governor with two years in office a heartbeat away from the presidency.

* Steve Benen calls it “the strangest running-mate decision since Dan Quayle”:

Sarah Palin spent a year working as a commissioner for the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and has been governor for a year and a half. Now, she’ll be the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate, and if things go well for McCain, one heartbeat from the presidency. When it comes to being untested and unknown, Palin is in a league of her own.

* His predecessor at Political Animal, Kevin Drum, goes right for the joke: “Isn’t Alaska a central front in the new Cold War?”

* Stephen Suh at Cogitamus is as shocked as me that McCain apparently honestly believes he can peel off significant numbers of Hillary supporters with a move like this. Even Kathryn Jean Lopez at the Corner doesn’t believe that.

* Ambinder has a pro/con memo.

* And Kos keeps typing the wrong name.

I’ve decided to run with a reference to DC Comics hero Rene Montoya, who now operates as The Question under a mask that gives her a face without any features. Who is Sarah Palin? Good question.

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August 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm