Friday, October 24, 2008

Signs of Hope

Nate Silver shares results from a new CBS/NYT survey that shows 3 out of 5 registered voters are aware enough to realize that McCain's tax policies would favor the rich, only 1 in 10 mistakenly thinks he'd be better for the middle class, and only 3% think he'd be better for the poor.

Andrew Sullivan passes along a story from The Salt Lake Tribune, which says that the Mormons' aggressive efforts to make same sex marriage illegal in California is tearing the LDS Church apart. I'm always happy to hear about divisiveness in any politically powerful religious organization, but here, I'm doubly delighted to learn that tolerance among Mormons is higher than I would have suspected. Vote No on 8, y'all, and if you can't, because you don't live in California, at least help them out. (see also)

• Twin says via email, "At the very least, I'm upgrading her from the most loathsome category of wingnuts. :-)" Here, he's referring to Ann Althouse, who was among the few in the wingnutosphere who displayed early skepticism about yesterday's lies from some loser McCain volunteer. (Stalkin' Malkin was another, to her credit).

Of course it was a

Another wingnut hoax

I will say this: as much as it pains me to say anything good about hatemongers like Althouse and Malkin, it's nice to see them taking a step back towards the reality-based community. A trillion parsec journey begins with a single deorbital maneuver, or something like that.

This latest shiny Cheez Doodle, which has doubtless left most of Wingnuttia scrambling to cover up the nonsense they initially posted, also makes a line from yesterday's post by Fox News Executive Vice President, John Moody, worth noting hurling back in his face:

If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.

Hyperbole, to be sure, but how can you not be encouraged when even the brass at Fox News is looking for reasons to jump ship?

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