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January 30, 2008

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Well, you new this was going to happen. It will be interesting to see if he will be someone's vp pick again. On a somewhat related note. Here is proof of the "two Americas" he was talking about.

From the Miami TV station cbs4.com:

Shaq's Expenses Revealed In Divorce Court
MIAMI (CBS4) ―
Shaquille O'Neal, 35, and wife Shaunie are in the middle of divorce proceedings which they filed in September after five years of marriage.

His monthly expenses are $1.3-million a month, according to court records obtained by CBS4 news partners The Miami Herald.

Consider Miami Heat center's monthly expenditures:

• $156,116 on mortgages.

• $110,505 on vacations.

• $60,417 on gifts.

• $26,560 on baby-sitters.

• $24,300 on gasoline.

• $22,190 on maids.

• $17,220 on clothes.

• $12,775 on food.

And the tax man gets about $500,000 a month in income taxes.

The couple has four children, and each partner has one child from previous relationships.

At $20 million a year, O'Neal is the second-highest paid NBA player, behind only the Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett.


There may be an endorsement before next Tuesday. Click my name.

Mark, I don't think he'd want to re-run as VP.

I would have liked to have seen what John Edwards could have done on Super Tuesday, but overall I think he made the right decision. Like Bill Richardson, I'm sure we haven't heard the last of him.

Darn! This bums me out. Looks like I'll be putting that Obama bumper sticker on my car as soon as the snow melts!

Who do you all think Edwards will support? I can't see him endorsing Hillary - I say he'll go with Obama. And I'm not so sure he'd turn down the VP spot - might depend on who the nominee is.

Speaking of Bill Richardson and endorsements, rumors are escalating that he'll make an endorsement at an event in Albuquerque tomorrow.

Man oh man, what a week we have ahead of us. It's all I can do to get some day-job work done.

untamed, good to see ya here ... brush off the snow and get that sticker stuck! (And thank you for your support.)

I'd hate to see JRE endorse Clinton. I just have no idea what he'll do, or if he'll do it before Tuesday. All I can say is, I was an Edwards supporter before Obama entered the race, and I've seen many other Edwards fans express Obama as their second choice. Both are agents of change and progress.

Clinton would be, too, but the reactionary Republicans would come out in droves to vote against her, and I don't see that happening with Obama. Nor so I see Clinton energizing younger voters anywhere NEAR the way Obama does.

Lane, my fingers are crossed that Bill R will join us in the Obama camp as well. However, I see that Bill Clinton is set for an Albuquerque rally tomorrow. I know of no Obama event there tomorrow, so this may be a HRC nod from him.

Julie - I hope you're wrong, but that does sound a bit too coincidental...

I'll predict now that Edwards does not endorse Clinton. He's said way too many bad things about her and has way too many differences. I don't know if he'll endorse Obama either though... but I certainly don't think he'll endorse Clinton. But if Julie is right above, then Edwards may come out to help offset that endorsement.

I thought I'd share Obama's reaction to Edwards dropping out.

"John Edwards has spent a lifetime fighting to give voice to the voiceless and hope to the struggling, even when it wasn’t popular to do or covered in the news. At a time when our politics is too focused on who’s up and who’s down, he made a nation focus again on who matters – the New Orleans child without a home, the West Virginia miner without a job, the families who live in that other America that is not seen or heard or talked about by our leaders in Washington. John and Elizabeth Edwards have always believed deeply that we can change this – that two Americans can become one, and that our country can rally around this common purpose. So while his campaign may end today, the cause of their lives endures for all of us who still believe that we can achieve that dream of one America.

Well, as you know I'm a huge Richardson fan, but if he does endorse HRC I think it'll be a mistake. Most of the Richardson alumni moved on to Obama earlier this month for much the same reason the Edwards people are today. I think a fair number of Richardson's supporters would be quite put off by a Clinton endorsement from Richardson, especially in his own backyard.

Back to Idaho: I think Obama's win in our caucus has been a foregone conclusion for some time, but this really puts the emphasis on it. I'm thinking Obama will not only win the Idaho caucus decisively, but he may get his single best win on Super Tuesday anywhere right here.

Actually, I saw the same thing you did, Julie. Bill Clinton in Albuquerque tomorrow, no mention of Bill Richardson (although that doesn't necessarily mean anything). I got my Bills confused.

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