Week of October 17
Wikileaks released transcripts of Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches, with a little help from Russia. Bernie Sanders once said, "I kind of think if you're going to be paid $225,000 for a speech, it must be a fantastic speech." The reality: not so much. So why did Hillary choose to give all those private speeches for so much money? It's simple. She needed the money. After all, she and Bill were "dead broke."
Sixteen Times (and the Clintons are Broke)
[Sixteen Tons ]
From the album Mock the Vote (2015).
Week of October 10
Donald Trump's definition of "debate prep": holding a surprise pre-debate press conference with some of the women who accused Bill Clinton in the past. Which is strange, since back when real Republicans were attacking Bill, Trump was publicly praising Hillary. Trump even called special prosecutor Ken Starr "a total wacko." Republicans overplayed their hand then, and it's a strategy that's not likely to work any better now, though it will thrill some of the nostalgic GOP base.
Over the Bimbos
[Over the Rainbow ]
From the album First Lady and the Tramp (1999).
Week of October 3
Tim Kaine faces off tomorrow against Mike Pence in the first and only vice presidential debate. There's no sign at all that the debate will be memorable, unless one or both of them drop that nice guy demeanor. It's definitely not a requirement for the job.
[ Ice Ice Baby ]
Week of September 26
Shut Up and Vote For Me
[ Shut Up and Dance ]
From the album What to Expect When You're Electing (2016).
Week of September 19
It takes more than a little pneumonia to knock Hillary off her stride. Not some minor illness, and not even some botched campaigning. If she could keep herself going after blowing it in 2008, a few terrible poll numbers probably won't discourage her now.
Hillary Will Survive
[ I Will Survive ]
From the album Obama Mia! (2009).
Week of September 12
Campaigns have long been filled with accusations and innuendo. It's hard to keep the facts straight amid all the self-serving deception and outright lies. Now it's almost time for you to go out and vote. Time for the country to pick a new leader. And time for a little straight talk about this year's presidential candidates.
Week of September 5
Labor Day traditionally opens the serious home stretch for presidential campaigns, and the latest polls show that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are virtually tied as the most unfavorable candidates — ever. Right now, 60% of voters view both major party candidates unfavorably. That will change soon, of course. Once the remaining 40% start actually paying attention.
Brand New Pair of Candidates
[ Brand New Key ]
Week of August 29
What's another 15,000 e-mails recovered from the shredder on top of the 30,000 e-mails you could already read online? Is FBI Director James Comey going to change his mind about not bringing charges? Probably not.
I'm Not Indicted
[ I'm So Excited ]
Week of August 22
We Only Have Tim Kaine
[ If I Only Had a Brain ]
Week of August 15
Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence once published an essay to apologize and repent for his own negative campaigning. He wrote that "a campaign ought to demonstrate the basic human decency of the candidate." How's that working for you, Mike? Gov. Pence is now out defending Donald Trump's claims about Hillary, Obama and ISIS, and generally trying to stay on the same page as his running mate. He's also keeping his fingers crossed.
Hello, Is It Mike You're Looking For?
[ Hello ]