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Thursday, September 18, 2008
Jimmy Kimmel sez: It’s a bear market — and Sarah Palin is just the lady to shoot it for us.

And Craig Ferguson sez:
McCain and Obama are tied. The polls are saying today that they each have 56 percent. Is it me? I think people are thinking it’s like “American Idol” — you can vote as many times as you like.
Let's not joke too much about that: the lawsuits are already starting -- along with both creative Democratic crank-up-the-vote-drives and ham-fisted Republican "voter security" moves.

(And about that tie: yes, it's basically a tie again, or maybe even a tiny Obama lead. But Obama's already-narrow lead in PA and CO has virtually vanished. VA teeters; today it's back in the McCain column, tho' still within the margin of error, where it's likely to stay. OH continues to lean McCain. MI is a toss-up; Palin campaigned there yesterday. Keep track at And let Dick Morris cheer you up, here.)