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Can Obama recover from the Rev. Wrights latest statements? Well ask MICHAEL KINSLEY hes Americas leading liberal pundit now a Time magazine columnist, he co-hosted Crossfire, wrote the TRB column for The New Republic, founded Slate.com, worked as Editorial Page Editor of the LA Times in 2004-2005, and had brain surgery for Parkinsons Disease in 2006. His new collection is titled Please Dont Remain Calm: Provocations and Commentaries. Kinsley is the one who said “A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth”; and “Ambition can never be naked in a political campaign; it must be clothed in deceit.”
Michael Kinsley will be in conversation with Mickey Kaus Wed. nite at Town H all/Writers’ Bloc at UCLA’s Melnitz Hall, 7:30pm.
Also: it’s WILLIE NELSONs 75th birthday. From Crazy to
Playlist: “Crazy”; “Red-Headed Stranger”; “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies. . .”; “Georgia on My Mind”; “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” Visit the official Willie Nelson website