It’s the Weekend of Insincere Flattery.
But if Myers is giving any thought to a last-minute candidate swap, she’d better watch out for a head-on collision with Jim Messina. You heard how the Obama campaign manager was touting Romney in advance of Wednesday’s big debate?
“He’s quick, polished and ready with a punchy attack against the president.”
No, they don’t believe it.
And yes, the practice probably ought to be extended just to show how ridiculous it is. I’ll start.
“Thank you for all the fine work, you substitute NFL officials. You got to the games on time, and you sure looked snappy in your striped shirts.”
See how dumb that sounds?
2. The debates could change everything.
3. The election’s not ’til November.
4. George W could be the GOP’s October Surprise.
5. Todd Akin could still drop out.
THE NEWS IN SONG
“A Well Respected Man”
ASKED AND UNANSWERED
Helicopters are too noisy? Seaplanes are too noisy? So when does glider commuting to the East End begin?…A harasser AND an idiot? Already accused of sexually pressuring three female employees, did Hempstead Town Clerk Mark Bonilla really expect $10,000 to make his chief accuser “go away?” Oh, and how much longer does this Bone-head get to keep his job?…Do the problems at Dowling College go deeper than any one president? Soon-to-be-ex prez Jeremy Brown is the fourth (and counting) in six years…How much damage has Fred Kornberg done to Melville’s Comtech Telecommunications? Defense-contractor CEOs aren’t supposed to lose their security clearance…If North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman gets the big LIPA gig, how will the utility novice learn his amperes from his kilowatts hours? His pals point out: Kevin Law didn’t know electricity when he got started…Peaceful mid-Sound getaway? Note that Little Gull Island, being auctioned by the feds, comes with a working 81-foot lighthouse with an automated navigation light and a horn that blasts every 15 seconds….Who knew bamboo was such a public enemy? Can anyone top Councilwoman Susan Berland as Huntington’s premiere anti-bamboo crusader?…What’s missing in Amityville? Could it be that, for the first time in nearly a decade, not a single local school is on the state watch list? Whew!…Who will save the Holtsville Wildlife & Ecology Center? Does Brookhaven’s Mark Lesko have any rich friends who can cover the town supervisor’s proposed budget whack?…DA for life? Sheriff for life? Clerk for life? Why should Tom Spota, Vincent Demarco and Judith Pascale settle for mere 12-year runs now that Judge Ralph Gazzillo has declared the Suffolk term limits unconstitutional?…Shouldn’t the name have been a tip-off? Robert Sanfilippo, manager of the Long Island Vengeance baseball team for 10- and 11-year-olds, is charged with text-stalking a rival coach.
LONG ISLANDER OF THE WEEK
He could easily have spent the past quarter-century hanging at his home in Montauk and living off the fat of his song royalties. Instead, with pediatrician Irwin Redlener, Paul Simon co-founded the Children’s Health Fund, making sure that 300,000 indigent and homeless children got much needed medical care via mobile-medical units. No, that’s not the usual second act for music superstars. Simon deserves real credit for taking on such a challenging cause and sticking with it. Now he’s gathered a few friends — Sting and Trudie Tyler, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson — for a 25th-anniversary benefit Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall, a concert and a mission definitely worthy of support. Tix at childrenshealthfund.org.
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