Posts Tagged ‘VP text’

Or, it was CNN’s fault


DENVER (CNN) – Barack Obama planned to name Joe Biden as his running mate by text message at 8 a.m. ET Saturday morning, but was forced to move up the announcement when CNN broke the story after midnight, a senior Obama official said.

At 12:42 a.m. ET, CNN reported that Obama had picked Biden to join him on the ticket. Several other news organizations confirmed the CNN report shortly afterwards.

And that’s as reported by CNN this evening. Apparantly the Obama camp just rushed it out ASAP because otherwise the news would’ve broken on all the early early shows without the supporters having received the text message:

“Had a certain network not blown our cover at a certain time the text message would have gone out in the morning, 8 a.m. Eastern,” Robert Gibbs, a senior advisor, said with a grin on Sunday. “We told people they would find out from us. When we decided it was going to get out we decided to send the text out.”

Pretty ridiculous.

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Is anyone else really, really bothered by the end tagline? Or, as another person pointed out on the youtube comment page: “Shouldn’t the poor be first? Oh, that’s right, they don’t vote.”

Problematic all around.

I don’t know how to react to this, I would like to hear your thoughts.

Still waiting for your text, Barack.

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I feel as if we here at Dinosaurs When You Least Expect Them don’t give you good news often enough. Besides the Maddow thing and the assurance that a highly influencial southern state is going to turn a lovely shade of cobolt or periwinkle, I feel as if we too often just dwell on all that is wrong with the world.

Well, here’s a little gem:

The Decemberists have announced plans to release a singles series, the first of which will be released October 14.

‘Always The Bridesmaid: A Singles Series’, will come out in three volumes, which will be made available digitally and on 12” vinyl.

Volume 1 will be comprised of ‘Valerie Plame’ and ‘O New England’, and will be released October 14, while Volumes II and III will come out November 4 and December 2 respectively.

Fans who pre-order all three singles through the band’s website will receive a limited edition version on colored vinyl.

The band are currently working on the follow up to ‘The Crane Wife’, which came out in October 2006.

The track listings for ‘Always The Bridesmaid: A Singles Series’ is:

Volume I: ‘Valerie Plame’ / ‘O New England’
(Release date: October 14)

Volume II: ‘Days of Elaine’ / ‘Days of Elaine (long)’ and ‘I’m Sticking With You’
(Release date: November 4)

Volume III: ‘Record Year’ / ‘Raincoat Song’
(Release date: December 2)


Valerie Approves.

That should hold you over until you get your text from Barack.

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