Monthly Archives: June 2008

You Can Cross Clark Off the VP List

News Item: Wesley Clark says “I don’t think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president”
Pretty funny, from a guy whose one and only qualification to run for president was his own military record. All he did in that entire campaign was shoot himself in the foot, so I’ll guess his nonexistent veep chances just went away completely. Good.

Quote of the Day

Matthew Yglesias, on the idiocy of two known adulterers (one of whom is gay!) co-sponsoring the Federal Marriage Amendment:

Good news! Larry Craig and David Vitter are on the case. Some liberals see irony here, but I see two men well-positioned to know what a tenuous strand it is holding the institution together and how easily a handful of gay weddings could plunge us all into an endless wide-stance, hooker-filled dystopia.

For Love or Mayo

The Timberwolves made a midnight trade after last night’s NBA draft, swapping their pick, O.J. Mayo, along with the undesirable contracts of Marko Jaric, Greg Buckner and Antoine Walker to the Grizzlies in exchange for draftee Kevin Love, as well as MIke Miller, Jason Collins and Brian Cardinal. I went to bed in the middle of the second round so I didn’t even hear about the trade until this morning.
I really don’t know what to say about this trade. I like Love, I think he’s a better fit for the Wolves than Mayo was, Miller’s quite a good player, and getting out from under Jaric and Walker’s contracts was absolutely necessary- the Wolves are, improbably, just about bad-contract-free, aside from Brian Cardinal’s, which they took in the trade.
In the other hand, I have zero trust in Kevin McHale to do anything, and I still have no idea why he even still has a job. Then again, the other GM in the trade, Chris Wallace, is even more of an imbecile, so…
Worst thing about the trade: It means there won’t actually be a “Love/Gay” frontcourt in Memphis next year.