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ComPost: August, 2012

Posted at 01:21 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Clint Eastwood delivers greatest speech in U.S. history; Mitt Romney also there

And Mitt Romney was there too.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:21 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 08/30/2012

If Paul Ryan fact-checkers got hold of historical speeches

When did we become such sticklers for literal truth?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:25 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 08/30/2012

In other news, Paperless Post is an oxymoron now

Words no longer have meaning.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:34 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Prose and Condi on Paul Ryan’s big night at the GOP convention

Condi gives a great speech and Ryan gives a great pep talk.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:05 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Vermin Supreme 2012 — and Mrs. Supreme

A few moments with a legitimate candidate.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:16 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rnclive, ep

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 08/29/2012

The CNN cameraperson incident and the bottom of the barrel

The trouble with convention culture.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:16 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 AM ET, 08/29/2012

Ann Romney vs. Chris Christie, love and respect

Ann Romney and Chris Christie in primetime.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:55 AM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Santorum gets handsy at Tampa OR Santorum has touched many hands

Speech devoured by metaphor run amuck.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:39 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Convention ‘Mitt!’ and cruelty to exclamation marks

A misuse of exclamation points.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:14 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RNClive, EP

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 08/28/2012

What Women Want, in the Dr. Miriam Adelson Woman Up Pavilion

Among the carnations in the Dr. Miriam Adelson Woman Up pavilion.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:20 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 08/28/2012

The GOP convention striptease

There’s nobody here!

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:36 AM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Trump and the convention vs. Isaac: The weather always wins

The weather always wins.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:06 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:40 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Lance Armstrong, the hero deficit, and the unhappening

Another one bites the dust.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:40 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Romney’s bad birther joke: “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate”

And other jokes.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:44 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 08/24/2012

How to stop Isaac, headed for Tampa

How to stop a hurricane, assuming weather responds to incentives.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:08 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/23/2012

President Obama, release this beer recipe

The beer question lingers.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/23/2012

New Microsoft logo looks like something I just came up with in MS Paint

Created in MS Paint.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:23 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 08/23/2012

Akin tells McCaskill to drop out

His campaign manager calls on McCaskill to drop out.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:13 PM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Convention, not reruns, ABC, CBS!

Don’t offer us this choice!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 08/22/2012

The most erotic Romney writings on the Web

The National Review nails it.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:52 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 08/22/2012

The worst part of the Mindset List

Aging seems to be much faster now.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:23 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 08/22/2012

Todd Akin is very confused — and he should be

And I don’t blame him.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:07 AM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 08/21/2012

Akin remains, but it will be Biden time in Tampa

Akin’s still in, but this may be the best hope.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:24 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/21/2012

50 Shades of Grey and strange bedfellows for Barnes & Noble

Hey, whatever it takes.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 08/21/2012

The body politic has its ways of rejecting Akin; his apology doesn’t make things better

And his apology just makes things worse.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:54 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Ten classic Phyllis Diller one-liners

In memory of a queen of comedy.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:02 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 08/20/2012

Augusta National remembers the ladies

Condi Rice, Darla Moore join ranks of storied club.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:19 PM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Caught with pants down in the Sea of Galilee

There is biblical precedent for this, not that this helps matters.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:25 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 08/20/2012

‘Legitimate rape’ and Todd Akin’s myths

This must be some new definition of ‘misspoke.’

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:04 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Paul Ryan, raged against by RATM

First Rand, now this!

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:17 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 08/17/2012

Why the Internet hates the Rich Kids of Instagram and the Brant Brothers

America is down on the Exceptionally Rich.

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:56 AM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/16/2012

2012 campaign is so nice, it’s almost un-American

It’s almost un-American.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:21 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 08/15/2012

On sex, Cosmopolitan, strange uses for ice cubes and Helen Gurley Brown

America’s sex magazine, thanks to Helen Gurley Brown.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:20 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Awkward times for hate as an anti-Semitic politician discovers his roots

Uncomfortable discovery for anti-Semitic party’s rising star.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:55 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Joe Biden’s chains and the Palin comparison

She’d know.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:41 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Onion Joe Biden, wild and unchained

He’s wild and unchained.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Merriam-Webster drops the ‘F-bomb’

New words and gated communities.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:10 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 08/14/2012

The AP Style Guide to Election Cliches

Say this, not that.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:38 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 08/13/2012

The trouble with the debate moderators

Their age.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:05 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 08/13/2012

The seven things you need to know about Paul Ryan

From P90x to Ayn Rand.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:19 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Green alien of variable gender indoctrinating preschoolers

Be afraid.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Mitt Romney’s veepstakes — the Venn diagram

For what it’s worth.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:13 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 08/09/2012

The last of the undecided voters: A PSA

A PSA.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:24 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  undecideds

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 08/09/2012

The Obama campaign’s bad ad memory problems

Oops.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:49 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 08/09/2012

What we talk about when we talk about Lolo Jones

Everything but.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:43 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 08/08/2012

The hottest month ever?

Surely there’s a reasonable explanation.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:43 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/08/2012

The Facebook psychosis

Are skeptical employers right?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Some questions about Newsweek’s sexy asparagus

Mm, metabolites.

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:32 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  asparagus

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Mitt Romney’s real secret is bigger than Harry Reid guessed

The real reason Romney won’t release his tax returns.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:03 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Those awkward Romney endorsers

There’s no situation so bad an endorsement can’t make it worse.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:19 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Romney

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 08/06/2012

Live chat at 11 A.M. E.T.!

Come one, come all!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:50 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/06/2012

The Hitler rule

Have we learned nothing?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hitler

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/06/2012

NASA’s Mars rover: Curiosity sticks the landing

Space!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Immortality by 2045? I’ll pass.

Eternal life is not what it’s cracked up to be.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:26 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Goldman Sachs’s pied-piper failure

Follow us, or we’ll shoot this dog!

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:35 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 08/01/2012

The tale of the rogue algorithm

What really happened on Wall Street?

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:50 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/01/2012

The negative advertising Olympics

Is it worth it?

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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