"If Bush is driving away people like my aunt, he’s done."

Glad tidings from Rafe Colburn? “I honestly have no idea whether George W Bush is going to be elected to another term, but I have some extremely anecdotal evidence that tells me that he may not. You may or may not know that I grew up in a small, ordinary town in Texas. I’ve been working on my parents for about three and a half years now to see Bush as I see him, the obstacle being that they are pretty dyed in the wool Republicans who voted for Bush twice for governor. About 6 or 8 months ago, they got fed up with this mad rush to war with Iraq and said flat out that they wouldn’t vote for him again…

Last night my mom told me that one of my aunts asked her flat out, ‘What are we going to do about Bush.’ This is a person who I could never in my wildest dreams imagine voting against Bush. She’s a social conservative and lifelong Republican from a family of lifelong Republicans who loves America in the ‘God Bless America’ sense. President Bush has lost her vote and support on the virtues of his behavior as President. If Bush is driving away people like my aunt, he’s done.”

Faster, Pussy Wagon! Kill! Kill!

“After six years of self-imposed exile, Tarantino is re-emerging with a movie that’s going to sell a mountain of popcorn, one so over-the-top it might bring Bill Bennett out of his self-imposed exile. Tarantino’s new Kill Bill, in theaters next Friday, is probably the most violent movie ever made by an American studio. It’s definitely the first one to merge the talents of Uma Thurman, David Carradine, and Zamfir the Master of the Pan Flute, precariously balancing them all on a sword’s edge.” —Village Voice