GINGRICH TAKES LEAD FOR GOP BERTH
Former Speaker of the U.S. House Newt Gingrich has surged to the lead in the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2012.
My take: I’ll never understand the political game — and this is a great example of why.
Gingrich, who has famously been married and divorced several times (including cheating on his spouse), is the voice of the conservative right? I guess it’s that “do as I say do, don’t do as I do” political strategy.
I’ll say this much — President Obama and the Democrats have to be smiling like Cheshire cats and praying that Gingrich wins the GOP nomination … cuz if he wins, the race becomes a lay-up for the Democrats.
MICHELLE OBAMA BOOED AT NASCAR FINALE
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, the country’s “second lady,” were roundly booed at Sunday’s NASCAR finale in Homestead, Fla.
My take: You know … you have to figure that NASCAR fans aren’t exactly the Obama/Biden demographic. Just sayin’.
Oh, and Tony Stewart won the
Winston Nextel Sprint Cup championship if you care about that kind of thing … which I don’t. I’ll echo what former Free Press Sports Editor R.L. Bynum tweeted last night — if it’s a “cup” championship, why isn’t a cup awarded to the winner?
CRAZY DAY IN ACC FOOTBALL
Saturday was one of the most unpredictable days in recent memory for the ACC football as N.C. State absolutely shut down the league’s top team (Clemson), Virginia won at Florida State for the first time and Boston College and Duke almost pulling off upsets of Notre Dame and Georgia Tech, respectively.
My take: I know this much — if Virginia’s Mike London doesn’t get coach of the year in the ACC, there’s no justice in the world. All he’s done is take a team some had finishing behind Duke this year and has them on the precipice of an appearance in the ACC championship game.
And my Wuffie friends need to explain to me how you can beat Clemson, Virginia (on the road!) and UNC … but lose to Boston College and Wake Forest. By the by — not one player in our picks contest picked State to win Saturday, and that includes several Wuffie grads.
It’s certainly been an up-and-down year in the ACC this season — and one in which I hope my Cavahoos walk away with the title on Dec. 3 in Charlotte.
The iPod shuffle
Been Around The World — Puff Daddy & The Family featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
Across The Universe — The Beatles
St. Jimmy — Green Day
I’ll Be There For You — Bon Jovi
Funkytown — Lipps Inc.