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December 20, 2007
By: Kevin Drum

FAVORITE COLORS....What's the color of the year for 2008? According to the New York Times, the Color Institute says blue iris, while the Color Association says bamboo. Just another symbol of the polarized times we live in.

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Bob Kerrey apologizes to Obama:

I want to sincerely apologize for the remarks I made on Sunday in Council Bluffs, Iowa, after an event at which I endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton’s Presidential candidacy. I answered a question about your qualifications to be President in a way that has been interpreted as a backhanded insult of you. I assure you I meant to do just the opposite....

You are exceptionally qualified by experience and judgment to be president of the United States. I do not doubt that you would use the power of the presidency to bring peace and prosperity to as many people as possible on our fragile planet. You inspire my highest hopes for that office’s potential: That it be used as a force for good in America and the world.

It is your capacity to inspire hope that is your greatest God given talent.

Posted by: Disputo on December 20, 2007 at 11:26 AM | PERMALINK

the whole notion of "color" is fascist[1].

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1. Goldberg, J., Liberal Fascism (Doubleday, 2007). pp 365-368.

Posted by: cleek on December 20, 2007 at 11:30 AM | PERMALINK

Blood red is the new black.

Kevin:

Isn't it time for you to MENTION Wexler's online petition to hold impeachment hearings for Cheney? There's been no mention in the MSM. Your blog isn't MSM, is it?

Over 110,000 have already signed.

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/11664

http://www.wexlerwantshearings.com/

Posted by: slanted tom on December 20, 2007 at 11:32 AM | PERMALINK

Color Institute versus Color Association? It's like that South Park thing about United Atheists League at war with the Atheists United Association (or whatever the names were).

Posted by: y81 on December 20, 2007 at 11:35 AM | PERMALINK

I prefer either mauve, taupe, ecru or cinnabar.

Posted by: A Homosexual Fashion Designer on December 20, 2007 at 11:37 AM | PERMALINK

The two colors (blue iris and bamboo) would go very well together.

It is interesting that toggling through the picks from 2000 until now shows the colors oscillating between shades of red and blue. Where is yellow?

Posted by: Tripp on December 20, 2007 at 11:44 AM | PERMALINK

White (male) is the Jew of 2008.

Posted by: Doughy Pantload on December 20, 2007 at 12:03 PM | PERMALINK

My investment advisors tell me gold will be the big color next year.

Posted by: Pat on December 20, 2007 at 12:04 PM | PERMALINK

I predict Huckabee will sweep the bamboo states.

Posted by: jackass on December 20, 2007 at 12:08 PM | PERMALINK

The two colors (blue iris and bamboo) would go very well together.

Maybe in Springfield, but you're naive if you think they won't clash at the grownups' table in DC.

Posted by: anon on December 20, 2007 at 12:15 PM | PERMALINK

How about "Heliotrope Bouquet"??

Posted by: Anon on December 20, 2007 at 12:42 PM | PERMALINK

Where is yellow? Posted by: Tripp on December 20, 2007 at 11:44 AM

Still in the White House....

Posted by: Zit on December 20, 2007 at 12:43 PM | PERMALINK

wasn't there a popular song several decades ago anticipating this? Blue Bamboo or something like that

Posted by: BD on December 20, 2007 at 12:53 PM | PERMALINK

Iris blue, bamboo? Puleeeze. Shermin-Williams did that combo two years ago.

What is the color of "surge", green?
What is the color of Iraq "victory", red, white, and blue?
What is the color of an ugly election year, slaughterhouse red?
What is the color of the last days of Bush, golden light at the end of a tunnel?

I predict 2008 will be a Rainbow Palette year.

Posted by: Zit on December 20, 2007 at 12:58 PM | PERMALINK

Funny thread! Y'all always come through.

Posted by: shortstop on December 20, 2007 at 1:08 PM | PERMALINK

Haha.

Posted by: Susan on December 20, 2007 at 2:17 PM | PERMALINK

Blue Iris: A mix of blue and purple that suggests dependability and magic.

Hmmm. Maybe that's why I've seen that color used so much on industrial machinery?

Posted by: Doc at the Radar Station on December 20, 2007 at 4:52 PM | PERMALINK

Pink; the color on the t-shirts of those brave women who stood up to disrupt hearings and get in the Condiliar's face.

Posted by: Rula Lenska on December 20, 2007 at 6:28 PM | PERMALINK

Red. In the face. And mad as hell.

Blue. Navy blue. Blue America.

Posted by: Jay in Oregon on December 20, 2007 at 7:41 PM | PERMALINK

I'd have to say the "color of the year" in Washington is more appropriately Red, as in "rooting out the Commies" (or "terrorists", or "radicals", or "extremists", or "Thought Criminals", or ...)

More on the profound implications of this New McCarthyism being fostered in the so-called "People's Branch of Government":

Inherent Powers, Ignoble History Make New Idea Anything But Innocuous
by Peter Erlinder [Pioneer Press (St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota)]

At the beginning of the last century American philosopher George Santayana famously observed: "Those who can't remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

The U.S. House recently confirmed that Santayana's warning about the danger of repeating the history we don't, can't or won't remember applies not only to ordinary mortals in the last century but to members of Congress in this century, too.

Under media radar, the Democrat-sponsored "Prevention of Violent Radicalism and Homegrown Terrorism" bill (H.R. 1955) passed the House at the end of October by a vote of 404 (including the entire Minnesota delegation) to 6. The bill was tagged as noncontroversial by the House leadership and is pending before the Senate. For those senators and citizens who remember history, the bill should be controversial, indeed. ...
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Posted by: Poilu on December 20, 2007 at 10:58 PM | PERMALINK

Bile green. Seven years running.

Posted by: Jeffrey Davis on December 21, 2007 at 9:11 AM | PERMALINK

The colors of the year are going to be green and gold, when the Packers win the Super Bowl!!

Posted by: Brett Favre on December 21, 2007 at 9:42 AM | PERMALINK
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