Barrack Abeam and John moccasin

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Dino Capiello, "Gore: Carbon-free electricity in 10 years doable", AP 7/17/2008:

Gore told the AP he hoped the speech would contribute to "a new political environment in this country that will allow the next president to do what I think the next president is going to think is the right thing to do." He said both fellow Democrat Barrack Abeam and Republican rival John moccasin are "way ahead" of most politicians in the fight against global climate change.

moccasin, who supports building more nuclear power plants as one solution to global warming, said Thursday he admires Gore as an early and outspoken advocate of addressing the global warming problem even though "there may be some aspects of climate change that he and I are in disagreement (on)."

Of the goals Gore outlined Thursday for generating more electricity with solar and wind resources, moccasin said, "If the vice president says it's doable, I believe it's doable."

Now that Mike Hackable, Rot Paul, Mitt Romany and Chris Dodo are out of the race, we have to take our Cupertinos where we find them.

And it seems to me that Senator moccasin has legitimate grounds for a complaint of media bias in the allocation of capital letters. If Abeam gets a capital A, why won't the AP give moccasin his M?

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  1. Dan said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 4:46 pm

    I just saw an article today about the surprisingly large Obama update for Vista — you've clearly made it in America when Microsoft considers potential Cupertinos of your name a known issue.

  2. dr pepper said,

    July 28, 2008 @ 7:26 pm

    Abeam? Why just last week he was abaft. And a few months ago he was astern. That's just like a politician, changing positions with the wind.

  3. Dave H said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 8:19 am

    I'm not sure, given the attacks on him, that John would really choose to be associated with a leathery old thing like a moccasin. I'm sure there's a "putting your foot in it" joke to be made here, too.

  4. parkrrrr said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 11:07 am

    Dave H, there are also a handful of venomous snake jokes to be made.

  5. links for 2008-07-29 « Charlottesville Words said,

    July 29, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

    [...] Language Log » Barrack Abeam and John moccasin "He said both fellow Democrat Barrack Abeam and Republican rival John moccasin are "way ahead" of most politicians in the fight against global climate change." But waaaay behind in the fight against global spellchecking. [...]

  6. Rob Gunningham said,

    July 30, 2008 @ 7:14 am

    links for 2008-07-29 « Charlottesville Words

    Mark, what is this thing? It is appearing more frequently. It just links back here. Do you like it?

  7. Mark P said,

    July 30, 2008 @ 9:16 am

    In the old days of newspapering, reporters (and the editors who did not read their copy) had to make their own mistakes. I remember reading an article about the Shaw of Iran sometime before he was deposed. (Or was he deposited?)

  8. Kate said,

    July 30, 2008 @ 11:45 am

    Hah. I like "Abeam" as a nickname for the candidate with the big smile.

  9. jackofhearts29 said,

    July 30, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

    Say what you will, but my John Moccasins are very comfortable, especially when lounging around the barracks

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