January 31st, 2008


Sanchez Sisters Have a Shoe In Each Camp

I always get a kick out of these slice-of-life articles in the Post about members of Congress.

Sanchez Sisters Have a Shoe In Each Camp
Rep. Loretta Backs Clinton, Rep. Linda Is for Obama

By David Montgomery
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 30, 2008; C01

The ongoing nervous breakdown/identity crisis in the Democratic presidential primaries probably has a very simple explanation.

Clearly there are two completely different kinds of people in this world, two distinct species whom we might as well label: Clinton People and Obama People.

Take an exceedingly small but charming sample of the population, a chatty focus group of two members of the House of Representatives, nestled close on a couch in the Longworth House Office Building.

They are both Democrats, both from California. They are sisters. But one is a Clinton person and the other is an Obama person.

This plays out as a sister thing.

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Ten random things: January 31

Ten movies I saw for the first time this year:

  1. The Magnificent Seven
  2. Accepted
  3. The DaVinci Code
  4. The Devil Wears Prada
  5. Déjà Vu
  6. Atonement
  7. Fast Food Nation
  8. Pride and Prejudice (1940)
  9. The Last King of Scotland
  10. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

I never rally thought that having the premium movie channels was particularly important, but my roommate does, and certainly watching more movies than I used to, so maybe I was wrong. Of course, three of these were on non-premium channels, and one was in the theater, so I think I could still get by without them. Can't deny it's nice having them as an option, though.

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