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Palinesque

Nick Hornby October 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm Uncategorized , , ,

During an interview with Neil Hannity on Fox in the US a couple of weeks ago, Sarah Palin defended John McCain’s use of a phrase that is coming back to haunt him: HANNITY: Senator Barack Obama yesterday was attacking Senator McCain for saying that the fundamentals of the economy are strong. Do you believe that […]

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It’s been a long time coming

Nick Hornby November 5, 2008 at 2:28 pm Uncategorized , ,

When, in his victory speech, Barack Obama told the crowd that “It’s been a long time coming…..”, he was, of course, alluding to Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”, and who doesn’t love an election where you need to know a little about old R&B to understand the references in the rhetoric? Now we […]

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Those of you…

Nick Hornby October 17, 2008 at 2:34 pm Uncategorized , , ,

Those of you who have not been following the US Presidential election in great detail might be mystified by John McCain’s obsession with a man named Bill Ayers. Back when Obama was a kid, Ayers used to belong to the Weather Underground, the radical dissident group involved in occasionally violent protest against the Vietnam War; […]

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Posts in America

Nick Hornby November 20, 2007 at 3:48 pm Books , , , ,

On my recent book tour in the US, I became aware of two American celebrities I’d never heard of before. One was the brilliant satirist Stephen Colbert, whose book ‘I Am America (And So Can You)’ is a huge bestseller; the other was Joel Osteen, pastor of the Lakewood super-church, where forty-seven thousand people worship […]