Leading Off (8/22/08)

1. Not very Texas-y, but I think FB readers care to know that Obama has picked his running mate, but won’t say who. Exclusive FB odds: Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (2-1), Hillary Clinton (8-1), Ron Kirk (3000-1), rising Dem star and Texas Rep. Rafael Anchia (4000-1), closet Obama supporter Wick Allison (better than you’d think, buddy).

2. Shocking, absolutely shocking news: in the wake of stats that show animal control officers responded to more dog-bite calls involving pit bulls than any other breed (that’s the shocking part, and, yes, being sarcastic), North Texas cities like Mesquite are considering more stringent dog laws.

3. Nastia Liukin arrived in Texas from Beijing yesterday, where she was greeted by cheering crowds, questions about her boyfriend status (she doesn’t have one: there were more cheers), and an inquiry as to where she would keep her Olympic medals. If you had, “in her purse,” you win the office pool.


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13 responses to “Leading Off (8/22/08)”

  1. Tim Rogers says:

    One presumes now that Nastia is home, she has already unpacked her luggage.

  2. dave little says:

    Obama’s running mate? Jessica Simpson. You heard it here first, mo-fos.

  3. MIssing Dots says:

    Are you even allowed to ask if someone has a boyfriend these days without the politically correct police arresting you? Or would it have been inappropriate to ask if she has a girlfriend.

  4. Zac Crain says:

    “What’s your situation?” Gender neutral.

  5. Spamboy says:

    I predict that he’ll pick Greggo.

  6. I think it will be Joe Biden.

  7. Bethany says:

    Off topic, but holy crap – some voice just emanated from FB, telling me I won a free MacBook Air. I nearly peed myself.

    That being said, did you guys know that you can punk your friends by sending fake Obama veep texts?

  8. Sophie says:

    Please note that chihuahuas are also on that list.

  9. Seriously, I’d be interested in hosting the first Twitter-off of the Nastia Liukin parade in Parker for next Saturday, Aug. 30. With several people Twittering the event all at once, wouldn’t that make for Twittelating conversation? Anyone know Nastia close enough to get her in on the Twittering, too? How about Carly Patterson? Anyone from ASI locally who could help us here? There is a place for Twitter here, and maybe this is a way to make it improved. Any one in? @daddyclaxton on Twitter.

    I’ll post updates over at http://www.dadscenter.org

  10. Spamboy says:

    @Bethany No, I didn’t. On a side note, what’s your cell number? 🙂

  11. Bethany says:

    It is: 781-452-0835.

  12. Spamboy says:

    Mmm…rejection hotline.