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Margot’s a content strategist and freelance journalist. She consults with and/or writes for businesses large and small, and new and traditional media. She’s also the author of four books, including Be a Better Writer: Power Tools for Young Writers -- co-written with her husband, Steve Peha -- won the 2007 Independent Publishers Association gold medal for teen/young-adult nonfiction. She is currently working on two additional titles in the Better Writer Series, one for college students and another for corporate employees. A Southern belle and sex symbol for the intelligentsia, she was born, raised and still lives in Orange County, N.C.

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MARGOT'S LATEST COLUMN

driven to distraction
what the democrats need to be thinking about right now
10.2.08

As I write this, most Americans (and every pundit on the TV) is focused on the vice presidential debate. I'm going to watch it, but I've got some other stuff stuck in my craw.

First, I think Karl Rove should be congratulated for doing such a fine job lowering expectations for Sarah Palin. Even Dan Quayle -- who we pretty much all thought was clueless -- was subjected to higher expectations than Gov. Palin. Not since Gen. Stockwell has anyone been expected to do so badly. And unlike Stockwell, Gov. Palin is engaging and charming as hell to most Americans. She'd have to totally melt down to blow this one.

And speaking of most Americans, I don't think the left is doing itself any favors focusing on Gov. Palin's flubbing a few questions in public. Ask anyone you see at the grocery store what Supreme Court decision they disagreed with and I'm not sure they could answer either. The Bush Doctrine? You think Joe Six-Pack's up... 
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under the stars. way under.
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based on the imperfect 10 poetic form
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RAVES

re: professional reform

Keep raising the bar. This can be so much more than a pop culture site if we just keep pushing the dialogue.

re: fixing education from the ground up

Exxcelent critical thinking!

re: the english assignment

Perfectomundo!

re: another friday night in hollywood

*sigh*

I remember when "gang-bang" meant 7 or more people having sex together.

A nice snapshot for us tired, simple folk who have the highmindness (or is it cowardice) to stay away from the sequins and the silicone.


re: another friday night in hollywood

great snapshot of hollywood. it reminds me so much of home, it was worth spending two minutes away from internet porn...

re: another friday night in hollywood

Wonderfully written. Vivid. True.

re: unfolding

Quite a counterpoint to your last poem.

But now I've got The Beatles' "She's Leaving" stuck in my head.


re: unfolding

I read this at a time in my life where I connect with the person banging his fists. Right time, right reader. Thanks.

re: the headboard nodded yes

Awesome. Like I was there. Or at least, longed to be.

re: the headboard nodded yes

Oh, I so like this.



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