I got bored with the spoon thing. But I do love that wooden spoonatula.
Anyway, I read this from the AP, one news organization I had a scrap of respect left for:
"CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama captured the Wyoming Democratic caucuses Saturday, seizing a bit of momentum in the close, hard-fought race with rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party's presidential nomination."
Huh? Is this guy following the same race we are? I am not an Obama fan, but I understand that he raised more money than Hillary several months running, and beat her in primary races 12 times in a row (including overseas). They came close in two, Obama losing by squeakers, and then won another, Wyoming. And the writer calls that 'a bit of momentum'?
Then he wrote:
"Clinton, buoyed by big wins in Ohio and Texas last Tuesday..."
Clinton won the Ohio primary 54.3 percent to Mr. Obama’s 44 percent, and she took the Texas vote with 50.9 percent to 47.4 percent. Big is as big does. In S. Carolina, Obama win over Clinton 55 percent to 27 percent.
Here are the lead sentences from several other news outlets, reporting the Wyoming primary, in a comparison exercise I always find interesting:
Barack Obama today defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Wyoming Democratic presidential caucuses, a victory that comes just four days after he fell short in Ohio and Texas.
The head not-so-very-good week ended on an up note with another big win in western caucus state. Wyoming caucuses attracted what Democratic activists across the state described as "huge" crowds and gave the Illinois senator an easy win over New York Senator Hillary Clinton, whose Tuesday wins in Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island upset Obama's momentum in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The Times of India:
CASPER (WYOMING): Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama won caucuses in Wyoming on Saturday over rival Hillary Clinton by a wide margin, US media reported.
ABC News of Australia:
US Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama has beaten rival Hillary Clinton by a wide margin in caucuses in Wyoming. With 91 per cent of the vote counted Senator Obama was leading the former first lady 58 to 41 per cent.