By Marc Campos

Iowa Arse Kicking

In the past few months, Commentary wondered a few times about the Obama effort here locally. Heck, they were all up in Iowa kicking arse. Obama nailed it last night with his victory speech. The speech was one of the best I have heard in a while. Now the race has been narrowed down and folks are wondering if Obama will close the deal in New Hampshire in four days.

The Huckleberry fella also kicked some arse. It looks like the Catcher’s Mitt’s laces are busted up pretty good. Huckleberry’s victory speech was also pretty good and that’s a scary thing.

I wonder when Guv Dude will jump off of Rudy G’s wagon that is circling by itself like in “Blazing Saddles.”

Maybe Commentary was seeing things last night but it looked like a Roundtable occasional regular was part of the backdrop at the Obama speech.

So what happened? The Hillary brain trust is supposed to be one of the best in the business. Maybe they were overrated. Prez Clinton’s former Secretary of State and General Wes Clark gave Hillary’s backdrop a tired and uninspired look which didn’t help.

As far as Huckleberry’s backdrop, Commentary keeps getting older and looking older, while the Walker Texas Ranger fella keeps getting older and looking younger – yikes! I think they fixed him up to smile while he even sleeps.

Commentary was a bit surprised that major Hillary backer Cong. Sheila Jackson Lee didn’t show up standing behind Obama. I guess she missed her flight.

Talk about being in denial, according to today’s Chron, the Harris County DA might get back in the race. Today is the extended filing deadline and now he’s reconsidering. Heck, it looks like not even his own staff wants him to run again. I wonder if he has a dog.

Meanwhile, it looks like after we watch Vince Sunday evening, America’s sports fans will tune into “60 Minutes” to watch H-Town’s version of The Mitchell Report. Meanwhile, the Yankees said they won’t sign The Rocket but they have Pettitte – huh! Meanwhile, the Yankees visit The Yard this year – June 13, 14 and 15 – a weekend – great!

January 4, 2008 9:00AM

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