By Marc Campos


Commentary is kind of getting tired of our visitors from the tropics. I DON’T LIKE IKE! I was checking out the projected path – it don’t look too good. We don’t need IKE messing with the ‘Stros versus Cubbies this weekend at The Yard!

ABC’s Charlie Gibson gets the first crack at Governor Palin this week – I’m sure the whole world will be watching. It is interesting in that her first interview with a major news network will probably become a highly anticipated political event.

I have an idea that might work. How about starting up a new cable news channel with talking heads that don’t spew out the candidate/political party talking points of the day? We have 57 days left and it’s already stale. I can pretty much predict what all the talking heads – both Dems and Rs - are going to say. They aren’t providing fresh takes.

Speaking of, CNN has two Latino talking heads but they are both Rs. CNN can do better, don’t you think?

I really don’t think Dems ought to be going down the Alaska Troopergate trail. CNN interviewed Governor Palin’s former brother in-law, errr the Trooper and he did admit to putting the taser to his former step-son who is a minor – yikes! I think all of us would pull a few strings to make sure a fella like that didn’t carry a badge.

Speaking of, the Chron’s Sunday editorial borrowed Commentary’s “North to Alaska” mention from a few days ago. “North to Alaska” came out in 1960 and was about the Alaska god rush days with John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian, and Capucine. Capucine was hotter than Governor Palin for sure.

Commentary and My Brown Eyed Girl went to see “Bottle Shock” this past weekend. Check it out then go try some Chateau Montelena Chardonnay or a Stags Leap red.

Commentary’s parents celebrated sixty-two years of marriage yesterday. That’s fifty- eight better than Commentary ever had. I’ll bet they have also voted in more elections than Obiden and McPalin combined – period. Congrats to Alicia and Tony Campos!

I’m not going to say anything about the Texans getting their arses handed to them yesterday by the Steelers except to say that Vince’s team won.

From FoxSports.com this past weekend:

The Yankees have good reason to vote for Barack Obama. The Bronx Bombers haven’t won a World Serious title with a Republican in office in 50 years – 1958 when Ike was in the White House. For the record, the Red Sox can't win with a Democratic leader and the Cubs ... well, they've been bipartisan losers, but aren’t too happy with what Obama had to say recently. Presidential hopeful Barack Obama is all about the Southside. When asked by Stuart Scott about the possibility of a cross-town World Series between the Cubs and White Sox, Obama replied... "I would be going." And when asked who he'd be rooting for, Obama replied "Oh, that's easy, White Sox." He then went on to say "I'm not one of these fair weather fans. You go to Wrigley Field, you have a beer, beautiful people up there. People aren't watching the game. It's not serious. White Sox, that's baseball. Southside."

‘Stros hurler Jack Cassel who pitched yesterday is the brother of new New England Patriots QB Matt Cassel – FYI.

Saturday night Roy O was O-standing and pitched a One hit shutout – he was absolutely One-derful! The ‘Stros are dinged up some with Numero 45 out, Matsui has back problems, Wiggintoner has groin issues, Backe and Geary have sore arms, and Wandy’s oblique – wherever the heck the oblique is – is hurting. That being said, we won five out of six on the road and now come home for a seven game homestand. Cecil Puede has the team playing great ball. We even have a better record than the Bronx Bombers. We only have nineteen games left and thirteen of them are at The Yard so get on out there because we’re nine above .500 and now ten back.

September 8, 2008 9:00AM

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