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Ana Marie Cox Leaves Swampland

anagmariegcox.jpgAna Marie Cox announced in a post on Friday that she is leaving the Time political blog Swampland.

You may have noticed I haven’t been around much lately. I’m popping my head in to let you know that will continue to be the case: Swampland is a mature news blog now and quite clearly doesn’t need the care and feeding of a designated proprietor.

The time I’ve taken off from blogging full time has agreed with me (something about having time to hear yourself think) and I expect I’ll return to it eventually but not especially soon. There appear to be plenty of people willing to take up the slack.

We caught up with Cox earlier this morning who told us that despite frequent appearances of late on The Rachel Maddow Show (leading apparently, to some speculation she had a TV gig) she had no immediate future plans other than The Daily Beast, where she has been contributing on a regular basis since the demise of Radar at the end of October.

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Keith Olbermann Responds to Ben Affleck’s SNL Skit

affleckolb.pngOver at Swampland Ana Marie Cox caught up with SNL skit subject Keith Olbermann and asked him what he thought of Ben Affleck‘s impression of him (the second half of which, is far funnier than the first, in our opinion). His response is, how shall we say, lukewarm at best, that said, is anyone shocked to learn Keith may be somewhat lacking in the sense of humor department? Also, the McCain camp says there is no story behind the missing Sarah Palin line.

SNL and my Football Night In America show share adjoining studios, so upon my arrival yesterday, awaiting me was one of the cue cards from the bit, with Ben writing of the sketch: “Keith — Remember, a) I didn’t write this; b) it took years of study — fondly, Ben.”

As to the giddiness: Honestly, everybody deserves a laugh but if on the weekend before the presidential election they spent more than seven seconds bothering with ME, the campaign staff has even less of a clue than I thought.

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DNC ’08: Swamp Love

reggie-love.JPGAna Marie Cox has an interview with Obama’s right-hand man Reggie Love, up over at Swampland. The interview is of particular note to us since it happened to be conducted (due to faulty phone reception) in various locales in and around our our current digs in Denver. Feel the Love.

AMC: If the McCain campaign was a basketball team, what basketball team would they be? And I think maybe Pistons, you know, for the aggressive play and all the sharp elbows, but my husband has also suggested the Princeton defense – do you have an opinion?

RL: Well, I think you may be referring to the Pistons of the 80s and early 90s….

AMC: Yes, I am referring to the Pistons of the 80s and early 90s. The sort of classic Pistons, and he’s referring to the classic Princeton defensive game. Do you have an opinion about that?

RL: If you had to say that McCain was a basketball team, and which basketball team would he most be like?

AMC: Ya, sort of the attitude they bring or the style of play they, you know, have.

RL: Well, I don’t want to insult any of the teams…

AMC: By comparing them to McCain?

Reggie wrote later to clarify exactly why he was hesitant: “I don’t want to insult any of the NBA teams, I have a lot of teammates and friends who still play in the NBA.