October 31, 2008 | 8:43 pm
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October 31, 2008 | 6:29 pm
October 31, 2008 | 2:34 pm
David Bazan, the former frontman—everyman, really—for Pedro the Lion, spoke during a show earlier this month in Spokane about why he’s voting for Barack Obama. The footage is above. To watch his whole set, click on the video after the jump and then surf around the chopped up clips.
Bazan’s faith in Christ might be on hiatus (I hope it’s coming back), but his tunes still tug at my heartstrings. Honestly, I listen to at least two of his CDs each week.
October 31, 2008 | 4:26 am
Rumors abound this time of year, but here is one that would make American Jews even more comfortable with Barack Obama than they already are: In the event he wins the election, Obama is considering U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, one of the highest-ranking, best-respected Jews in the House, as his chief of staff.
Emanuel would be the third Jewish chief of staff at the White House. President Bush’s current top deputy, Joshua Bolten, is Jewish.