The Washington Times - October 15, 2009, 08:22AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: The rise and fall of Obama Marketing, Will Obama give credit to Bush for Dow 10k since the administration keeps passing the buck on the poor economy?, Lindsay Graham gets tagged a “traitor” for supporting climate change legislation.

  • Video Evan Coyne Maloney on: Pepsi and the Rise and Fall of ObamaMarketing

In baseball, even the best batters go through major slumps. And in politics, presidents have periods where they lose popularity. So companies tying their brands to individual politicians are either naive about politics, or they and their ad agencies are run by people suffering from groupthink. 



  • Newsbusters Video Jeff Poor on: Cavuto: Since Obama Blames Bush for Economy, Does Bush Get Credit for Dow 10K?

Quite a few, if anyone is keeping track. Now the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has broken through the 10,000-point barrier. But that begs the question given the inevitable credit Obama will get from the media and other supporters for this rally, should former President George W. Bush get some of the credit if Obama is so willing to blame him for the collapse?

  • Video on: Lindsey Graham tagged as a ‘traitor’ for backing climate change legislation

Last night, at a forum at Furman University, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham was pilloried by protesters for his decision to back Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and for his support for climate change legislation.