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Windy City's latest loss is So Cal's gain

Oprah Winfrey said she'll move to Santa Barbara because she can't stand Chicago's weather. Since Barack Obama's inauguration, the city has lost its governor, the Olympics and Oprah. The pollsters have begun referring to Chicago as Obama's Iraq.


Lou Dobbs said he might run for U.S. president in three years. People who know him say he has way too much embarrassing personal baggage to run for public office. Comedians heard this and immediately started circulating Draft Lou petitions.


Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" sold out in bookstores Friday, and Harper Collins had to print 2 million more copies. It makes you wonder. Imagine how many books Newt Gingrich would have sold by now if he'd taken his pants off for the cover of Newsweek.


The American Medical Association and AARP launched an ad campaign to reassure seniors about proposed cuts to Medicare in the health care reform bill. It may work. The calming letters include a month's supply of Prozac in the envelope.


"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" did a huge box-office of $140 million last weekend. Young people have always flocked to movies about vampires. Everybody loves a bloodsucker until they get their first property tax bill.


President Obama's approval ratings sank below 50 percent in the Gallup Poll. The poll only reflects his job performance as president. The public likes him personally but they disapprove of the way he is managing China's western holdings.

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