Oh my… “Sarah Palin is trying to seduce independent voters. But she comes across like a whip-wielding mistress who wants to discipline a naughty America.” At a conscious level, the Republican duo are masquerading as reformers who will “clean up Washington.” But their unconscious appeal may be more important. By choosing Palin, McCain and the GOP have elbowed the Democrats off the dance floor. In a bizarre turnaround, the uptight Republicans are suddenly the party of sex, women, fun. They’re all about spontaneity, bucking convention, letting their freak flags fly. If it feels good, do it! Let Mr. Dignified, Obama, drone on about the economy or the resurgence of the Taliban or whatever boring downer of a subject he wants … Continue reading
The latest campaign ad from John McCain contends today that his running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, “stopped the Bridge to Nowhere.” But in truth, Sarah Palin “was for the infamous bridge before she was against it.” AP explains in a Fact Check and the WSJ notes that the “Record Contradicts Palin’s ‘Bridge’ Claims.” Interestingly, there’s “more than one “bridge to nowhere” in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ’s past.” Funny thing about people’s pasts… They usually catch up with them and then new falsehoods usually pile on top of old falsehoods and people usually catch on to packs of lies. McCain-Palin… Lies, Lies and more of the same.
Do we really want this guy leading our nation: “McCain’s history of hot temper raises concerns.” Digby has more. It’s a no brainer really, with McCain it’s more of the same and we can’t afford more of the same.
From the NY Times: MSNBC tried a bold experiment this year by putting two politically incendiary hosts, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, in the anchor chair to lead the cable news channel’s coverage of the election debates.That experiment appears to be over. After months of accusations of political bias and simmering animosity between MSNBC and its parent network NBC, the channel decided over the weekend that the NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host David Gregory would anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night. Mr. Olbermann and Mr. Matthews will remain as analysts during the coverage. The change — which comes in the home stretch of the long election cycle — is a direct result of tensions associated … Continue reading
Last week was a humdinger, politically speaking. I think I fed my political appetite for an entire year, in less than 7 days, and still over-ate. To say the least, I’m a little stuffed from all the political edibles. For that reason, I’m going on a light political, high carbonated news diet, at least for the week. So expect today’s Ten Post Round-Up to be light on politics and high in fluff and non-political substance. It’s Monday, so that means, Uncle Jay has your weekly news supplement. And, it’s easy to digest.
The press corps on Joe Biden’s campaign plane decided to have a little fun on Sunday by sticking a cardboard cut-out of mcCain on the plane. David Wade, Biden’s spokesman responded to the joke with this retort “Biden’s campaign plane taxied to the runway, headed for Montana”: “You realize you could’ve made history,” Wade said. “If you’d found a cardboard cut-out of Governor Palin, that’s the closest she would’ve been to taking tough questions from the national media since she was selected…Yet another way that McCain-Palin is more of the same.” More of the same is right. H/T to Taylor Marsh. And Taylor is correct, David Wade is “terrific asset to Joe Biden.” I’ve worked with Wade since Kerry ’04. … Continue reading
On my personal ranking of the news events of the past 100 years, the top three stories are (1) Hiroshima/Nagasaki; (2) The tearing down of the Berlin Wall; and (3) The current forcing of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into federal conservatorship. The conventional wisdom, of course, is that Fannie and Freddie are “too big to fail”. Let us, then, explore the ramifications of the pending “bailout”. My personal opinion is that the current resort to conservatorship is an act of near desperation designed, and hopefully well designed, to prevent the impending potential actions of the creditors of the United States Government, the creditors of our very nation, from creating a de facto conservatorship that would be forced on us. … Continue reading
This quote from the third paragraph in the newest Newsweek article: An Apostle of Alaska, which really was actually ‘fair and balanced’. [...]When the GOP held its Alaska caucus on Feb. 5, Palin didn’t bother to endorse a candidate, despite personal appeals from Huckabee and Mitt Romney, her fellow social conservatives. She had never met or spoken to John McCain. But she indignantly dismissed his opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as the politically correct—yet wrong—position of “Eastern politicians.” Obviously she’s changed her mind. It’s a very well documented article and a must read.