Forget the Lipstick… The Wolves Are Out Now

Everyone’s still talking about the “lipstick on a pig,” and Hillary Clinton jumped into the mix today to add her two cents: “Barack has made this clear,” she said responding to a question about the lipstick remark, which Republicans have condemned as a “disgraceful” and “sexist” attack on Palin. “It was no way meant as an affront.”    During the press conference, which addressed equal pay for women, Clinton added that “Republicans need to lift up the dialogue” and blamed McCain’s campaign for trying to “divert attention away from challenges facing Americans.” The media is itching for Hillary Clinton to haul off on Palin, but she’s not buying into that game and rightly so because it’s the issues that count … Continue reading

CBS Takes Down ‘Misleading’ McCain Webad

Say what? The McCain campaign had an ad up that was ‘misleading.’ Via Politico: YouTube has removed a webad that casts Sarah Palin as the victim of sexism on the request of CBS, whose anchor Katie Couric was featured in the ad. “One of the great lessons of that campaign is the continued and accepted role of sexism in American life,” Couric is quoted in the ad. In the original clip, which aired months before Palin entered the race, Couric was talking about Hillary Clinton. The ad applies her words to Palin. Asked about the ad, CBS spokeswoman Leigh Farris said, “CBS News does not endorse any candidate in the Presidential race. Any use of CBS personnel in political advertising … Continue reading

Ten Post Round-Up: Wednesday, September 10

Whoops!  Got a little chatty with the ol’ ball n’ chain the ol’ man SSG Dizzy, today, then got caught up in a lot of necessary real life stuff.  Who knew growing a rock could be so much work (true story)?  Except for that time of month, “better late than never”, I always say. Today’s Ten Post Round-Up includes everybody’s favorite VP candidate (almost wet my pants writing that one), drugs and even swinging (I’m referring to golf.  What did you think I was referring to?).  Since I’m in a good mood, I found this great McCain debate that I just thought you had to see.

Stephanie Cutter Responds to John McCain’s Hypocrisy on Women

Chief of staff and senior advisor to Michelle Obama, Stephanie Cutter responded today to John McCain’s hypocrisy on the “lipstick on a pig” controversy. Watch Stephanie Cutter here:   The whole thing is one big faux controvesy and McCain is proving once again that’s nothing but a hypocrite. McCain fails on women’s issues and his faux outrage is insulting.

Quote of the Day

Meghan McCain didn’t get the memo to be outraged on her father’s behalf over the “lipstick on a pig” controversy cooked up by the McCain camp: “I’ve heard my dad say that, the term ‘lipstick on a pig,’” McCain said during an appearance on Fox promoting her new children’s book about her father. All this faux outrage from the right wing is a bit much… Even McCain’s daughter doesn’t seem to see an issue with it.

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Alaska First

A lot has been said in the mainstream media about Sarah Palin’s positions on various points of policy. As television viewers we have been subjected to hearing trivial items about her life such as winning a beauty pageant two decades ago from some no name town of a few thousand people. However, very little has been said about her loose affilation with the Alaskan Independence Party (AIP) while Governor of the State of Alaska. The first question most people outside of Alaska would have is what is the Alaskan Independence Party anyway? Some people view the AIP as a political party entrenched in separatism similar to the Bloc Quebecois in Canada. The AIP is deeply rooted in state’s rights superseding … Continue reading

Having McCain by the Balls

Here we go. The christianist right has never liked McCain. The christianist right wasn’t happy with McCain as the GOP nominee. The christianist right (specifically the Council for National Policy) wanted Palin on the ticket and — surprise! — McCain picked her. Palin, a member of the christianist right, has energized the party… and McCain’s candidacy. But the christianist right, while pleased with the pick, is still suspicious of McCain. And Tony Perkins, head of the christianist Family Research Council, is warning McCain that he’d better come to Palin’s defence with respect to her “faith”. Or else: “People are watching. It will be very important how the McCain campaign handles this. If they become defensive and run from it and … Continue reading