Sarah Palin is breaking the interview silence and has agreed to a sit down interivew with “Charles Gibson of ABC’s “World News Tonight,” according to an ABC News official.” No other interviews are scheduled. It will be the first TV interview for Palin since she was named 10 days ago as running mate to John McCain. Palin had planned to return to Alaska this weekend but is so popular on the stump that she is going to stay out a few more days before returning home. One of her sons deploys to Iraq on Thursday. Palin plans to sit down with Gibson later this week in Alaska, the source said. The McCain is wising up to the fact that voters “see her … Continue reading
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Defibrillator usage increased last week after John McCain announced Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate and only a heartbeat from the presidency. But, shortly after most Republicans were shocked back to life they circled the wagons to declare she was the perfect choice. Apparently, the cure also included a dose of psychotropic drugs as well. The pundits and commentators rallied beside Palin, even lying about how great her ghost-written acceptance speech was, apparently in the mistaken belief that they are being fair and balanced. Since Palin is the topic of everyone’s greatest love or deepest enmity, I won’t be writing about her life and most of her positions. I won’t write about her lack of experience—or her outrageous statements … Continue reading
Hello, TDD readers. Allow me to introduce myself. I’m the founder and editor of a liberal political blog called The Reaction. It’s a group blog that focuses mostly on the U.S., with some outstanding contributors from around North America — I’m in Toronto myself, a Canadian, though I spent many of my formative years in New Jersey and Massachusetts, where I attended Tufts University. I’m also an assistant editor at The Moderate Voice. And now I’ll be blogging here, too. I have long been a fan of this blog, and it’s exciting to be here. I hope you enjoy my posts. I look forward to being an active member of the community. ********** kitsch (n.) — something of tawdry design, … Continue reading
Dear Sarah Palin/Barracuda/LipstickPitbull et.al..: I have someone I’d like you to meet. His name is Joe Shark. He hasn’t been fed lately. He’s hungry. And he likes a good fight. By the way, Sarah, guess who’s coming to dinner on October 2 at Washington University? Enjoy. With great anticipation, Stuart
I haven’t done a fundraising drive here in a very longtime, but the need has arisen to reach out to readers and ask for some support in the way of donations. It’s a lot of work to keep this blog going and even with ad revenue, it does not cover the time put in by myself and others here. Here’s the deal… I know the economy is tight, but I hope readers will consider pitching in because we’ve got a couple of struggling writers here who need help: First, some of you may remember Stuart saying here a few weeks back his computer blew. Stuart has given so much to The Dem Daily, I’d like to help him get a … Continue reading
She may be ready to step in as president if need be, but the McCain camp says Sarah Palin isn’t ready for prime time or interviews with the media: A senior McCain campaign official advises that, despite the gaggle of requests and pressure from the media, Gov. Sarah Palin won’t submit to a formal interview anytime soon. She may take some questions from local news entities in Alaska, but until she’s ready — and until she’s comfortable — which might not be for a long while — the media will have to wait. The campaign believes it can effectively deal with the media’s complaints, and their on-the-record response to all this will be: “Sarah Palin needs to spend time with … Continue reading
courtesy of David Van Os, candidate for Texas Attorney General 2006: