Bristol Palin’s Brave Choice
Well, that’s one way to rebut a rumor. The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said on Monday in an announcement intended to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child. Bristol Palin, one of Alaska Gov. Palin’s five children with her husband, Todd, is about five months pregnant | Read More »
Quick Thoughts on Palin
Wow, what a coup by McCain. I didn’t know he had it in him. Following on Jonah’s heels: Sarah Palin makes this election about three things for John McCain: -Energy: She’s our best spokesperson on this issue, hands down. -Life: She’s HARDCORE pro-life, and she’s lived it – as we all know, giving birth to a Down’s Syndrome child. -The War: Palin’s eldest son enlisted | Read More »
FOX News confirms.
10 Quick Thoughts on Tim Pawlenty as Veep Nominee
Yawn. Smallest upside. Smallest downside. What a difference two years makes for Pawlenty. To go from winning reelection in 2006 by 1% – aided by an embarrassing outburst from his opponent five days before the election – to the Vice Presidential nomination is a big jump. That said, Pawlenty is a capable executive, has a nice blue collar background (slightly inflated by the Sam’s Club | Read More »
I’m prepared to support Lieberman as the choice over some of the alternatives. The advantage of Lieberman is that he goes away after four years – there’s no chance he’s contending for the presidency. This makes him have a higher upside than any of the other potential pro-choice selections – KBH (I turned it down six times! SIX TIMES!), Meg Whitman, Ridge, etc.
The funny thing about that Obama temple
Jeff Emanuel has a full rundown of Obama’s attempt to photoshop himself into the West Wing, and it struck me as I was reading it: I wonder if the set designer in question has ever been to the White House? The funny thing about the cinematic depiction of the White House and the West Wing is that it’s always so grand and impressive. In reality, | Read More »
Britney Spears’ Set Designer – “[Barack's] is more elaborate and complicated”
The New York Post reports: But the set is designed to evoke the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, not the Acropolis, said staging supervisor Bobby Allen, a Spears set vet. “We’ve done Britney’s sets and a whole bunch of rock shows, but this was far more elaborate and complicated and we had to do it in far less time,” said Allen, of RDA Entertainment. | Read More »
Rove Wants McCain to Pick Lieberman
What’s that, you say? You heard the opposite? Well, then you don’t know Karl Rove. “Rove called Lieberman,” recounted a second source. “Lieberman told him he would not make that call.” … “Rove is pushing Romney so aggressively some folks are beginning to wonder what’s going on,” grumbled one veteran Republican strategist. Rove is very astute about the way his public persona is perceived. So | Read More »
There is so much win in this Ramesh comment
It might just blow your hair back. Go read it. Now.
Voter Confidence in Iraq and War on Terror: Highest EVER
It’s an odd thing to watch the Democratic Convention in Denver. The messages just aren’t consistent – there’s an off-kilter feel to the whole thing. Just take Mark Warner’s remarks last night for example. Here’s a guy who’s viewed as the future of the party, whose withdrawal before the presidential stakes was shocking to a lot of people, and who – if Barack Obama loses | Read More »
Barack Obama on ESPN – McCain staff, return those calls
ESPN’s sitdown with Barack Obama is outlined in full by Awful Announcing, hands down the best sports TV blog there is. It seems awfully brief and fluff-filled, as if the Worldwide Leader was very uncomfortable with asking any tough questions. C’mon, folks – Al Gore and Jack Kemp had to answer questions about Roberto Alomar spitting in an umpire’s face in a Vice Presidential debate! | Read More »
A Query for Political Historians Among Us
In the history of the modern televised convention, has any major candidate lost significant polling ground in the week prior to the convention? It’s shocking to me that Obama, headed into what should be a glorious public display of support and a great coming together of the Clinton-Obama horde, seems to have dropped 7-8 points in national polling in just the past ten days. I | Read More »
So much for that text message announcement. Obama really should’ve done it earlier – this afternoon at the latest. All he’s done now is piss off the morning papers by making them miss their deadline, and given the networks a scramble for Saturday morning. How very throwback to think you could avoid the internet attention – but then, they got what they wanted in millions | Read More »
Friday in August: One Last Veep Speculation Thread
Well, now that Barack Obama is calling the unlucky ones, we’re running out of time to do the last fun speculation thing prior to the election, and I still haven’t thrown up a post of significance about all this. So here goes. On Obama’s side, it seemed clear from the beginning that he was going to bollix this choice. It tends to prove the old | Read More »
Andrew Sullivan Flunks a Rorschach Test
Andrew Sullivan, fresh off of bending the truth to mean whatever he’d like it to mean about his pre-Iraq position on the war, writes today to accuse John and Cindy McCain of embellishing a very personal story in a crass attempt to achieve political gain with evangelicals. Part of the McCain Celebrity, as packaged for the evangelical base, is the rescue of two Bangladeshi girls | Read More »
Obama Eats Ice Cream, Bodysurfs as Russia Rolls Onward
When the Russian tanks roll westward, what defence for you and me? Colonel Sloman’s Essex Rifles? The Light Horse of L.S.E.? -Philip Larkin You know this is a “Now watch this drive” moment when even the New York Times is attacking Barack Obama for his horribly timed vacation. The One insists on iced cream, you see: and he will not be interrupted in his quest, | Read More »
Evangelicals Actually Lean More Republican Than in 2004
This morning’s Washington Post will have another long piece about how Obama is reaching out across traditional political boundaries (he’s so brave!) in an attempt to snag conservative evangelicals, particularly young ones, many of whom still fall in the idjit voter demographic. Of course, any close inspection of the actual facts on hand – as opposed to just the lovely sight of sparkling anecdotes, so | Read More »
Slow Dancing with Death: Barack Obama’s Democrats Embrace Abortion Extremism
This is, as the alcoholics refer to it, a moment of clarity. From now on, Barack Obama’s Democrats cannot complain when we refer to them as “pro-abortion.” Even as Barack Obama claims to welcome a position of moderation on the difficult moral question of abortion, the Democratic Party has moved today under his leadership to fully embrace the Culture of Death. The newly announced Democratic | Read More »
Great Names for Pro-Abortion Parties
The Dems’ Denver Convo has some interesting parties scheduled – over 300 of them, as Swampland’s Jay Newton-Small points out. But perhaps the best named is this one: Sex, Politics, and Cocktails Late Night Dance Party Planned Parenthood Samba Room 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM email@example.com Alicia Dupre Ticketed – Open to Public Open to Media: No Free abortions after, folks.
Someone asked me to respond to this review of The Dark Knight
But unfortunately I can’t, because it seems clear the reviewer saw a completely different movie than I did. Perhaps he bought a ticket to the wrong film by mistake?