The ‘high-tech lynching’ of Sarah Palin.
In 1991 Clarence Thomas was nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court by then President George H.W. Bush. The attacks on Thomas that ensued were astounding and sought not only to defeat his nomination but to destroy his reputation and character. Never mind that the outrageous accusations were unproven, they were tools to try to stop Thomas from being on the Court. The ends justify the | Read More »
The Vetting of Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin
Much has been made recently by various media sources about the vetting (or lack thereof) of Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin. Many sources are saying that the McCain camp did not properly investigate her background, and is now being surprised by sudden revelations by the media. Elizabeth Bumiller of the NY Times, as reported by MSNBC writes, A series of disclosures about Gov. Sarah | Read More »
Denial Isn’t Just A River in Egypt.
My flight to Milan, Italy on Friday had a stopover in Boston. When I got to the Denver airport, I suddenly realized that half of the eastern seaboard was trying to board flights back home after the DNC Convention. This included the first leg of my flight. About an hour into the flight, the captain announced over the intercom that John McCain had selected his | Read More »
Democrats frustrated over McCain’s pick of Palin
Right after the pick was made, the party that supposedly doesn’t attack, attempted to attack Sarah Palin. Didn’t matter that they knew nothing about her, they wanted to spin the pick to make it look as poorly as possible. A few Democrats attempted to try and connect her to Ted Stevens and Don Young. Two Alaskans facing corruption charges. Not recogizing her fight against corruption | Read More »
The New “New Woman”
Have we moved to a point now where women can now have “it all” just as men have had for centuries? It seems in Sarah Palin we might have just such a person. After the “Women’s Movement” for equal rights in the 60s and 70s it was generally accepted that a woman had two paths one towards success in a career and the other a | Read More »
Why I Got Excited (about Palin)
I am a college student from Indiana. I woke up this morning, turned on Fox News, and started my day by listening to all the speculation of Palin as the VP pick. I had to go to class however, so I took my laptop with me, and watched the rally in between classes. On my drive home (I commute), I was listening to America Right | Read More »
Thoughts on Palin’s introduction
She can certainly give a speech. I rate it at or above Obama’s acceptance speech last night. Why is it the Democrats talk about the little guy, but the Republicans live it? Neat fact: Both McCain and Palin have sons who ENLISTED in the military (Marine Corps and army respectively). Does that show elitism? They have a personal stake in the outcome of Iraq and | Read More »
This really is “Bizzarro RedState”
It’s not so much the fact that John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. For the record, I still think that was a bad choice on his part but that is not the reason I think this place is “Bizarro RedState.”
Palin candidacy puts the screws to Hillary
First, hearty congratulations to the next Vice President of the United States. This bold step by John McCain promises to make this election a barn-burner of a contest. One of the side effects of this decision, which I’m sure team Hillary was not anticipating, is to put Hillary into a tight spot regarding her maneuverings to become President. On the one hand, working wholeheartedly to | Read More »
That giant sucking sound….
Kudos to the McCain campaign, they have been extremely shrewd scheduling the VP announcement for today. It was designed to steal the thunder from Obama no matter who he picked, if only for the simple fact everyone would be wondering just WHO he will pick and not analyzing and promoting the Obama platform. But this, this is made of pure, unvarnished, 200 proof AWESOME. The | Read More »
Happy birthday, John Sidney McCain III
First “we all” thought it was going to be Tim Pawlenty and it turns out it will (probably) not be him. Then “most of us” thought it would be Mitt Romney and evidently it will (probably) not be him. And next up was Sarah Palin but, if ABC News can be believed, she is still in Alaska and it (probably) will not be her.
Dear Lord, Please Let It Be Palin: But Not So Fast. 8:00am Cental
All the discussion is that it’s Palin…Bob Beckel is devastated and shocked at what it would do the the Dems…but Fox is reporting that she may not have left Alaska after all as of 8:00am, 8/29/2008. All I can say is this…If McCain has played a rope a dope with Republicans and floated this balloon to hide his real nominee…There will be hell to pay | Read More »
Get Sarah Palin on the phone
Tonight Barak Obama electrified a crowd and perhaps the nation. No, I’m not some shill for Obama and on my personal blog, I’ve already written why a speech is simply an exercise in teleprompter reading. Obama can read a teleprompter … I get it. But I am not the typical American. The typical American is going to see the glitz, the hype, and the man | Read More »
Tim Pawlenty Abruptly Cancels Media Interviews in Denver–VP?
I’m going to join in on the Veepstakes speculation here with something that someone pointed out to me. Could McCain’s VP be Gov. Pawlenty? An interesting article from Yahoo New has this to say: Read it below the fold…
Who Isn’t Going to be the GOP VP?
I got what I would normally consider a routine email yesterday. It was the RNC schedule and roster of speakers for the upcoming soiree in Minneapolis next week. It was about as interesting as watching paint dry until I realized something. On Monday night, the following speakers are listed: Gov. Tim Pawlenty (Minn.)U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (Conn.)U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) On Tuesday night these | Read More »