August 29, 2008

Good question...

If McCain-Palin wins in November and Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell wins his tight primary battle against Rep. Don Young in the recount and the general election....who will be in charge of Alaska?

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****** ITS PALIN******

CONFIRMED!

SEXY LIBRARIAN GLASSES ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL!

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I think I speak for everyone when I say, "Yowza!*"

Update: This is simply the most exciting political news I've had in my lifetime!  She's PERFECT.  Her inexperience is something to be noted but it is countered by the fact that she is the only person with ANY EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE RUNNING!

She gives me a tingle up my leg.

* - For a politician and a mother of five, she's smokin' and you know it.

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August 27, 2008

Should I be elated about this or scared?

It's being reported that Mitt Romney is out of the running for John McCain's vice president. 

I'm really afraid this means we will have and incredibly boring McCain-Pawlenty ticket. 

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Some lazy afternoon VP speculation for you; UPDATES!

I know, I know.  I'm addicted to veepstakes nonsense.  Deal with it, crackas!  Byron York has been keeping an eye on the chatter for us over at The Corner and had this to say:

McCain is scheduled to be with his vice president at a rally in Dayton, Ohio at 11 a.m. Friday.  Next, the pair will appear at a rally in Pennsylvania, in a small town south of Pittsburgh, at 5 p.m. Saturday.  If memory serves, in 2000, Lieberman, an observant Jew, did not campaign or take part in campaign activities from Friday evening to Saturday evening.  The Pennsylvania rally certainly seems to fall in that period.  I am not saying that there might not be other factors at play in the rollout of McCain's choice, but it is hard to imagine that that would not be a factor.

Hmmmm.  I doubt that this means much, but if we're reading the tea leaves right this could be a good sign for Rep. Eric Cantor who, like Jack Abramoff, is Jewish.  We know that he has been vetted, has the support of conservatives, and would likely need a three-day "getting to know you" rollout as described.

I'd be 100% on-board with a McCain-Cantor ticket. 

Update: Just wanted to remind everyone is still Jewish.

Update:  It looks like I may have read that report all wrong.  The schedule might mean there will be no Jewish VP.

Yet another update: Byron answers a question I've been asking:

It turns out Cantor does work and travel on Saturdays, so no, it doesn't appear that that would be a factor.  On the other hand, I haven't heard anything to suggest that Cantor is in the final mix in the McCain veep search.

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Parnell vs. Young: What's next?

I woke up this morning to the disheartening news from Alaska:

Republican Rep. Don Young — whose three and a half decade hold on Alaska’s sole House seat was imperiled by political ethics controversies — holds a razor-thin lead over Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell who ran a strong primary challenge against the embattled congressman.

With 98 percent of the state’s precincts reporting in the House contest, Young led Parnell by a margin of just 145 votes. At one point late in the count, Parnell had held a small lead over Young. That tiny gap, if it holds up in the final results, could permit the trailing candidate to call for a recount. Republican state Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux received the remaining 9 percent of the vote.
Hopefully Sean Parnell will seek a recount.

I would like to go ahead and congratulate Gabrielle LeDoux for getting our attention by staying in a race she had no chance of winning.  I'd hope that she'd feel some shame for (possibly) allowing Rep. Don Young to eek out a primary victory,  but with her being a politician I know there's no way that will happen. 

So when Democrat Ethan Berkowitz gets sworn in as Alaska's sole House member this January, you can thank Ms. LeDoux.

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Pics from Denver, Part Deux

I had linked some of the individual posts Alice had, but since she has another big bunch of photos up, I'm going to repost some of those along with all the new ones. 

Part XIII  (Ninjas, skaters, tagging and the beginning of the riot-y things)

Part XIV (messages, hippies, mosques, secessionists, and yet another waterboarding)

Part XV (Code Pinkos, holy rollers and an inflatable Liberty)

Part XVI  (Costumes, Bull Shit and Code Pinkos)

Part XVII (I'll add moar cute titles later, someone called off at work, dammit)

Part XVIII

Part XIV

Part XX

More later, and check out her youtube channel too.

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August 26, 2008

More from Denver

This one is a big one, so heads up for you people on 56Ks and crusty old machines.

Part XIV (lots and lots of great pics)

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McCain should be more careful about timing

As you may have heard, Sen. McCain may be changing the timing of his vice presidential selection announcement.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain may announce his choice for a running mate earlier than expected, sources told FOX News on Monday.

McCain had previously said he would announce his vice presidential pick on Friday and would appear with that individual at a rally in Dayton, Ohio, following the announcement.  Friday is McCain’s 72nd birthday.

But sources close to McCain’s campaign told FOX News that his decision may come sooner than that — possibly on Thursday, when Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination at Invesco field in Denver, Colo.

I think this is a huge mistake.  There is no way--no way--that any news agency is going to turn attention away from the Sermon on the Mount to see who is going to be at the bottom of the GOP ticket. 

That being said, if he does choose to do this, I think we can rule out any typical old, boring, Republican white guys.

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Don't Hit the Cowbell

Maybe just set it on the table just out of arm's reach:

Fewer Americans went without health insurance in 2007 than in the prior year, while there was a gain in median household income adjusted for inflation, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The number of people without health insurance fell to 45.7 million in 2007 from 47 million in 2006, the government said in its annual snapshot. Median household income adjusted for inflation rose 1.3% to $50,233. The poverty rate hit 12.5% in 2007, compared with 12.3% in the prior year - not statistically different, according to Census.

This can't be possible. We're in the worst depression since the FDR was in office and there is absolutely no way that people can get health insurance without being blessed by The One.

 I call bullshit.

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Primary day in Alaska

Today is the Alaska House GOP primary

Rep. Don Young will be out of office regardless of what happens in this primary, but I'd rather him get taken down here so the seat will stay in GOP hands.  So if you're in Alaska, make sure to go vote for Parnell today.  I'll have the results posted tonight!

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InEVITAble

The McCain campaign 3AM ad,



Having been pretty much proven wrong on reading these ads once, I'm loathe to say I think doing them is too risky, but I still think you play low key and let things fester.  I thought it was risky based on the potential for Hillary to smack McCain for them then, and I think now you run the risk of overdoing it enough to turn off Clinton supporters.  Yes, I realize she has interest in seeing Obama tank and personal animosity, but party politics sometimes override that.

(h/t)

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August 25, 2008

Chris Muir's annual fundraiser

He does an annual drive to raise funds to maintain his site and make (at least some) of his living.  I'm sure you've seen the cartoon strip in sidebars at many sites, so if you're a fan, you may want to help him out.

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Ed Morrissey drinks the Kool-aid

Ladies and gentlemen, the case for Mitt Romney

Looks like someone is angling for Sean Hannity's job...

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The latest from Denver

Alice H continues to follow the spectacle surrounding the Democrat Convention, and has lots of pictures from the various protests, be sure to check them all out,

Part I (Where there are cameras, there is Sheehan)

Part II (Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs)

Part III (everyone's favorite plagiarist art thieving fake Native American is in this collection)

Part IV (moar from the crazy masses, and some counterprotesters)

Part V (finally some giant paper mache heads!  No lefty protest is complete without them!)

Part VI (with even moar protest cliches!)

Part VII (Just another granny for peace)

Part VIII  (IVAW, paper cranes, CHANG(e), and other pitiful cliches)

Part IX  (respecting McCain's service and time as a POW, and moar "I've run out of room" signs)

Part X
(moonbats on the march)

Part XI (some police photos and another "Defend Denver" dork...why do they wear those shirts? 99% of them would shriek at the mere sight of a real AK)

Part XII  (police and anarchists and Native Americans, oh my!)

Be sure to drop by throughout the week to see what Alice has for us, and check out her videos too.

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August 24, 2008

Quote of the Day

“From a political standpoint, he’s an asset, and he would be a good President of the United States.”

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Hmmmmmmm.......

Marc Arbinder is reporting that former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and rumored potential VP candidate is pro-life. 

Economic chops?  Check.

Pro-life? Check.

Not a boring white guy?  Check.

That would be interesting.

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Your Saturday Night Musical Interlude



Wow. And they also used safety glasses.

If only they would help me build that treehouse in my pants, it would be all good.

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August 23, 2008

Time for some Saturday night K-Lo bashing

I should really be doing something more interesting on a Saturday night but, well, here we are.  Here's Kathryn Jean Lopez talking about inspiring politicians:

A born-again Christian woman who sat next to me on the plane from Chicago said the exact same thing to me. Bizarre in one sense — she clearly gets that from Christ, but Obama gives her some added kick.

We really need a pol on our side inspiring people. We're losing that contest.
The problem is that we do have politicians on the GOP side who can inspire people.  You just never hear about them because people like K-Lo only push boring, generic, uninspiring politicians like Mitt Romney. 

I'm also a little creeped out that she thinks we need an "inspiring" politician in the mold of Barack Obama.  That's the last thing I want.  We came close to a Messianic cult of personality with Ron "I see nothing wrong with advertising on Stormfront" Paul.  It's not exactly something I want to recreate.  It's tacky and leads to the type of unhinged apologetics we're seeing out of the Obama supporters.  I know the point she was trying to make, I just think it was a clunky way of saying it. 

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What McCain's new "Biden" ad really means

In case you missed it, here is McCain's new ad featuring Joe Biden's preference of McCain over an inexperienced Barack Obama:



As DrewM points out, this is exactly the type of ad you would expect to see "every time the VP choice is someone who was in the primaries." 

This begs the question: Would McCain put out an ad like this if he too was choosing someone he fought against in the primaries?  Unless McCain has lost all good sense (big "if," I know) he won't pick someone who will allow Obama and the DNC to turn around and do the same thing to him. 

Update:  Someone thinks that it will be Romney, now more than ever.  I'll give you three guesses...

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August 22, 2008

Well, there go my nerdblogging plans for the night...

I signed up for the BarryO Super Double Secret VP Text Messagetm so that it would wake me up early in the morning, allowing me to run to the comp and make a quick post and go to bed.  

Well, it seems that (dammit) I gave the Obama campaign access to my phone for no reason, as all signs point to Obama-Biden 2008.  If you needed conclusive evidence that the Obama campaign doesn't know or care that the public thinks BarryO is arrogant, well, there it is.  Ed Morrissey is all over it with updates and a post wondering what went wrong with Obama's VP rollout.

I'll be back with a post tomorrow with who I think McCain should (and will) choose to contrast with Obama's vice president. 

Update: CNN has confirmed that it is Joe Biden. 

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