August 29, 2008
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.
August 27, 2008
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.
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.
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.Hopefully Sean Parnell will seek a recount.
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.
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.
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)
More later, and check out her youtube channel too.
August 26, 2008
Part XIV (lots and lots of great pics)
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.
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.
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!
August 25, 2008
Looks like someone is angling for Sean Hannity's job...
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.
August 24, 2008
Economic chops? Check.
Not a boring white guy? Check.
That would be interesting.
Wow. And they also used safety glasses.
If only they would help me build that treehouse in my pants, it would be all good.
August 23, 2008
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.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.
We really need a pol on our side inspiring people. We're losing that contest.
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.
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...
August 22, 2008
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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