“What were those ingredients again for the moose chili?” That is my favorite line from this video. Oh my goodness! Does this PAC think that this crazy video is going to help Palin? It’s like seeing someone run down the street naked. It’s really interesting for the momment, but after you’re just like, “WTF, was that.” That’s how I feel after watching this. WTF?
The Our Country Deserves Better PAC has begun running spots in Alaska — two 60-second ads, and two 30-second versions — that pay tribute to Palin, with plans to expand the ad buy to the rest of the country sometime this week.
“Governor Palin inspired millions of Americans by fighting for common sense conservative principles in a positive and uplifting manner,” chief strategist Sal Russo said in a statement. “I worked with President Ronald Reagan since his first days in the California Governor’s Office, and I can tell you that I see so many similarities between President Reagan and Governor Palin.”
The 60-second Thanksgiving-themed spot — which comes days after footage of a Palin interview on a turkey farm hit the airwaves — also points to the Alaska governor’s fondness for moose chili as a turkey alternative.
The PAC — which sponsored the “Stop Obama Now” bus tour during the campaign season — said it plans to spend at least $50,000 airing the ads in Alaska. It has not yet released details of the ad buy on national broadcast and cable networks.
From Fishbowl LA – Now before you go comparing John McCain/Sarah Palin rallies where there have been four separate incidents of people in the crowd screaming things like ‘terrorist’, ‘kill him’ and ‘treason’ – before you go comparing those to Klan rallies – know that the Klan no longer has a crowd draw because they decided to stop using incendiary language. So the comparison is unfair…to the Klan.
The reports sounds like they are whipping up a lynch mob. Bridge to nowhere? Bridge to the 17th century.
Anyway, Radar Online is reporting that the Secret Service is now looking into the threats. What exactly are they looking into? Shh it’s a secret.
The question is – when does the media call a spade wielding racist mob a spade wielding racist mob?
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I’ve never noticed Vice-Presidential nominees so much in the past, but the two in the 2008 election are really worrisome. I think Biden was the smart, responsible choice for Obama (sorry Hillary supporters) because of what he adds to the ticket. He, however, seems to keep his foot in his mouth. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, seemed more like a stunt to pull Hillary voters, that has terribly backfired. Based on current interviews, what other reason could there have been? In her defense, she wasn’t vetted properly, didn’t think this opportunity would come this soon, and was thus not prepared. If she were, maybe she would have held her own much better and it would make sense why John McCain chose her. My advice, Biden shut-up and Palin step-down… See the below article. (There are rumors that Biden may step down…but we’ll wait that craziness out for now).
She’s out of her league.
By Kathleen Parker
If at one time women were considered heretical for swimming upstream against feminist orthodoxy, they now face condemnation for swimming downstream — away from Sarah Palin.
To express reservations about her qualifications to be vice president — and possibly president — is to risk being labeled anti-woman.
Or, as I am guilty of charging her early critics, supporting only a certain kind of woman.
Some of the passionately feminist critics of Palin who attacked her personally deserved some of the backlash they received. But circumstances have changed since Palin was introduced as just a hockey mom with lipstick — what a difference a financial crisis makes — and a more complicated picture has emerged.
As we’ve seen and heard more from John McCain’s running mate, it is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem. Quick study or not, she doesn’t know enough about economics and foreign policy to make Americans comfortable with a President Palin should conditions warrant her promotion.
Yes, she recently met and turned several heads of state as the United Nations General Assembly convened in New York. She was gracious, charming and disarming. Men swooned. Pakistan’s president wanted to hug her. (Perhaps Osama bin Laden is dying to meet her?)
And, yes, she has common sense, something we value. And she’s had executive experience as a mayor and a governor, though of relatively small constituencies (about 6,000 and 680,000, respectively).
Finally, Palin’s narrative is fun, inspiring and all-American in that frontier way we seem to admire. When Palin first emerged as John McCain’s running mate, I confess I was delighted. She was the antithesis and nemesis of the hirsute, Birkenstock-wearing sisterhood — a refreshing feminist of a different order who personified the modern successful working mother. Continue reading
This woman can not lead this country and is not fit to be VP. Click here for the video from CBS NEWS.
I’m sorry, I just needed to say that. She sounds stupid…actually. I know she’s likely a bright woman, but she should know better than than to let her campaign handlers send her out unprepared. That is just dumb.
John McCain called Wednesday for the first presidential debate, scheduled for Friday in Mississippi, to be delayed (to Oct 2 in St. Louis from what Politico is saying…isn’t that supposed to be the VP debate date? Crafty, John, crafty. They would have to reschedule that too.) and urged Barack Obama to join him in Washington for a high-level meeting of congressional leaders to address the financial crisis. Obama responded that the debate should go on.
He also scrapped a planned appearance on David Letterman. Letterman was not having that. Um…did you not realize that he would see you taping an interview with Katie Couric after your girl, Sarah, tripped up and called our current economic mess what is really is…The Second Great Depression…2008 style?? Dumb. I agree with Letterman. You don’t suspend your campaign…you let your VP soldier on…oh wait…you can’t trust her. She can’t talk to the press without talking points. Oh well!
Meanwhile, President Bush has invited both men to come to the White House today for a summit meeting with congressional leadership. He needs to invite Warren Buffet (McCain suggested this…and I agree with him on that at least).
Obama rebuffed the proposal… “It’s my belief that this is exactly the time the American people need to hear from the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsible with dealing with this mess,” he told reporters in Florida, where he has been prepping for Friday’s event. “What I think is important is that we don’t suddenly infuse Capitol Hill with presidential politics,” he said.
He also took a real shot at McCain: “Presidents are going to have to deal with more than one thing at a time,” Obama said. “It’s not necessary for us to think that we can do only one thing, and suspend everything else.”
Multitasking, John. Multitasking!! You were in the military…Good Grief!
Debate organizers also said they have no plans to postpone. “We have been notified by the Commission on Presidential Debates that we are proceeding as scheduled,” said the University of Mississippi, which was to host Friday’s encounter. “We are ready to host the debate, and we expect the debate to occur as planned,” Ole Miss said in a statement. Continue reading
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Weigh in: Will some drama go down tonight on The O’Reilly Factor when Bill welcomes Barack Obama to the show, or will it be a civil exchange? Will the truce stand or will Bill try to treat Obama like Ludacris?
What do you think?
Whatever happens, I think it may be enough to take the spotlight away from Sarah Palin for a day…or two.
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…, but it’s when you get in the ring and face your opponent alone (without the benefit of speech writers like former George W. Bush scribe Matthew Scully) that the public will really be able to see how you fight you battles, and if you have the stuff in you to win, to be a true champion. You will not have the benefit of these well crafted words when you debate. You’ve set the bar very high with that speech. Your Republican supporters will expect much of the same, just like a reigning champ. There’s nothing like seeing the champ go down, huh?
I think you would have done better explaining yourself and who you will be as a VP than trying to just cut down Obama and Biden. I thought that was Rudy’s job, he’s gotten quite good at it over the last year when it comes to Obama.