McCain’s Media Avoidance

Great first-person account of McCain’s evaporating availability to media by Maeve Reston.

Everyone keeps warning that McCain could still pull off a win, but I don’t see how a sad, sad man like McCain can eek out a victory. Even with the best Republican efforts to steal the election.


Scott McClellan Endorses Obama

Reminds me of the movie “Atonement.” Scott McClellan spent years offering his talents in evasion to the Bush Administration and now wants to come out into the sun so the rest of us rational people can forgive and embrace him. I call bullshit.

I’d tell him to go home, but he’s from Texas and that’s where I live, so I think he should just go away.

OUCH! Sarah Palin’s Children a Reflection of her Anti-Intellectualism

Yesterday, I posted a lengthy blog on my Political Mpressions blog entitled, “Simpletons Taking Over The Republican Party.” Well, today, Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic and my favorite gay British conservative, posted his own theories in “How Anti-Intellectual is Sarah Palin?“:

Ramesh Ponnuru asks the question. He refers to Noam Scheiber’s devastating piece on Palin’s Nixonian hatred of educated elites. But Ponnuru wants more evidence. Here’s one way to look at the question: how has Palin brought up her own kids? Her eldest son is a high-school drop-out. Her eldest daughter has had, so far as one can tell from press reports, very uneven attendance in high school, and no plans for college. Her other daughters seem to spend a lot of time traveling the country with their mom at tax-payers’ expense. I’ve seen them at several rallies with the Palins this fall. Are they not in school?

The least one can say is that none of her children seems to have been brought up thinking that college is something to aspire to. And her new son-in-law just dropped out of high school as well.

You think the Obamas would be at the top of the ticket with this type of parental record? Should your kids be a reflection of your parenting and your parenting a reflection of your ability to be a good political leader?

RNC Pays $150K for Sarah Palin’s Wardrobe

For the record, I actually don’t care that the RNC has paid $150,000 for her wardrobe. They’re certainly not going rest their electoral chances on her intellect, for chrissakes. I do bet, however, that Joe-the-Plumber would have appreciated a little pocket money for being the RNC’s last horse in the race.

For shits and giggles, though, I thought I’d post this pic I found on The Huffington Post from Palin’s pre-VPILF days:

Obama Kicking Ass in Newspaper Endorsements

According to Publisher and Editor, Obama has received 121 endorsements from newspapers and McCain has 42. Here in Texas, The Houston Chronicle and Austin-American Stateman have thrown their lot behind Obama, while The Dallas Morning News supports McCain. Now, I think it ridiculous that supposedly unbiased sources of information feel the necessity to endorse political candidates and that the practice should be stopped. That said, this will affect how I view The Dallas Morning News and certainly lowers their credibility in my eyes. No subscription for you!

Biden Predicts a Crisis – WTF?!

This weekend, Joe Biden predicted Obama will be tested by an international, generated crisis within first six months of his presidency to determine his mettle.

Now, Joe Lieberman said last June that the U.S. will be attacked next year because “Our enemies will test the new president early.”

What intelligence are these senators receiving that they are both predicting an attack and can they give us any more details? Otherwise, this is irresponsible fear-mongering and I said so right after Lieberman made his comments. I do not see the benefit of such comments unless these men have more information to share with us.

Stop scaring the American electorate, douchebags!!

Mark Salter: It’s the Media’s Fault!

Go figure. Mark Salter is blaming everyone but McCain and his campaign for the state of their presidential efforts. In an interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, Salter says:

The other guy is much more negative, by some almost immeasurable factor.  His message on McCain has been consistently negative since the North Carolina primary.  Barack Obama has not made a public statement in this country which did not include a full-throated attack on McCain.  It’s just a fact.  They have ads saying McCain opposed stem cell research.  McCain voted for stem-cell research as he got ready to run for President. He offered, against the consensus advice of his staff, the immigration bill.  Obama runs an ad saying, “He’s turned his back on you.”  For three weeks Obama has walked around this country calling McCain a liar, dishonorable, and erratic.  Those are character-based attacks that he has been leveling at us for weeks and weeks and not a single reporter has called him on it.  It’s just insane.  McCain won’t even use Rev. Wright, out of an abundance of caution. So he raises the next guy, Bill Ayers, and you know what we get?  We get called racist.  How is that racist?  You got me.

I know perception is reality and we all have our own version of the truth, but Salter is in severe need a come-to-jesus meeting.