Why should we believe he can run the world’s largest economy???
Because SHUT UP! That’s why!
GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is effectively turning over questions about her record as Alaska’s governor to John McCain’s political campaign, part of an ambitious Republican strategy to limit any embarrassing disclosures and carefully shape her image for voters in the rest of the country.
It’s not like she’s actually been answering questions anyway.
McSame is ready to run this economy – straight down to ruin; just like that dumb cu*t on the tube did to HP. Tax the middle class, cut rates for the rich – McCain for robberbaron.
I forgot to read this yesterday but am glad I saved it for this morning. It’s Anne Lamott on Salon (and it’s one very direct page). I disclose that because “some people” seem to have issues with her for reasons I don’t get. Worth muting the sound for after Joe Blow asks Joan Walsh, who is there in person: “Why isn’t Barack ahead by more?” Surely one of the most original questions, and minds, in cable news.
….and she’s out.
not gonna miss havin you on the tube, carly, but the damage you were doing was pretty nice to watch.
Heh, “Get off my lawn, you damned kids!” has literally become, “Get off my VP pick, you damned press!”
Fiorina just got sent to the woodshed.
Nothing instills confidence more than a woman who says she is ready to lead our nation, from day one if necessary, so she hands her life over to a bunch of handlers.
They are making a sympathy play for their base. The big mean librul press is attacking this poor woman, so vote for McCain so he can stand up for her!
They are drilling her nonstop for the debates, you can bet on it. Their Hail Sarah pass hits the air then and there is nothing they can do about it. You can bet they are ginning up lines to cover for her mistakes during the debate.
What they are doing is strange, to say the very least. It is contrary to everything you would think you would need to do to win a presidential campaign. Indeed, they are making this about personalities and perceptions, not issues that matter to our nation.
They are in it for themselves, not for our nation. Cynical McCain indeed.
apparently, mccain thinks that by being on the commerce committee he “oversighted the entire economy”.
so i guess this whole mess is *his* fault.
what i love about the mccain campaign is every time they have a bad day the wheels come off. seriously, this is like the third time they’ve had a day like this. doesn’t speak well to the quality of a mccain cabinet, does it.
On November 5, 2008..
Sarah Palin will be seen boarding a plane….going back to Alaska.
Where she will have to face her constituents.
Don’t be surprised if the citizens of Alaska, start a re-call campaign…..or impeachment hearing is called for.
Enjoy your next 49 days, Sarah…because your 15 minute national political career, is about to come to an abrupt end. Your political career in Alaska, well that will be up to those citizens in that state.
These days CEOs are not known for their accomplishments while leading corporations, but rather for the size of their severance packages.
Therefore, Carly was a huge success.
Bush the younger was a failed businessman, as a few people pointed out feverishly, warning what a President he would be. It wasn’t a disqualification then.
We can go back and forth on the issue of “gaffes” each will make, I am sure in the next 7 weeks.
In the end it all comes down to this:
Does the citizens of this country want to jump on the Straight Talk Express, on the road to nowhere?
Do they want to take another route THIS TIME…on the road called Change
Do we want the next four years, the same as the last 8 yrs? Because that is what we will get with Johnah McPalin.
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