Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Nightowl Newswrap

We're still a nation of "whiners" - except for folks who support McCain They aren't whiners. They are good, stoic Americans. "If you're sitting here today, you're not economically illiterate and you're not a whiner, so I'm not worried about who you're going to vote for," the former Texas senator and current wingnut freakazoid told attendees at a Financial Services Roundtable event in Minneapolis that took place on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention.

Cindy might need to swipe some narcotics for John if this keeps up Sarah Palin is on the cover of US magazine this week, with the headline screaming Babies, Lies & Scandal!"

He stamped his wittle Feragamo-shod foot, picked up his ball and went home, possible he ate worms, but that is as yet unconfirmed. But we do know this - the McCain campaign, for all their tough-guy rhetoric sure does an inordinate amount of time whining like little bitches. Their latest tizzy involves McCain canceling an appearance on Larry King in retaliation for Campbell Brown actually practicing journalism in an interview with Tucker Bounds in which she pinned his scrawny, squirming ass down and wouldn't let him duck the question and change the subject.

Scratch Ireland Last week when it was revealed that Sarah Palin didn't even have a passport until 2007, it was asked what countries she had visited. A Palin spokeswoman responded that trips to Germany, Kuwait and Ireland comprised her foreign travel. Well, Ireland was a stretch - her plane landed there to refuel.

Does she even care that she is lying? Even the Nice Polite Republicans have done an in-depth report on Palin being for earmarks before she was against them. But that didn't stop Cindy Lou from reasserting the bullshit talking point this morning at the New Hampshire-South Carolina breakfast at the RNC.

In fact, she hired an Abramoff crony to lobby for earmarks for tiny little Wasilla, Alaska. And he did a good job of bringing home the bacon, too. Wasilla, with a population of less than ten thousand took in about the same amount of earmark dollars as Boise, Idaho - a city with a population pf over 200,000.

Stay classy, republicans In spite of the pleas of John McCain to keep a lid on the festivities in St. Paul, a lot of them raved on, anyway. The most mockable party was organized for the NRA by a former aide to indicted and disgraced former GOP congressman Tom DeLay at a downtown bar, featuring the band Hookers & Blow.

Obama breaks the 50% mark The Gallup daily tracking poll has Obama at 50% and McCain at 42%. We know that the daily polls are a mugs game and they will stay in flux through the weekend at least, and level out next week, but it's noteworthy that it is the first time he has crossed that barrier. He also retains his lead in the electoral count.

Someone tell Lindsey Graham that common sense and sexism are two different things and questions about Sarah Palin's abilities fall under the former category, not the latter.

Rick Davis is just flat-out wrong when he ways that this election will not be about issues, but instead about images! The Obama campaign fired back promptly by issuing the following statement: "We appreciate Senator McCain's campaign manager finally admitting that his campaign is not in fact about the issues the American people care about, which is exactly the kind of cynical old politics people are ready to change."

Glad her kid isn't needy Earlier this year Sarah Palin used he line-item veto to slash the funding for Covenant House Alaska, a state program benefiting teen mothers in need of a place to live. Covenant House is a mix of programs and shelters for troubled youths, including Passage House, which is a transitional home for teenage mothers.

This AIP thing is going to do them in Her husbands membership in a fringe, lunatic, secessionist political party right up until she started her first run for office is not going to go over well with middle America.

We have finally figured out what every delegate in St. Paul reminds us of. About 8:30 I stopped hearing "Sarah Palin is the best candidate John McCain could have selected," and started hearing "Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever met..."