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Unintended Consequences: The McCain Strategy Flaw

Friday, September 12th, 2008

If you're going to foment a gender driven divide, or any other contrivance, in order to win votes, you have to realize that its effect can't be isolated within one party...and it isn't apt to resonate with those voters who haven't the time to participate in the pettiness of politics. ...

Pig In A Poke - Don’t Forget November 2, 2006

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

It's easy to get caught up in the heat of the moment...and it's also easy to question the judgment of Barack Obama and his campaign in light of the constant unfounded GOP attacks. While I share the same concerns, the current moment made me recall a similar moment prior to ...

McCain, Palin: Lay Preachers at Our Lady of the Asshats

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

I was raised Methodist. Not one of those fire-breathing, tongue-speaking, snake-handling Methodists (although my grandparents were a bit loony that way). No, we were more suburban Methodists. We were sticklers for thou shalt not murder and solid behind the whole thou shalt not steal thing, but as far as the ...

Little Man in the Big Spotlight

Monday, September 8th, 2008

John McCain relishes his self-annointed role as a maverick. He mentions it as often as he mentions being a POW and he mentions that as often as Rudy Guiliani mentions 9/11. In his maverick myth, the hero - played poorly by McCain - is a sort of modern day Yosemite ...

Lynn Westmoreland: Everything’s Better When it ‘Sits on a Ritz’

Friday, September 5th, 2008

DOH! Everyone says something stupid sooner or later, it's the curse of the error-prone connection between the human brain and mouth. When the average person tastes gritty shoe leather in their pie hole, they stop, apologize, and everyone moves on. But politicians aren't like you and me. Take the case of Georgia ...

The Palin Play: Pulpits…Puppets…Politics…Profits

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Quite frankly, the GOP's political parlance is the equivalent of being told that one can engage in a circle jerk with one's self. I think it is actually more akin to placing one's head up one's behind. Yes..it's still a circle...but the outcome isn't quite as pleasant. Look, I'll happily give ...

Top Ten Reasons John McCain Chose Sarah Palin

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

As I've considered John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin, and her acceptance speech last evening, I just couldn't convince myself to take either all that seriously. Yes, it was a well-designed and delivered speech and it received glowing reviews from those in attendance, including the media. However, the wisdom of ...

Collateral Damage: Palin Hits Family With Friendly Fire

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Okay, I took my cheap shots at Sarah Palin yesterday. In some ways I'm almost embarrassed by how easy it was, but I like the taste of fresh-shot fish from the barrel slathered in some Matanuska Valley lemon-butter. Now it's time to come back to Earth. The Internets are atwitter about ...

The 21st Century GOP: Prettier On The Outside, Same Old Nasty Tricks Inside

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Gotta love the 21st century GOP- the party of monster debt, unlawful foreign agression, earth-hating, anti-science dunderheads and creators of the worst president in American history. When it comes to showing the world how NOT to govern and relate to each other, today's GOP truly is #1. But even being ...

Hillary Clinton DNC Speech

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Many people, mostly women voters, have no gut feeling for Obama and are thinking about tossing their vote to McCain or just voting for someone else. In my own family, my wife was a die hard supporter of Hillary Clinton and just can not vote for Obama simply because she ...

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