Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Printer Friendly - Home
Page: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]


BS: Popular Views on Palin

Ron Davies 09 Nov 08 - 09:29 AM
Amos 08 Nov 08 - 09:58 AM
Amos 08 Nov 08 - 09:52 AM
Riginslinger 08 Nov 08 - 09:15 AM
Amos 06 Nov 08 - 08:44 PM
McGrath of Harlow 06 Nov 08 - 08:41 PM
Pseudolus 06 Nov 08 - 02:41 PM
katlaughing 06 Nov 08 - 02:07 PM
Emma B 06 Nov 08 - 12:52 PM
Amos 06 Nov 08 - 12:30 PM
Amos 03 Nov 08 - 04:09 PM
Riginslinger 03 Nov 08 - 10:19 AM
Alice 02 Nov 08 - 09:53 PM
Ebbie 02 Nov 08 - 03:27 PM
Riginslinger 30 Oct 08 - 10:17 AM
CarolC 30 Oct 08 - 05:47 AM
CarolC 29 Oct 08 - 05:47 AM
Barry Finn 29 Oct 08 - 12:45 AM
Ron Davies 29 Oct 08 - 12:35 AM
Riginslinger 28 Oct 08 - 09:18 AM
Ron Davies 28 Oct 08 - 08:49 AM
Riginslinger 28 Oct 08 - 08:27 AM
Bobert 28 Oct 08 - 08:16 AM
Riginslinger 28 Oct 08 - 07:17 AM
Stilly River Sage 27 Oct 08 - 10:11 AM
Charley Noble 27 Oct 08 - 09:13 AM
Amos 27 Oct 08 - 12:17 AM
Riginslinger 26 Oct 08 - 11:41 PM
Ron Davies 26 Oct 08 - 09:39 PM
Ron Davies 26 Oct 08 - 04:37 PM
Amos 26 Oct 08 - 04:07 PM
McGrath of Harlow 26 Oct 08 - 03:46 PM
Amos 26 Oct 08 - 03:10 PM
Riginslinger 26 Oct 08 - 01:30 PM
Ebbie 26 Oct 08 - 01:04 PM
Riginslinger 26 Oct 08 - 01:00 PM
Ron Davies 26 Oct 08 - 12:57 PM
Bobert 26 Oct 08 - 12:30 PM
Ron Davies 26 Oct 08 - 12:16 PM
Amos 26 Oct 08 - 12:11 PM
Riginslinger 26 Oct 08 - 09:49 AM
Amos 26 Oct 08 - 12:31 AM
Alice 26 Oct 08 - 12:27 AM
Barry Finn 25 Oct 08 - 06:16 PM
Amos 25 Oct 08 - 05:59 PM
Amos 25 Oct 08 - 03:07 PM
Riginslinger 25 Oct 08 - 12:46 PM
Amos 25 Oct 08 - 11:38 AM
Ron Davies 25 Oct 08 - 10:42 AM
Riginslinger 25 Oct 08 - 10:39 AM

Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:













Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Ron Davies
Date: 09 Nov 08 - 09:29 AM

That's great, Amos. This must have been the election with the all-time best opportunities for humorists. And we have definitely seen the benefits--which, among other things, modern technology has brought us.


Of course it's also extremely fortunate--for all sorts of reasons having nothing to do with Tina Fey--- that she will not have to leave the world--which she said she'd do if McCain/Palin won.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 08 Nov 08 - 09:58 AM

From the pages of Andy Borowitz, a humorist:

Palin Hoping to be Named Ambassador to Africa

'A Darned Important Country,' Says Guv




Sarah Palin of Alaska has reached out to President-elect Obama's transition team to indicate her interest in being named "ambassador to the nation of Africa," the governor confirmed today.

Gov. Palin said that although she had planned to continue in her position in Juneau, she was willing to leave the governorship "because Africa is just such a darned important country."

"I have always been very, very interested in the nation of Africa, partly because of it being located where it is," she said. "If you are standing in Africa and you look real close, you can see South Africa."

She added that she had received phone calls encouraging her to vie for the post, including one from French president Nicholas Sarkozy.

In other news from the Palin family, Bristol Palin's fiancé Levi Johnston said he was "totally stoked" about Tuesday night's election returns, calling the results "definitely a game-changer for me."

"The election of Barack Obama means different things to different people," he said. "To me, it means freedom, dude!"


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 08 Nov 08 - 09:52 AM

Mwahaha.

Nice to see the Republican spirit of delusion is still alive and well.

2012 will go to Obama. Sarah has eight years to grow some literacy and awareness. Then she can run again.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 08 Nov 08 - 09:15 AM

I received an e-mail from an outfit that's peddling "PALIN 2012" bumper stickers.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 08:44 PM

INdeed, one must always welcome self-destructiveness in one's opponent! :D


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 08:41 PM

I think everyone who welcomes Obama's election should recognise the tremendous debt they owe to Sarah Palin for helping bring this about.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Pseudolus
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 02:41 PM

Very interesting article. More interesting or should I say scary are the comments posted by readers below the article...holy crap!

Frank

P.S. First the Phillies win the Series then Obama gets elected. Since good things happen in threes, clearly I'm about to hit the lottery!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 02:07 PM

Ha, Amos, I was just about to post that same article. Seems it was probably worse than we knew...she didn't know Africa was a continent??!!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Emma B
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 12:52 PM

Makes a welcome change from the practice of burning an effigy of the Pope I suppose Amos.
I remember one year a whole caravan of 'gypsies' was burned too!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 12:30 PM

An interesting story on conflicts within the GOP campaign that are now surfacing now that the election is over.

My guess: Ms Palin has not returned all those clothes, and is going back a richer and better known Sarah.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 04:09 PM

BATTLE, England (CNN) -- Townsfolk in England have delivered their explosive verdict on Sarah Palin, stuffing a giant effigy of the U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee with fireworks and blowing her up to raucous cheers.


Sarah Palin was depicted holding a machine gun, flanked by a moose and Barack Obama.

The unusual display was the climax of an annual bonfire celebration Saturday in the southern town of Battle, where political figures are a favorite target of a local tradition that sees a different icon destroyed each year.

This year's creation was a rather unflattering depiction of the self-declared "hockey mom," a machine gun brandished in her muscular arms, bright red lipstick surrounding a grimacing smile and a moose at her side.

Daubed beneath her was the slogan: "Too hot to handle."

The caricature of the Alaskan governor was flanked by a smaller effigy of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, wearing a military-style helmet. iReport.com: Man paints 100-foot Obama sign on lawn

Organizers of the event, which saw a procession of flaming torches march through the historic town before igniting a bonfire and detonating the effigy, say the politically-themed pyrotechnics were not meant to cause offense.

"We just felt she was one of the most interesting characters in the American elections," Matt Southam told the Rye and Battle Observer.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 10:19 AM

She's probably just following up on Obama's threat to invade Iran.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Alice
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 09:53 PM

In her interview with Fox News' Greta van Susteren last night, Gov. Sarah Palin appeared to claim that the U.S. needs to "win" the non-existent war with Iran:

    "We realize that more and more Americans are starting to see the light there and understand the contrast. And we talk a lot about, OK, we're confident that we're going to win on Tuesday, so from there, the first 100 days, how are we going to kick in the plan that will get this economy back on the right track and really shore up the strategies that we need over in Iraq and Iran to win these wars?"

video of the interview here:
Palin says we are at war in Iran


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Ebbie
Date: 02 Nov 08 - 03:27 PM

At last night's concert an audience member shouted out: If you crossed Sarah Palin with James Dean what would you get? A Rebel without a Clue!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 10:17 AM

The media's constant bashing of Palin seems to be good for McCain.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: CarolC
Date: 30 Oct 08 - 05:47 AM

LOL

Palin impersonator at a McCain rally


(Wonder how she got there... )


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: CarolC
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 05:47 AM

Someone in the McCain campaign has called her a whacko.

However, what she really is, is a socialist...

"And Alaska - we're set up, unlike other states in the union, where it's collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs."

--Sarah Palin

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27424491/


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Barry Finn
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 12:45 AM

SHe rebounding off the walls, not polls. She's killing the RNC & MaCain.
Imagine if these 2 idiots were in the White House together. I'd give MaCain a week before he either shot her in the head or she put a wooden stake through his heart. There's a pair that would really kill a full house.

Barry


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Ron Davies
Date: 29 Oct 08 - 12:35 AM

Riginslimer--

As I said, you have absolutely no credibility--on anything. You have proven yourself a total hypocrite, adept at nothing but smears, and not worth the time of any thinking person.

And you have truly earned this status by dint of hard work--in putting out total drivel-- over a period of years.

Congratulations.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 09:18 AM

Ron - You continue to accuse me of being bitter at organized religion. I've pointed out to you on many occasions that I'm bitter at all religion, organized or not.

                And I don't think McDonald's grills qualifies as "infrastructure." I suppose once the residue gets out to the grease trap, maybe, but...

                And I'd like very much to retire, but since the stock market went into the toilet, in anticipation of an Obama presidency, retirement is farther away than ever.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Ron Davies
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 08:49 AM

Mr. Riginslimer--

You say say you are in the infrastructure "business".

You have no credibility in anything any more. And it's entirely your own doing.

All you've established is that you are a bitter semiliterate---bitter at: organized religion, capitalism, black people of any prominence, and, possibly above all, Mexican immigrants. Who knows, you may have other pet hates.

You have contributed nothing of any worth to the discussion. Any "fact" you submit is virtually always a half-truth, at best.

You are stuffed full of prejudice, and that's what rules your life.   People can claim anything they want on the Net--and you do. You also have unlimited time to post--all day and deep into the night--which raises the suspicion you are retired and not actively productive at all. Many retirees are, but not you.   And the retirement was not voluntary, which may cause your bitterness.

I suspect your only "infrastructure" experience is in cleaning McDonalds grills, or something of that nature.

The main question that arises is why you are on Mudcat at all, since you have shown no interest in music. As you should be aware, we don't need "politics only" posters.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 08:27 AM

That's right! A plumber would be more apt to sing, "Take this job and screw it."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Bobert
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 08:16 AM

If she does get a bump in the polls it is because she has broken outta the McCain prison and is running like hell for freedom... Next thing ya' know, she'll be endorsing Obama...

"Take this job and shove it..." (Johnny Paycheck, not Joe the Plumber)

B;~)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 28 Oct 08 - 07:17 AM

She's rebounding in the polls now!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 10:11 AM

That's cute, Amos!

I hear Sarah is wearing jeans and clothes from "her favorite consignment shop" again. Her small protest at being abused by the McCain camp.

Hmmm. I guess she's looking to her future beyond the campaign. Has to begin disassociating herself from it now.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 09:13 AM

Amos-

I love the way that Hockey Mom manages those multi-syllable lines. We should invite her to post on Mudcat.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 27 Oct 08 - 12:17 AM

ANother Hockey Mom speaks out.

(Warning: partisan sentiment. It's funny though!)1


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 11:41 PM

Ron - It's doubtful that you know more about infrastructure projects than I do, since I've been in the business for over 40 years--and am still in the business. But the AP piece is just another pro-Obama hatchet job to smear Sarah Palin.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Ron Davies
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 09:39 PM

As usual, Mr Hypocrite (post 1:00 PM) I see you are shooting from the hip (and lip) without bothering to engage brain. It's just possible Ebbie may know more about it than you. Nor did you, I suspect, bother to read the AP article in question.

It's true I don't know that much about infrastructure projects. Just more than you.

And I have better sources--and the intelligence to seek them out.

Too bad you have none of the above--or even any desire to get them.

You're totally lost when you step outside of Smears R Us.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Ron Davies
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 04:37 PM

"..from a flawed....." ....."...an Associated Press..."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 04:07 PM

QUite right, Kevin. Mea maxima culpissima.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 03:46 PM

You really ought to use quote marks or something Amos.

I mean, starting a post with "As a woman..."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 03:10 PM

s a woman, I am thoroughly disgusted by such a stupid woman selected by an aging demented man as a VP. Women have been portrayed as a lesser being long enough, and to have this character displayed in all her different persona, none of them flattering, is an insult to women all over the US and the world. We are all better than what Palin has been saying and doing; not all of us are stupid and liars to boot. Why women won''t stand up, and reject this is puzzling. Is this one reason why more women have not been able to rise faster to the top?? Not when you have Palin displayed as an example of "women".

Posted by notopennshut at 03:03 PM : Oct 26, 2008
+ report abuse
Haha ! Your true colors are showing, Palin ! Perhaps you and first dude have written your inaugaral speech for 2012 ? Perhaps you have measured the White House curtains for 2012 ? Perhaps you would love to be delivering the inaugaral speech for McCain ? As a woman, I find you disgraceful to womankind !

Posted by puppetry17 at 02:54 PM : Oct 26, 2008


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 01:30 PM

I can remember when the originally bid out the main Alaska Pipeline--huge contractors like Guy F. Atkinson, and M&C, and Perini were having to go together just to tender a bid. No one company was capitalized well enough to bid on the job.

                   A lot of contractors thought the government should split the work up and put out separate contracts. The government didn't want to do that. I think they were right, but there was a lot of belly-aching about it at the time.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Ebbie
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 01:04 PM

Ah, dear, dear Riggie, there was a great deal of talk in Alaska about it at the time. A good many oil and gas development companies complained about it.

And Senator Stedman has a good reputation here. Even though he is a Republican. *g*


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 01:00 PM

Ron - You obviously don't know anything about getting major infrastructure projects completed.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Ron Davies
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 12:57 PM

Breaking news--

AP: 26 Oct 2008

"Gov. Sarah Palin's signature accomplishment--a contract to build a 1,715 mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48--emerged from flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company with ties to her administration, a Associated Press investigation shows."...

"Most definitely, TransCanada got a sweetheart deal this time" said Republican Sen. Bert Stedman, who voted against the TransCanada license. "Where else could you get a $500 million reimbursement when you don't even have the financing to build the pipeline?"




My comment:   This may not help her "reformer" image.

I think we'll be hearing more about this issue.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 12:30 PM

More mythology from Rigs...

We, who are working in the Obama campaign, have been told from above to leave Sarah Palin the heck alone... Ignoring her is part of the Obama strategy...

Does that mean that eveyone got the memo, or that of the hundreds of thousands of volunteers that you can't find a few folks who might say negative stuff about Palin in the course of the campaign??? Well, no it doesn't but the campaign's official position is to leave the woman alone and let her destroy herself, which BTW, she is doing a fine job...

B~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Ron Davies
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 12:16 PM

Rig--

Still waiting for you to provide the clear statement requested by Donuel--that you condemn the attempt to blame Obama supporters for this alleged attack on that unstable girl-- the attack which turns out to be totally false.

Looks like it will a long wait for that clear statement from you.

You'll be glad to ignore it as long as it takes.

So evidently Donuel will, as he said, be considering you beneath contempt.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 12:11 PM

Oh, right. It's sexism--profligate wasteful spending is a natural prerogative of women? Come on, Rig. You CAN do better.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 09:49 AM

Yes, I think the mainstream media, in their terror of being labled racist so they won't say anything bad about Obama, have turned sexist as they turn savagely on Palin.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 12:31 AM

Maureen Dowd remarks:

..."In 1991, with Americans fretting about a shaky economy, Poppy Bush visited a J. C. Penney and bought $28 worth of tube socks and a toddler's sweat suit in a desperate effort to seem in touch with the common folk. Palin might have followed that example and popped into Penney's to buy some new American-made duds. She is so naturally good-looking, there is no need to gild the Last Frontier lily.

Instead, with the economy cratering and the McCain campaign running on an "average Joe" theme, dunderheaded aides, led by the former Bushies Nicolle Wallace and Tracey Schmitt, costumed their Eliza Doolittle for a ball when she should have been dressing for a bailout.

The Republicans' attempt to make the case that Barack Obama is hoity-toity and they're hoi polloi has fallen under the sheer weight of the stunning numbers:

The McCains own 13 cars, eight homes and access to a corporate jet, and Cindy had her Marie Antoinette moment at the convention. Vanity Fair calculated that her outfit cost $300,000, with three-carat diamond earrings worth $280,000, an Oscar de la Renta dress valued at $3,000, a Chanel white ceramic watch clocking in at $4,500 and a four-strand pearl necklace worth between $11,000 and $25,000. While presenting herself as an I'm-just-like-you hockey mom frugal enough to put the Alaska state plane up for sale on eBay, Palin made her big speech at the convention wearing a $2,500 cream silk Valentino jacket that the McCain staff had gotten her at Saks.

At that point, Palin should have been savvy enough to tell those doing her makeover that she was a Wal-Mart mom. The sartorial upgrade was bound to turn into a strategy downgrade, as Palin pressed her case as a homespun gal who was ever so much more American than the elite, foreignish Obama, while she was gussied up in Italian couture.

Politico broke the news that the Republican National Committee spent over $150,000 on a "Pretty Woman"-style shopping spree for Palin, including about $75,000 at Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis and nearly $50,000 at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York and St. Louis.

Palin advisers did their best to spin the fashion explosion during the economic implosion, telling The Times that she needed new outfits to match the climate changes across 50 states.

Republicans once more charged the media with sexism for reporting on Palin's Imelda Marcos closet. "No one would blink if this was a male candidate buying Brooks Brothers suits," said William F. B. O'Reilly, a G.O.P. consultant.

It doesn't wash to cry sexism now any more than it did at the beginning, when the campaign tried to use that dodge to divert attention from Palin's lacunae in the sort of knowledge you need to run the world. The press has written plenty about the vanities and extravagances of male candidates. (See: Haircuts, John Edwards and Bill Clinton.) Sexism would be to treat Palin differently, or more delicately, than one of the guys.

The governor who spent all her time talking about how she had cleaned up excesses in Alaska, and would do the same in Washington, also went over the top on hair and makeup. As a former beauty pageant contestant and sports anchor on TV, Palin already seemed on top of her grooming before the McCain campaign made her traveling makeup artist, Amy Strozzi, the highest-paid individual on the campaign for the first two weeks of October. Ms. Strozzi, who earned an Emmy nomination for her war paint skills on the TV show "So You Think You Can Dance," made $22,800 for the first half of this month...."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Alice
Date: 26 Oct 08 - 12:27 AM

Here is a poetic view of Palin (and McCain).



The Vet Who Did Not Vet


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Barry Finn
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 06:16 PM

Seeing it MaCain/Palin campain) implode would be a blessing & a joy to all of America. These two remind me of the "Laurel & Hardy Show", "what a fine mess you got us into Stan!".

Barry


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 05:59 PM

CNN) -- With 10 days until Election Day, long-brewing tensions between GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin and key aides to Sen. John McCain have become so intense, they are spilling out in public, sources say.

Several McCain advisers have suggested to CNN that they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as Palin "going rogue."

A Palin associate, however, said the candidate is simply trying to "bust free" of what she believes was a damaging and mismanaged roll-out.

McCain sources say Palin has gone off-message several times, and they privately wonder whether the incidents were deliberate. They cited an instance in which she labeled robocalls -- recorded messages often used to attack a candidate's opponent -- "irritating" even as the campaign defended their use. Also, they pointed to her telling reporters she disagreed with the campaign's decision to pull out of Michigan.

A second McCain source says she appears to be looking out for herself more than the McCain campaign.

"She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone," said this McCain adviser. "She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else.

"Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom."

A Palin associate defended her, saying that she is "not good at process questions" and that her comments on Michigan and the robocalls were answers to process questions.

But this Palin source acknowledged that Palin is trying to take more control of her message, pointing to last week's impromptu news conference on a Colorado tarmac.

Tracey Schmitt, Palin's press secretary, was urgently called over after Palin wandered over to the press and started talking. Schmitt tried several times to end the unscheduled session.

"We acknowledge that perhaps she should have been out there doing more," a different Palin adviser recently said, arguing that "it's not fair to judge her off one or two sound bites" from the network interviews.

The Politico reported Saturday on Palin's frustration, specifically with McCain advisers Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt. They helped decide to limit Palin's initial press contact to high-profile interviews with Charlie Gibson of ABC and Katie Couric of CBS, which all McCain sources admit were highly damaging.

In response, Wallace e-mailed CNN the same quote she gave the Politico: "If people want to throw me under the bus, my personal belief is that the most honorable thing to do is to lie there."

But two sources, one Palin associate and one McCain adviser, defended the decision to keep her press interaction limited after she was picked, both saying flatly that she was not ready and that the missteps could have been a lot worse.

They insisted that she needed time to be briefed on national and international issues and on McCain's record.

Schmitt came to the back of the plane Saturday to deliver a statement to traveling reporters: "Unnamed sources with their own agenda will say what they want, but from Gov. Palin down, we have one agenda, and that's to win on Election Day."

Yet another senior McCain adviser lamented the public recriminations.

"This is what happens with a campaign that's behind; it brings out the worst in people, finger-pointing and scapegoating," this senior adviser said.

CNN


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 03:07 PM

Ah, well. Morale, in case you didn't know it, comes from honest production. Not from spending wads of donor money on Neiman Marcus clothes. Again, the fraudulent superficiality contrasts sharply with the wheels-to-the-road organization and honest intent of the Obama campaign, it seems to me.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 12:46 PM

After having been savaged by Gibson and Couric, McCain probably felt like the governor needed a morale booster.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Amos
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 11:38 AM

Who was the highest paid individual in Senator John McCain's presidential campaign during the first half of October as it headed down the homestretch?

Not Randy Scheunemann, Mr. McCain's chief foreign policy adviser; not Nicolle Wallace, his senior communications staffer. It was Amy Strozzi, Gov. Sarah Palin's traveling makeup artist, according to a new filing with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday night.

Ms. Strozzi, who was nominated for an Emmy award for her makeup work on the television show "So You Think You Can Dance?", was paid $22,800 for the first two weeks of October alone, according to the records. The campaign categorized Ms. Strozzi's payment as "Personnel Svc/Equipment."

In addition, Angela Lew, who is Ms. Palin's traveling hair stylist, got $10,000 for "Communications Consulting" in the first half of October. Ms. Lew's address listed in F.E.C. records traces to an Angela M. Lew in Thousands Oaks, Calif., which matches with a license issued by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. The board said Ms. Lew works at a salon called Hair Grove in Westlake Village, Calif.

W Magazine's blog reported earlier this month that "the Guv has been traveling with a hairstylist named Angela, who usually works out of a salon called the Hair Grove," and that she was directed to the salon by none other than Cindy McCain, whose own hair stylist, Piper, works at the Hair Grove as well. (Related: To Look Good, How Much Is Too Much?)

The campaign's payment on Oct. 10 to Ms. Strozzi made her the single highest-paid individual in the campaign for that two week period. (There were more than two-dozen companies that got larger payments than Ms. Strozzi). She easily beat out Mr. Scheunemann, who received $12,500 in the first half of October, and Ms. Wallace, who got $12,000. Ms. Lew was the fourth highest paid person in the campaign during that span.
...(NYT)


Style over substance. Appearance over organization. Looks over production. With priorities like these it is no wonder McCain is struggling to hold the barricades even in Florida.


A


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Ron Davies
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 10:42 AM

Rig--

So you do condemn the attempt to drag Obama supporters into this supposed attack on a McCain supporter--which turns out to be totally false? That was Donuel's challenge to you.

Yes or no? One word answer.

None of your usual drivel is necessary.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views on Palin
From: Riginslinger
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 10:39 AM

People were simply commenting on what the victim said when she first addressed her problems to the police. The last thing I read about her, she had been placed under psychiatric observation.

             Crazy people get folks stirred up from time to time, but it usually doesn't last long.

             Even if she had been telling the truth, what would it mean? An Obama supported who had nothing to do with either the candidate or the campaign did something. That's as stupid as trying to make some kind of an issue about Sarah Palin's clothes.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate


Next Page

 


You must be a member to post in non-music threads. Join here.


You must be a member to post in non-music threads. Join here.



Mudcat time: 21 October 6:55 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.