Monthly Archives: August 2008

McCain's Katrina Reaction…

…is almost exactly three years late. Heckuva job, McBush! Now go on — get moving. Turning a potential disaster into a political event, with your version of Brownie in tow. (h/t BarbinMD)

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Senator Kerry Go!

This morning with Stephanopoulos: KERRY: What John McCain has proven with this choice — this is very important, George. John McCain wanted to choose Tom Ridge. He wanted to choose Joe Lieberman. He wanted to choose another candidate, but you … Continue reading

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Cindy McDoocy

In her defense, she was very likely prepped with this line, which is even more frightening. A McCain staffer is borrowing lines from Steve Goddamn Doocy?! McCain: Four More Years of DUH!

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Awesome Thread

For Sunday open threading. Have at it.

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A Flip-Flop to Nowhere

Governor Palin on Friday: “I told Congress, thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere.” Oops: The Alaska governor campaigned in 2006 on a build-the-bridge platform, telling Ketchikan residents she felt their pain when politicians called them “nowhere.” And: … Continue reading

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Every Sperm Is Sacred

According to Research 2000, Governor Palin… opposes the use of birth control pills and condoms even among married couples

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Vice Presidential Crazy

Martin Van Buren’s vice president, Richard Johnson (real name), was insane. While in office, he proposed an expedition to the North Pole so Americans could drill to the center of the Earth, believing the planet was hollow (his resolution was … Continue reading

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The Quayle Factor

Some of the pundits are missing the larger context of the Quayle factor. New York Times’ Elizabeth Bumiller, for example, said on the Chris Matthews Show today that the vice presidential nominee doesn’t matter — “look at Quayle.” Yeah, Bush … Continue reading

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McHurricane

Sorry about the headline. But this is crazy: McCain was scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech Thursday but now may do so from the devastation zone if the storm hits the U.S. coast with the ferocity feared by forecasters. Ah … Continue reading

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JSM + SLHP = ♥

McCain said this — twice — about Governor Palin on FOX News Sunday: “She’s a soulmate and a partner.” Soulmate? Isn’t that sweet. They met face to face only twice.

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Morning Awesome

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I Was Thinking…

…I wonder if the Republicans are going to continue selling those Hillary nutcrackers. You know — because the Republicans are suddenly all about equality. Rush “Feminazi” Limbaugh, who loves Governor Palin, owns one: I have one of these Hillary nutcrackers. … Continue reading

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Awesome Thread

Open thread. Go! UPDATE: Driving down to Philly for the afternoon. Thread on.

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Gushing Over Palin

Geov Parrish at BooMan reports that the talk radio wingnuts were absolutely gushing over the selection of Governor Palin. Of course they are. It fits into their superficial universe. Look at FOX News Channel: style over substance. Look at the … Continue reading

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The Assman

Hey Assman! Take a picture, it’ll last longer. h/t Paddy

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Karl Rove

Hacktastic.

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The Clinton Ad

Eric at TPM has a great idea: And here’s the ad: A one-minute spot featuring Hillary Clinton herself, talking to the camera and laying into Palin on the issues, her complete lack of qualifications, and the temerity of the McCain … Continue reading

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Morning Awesome

MST3K Saturday. “Mitchell” – Part Two. Continued from last week.

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The McBush Insult

It seems to me as if the connection for both men and women to Senator Clinton wasn’t just that she’s a woman, but a woman with a dramatic, compelling life story. You know the bio. It’s nothing if not operatic. … Continue reading

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Ratings Gold

This is awesome: NEW YORK – Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was seen by more than 38 million people. Nielsen Media Research said more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, … Continue reading

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