Archive for July, 2008

John McCain’s New Ad Leaves A Mark

John McCain’s New Ad Leaves A Mark

| July 31, 2008 | Comments (2)

So it looks like John McCain hit Barack Obama right in his sensitive spot: his ego. McCain’s latest ad puts Obama right up there with all the other attention-hungry, vain celebrities like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Obama, for his part, sniffed haughtily and pretty much reaffirmed the ad’s main point, which is that it’s [...]

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Give Him A Fair Trial, Then Put Him in Prison for A While.

| July 31, 2008 | Comments (0)

We can not get rid of this guy fast enough. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Sen. Ted Stevens pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of concealing more than $250,000 in gifts from an oil services company, and his lawyer asked for a quick trial in an effort to clear his name before the November election. [...]

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Censorship? In China? The Deuce You Say!

Censorship? In China? The Deuce You Say!

| July 31, 2008 | Comments (2)

Apparently, Captain Renault works for the International Olympic Committee. BEIJING (Reuters) - The media should have been told they would not have total Internet freedom before arriving for the Beijing Olympics, a senior IOC official said on Thursday, as rights groups piled criticism on both the IOC and host China. As the row over censorship [...]

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Obama Campaign: He’s Not One of Those Washington Insiders Like John McCain, George Washington, or Abe Lincoln!

Obama Campaign: He’s Not One of Those Washington Insiders Like John McCain, George Washington, or Abe Lincoln!

| July 31, 2008 | Comments (0)

I have been saying for some time that Barack Obama’s greatest weakness on the campaign trail is that he’s prone to saying incredibly stupid things when he speaks off the cuff. This week is no exception. Here’s his latest groaner. “So nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges [...]

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Monday Night Music

| July 28, 2008 | Comments (1)

If all the political stuff is wearying you, and I must admit that I spent a couple days last week in a malaise over all of it, then The Anchoress has just the antidote. She’s unearthed a couple golden gems from the 90s out of YouTube that ought to get your feet tapping and your [...]

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It’s Vice President…Ummm…Who?

| July 28, 2008 | Comments (0)

If this story is even mostly true, Democratic heads will explode. Barack Obama’s vice presidential search team has floated the name of a member of President Bush’s first-term Cabinet, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, as Obama’s running mate. The search committee, now led by Caroline Kennedy and Eric Holder, raised Veneman’s name — among others — [...]

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We are the Ultimate “Check and Balance”

| July 28, 2008 | Comments (0)

Michael Barone is exactly right. In a country with less in the way of checks and balances, which can be gamed by adroit lobbyists and litigators, we would be building more nuclear plants, and would be drilling offshore and in ANWR. We would be phasing out the corn ethanol subsidies that are enriching Iowa farmers [...]

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And Somehow, Lightning Did Not Strike Him Down…

And Somehow, Lightning Did Not Strike Him Down…

| July 27, 2008 | Comments (2)

Barack Obama, the one-man hype machine, managed to get off perhaps the most amazing line in a story from the New York Times about how candidates get “that Presidential look”. In response to a question about whether his staff is “measuring the curtains” at the White House he said, “We don’t buy our own hype…”. [...]

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