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McCain Talks Experience — Er, Sarah?
Well this page sort of took off. Here is the Huff Link for this post where you can comment if you wish.
Enough said, methinks.
However, if you have a few hours, you’ll find a plethora of post-debate insight below.
I’ll be back if anything salient occurs.
WHOOPS: PALIN AFFAIR ALLEGED SOURCE
OK, I need to explain why I am posting this. This story will either be a major game changer that leads to Palin’s resignation, a consummation McCain probably devoutly wishes. Or it will be a massive distraction that becomes the campaign. I see no alternative to one of these outcomes.
Why am I posting this item from the National Enquirer.
Following Jonestown, I wrote an in depth journalistic account of events in Guyana called Jesus and Jim Jones.
I date from that time in 1978 the TABLOIDIZATION of American journalism. This is because the National Enquirer had more salient and reliable reporting on the reality of Jonestown than the MSM of the time.
In the case of this Palin item, I approach it exactly as I approached it then. I have been aware of this possible story almost since Palin’s nomination. But until it broke for real, I made no mention of it. Now that the Enquirer is willing to stand by it, as they did with the John Edwards story, I am more than willing to let the chips fall where they may.
McCain did not vett Sarah Palin and now the chickens are coming home to roost big time. The shabby soap opera continues. But unfortunately this is an overload the nation does not need. McCain has destroyed Sarah Palin. I half believe she will be OUT before the Veep debate.
To those who think this is a new thing in American politics, I refer them to Grover Cleveland’s story — told in a tabloid of the time.
And I lay the major blame with McCain. With a substantial dollop to Palin if she did not reveal the affair. Lord knows, this is as common as milk. We are dealing with a convention whose political uses remain manifold but whose actual import is increasingly irrelevant.
Barack’s Post Debate Note
I just finished my first debate with John McCain.
Millions of Americans finally got a chance to see us take on the fundamental choice in this election — the change we need or more of the same.
I will provide tax cuts for the middle class, affordable health care, and a new energy economy that creates millions of jobs. John McCain wants to keep giving huge tax cuts to corporations, and he offered no solutions for the challenges Americans are facing in their daily lives.
I will end the war in Iraq responsibly, focus on defeating al Qaeda and the Taliban, and restore America’s standing in the world after eight years of disastrous policies. John McCain wants an unending commitment in Iraq and fails to recognize the resurgent threat in Afghanistan.
Let’s be clear: John McCain is offering nothing but more of the same failed Bush policies at home and abroad that he has supported more than 90% of the time in the Senate.
Americans need change now, and I need your help to get the word out about this movement.
In the coming days, it’s going to be up to you to organize locally and reach the voters that are going to decide this election.
Now’s the time to make your voice heard.
Will you make a donation to support this campaign for change?
Thank you for all that you’re doing,
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