Dogs dressed in human clothes and kids acting like little adults:
Two more days! Squee!
One of the funniest interviews you’ll ever see.
Joe Biden channels Hunter. Sorta.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday accused his Republican rivals of “injecting fear and loathing” into an already charged White House campaign — including stoking rumors that Barack Obama has terrorist ties.
as far as I’m concerned, there was a coherent, well-informed adult up there, alongside someone who would get a C in a freshman American Politics course.
Turn in your feminist card, Dr. Farley.
Oh, and this ain’t the Civil War, Sistah Sarah.
And Joe makes me woot:
FIRST POLL by CNN:
Biden – 51%
Palin – 36%
SECOND POLL by CBS:
Biden – 46%
Palin – 21%
She made it through standing!!! Congrats Sarah!
10:28: Palin is a SLOGAN MACHINE. Seriously, all she does is repeat slogans and catch phrases.
10:21: “Not got to allow”?????
10:17: Biden kindly explaining what our Constitution says.
10:16: Vice-presidential RAMBLING
10:10: Palin is going to make me puke.
10:08: She calls herself a Maverick and she plunges. Go back and search “the law of maverickyness”
10:07: Palin’s CNN dial flatlining because she is doing nothing but repeating slogans over and over and over. No details whatsoever.
9:56: McCain’s people have to be loading their “Blame Ifill” Gun right now.
9:55: Biden tying McCain to Bush BIG TIME.
9:54: I LOVE ISRAEL!!!
9:51: Palin: “Rice met with leaders…. on one side or the other”
9:50: BIDEN IS KILLING ON DIPLOMACY
9:47: Palin calls them naive. Dials plunge.
9:43: PALIN- “Pause…… Your plan is a white flag of surrender” CNN dials PLUNGE,
9:41: Biden :”With all due respect, I didn’t hear a plan there.”
9:40: Early withdrawal from Iraq is bad. You’re family is apparently exempt?
9:35: Rape? You don’t want to go there, Sarah…
9:34: No, Joe! It’s drill baby drill! (plunge)
9:31: I don’t want to argue what’s causing global warming, just solve it. Huh???
9:30: GLOBAL WARMING. uh oh.
9:24: “How long have I been at this, five weeks?” and the CNN dials PLUNGE.
9:21: BRIDGE TO NOWHERE.
9:20: Biden using WAY too many numbers….
9:16: Biden doing AWESOME on the CNN instant dial poll.
9:14: Um… just attacked Ifill already.
9:13: Palin didn’t answer deregulation question.
9:05: Branching out to soccer moms. Barometer.
9:03: Palin wearing funeral black.
Let’s get it on….
THIS is what Joe Biden is for.
Oh, and while Biden was busy taking on any interview he could, Sarah Palin was in fact in a Philadelphia Irish Bar Being Presidential, one would assume
Want some news to reassure you that America hasn’t (completely) lost its mind. The NYT poll out now gives us some happy numbers showing that Americans aren’t fooled by (1) McCain trying to switch uniforms (2) a corrupt, lying, rapist-friendly, wingnut lunatic trying to go for the downhomey I’m just like you vote.
Who would bring about real change in the way things are done in Washington?
WOULD / WOULD NOT
Obama- 65% / 29%
McCain- 37% / 59%
Another wonderful number showed that 75% of the country thinks that McCain picked Palin only because she would help him win, not because she was qualified.
Not that Palin isn’t qualified for some things. She’s certainly qualified to head Alaska’s branch of the AFA. Or maybe organize a picket line in front of an abortion clinic. Or shoot a wolf from a helicopter. Or give a pep rally speech at a book burning.
Running the executive branch of the Unites States of America? Not so much….
While Mayor Palin presided over Wasilla, she refined her "fiscal conservative" credentials by making rape victims pay for the crime:
A May 23, 2000, article in Wasilla's newspaper, The Frontiersman, noted that Alaska State Troopers and most municipal police agencies regularly pay for such exams, which cost between $300 and $1,200 apiece.
"(But) the Wasilla police department does charge the victims of sexual assault for the tests," the newspaper reported.
It also quoted Wasilla Police Chief Charlie Fannon objecting to the law. Fannon was appointed to his position by Palin after her dismissal of the previous police chief. He said it would cost Wasilla $5,000 to $14,000 a year if the city had to foot the bill for rape exams.
"In the past we've charged the cost of exams to the victims' insurance company when possible," Fannon told the newspaper. "I just don't want to see any more burden put on the taxpayer."
But Sarah Palin's record consists of more than just torturing rape victims:
As Governor, Palin fired the personal chef, much to the chagrin of her kids and husband, and instead paid herself for eating at home:
The Washington Post reported this week that since Palin often works out of an office in nearby Anchorage, she has asked for a $60-per-day state allowance available for state workers when they travel on official business.
Palin has billed the state about $17,000 for times when she stayed in her home since becoming governor in 2006.
And in her rich "executive experience," Palin has dabbled in various forms of corruption:
Palin's office approved a state job for a friend and campaign aide with whom she shared a land investment, financial records and interviews over the past two weeks show.
She hired a former lobbyist for a pipeline company to help oversee a multibillion-dollar deal with that same company.
She named a police chief accused of harassment to head the state police.
And she sent campaign e-mails on her city hall account while serving as mayor of Wasilla — conduct for which she later turned in an oil commissioner on ethics charges."
And then there's Trooper-Gate, in which Palin tried to use her weight to get what she wanted and when she didn't, abused her power by removing the guy who'd failed to do her bidding. That guy was Commissioner of Public Safety Walt Monegan:
Palin herself had nothing but praise for Monegan and his work on the issue at a conference earlier this year, just three months before she fired him, supposedly because he was not a team player on budget issues.
A tape obtained exclusively by ABC News shows Palin at a conference Apr. 28, where she acknowledges and even applauds Monegan.
"An indication of our commitment is the participation here of my, our, department of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan's participation here and all of his hard work, and I want to publicly thank him," Palin said.
She went on to say that Monegan was not just talking about the issue, but was "finding the solutions and plugging them in."
Palin's odd behavior has resulted in a state investigation to see if she broke the law. And what happens when Sarah Palin is investigated?
A top law enforcement official in Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's administration is considering steps to block a legislative probe into allegations she improperly fired the state's No. 1 police official.
The legislature's report on the conduct of Republican vice presidential nominee Palin may be released next month, just weeks before the presidential election.
Senior Assistant Attorney General Michael Barnhill, in a letter to Alaska lawmakers, questioned whether the investigation is biased and threatened to try to quash subpoenas for seven Palin administration officials who have refused to be interviewed in the probe. Legislative leaders meet tomorrow to consider issuing the subpoenas.
But Sarah Palin's an experienced leader! So she also has a back-up plan to scuttle the investigation and further cover-up her actions:
According to internal documents in the attorney general's office, Van Flein requested under Alaska's open records law copies of all documents describing the hiring of Branchflower for the Troopergate probe, plus any "minutes, memos, notes and agendas" related to the investigation and e-mails among state lawmakers on the Legislative Council to Branchflower or French.
The attorney general's office said it did not have such documents and directed Van Flein to Alaska's Legislative Council, the panel that approved the Troopergate investigation.
Van Flein and Kim Elton, the head of the council, said no such further request was made.
Wasting taxpayer money, covering-up illegal actions, and making rape victims pay for the crime committed against them — Sarah Palin might actually be qualified to serve as Vice President!
And when she shoots a friend in the face, she'll do it from a helicopter.
After the speech, Fox News literally cuts away to FIVE Republicans to rip apart Joe Biden’s speech and give as many McCain talking points as possible. Lovely.
UPDATE: And cuts back from commercial to a sixth. Nice.