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<i>Under the Bus</i>, Starring Sarah Palin

Article: <i>Under the Bus</i>, Starring Sarah Palin

It’s one of my favorite things to do after a good party, especially if you’ve got the following day off, like New Year’s Day. Bleary from the celebration, maybe even a little hungover, but with the evening’s highlights still dancing through my head, I have some coffee, make a little breakfast, get some snacks and…

McCain Campaign Issues APB for "Rogue" Palin

Article: McCain Campaign Issues APB for "Rogue" Palin

The campaign of John McCain, in conjunction with the Republican National Committee, has issued an All Points Bulletin for vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Republicans nationwide are alerted to be on the lookout for this rogue politician who is suspected of brutally assaulting John McCain’s presidential aspirations [dyn.politico.com]. Should those aspirations die within the next…

Give Joe His Sixpack

Article: Give Joe His Sixpack

You could make a strong argument that the presidential candidate with the greatest influence on the current tone of the election is the one who is no longer running. Hillary Clinton, despite her faults, courted the middle class more effectively than either ticket is currently doing. Don’t get me wrong—both the Republicans and the Democrats…

Presidential Debates Season Finale

Article: Presidential Debates Season Finale

I was really excited to come home from work tonight. I knew what was awaiting me. Just like that Thursday night in the spring of 1998 when I knew there was only one last hour in history of my favorite foursome: Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer. This time it would be the last 90 minutes…

Going There

Article: Going There

As in, McCain didn’t. After a week of his surrogates, supporters and running mate desperately trying to link Obama to terrorists, domestic and otherwise, accusing him of criticizing the troops and questioning his patriotism and his character, one almost expected the first words out of McCain’s mouth to be “Bill Ayers.” But it wasn’t. In…

"Team of Mavericks"

Article: "Team of Mavericks"

mav-er-ick: n. 1. An unbranded range animal, especially a calf that has become separated from its mother, traditionally considered the property of the first person who brands it. 2. One that refuses to abide by the dictates of or resists adherence to a group; a dissenter. Assuming John McCain hasn’t spent the last several years…

Man of Action, Man of FAIL

Article: Man of Action, Man of FAIL

Americans like their leaders to have gumption. If gumption is in short supply, moxie will suffice. Grit, guts and spunk are also acceptable. In short, Americans like their leaders to be men of action. And when the chips are down, John McCain is a man of action. When Barack Obama gave his historic acceptance speech…