In what is being called a brilliant move by most political pundits and Al Roker, Tropical Storm Gustav has promised to fill in for both President Bush and Vice President Cheney at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis this Monday.
“We had a last minute choice to make. Bush or Gustav,” said Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan. “We went with the less risky to the Read more
Obama supporters might want to put your “Palin is McCain’s last coffin nail” celebration on hold. Liberal/progressive/Democratic-leaning blogs had exploded with glee, hailing John McCain’s choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice President to be the worst political move since Michael Dukakis decided that driving a tank looked presidential and that she would more likely replace Tina Fey on 30 Rock than Dick Cheney at 1600 Pennsylvania.
Arianna Huffington called the move ”clearly a Hail Mary pass,” suggesting “Maybe an anxious nation can offer John McCain a do-over.” Jewish Journal editor, Rob Eshman, advanced the thought that her support for Pat Buchanan’s Presidential run could alienate Jewish voters and “cause ‘Israel First’ Jews, who seemed to be pretty much done with Obama, to take a second look.” Even noted blogger Read more
If you’d really like to get an honest sense of Sarah Palin’s viability as Vice President, just ask her supporters.
In today’s Washington Post, Newt Gingrich said…
Gov. Sarah Palin is exactly the right choice for John McCain’s running mate. The contrast with Sen. Joe Biden is extraordinary. Biden came to the Senate in 1973; Sarah Palin was 9. Biden has spent all those years in Washington; Sarah Palin spent them in the American West. She is for drilling for more American oil, and Biden is against more American oil. Every reformer and every Hillary Clinton supporter should take note — they have an opportunity to reject a disappointing betrayal of their hopes and vote for real reform and real opportunity for women.
See how Newt breaks it down in simple terms that all Newties can understand.
Biden has been in the Senate 38 years. Palin spent her time in the American West. Not just the west, mind you. The American West. Not like that European Senate of Biden’s in the American East Read more
In what were a few frightening moments for Fox News, rescue squad doctors were rushed to the FoxNews broadcasting platform at Denver’s Invesco Stadium where FoxNews contributor and Weekly Standard editor, Bill Kristol, had suffered what onlookers had feared was some sort of brain aneurysm or stroke.
“We had first thought Bill had been dipping into the FoxNews convention punch Read more
Fox News Transcript: 8/28/2008 3:30PM EST
BRIT HUME: Joining me now is our the Fox News all star panel. The question arises immediately of course, how is this speech? Did Obama seem like he thought he was a rock star or did he think he was Zeus preaching hope with a bolt of lightning held high above his head? Did the speech do what the convention organizers and the Obama campaign hoped it would? Bill Kristol, your thoughts?
BILL KRISTOL: I thought Obama’s speech was a shockingly minimal endorsement of Obama.
KRISTOL: Other than the words and speaking style, this speech could have been given by anyone.
HUME: Including John Kennedy? Read more