sexist jealous hack, jack cafferty, attacks respected stateswoman sarah palin

Watching a lilly white little girl running around an Ypsi Township park this morning in a “Palin” shirt while her sickly thin zombie of a mother in khaki sucked at her Starbucks Venti Mocha between screeches on her cell phone almost ruined my day. I turned things around, though, by putting in a few hours at the Obama campaign office, calling neighbors and talking with them about the election. One guy enthusiastically screamed “O-BAMA” so loud, when I told him why I was calling, that it nearly broke my eardrum, but it was cool to hear the enthusiasm of people in the City. Of all the calls that I made, I only got one person on the fence, and one who supported McCain. I talked with them both for quite a while, but I don’t know that I made much headway. Still, it was a worthwhile experience.

No time to write more now, but I did want to pass along this Fact Check page about last night’s debate. And, while we’re on the subject of lies, it’s worth pointing out that McCain was lying when he said that he’d warned us about the looming financial collapse. And, he was wrong when he said that his advisor, Henry Kissinger, agreed with him on not having high-level talks with Iran. Barack was right – he does.

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13 Comments

  1. Oliva
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Should be interesting to hear how the “Hold Palin Accountable Rally” in Anchorage goes today (noon-2, Alaska time). Maybe one of the organizers could send some more appropriate Palin shirts for distribution to little girls and their mothers at the playground?

    Join your Alaskan neighbors in demanding that:

    * Gov. Palin uphold her promise to us for an “open, honest & transparent” government.

    * Gov. Palin uphold her promise to us to cooperate fully with the independent investigation as initiated by the bi-partisan Legislative Council.

    We, the People of Alaska, also:

    * Demand the immediate resignation of Attorney General Talis Colberg.

    * Demand the McCain campaign immediately remove itself and its influence from our state and local government.

    * Demand the McCain Campaign ends its attorney, Ed O’Callahan’s unlawful intrusion into our Department of Law.

    Sponsored by “Alaskans for Truth”

    –from http://alaskahockeymomsforobama.com/?p=444

  2. Brian
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    It’s official: Jack Cafferty for President!

  3. Posted September 27, 2008 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    The Economist magazine has set up a web page so that person from all over the globe can vote for the American President. Each country is given a proportionate number of electoral votes in the same way that American states are. Check it out, the results are rather interesting given the Economists conservative readership.

    http://www.economist.com/vote2008/

  4. designated republican
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Henry Kissinger was interviewed on Fox News today and he did not equivocate – he said flat out that Barack Obama was wrong and that he did not agree with Senator Obama’s position. He went on to specifically lay out his recommended approach, which agreed fully with Senator McCain.

  5. mark
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Regardless of what Kissinger may have claimed after the debate, before it he was for high-level meetings with Iran.

  6. mark
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    And you can add the names Fareed Zakaria and Bob Herbert to the list of sexist male journalist who believe that just because a woman is stupid she shouldn’t be leading our country.

  7. Oliva
    Posted September 28, 2008 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    It’s a shame Obama even invoked Kissinger, international war criminal and very scary man. But it is helpful to have documentary evidence to show his easy willingness to join McCain’s lying game.

    As for Palin, thank goodness the world knows so many extremely capable women now; otherwise, her performances threaten to toss us all back to an unwanted olden day such as existed when McCain was Obama’s age and women were still regarded with far too much chauvinism and disdain.

  8. Posted September 28, 2008 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    I know it’s “hard work” for the designate republican to look it up on his own, but you might want to post a link to the original article from Sept. 16th about Kissinger’s support for unconditional talks with Iran.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/09/16/Kissinger_Open_direct_Iran_talks/UPI-46971221579660/

    I don’t sit with any party, but it annoys me when people try to rewrite history. In this article however, I am in agreement with Kissinger’s ideas as they are presented here.

    DR will say that the “liberal media’ has distorted Big K’s talk here, but it seems pretty clear on the face.

  9. Bob Krzewinski
    Posted September 28, 2008 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Want to become even more ill? Visit the Palin “Political Passions” clothing webpage. I wonder if her daughter is wearing the maternity t-shirt they offer?

    And lets not forget the “Classic” thong either! All of them have a “P – And Now For Something Completely Different” logo. The thong ad goes on to say “Panty-minimalists love our casual thong that covers sweet spots without covering your assets; putting an end to panty-lines. This under-goodie is “outta sight” in low-rise pants. Toss these message panties onstage at your favorite rock star or share a surprise message with someone special … later.”

    And talk about supporting US businesses, there are even two, yes, two items that are “made in the USA”!

    I am not making this up. Visit http://www.cafepress.com/ppassions

    Bob Krzewinski

  10. Posted September 28, 2008 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    I love the look on Couric’s face as she’s listening to Pailin babble on. She’s fighting not to look pained and loosing.

    I also love Cafferty’s shot at Wolf Blitzer. “Don’t make excuses for her!” Beautiful.

  11. Ian Curtis
    Posted September 28, 2008 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Wolf Blitzer’s a dick.

    Always has been, always will be.

  12. Posted September 29, 2008 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    I did not find a lot to quibble about the first debate, on either side. They both put things in the most positive light and stretch things just enough so that if caught later, it really was not a big deal. For example, McCain mentioned two letters from Eisenhower and it turns out that there was no letter offering resignation. Was it a lie or was he re-telling an urban legend? Does that matter anyway?

    The part I find the most interesting is I think they are in agreement about Iraq. Not what got us there (which, I think to many voters, is water under the bridge just like Gore Won The Election). Neither want to stay in Iraq, both think we should be doing more in Afghanistan. And Obama is doing what Hillary did — calling for a timetable but if you listen closely there are big caveats. In the debate he mentioned fewer combat troops (not zero). There are a lot of military there who are not combat troops — for example, military JAGs are helping set up the judicial system. And McCain stretched it to say that Admiral Mullen opposes Obama’s plan, since no officer would take a political position. But Mullen does oppose timetables that do not reflect what the commanders on the ground are recommending. The bottom line is both McCain and Obama would be idiots to ignore the advice of the military commanders on the ground, and neither has indicated they would do that. They were very different on the decision to go into Iraq but at this stage everyone wants out. I thought the Iran question was more interesting, too bad it revolved mainly around Kissinger.

  13. Robert
    Posted October 2, 2008 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    I like Wolf Blitzer’s phony professor look he sports. It’s a cute marketing ploy.

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