Sarah and Hillary, together at last:
Saturday Night Live recaptures a little of its fading magic.
UPDATE: Thanks for the link, Tigerhawk!
Paul Hackett is a veteran of the fighting in Iraq and a former Democratic candidate for the House and then the Senate from Ohio. He is also one very classy guy.
Want to know how classy? Check out the advice he gives in his Daily Kos diary on how to defeat the Republicans — by attacking John McCain and Sarah Palin in the most vicious, personal ways:
The message is simple and the professionals can refine it but essentially it should contain these elements:
“Sarah Palin? Can’t keep her solemn oath of devotion to her husband and had sex with his employee. Sarah Palin? Accidentally got pregnant at age 43 and the tax payers of Alaska have to pay for the care of her disabled child. Sarah Palin? Unable to teach her 16 year old daughter right from wrong and now another teenager is pregnant. Sarah Palin? Can you trust Sarah Palin and her values with America’s future? John McCain? Divorced from his first wife one month and marries a billionaire influence peddler and convicted felon. John McCain, a record of rash and impulsive decisions. That’s not change that’s more of the same.”
What a sweetheart of a guy, a veritable paragon of post-partisan New Obamian Politics. Why, I can feel the hope and change just welling up in me even as I type this.
What a putz.
(hat tip: ST)
When you’re in a hole, you stop digging, not keep shoveling. The campaign of the Prophet Barack (Hope! Change! Waffles!) seems to have that lesson backwards.
First, they ran this commercial twitting McCain for being old and technologically un-hip:
"Fair enough," you might think. After all, the McCain campaign scored direct hits with their ads satirizing Obama’s celebrity and ego. That is, until you learn that the reason McCain doesn’t use computers much is that typing is painful for him because the North Vietnamese repeatedly broke his arms.
Ooops! Egg, meet face.
Let me be clear about this: I don’t think for one moment that the Obama campaign was making fun of the torture suffered by an ex-POW (though he hasn’t been afraid to play the race card). But, soon after McCain chose Sarah Palin and the experience issue rose again, Obama argued that running a presidential campaign gave him enough executive experience to be president.
Well, if this is an example of how well he manages his campaign (How long would it take for his well-managed researchers to find this on Google?), his operation of the Executive Branch should be a laugh riot.
More serious, to me at least, is Obama’s direct questioning of John McCain’s loyalty to the United States:
"Just ask the machinists in Pennsylvania who build Harley-Davidsons," Obama said of McCain’s record. "Because John McCain didn’t just oppose the requirement that the government buy American-made motorcycles, he called Buy American provisions ‘disgraceful.’ Just ask the workers across this country who have seen their jobs outsourced. The very companies that shipped their jobs overseas have been rewarded with billions of dollars in tax breaks that John McCain supports and plans to continue.
"So, when American workers hear John McCain talking about putting ‘Country First,’" Obama said, "it’s fair to ask –- which country?"
Hello? O Harbinger of the New, Post-Partisan Politics? Since when is it non-partisan to question your opponent’s loyalty and patriotism?? And what in Hades made you think it was a good idea to question the patriotism of a bona fide war hero who gave more for his country than most of us (and you) ever will? Wasn’t it just a few years back, in 2004, that Democrats were screaming "Don’t you dare question my patriotism?" And now you say your opponent is loyal to a country other than America?
Barack Obama, meet Joe McCarthy:
Stay classy, O Prophet.
There must be some mistake: surely this atrocity was committed by someone other than followers of the religion of peace and tolerance. Maybe radical Lutherans?
A Pakistani-linked terror group took credit for a series of bombings in India’s capital on Saturday. Five bombs were detonated within 45 minutes in three markets in New Delhi, causing multiple casualties. Eighteen civilians were killed and more than 90 were reported wounded in the coordinated attack.
The attack matches the profile of recent attacks in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, and Uttar Pradesh over the past year. The bombings are designed to maximize casualties, demonstrate the capacity to conduct multiple attacks at the same time, and maximize media coverage.
A group called the Indian Mujahideen sent emails to Indian media outlets just minutes before the attack, warning of the strike. “[The] Indian Mujahideen strikes back once more,” the email from the terrorist named “Arbi Hindi” read, according to DNA India. “Within 5 minutes from now… This time with the Message of Death, dreadfully terrorizing you for your sins. And thus our promise will be fulfilled. Inshallah.”