Archive for October 2nd, 2008

Sarah Palin Flirts With America

Sarah Palin made a big deal out of how she “didn’t blink” when John McCain asked her to be his running mate (fortunately, McCain blinks enough for the both of them).  Actually, that’s only half true:

Yeah, that doesn’t seem at all out of place in a nationally televised vice-presidential debate…

October 2nd, 2008 at 11:53pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Palin,Weirdness

Great Moments In Chutzpah

I can’t believe he was able to say this with a straight face…

In May, controversial former Justice Department official Hans Von Spakovsky withdrew his name from consideration for the Federal Election Commission, following months of opposition from lawmakers and civil rights groups. Since then, Spakovsky has busied himself by writing opinion pieces for conservative news outlets like the Wall Street Journal and National Review.

In an article for the right-wing Human Events today, Spakovsky criticizes efforts by Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) presidential campaign to get attack ads by the “American Issues Project” off of TV, saying that the “actions should cause every American to ask, can Obama be trusted with the powers of the Justice Department.” Spakovsky claims that the Justice Department under Obama would be “partisan and politically-biased”:

There is no threat against television stations or a demand by Obama to criminally prosecute NARAL or other liberal organizations that are no different from AIP or the NRA except, of course, that they have spent millions of dollars for independent ads attacking John McCain and supporting Obama. This dichotomy provides a frightening example of just how partisan and politically-biased the Justice Department and other federal agencies would be under an Obama administration, criminally prosecuting political opponents while turning a blind eye to supporters like NARAL.

Yes, that’s right, Hans Von Spakovsky is saying that Obama’s DOJ would be partisan.  In case you don’t know who Spakovsky is:

Spakovsky’s worries are ironic given that six of his former Justice Department colleagues wrote to the Senate Rules Committee in June 2007, claiming that he “injected partisan political factors into decision-making” when he ran the Voting Section of the DoJ’s Civil Rights Division. Critics say Spakovsky used every opportunity “to make it difficult for voters — poor, minority and Democratic — to go to the polls,” including pushing through Texas re-districting that violated the Voting Rights Act.

If Spakovsky says you’re partisan, you must be really incredibly partisan, or else he’s, you know, LYING.

(h/t bmaz)

October 2nd, 2008 at 08:13pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Elections,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Is There A Connecticut For Lieberman For McCain Party?

What’s good for the financial sector is good for McCain!

On Fox News today, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) discussed the downturn in Sen. John McCain’s presidential prospects, saying McCain “is behind now because of the economy.” Lieberman then said that he hopes the House passes bailout legislation tomorrow because “it will be good for our country.”

“But frankly, it will be good for John McCain too,” added Lieberman, explaining that “it will get people back to comparing the two candidates free of a sense of crisis that may make them want to turn against Republicans.”

Well, I guess that’s what really matters.  And I’m sure no-one would be at all upset about 700 billion of their tax dollars going to bail out the people who got rich creating this crisis.

October 2nd, 2008 at 07:07pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Elections,Lieberman,McCain,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Farewell-To-California Photoblogging

Other than the San Diego Zoo shots, which will keep coming for a while, this is the last of the California photos for this year.  They’re from the grounds of the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, where the Terracotta Warriors exhibit was.

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October 2nd, 2008 at 11:32am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: La Jolla/San Diego,Photoblogging

Debate Previews

Get Fuzzy previews tonight’s vice-presidential debate:

…And next Tuesday’s presidential debate:


Can you prove it didn’t happen?

October 2nd, 2008 at 07:16am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Biden,Comics,Elections,McCain,Media,Obama,Palin,Politics

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