From the daily archives: Saturday, August 30, 2008

With hurricane Gustav ready to smash into New Orleans during the Republican convention, McCain is thinking about changing plans for the convention.

Probably a good idea.

The last thing voters need to see is a bunch of Republicans having a party while NOLA is ravaged by a hurricane AGAIN- bringing back memories of Katrina and the crappy job Bush et al did handling that one.

Here’s my suggestion: cancel all of your lobbyist-sponsored parties and donate the money, food, liquor, etc. to hurricane relief organizations.

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This better just be a rope-a-dope:

“We should all be proud of Governor Sarah Palin’s historic nomination, and I congratulate her and Senator McCain. While their policies would take America in the wrong direction, Governor Palin will add an important new voice to the debate.”

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Beware TrooperGate!

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This could be fun. This is a pretty good overview of the trouble Sarah Palin may be in up in Alaska. Trouble that could indeed derail her as a VP candidate. If John McCain only ever met her once and talked to her on the phone once before picking her as his running mate, what are the chances they’ve fully vetted this matter?

It could get ugly:

John McCain’s choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential candidate is somewhat baffling given that Palin is currently the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Alaska state Legislature […]

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Meant to post this earlier but the whole McCain VP thing had me distracted.

According to the Nielsen ratings people:

Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was seen by more than 38 million people.

Nielsen Media Research said more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final “American Idol” or the Academy Awards this year. Obama talked before a live audience of 80,000 people in Denver.

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The RNC will not have a moment like this. I was totally taken by surprise by how forceful he was. We were discussing in a live blog chat the The Chief Source that his speech could NOT be just like his other stump speeches. It was not:

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