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I thought I was in Bizarro World yesterday when I turned on the TV and saw John McCain calling for MORE REGULATION of Wall Street in response to the news that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and Merrill Lynch was getting sold.

It sounds to me like McCain’s call for more regulation goes against one of the basic beliefs of the GOP: free markets solve all problems i.e. less regulation is better.

From this year’s Republican Party Platform:

Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct […]

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W.A.R. for V.P.

On July 19, 2008 By

I was going to write about this bit of news:

Ohio must include the Libertarian Party’s nominees on its ballot in November, a court has ruled, complicating Senator John McCain’s effort to win conservative votes in a hotly contested state rich in electoral votes.

But as I was reading the article, I decided to google Mr. Wayne Allyn Root, the vice presidential candidate on this Libertarian ticket. Assuming the facts on Wikipedia are correct, he is a:
* business mogul,
* television celebrity,
* TV producer,
* best-selling author, and
* professional sports […]

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Normal people average about 10 blinks per minute.

In this 1 minute interview I count John McCain blinking over 90 times!

According to Wikipedia: “excessive blinking may help to indicate the onset of Tourette syndrome, strokes or disorders of the nervous system” or it maybe just be anxiety.

Do you think John McCain really wants to “welcome” Bob Barr to the race? (I wonder if he’ll invite Mr. Barr to the debates/town halls.)

I’m quite sure McCain is at least a little anxious about Barr stealing 6 points from me in the latest national polls.

Though I’m […]

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