Gov. Squeakyclean to Speak at Republican Convention

21 08 2008

In a world of corrupt Republicans, Sarah Palin has apparently made enough of an impression on the G.O.P. that she’s been asked to speak at the Republican National Convention on September 2nd. It looks like a little pesky thing like an ongoing ethics investigation isn’t enough to keep her from being invited to speak on the evening in which “Reform” is the theme. (Is it possible they don’t read political blogs, or newspapers, or surf the internets?) She’ll be slotted in the evening before keynote speaker Rudy Giuliani. Popcorn and irony go so well together.

Here are the speakers for the evening:

  • Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani
  • Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.)
  • Former Gov. Tom Ridge (Pa.)
  • Gov. Sarah Palin (Alaska)
  • Gov. Jon Huntsman (Utah)
  • Rosario Marin, California Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency and former Treasurer of the United States
  • Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (Tenn.)
  • Gov. Linda Lingle (Hawaii)
  • Former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (Md.)

UPDATE: (After coming up for air after laughing myself silly)  McCain has just handed Obama a nice election day gift…the election.  This should eliminate all doubt that McCain is capable of making a serious presidential decision.  Apparently the creationist beauty queen who is under investigation by the Legislature would be a heartbeat away from the presidency in a McCain administration.

There’s No Place Like Homes #1-#7

21 08 2008
The McCain's home in Phoenix

The McCain Home in Phoenix

Wow.  I thought John McCain really stepped in it the other night at the Saddleback Forum when he said his definition of “rich” was making more than $5 million.  Because the kiss of death in politics is looking “out of touch” with real people.  Now he’s really stepped in it (while wearing his $520 Italian Ferragamo loafers).

McCain found himself caught off guard when a reporter ambushed him with the brain teaser, “How many homes do you and Cindy own?”  (Jeopardy music)  His answer? “I think…… I’ll have my staff get to you.”   Later in the day, after some consulting time, he revised his answer to, “at least four.”

This makes the John Edwards $400 haircut sound like penny candy.  We’ve known for some time that McCain is wealthy (even by his own definition of $5 million a year), but the money-meter has just reached some kind of crucial tipping point in the media.  The houses, the private jet, the $100 million beer heiress, the $540 shoes, and now the uncertaintly about how many houses he actually owns.  Newsflash for the McCains: most ‘regular Americans’ fly coach, pay for their beer, spend under $500 for shoes and DEFinitely know how many houses they own. 

The McCain camp had a freak-out moment and threw everything they could at Obama:  Hawaii, Tony Rezko, Harvard, a week-long vacation, and yes, the dreaded arugula

Arugula vs. Too Many Houses to Count.  Will the real elitist please stand up!

Bailey Under Bus. Todd on Couch?

21 08 2008

Kerthunk… That was no speed bump, that was the sound of Frank Bailey being thrown under the bus. Frank ‘The Pressurizer’ Bailey was the one in the Palin administration whose phone call strongly voicing the displeasure of the Governor and her husband, that Walt Monegan hadn’t fired their ex-brother in law Trooper Mike Wooten. You know the whole story by now… This chapter of the Palin bad novel was recorded and retained by the DPS, so it’s aaallll on tape. Jeez. If it weren’t for all that damned recording equipment, Republicans would have a much easier time of it up here in the Great Land.

In any case, now that Frank Bailey has been ‘put on administrative leave’ (with full pay during the investigation), we have to ask ourselves, “What about the other times Palin’s people did the same thing. Palin, at first, denied that ANY of these contacts ever took place, but now apparenlty it seems to have happened over 20 times! And at least one of those times, the contact came from Todd Palin. Uh-oh. Does this mean Todd will be put on ‘administrative leave’ too? I know he’s not technically part of the administration, but since he’s been holding meetings in her office while she’s away, I just thought…. Maybe he’ll just have to sleep on the couch.