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Palin’s Personal Email Hacked

Posted by Ryan on September 17, 2008

Word has come out and verified that Sarah Palin’s personal email account was hacked around 3-4am this morning.  The nut-job perps posted personal pictures, her children’s email addresses, and other email addresses.  Not only is this completely out of bounds, it’s also very illegal to invade someone else’s private email account. 

The nut-jobs involved in this illegal activity have apparently justified their position by saying that perhaps some public communications were made from her personal email account that could be used in the increasingly ridiculous and blatantly partisan Troopergate non-scandal. 

Even if all the allegations were completely true, what these nut-jobs did was illegal and hopefully arrests will be made and perp-walks will abound.  This kind of thing needs to stop (notice Obama, McCain nor Biden had to deal with this kind of personal invasion).

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Seriously Obama, “Lipstick on a Pig?”

Posted by Ryan on September 9, 2008

This guy looks like a complete ass.  Here’s what we know:

We know Obama believes his own hype. 

We also know that his messianic complex has taken a beating over the last week or so based on Obama’s shrinking poll numbers. 

We also know, like everyone else, that Sarah Palin’s ad libbed joke from her spectacular RNC speech about “the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull?  Lipstick,” was one of the most memorable lines of either convention, and clearly any inference to “lipstick” will be associated with her either intentional or not.

We know what he said today: “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.  You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change; it’s still going to stink after 8 years.”

Hence, my hypothesis is that Obama knew exactly what he was saying in this instance.  This is more than an accidental gaffe, this is desperate, mean-spirited politics.  Sure McCain inferred something similar about She Who Must Not Be Named (well c’mon it’s SWMNBN — that’s too easy!), but McCain was not running against SWMNBN at the time and SWMNBN did not just enter national politics as a certified, poll-tested game-changer two weeks ago.  Obama needs to jazz up his base, so he gave them a little red meat.  Either that or Obama’s just a rube since the potential for this gaffe to backfire is immense.

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McCain Leads in the Polls: A Bounce or a Surge?

Posted by Ryan on September 8, 2008

Real Clear Politics has, for the first time all summer, McCain beating Obama by 2.9% when all major polls are averaged together.  Some outliers even have McCain up by as much as 10 points!

However, this is the important question for me at this juncture: is this just a typical convention bounce of about 6-8 points which is destined to moderate, or is this a post-Convention surge which propels this election into a new, more positive direction for McCain-Palin now that the “folks” have started paying attention? 

Of course, I’d like to believe that when the polls settle down later this week that McCain will still be up by a few.  I’d also like McCain to at least hit and maintain 50% or higher for a few days.  It would make me feel better about November.  Regardless, the Friday-Sunday polling data is pretty cool and I’ll enjoy basking in these numbers for the time being.  Truth is, however, the numbers just mean more work needs to be done to repel Obama’s predictably persistent counter attacks.

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Atlantis, Alaska, Azkaban

Posted by Mike on September 3, 2008

It’s a sad day when there’s about a 50 percent chance that some MSM outlet will run with this satirical piece by Jim Treacher thinking its reality, or at least thinking they can trick people into thinking its reality.

Link via Hot Air

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Republican National Convention, Day 2

Posted by Mike on September 2, 2008

Fred Thompson and Joe Lieberman seemed subdued to me as they delivered the major speeches at tonight’s session of the Republican National Convention. Normally, that isn’t the demeanor one projects when delivering a political speech, especially at a political convention; but somehow, it worked. What other demeanor would be appropriate when explaining the details of John McCain’s ordeal in a North Vietnamese prison? From Fred’s speech:

We hear a lot of talk about hope. John McCain knows about hope. That’s all he had to survive on. For propaganda purposes, his captors offered to let him go home. John McCain refused. He refused to leave ahead of men who’d been there longer. He refused to abandon his conscience and his honor, even for his freedom. He refused, even though his captors warned him, “It will be very bad for you.” They were right. It was. The guards cracked ribs, broke teeth off at the gums. They cinched a rope around his arms and painfully drew his shoulders back. Over four days, every two to three hours, the beatings resumed. During one especially fierce beating, he fell, again breaking his arm. John was beaten for communicating with other prisoners. He was beaten for NOT communicating with so-called “peace delegations.” He was beaten for not giving information during interrogations. When his captors wanted the names of other pilots in his squadron, John gave them the names of the offensive line of the Green Bay Packers. Whenever John was returned to his cell — walking if he could, dragged if he couldn’t — as he passed his fellow POWs, he would call out to them. He’d smile … and give them a thumbs-up. For five-and-a-half years this went on. John McCain’s bones may have been broken but his spirit never was.

Subdued, but effective.

Also effective was the “red meat,” at least from Fred.

To deal with these challenges the Democrats present a history making nominee for president. History making in that he is the most liberal, most inexperienced nominee to ever run for President. Apparently they believe that he would match up well with the history making, Democrat controlled Congress. History making because it’s the least accomplished and most unpopular Congress in our nation’s history.

That got the crowd excited.

Overall Fred and JoeMentum seemed subdued, but that was appropriate on this first night of major speeches because they used it to lay a foundation Obama and Biden cannot match. Fred was especially good at it and the MSM knows this. That’s why the three blind mice didn’t cover it. They are terrified.

As effective as tonight was, subdued won’t cut tomorrow. Palin needs to rip The One a new one.

AP photo

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Sarah Palin Facts

Posted by Mike on August 31, 2008

Even though we could see the website coming a mile away, it’s still an entertaining read.  Chuck Norris was the first person to have this shtick, Tim Tebow and Cole Hamels also gave it a shot, but Sarah Palin is the first person who can actually back it up. Come to think of it, I have heard the rumor that Superman wears Sarah Palin pajamas.

Reuters photo

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Democrats Stumble Out of the Gate on Sarah Palin

Posted by Mike on August 29, 2008

Now this Operation Chaos. Totally blindslided by McCain’s spectacular running mate, the Democrats’ initial responses to the selection are as hilarious as they are pathetic. Obama’s campaign has already fallen into McCain’s trap by criticizing inexperience at the bottom of McCain’s ticket and Ken Salazar is apoplectic because she isn’t famous enough.

The left’s initial reaction to Sarah Palin is almost as exciting as the selection itself. Thanks liberals!

UPDATE: All morning I’ve been calling Palin’s nomination a trap. I like the way The Anchoress, puts it:

The Democrats have to be careful, now, and so does the press. Much of what they’d like to say about Palin – about age, experience, identity politics, etc – will only open the door to similar inquiry about Obama. And the bottom line to those sorts of debates will always be this: Palin is at the bottom of the ticket; Obama is at the top.

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