Skip to comments.'Dateline NBC' Alumna Jane Pauley Stumps for Obama: 8 People Show Up
Posted on 09/23/2008 9:54:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
There's a heartwarming story in today's Times of Northwest Indiana. Jane Pauley, one-time co-host of NBC's Today and Dateline NBC programs, made an appearance yesterday for Barack Obama. Joining her was Steve Skvara, the retired steelworker who in August of last year tearfully asked Democratic presidential candidates at a debate, "What's wrong with America? And what will you do to change it?" The Times reported:
PORTAGE Former television news anchor and Hoosier native Jane Pauley returned to her professional roots Monday during a local appearance on behalf of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
Pauley, who said she worked for the state Democratic Party before launching her successful news career, took part in a panel discussion aimed at touting the benefits of Obama's economic plans for Hoosiers over that of his Republican challenger John McCain.
While the subject matter was complex at times, Pauley occasionally took the opportunity to inject partisan humor into the discussion.
"Why would you want a maverick when you've had a cowboy in the White House for two terms already?" she asked, referring to McCain's description of himself.
Alas, Jane's witty comment didn't enjoy as much currency as it deserved. That's because only eight people showed up for the rally. Late notice was cited for the pathetic turnout.
The small gathering didn't discourage Skvara, a favorite with the Communist People's Weekly World. He gave the obligatory McCain "scares me to death" statement and continued:
He said McCain opposes federal rules and regulations and yet that has repeatedly led to catastrophes, whether it was the savings and loan crisis during the 1990s or the current mortgage crisis.
Playing off President Bush's claims of wanting to put more control into people's hands as part of an "ownership society," Skvara said the country is headed in the opposite direction.
"It's going to be the homeless society," he said.
Last year Steve tugged on liberal heartstrings with his plaintive, "What's wrong with America?" That only eight people showed up to see the Pauley-Skvara duo supporting Obama is evidence of what's right with America.
Eight people showed up? What’s that equal, one person for each of Pauley’s brain cells?
Paging Claude Rains as Inspector Renault.
Newsbusters is great, but I can’t think of any reason why this woman’s opinion should matter to anybody, or why it would be considered any more well reasoned than mine..
What a pathetic excuse.
“Eight people showed up? Whats that equal, one person for each of Pauleys brain cells?”
No, that’s TWO people for each year of significant experience Obama has...
I yearn for the days when other steelworkers would have kicked the living crap out of him and then everybody would have retired to the nearest bar.
“Late notice was cited for the pathetic turnout.
What a pathetic excuse.”
You can’t blame them for the low turnout. Obama only told them when he was elected as Senator. That’s WAY too short of notice.
Tell me about it. Reminds me of that photo of Cindy Sheehan at that book signing no one went to. Anyone have that photo? What’s happened to her, anyway? It seems like it’s been months since she last endangered every camera lens in America.
She’s running as an independent against House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, believe it or not: http://www.cindyforcongress.org/
Be fun to send her a couple of bucks just to keep Nancy occupied.
Despite her elitist credentials, I would not be surprised to read that Ms Pauley is fightin' and prayin' that the great god Obama will be winnin' in November.
I could not agree more. The media poobahs actually believe the Marxist claptrap they were taught in the Ivy League. They take it to be sophisticated intellectualism, beyond the grasp of the great unwashed.
All maids and butlers...
I can get more than eight people to listen to me read the Yellow Pages on any street corner.
What a joke.
Is that from the site?
This is a lie. I saw the picture and could count 80,000 people in the picture. (/Democrat)
I can’t believe 8 people showed up to hear her. Four must have been family or staff.
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