Skip to comments.A pitiful showing at McCain/Palin GOP convention (Barf Alert)
Posted on 09/08/2008 3:01:48 AM PDT by markomalley
Upstaging the GOP presidential candidate who can't read a speech, the exuberant Gov. Sarah Palin exposed the nominee as a listless, 72-year-old senior citizen taking a tricky handoff from the nation's most unpopular commander-in-chief and likely its most incompetent.
John McCain's GOP convention, lest we forget, was blessed at the outset with Hurricane Gustav offering a handy excuse for President George W. Bush to steer clear of St. Paul. The titular head of the party and his fearsome vice president had formed a Category 5 storm taking dead-aim at the Republican National Convention. The McCain-Palin team took to the attic, armed with their hatchets, in case the Bush-Cheney storm surge forced them to hack through the Xcel Center roof.
Under cover of Gustav, the White House duo diverted from the Twin Cities and the GOP Convention was spared last week.
The maneuvering was staged because McCain needed to free himself as a prisoner of Bush's disastrous policy after embracing the president to get the nomination. So the Gulf hurricanes, with the news media in tow, churned up just in time to bail out the convention, sparing the embarrassment of another set of arm-in-arm photos with Bush. Instead, he accepted the handoff from the president safely in the White House, some 1,100 miles away.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsday.com ...
President Bush wasn't at the convention, OK, WE GET IT!
I've never seen one idea so relentlessly pummeled home in the first paragraphs of an article.
Les Payne???? FAUX NAME or a MEAN mother.
Lol, with a good bounce articles like this look ridiculous.
The writer is a PITIFUL excuse for a human being!
Newsday is still in business? Their finest hour was when the fictional character “Ray Barone” worked there on “Everyone Loves Raymond” wasn’t it?
I think we need more Sarah Palin and Les Payne. A lot less.
Yep, just another "objective" story in an "unbiased" weekly.
It’s his BDSM porno name...
Fortunately, this angry sentiment was located in the Opinion section, rather than masquerading as Real News.
He is Newsday's angry black voice.
This fish wrapper/bird cage liner is my home town paper. Ergo, I don't read papers.
...and a bigger TV audience than Obama had in Denver!
Well, there’s always “The New York Post.”
Obviously a second child.
Nothing irritates a Liberal as much as when his fantasy is not fulfilled.
Listening to Democrats cackle in the days leading up to the Republican convention that dead bodies floating in the water were going to make great video footage to contrast with a partying John McCain, one could not help but be impressed by their degree of heartlessness and their deranged hate of the Republican Party. They were laughing at the prospect that large numbers of people were going to die, and how much fun they were going to have beating up on John McCain as a result.
But things didn’t work out that way. In fact, in a stunning act of political Judo, the Republicans turned the possible negative into a soaring positive, demonstrating compassion and competence, and the positive change that has happened in the party in the past three years. They also gracefully defused the potential time bomb of having a unpopular President at the convention. Of course, the storm cooperated by sparing New Orleans a second thrashing.
Clearly Les Payne already had his column written in his mind, about how the Republicans were fiddling while New Orleans burned. Surely he had already picked out stock phrases to decorate his righteous indignation, and was looking forward to blaming McCain for the mess following Katrina. This would be grossly unfair, of course, but since when is Les Payne fair?
But then reality intruded. New Orleans did not drown. The Republicans did not fail to show concern and compassion. The Republican Governor of Louisiana, in marked contrast to the previous Democrat Governor, performed brilliantly in office and did not have to threaten to punch out anybody. And Les Payne was denied his opportunity to tie an unpopular President to an increasingly popular nominee.
Which meant that Les Payne had to write a new column, which is this piece of dreck, filed five days after the convention closed, instead of the one he had written in his mind, which he had all but filed two days before it opened. Having to do this extra work is what Les Payne resents most of all.
Your agenda has been exposed and you haven't caught on to that yet. Heh!
Surprising, when you consider they will pay somebody big bucks to do such a pitiful job rehashing a convention that closed five days ago. How much money does Les Payne make to turn out one dumb-assed column a week?
I mean, I would buy this paper just for the pleasure of listening to this idiot cry like a baby because somebody took his candy, because those Waskally Wepubwicans noticed that they were walking into a trap. But how many people as petty and vindictive as me are there?
I hate the NY Post. Not for its politics but for its general stupidity.
Beside I live far enough from NY City so that the NY Post is not relevant to where I live.
pitiful showing but GREAT ratings
Newsday has just been fined big time for cheating it’s advertisers. They lied about their circulation and along with the fine they have to return dollars to their advertisers.
Not sure why they are still in business. For the most part they print nothing but monkey business bologna.
That's a sucker bet. He probably lifted this straight from one of those websites.
Les Payne???? FAUX NAME or a MEAN mother.
Obviously an assumed name, his real first name has to be Max!
Les Payne is a joke. He’s been writing crap for years. He’s a payne in the butt.
Les you’ve always been an ash hole and I’m glad you have stepped up to remind the world of who you really are: an ash hole.
Not only is he that, but the man is an unbelievable bigot. I live on LI and get two papers...Newsday (to keep an eye on the enemy) and the NY Post so I can stay sane after reading Newsday. In any event, this columnist is as racist and liberal as they come. He sees the whole world in black and white...and if you are white you have a strike against you...If you are white and conservative he attacks you like only a bigot can. Of course, Newsday has no problem with his racist, I hate America ideology as it follows their left wing thinking. I have little doubt Mr. Payne is a huge supporter of Rev Wright....They are cut from the same bigoted mold.
And the DBM wonders why more and more people are turning away from their “product”. Perhaps they should read their drivel more carefully before publishing it.
What we need is more unbiased reporting and Les Payne.
Did the author mean to say “a pit bull showing”?
What’s that yo had for breakfast? Oh, yes. Sour grapes.
Les Payne...any relation to Max Payne?