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  • 17 Million Less Viewers Watch Ryan in 2012 than Palin in 2008

    08/30/2012 5:26:00 PM PDT · by Kolath · 53 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 8/30/2012 | Stacy Drake
    I think this verifies with some pretty substantial numbers that there just isn’t the same excitement for Paul Ryan, as there was in 2008 for Governor Palin. Via Mediabistro (emphasis): On night two of the Republican National Convention, Fox News Channel was once again the network more people went to to get their political fix. That said, every network was down substantially from the same night in 2008, when Sarah Palin made her RNC debut…
  • ACORN Founder Wade Rathke Wanted Terrorist Attack On Republican Convention to succeed

    09/13/2009 1:31:17 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 46 replies · 2,519+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | Sept 13 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    ACORN founder Wade Rathke didn't have a problem with domestic terrorists trying to kill delegates at the Republican Party's national convention in 2008, former radical community organizer Brandon Darby suggests at Andrew Breitbart's new website Big Government. Darby, who got to see how the ACORN crime syndicate operates up close in New Orleans, writes that after he acknowledged that he helped the FBI foil a plot to attack the RNC convention in Minnesota Rathke denounced him on his blog. Darby writes . . .
  • Who torpedoed Fred Thompson in Iowa?

    08/27/2009 10:21:54 AM PDT · by TexasGunRunner · 150 replies · 4,980+ views
    Vanity | 27 August 2009 | Question
    Back during the 2008 Iowa Cacuses, a rumor was circulated the night before that Fred Thompson was going to pull out of the race. During an interview the next day, Thompson said he knew who was behind it, but refused to discuss beyond saying it cost him "a couple of points". I understand during the election, nobody was going to admit who did it, certainly not until after November. OK, November came, went, and now the socialist-in-chief has everybody distracted, so, I ask: who did it?
  • (Democrat) Woman accused of threatening bomb-plot informant - GOP CONVENTION PLOT CASE

    08/24/2009 1:10:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 10 replies · 925+ views
    Statesman ^ | 8/24/09 | Paul Hanners
    Monday, August 24, 2009 A Texas woman faces trial this month in Austin on charges she threatened to kill a government informant who infiltrated an Austin-based group that planned to bomb the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., last fall. Katyanne Marie Kibby, 25, was indicted in June by a federal grand jury in Austin. She is accused of retaliating against Brandon Darby, the community activist-turned-informant who helped federal prosecutors win convictions against Bradley Neal Crowder, 24, and David Guy McKay, 23. Prosecutors say the e-mail threat was made Jan. 10. That was two days after Crowder reached a...
  • Sarah Palin Mentions Abortion Refusal, Birth of Down Syndrome Son in Acceptance Speech

    07/10/2009 8:04:45 PM PDT · by Right2BareArms · 6 replies · 675+ views
    lifenews ^ | September 4, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    In a speech that has electrified the pro-life movement, Alaska governor and John McCain’s vice-presidential running mate, Sarah Palin, touched on her own family’s personal pro-life decision. While 80 to 90 percent of pregnancies involving Down syndrome babies end in abortion, the Palin family chose life. “And in April, my husband Todd and I welcomed our littlest one into the world, a perfectly beautiful baby boy named Trig. From the inside, no family ever seems typical,” Palin said. “That's how it is with us,” the governor went on to say. “Our family has the same ups and downs as any...
  • Why we love Governor Palin (2008 Republican National Convention speech)

    02/27/2009 7:49:53 PM PST · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 21 replies · 741+ views
    I have been reading a lot of the anti-Palin comments on Free Republic lately. For one I find them very depressing. These people usually start out with comments like "I like Governor Palin, BUT I think the media has ruined her". or bring up Tina Fey. Or some other nonsense about Palin not being able to win states "outside of the bible belt". As if red states and blue states are graved in stone. I think we need to stand up for Sarah and rally behind her. It is depressing. But the best thing that can happen for Sarah Palin...
  • Social activist, organizer ... and FBI informant:(RNC CONVENTION ALMOST FIREBOMBED!!)

    01/04/2009 4:05:57 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 14 replies · 2,253+ views ^ | Jan 3, 2009 | By David Hanners
    Social activist, organizer ... and FBI informant It was all about stopping violence, says Austin man who revealed alleged firebomb plot at GOP convention. By David Hanners ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS Saturday, January 03, 2009 ST. PAUL, Minn. — In a federal courtroom in Minneapolis this month, the public transformation of Brandon Darby of Austin will become complete. In four years, he has gone from a never-trust-the-government activist to the confidential informant who helped the FBI arrest two Austin men on suspicion of building firebombs during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul in September. "I feel like, as an...
  • McCain played 'Democrat' on election issues

    11/25/2008 2:56:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 808+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2008-11-25 | Chad Groening
    An immigration activist says the Republican Party lost any real chance of retaining the White House the day John McCain won the GOP primary. William Gheen is president of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, or ALIPAC. Throughout the presidential campaign, Gheen ardently refused to support John McCain because of the Arizona senator's continued support to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Gheen believes McCain was counting on GOP voters to march into the booths at the last minute, hold their noses, and elect him out of fear of Obama. He notes while many Republicans reluctantly made that choice, a...
  • Huckabee unloads on Mitt; Romney camp hits back

    11/17/2008 12:28:36 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 203 replies · 4,746+ views
    November 17, 2008 Categories: Huckabee Huck unloads on Mitt; Romney camp hits back Mike Huckabee is using his new book, out this week, to settle a few scores, not the least of which is with his fierce primary rival, Mitt Romney. Per Michael Scherer, Huckabee picks up where he left off earlier this year, tweaking Romney as a rich guy and firing what may be the first shots of the 2012 primary. Romney, Huckabee, writes, was "anything but conservative until he changed the light bulbs in his chandelier in time to run for president.” At another point, Huckabee portrays a...
  • Fake Ambulance Spotted at RNC

    11/13/2008 3:46:15 PM PST · by BCW · 32 replies · 2,512+ views
    EMS Responder ^ | 31 OCT 2008 | DAVE LONG
    Numerous Minneapolis-Saint Paul area EMS agencies, headed by the U.S. Secret Service, undertook special preparations to handle EMS operations during the Republican National Convention held Sept 1-4, 2008. Following is an inside account of the experience along with some lessons to take away for future events. Fake Ambulance Spotted On Tuesday, the second day of the RNC, a Twin Cities Paramedic spotted an "ambulance" with unusual generic markings in the city of St. Paul. The medic had attended RNC briefings on the need for heightened awareness, and as an Iraq War Veteran, he was well-educated and possessed a keen eye...
  • CNN’s Rick Sanchez: Does the GOP ‘Have to Be Anti-Abortion’?

    11/11/2008 7:14:32 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 117 replies · 649+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 11, 2008 | Matthew Balan
    During a segment on Tuesday’s Newsroom program, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez asked South Carolina Mark Sanford if the Republican needed to abandon its social conservative principles in order to be successful again: "Do you have to be anti-abortion, because that's a very important, big topic in the South..?" Sanchez later asked the Republican governor, as well as talk show host Neal Boortz, "Can you be a fiscal Republican and a social conservative Republican at the same time without making one side mad..?" Sanchez had both Sanford and Boortz on to discuss the upcoming Republican Governors’ Association meeting in Florida. The...
  • Consider The Alternative

    11/07/2008 7:07:43 PM PST · by MartinaMisc · 102 replies · 2,868+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/7/08 | D. R. Tucker
    Mitt Romney would have broken Barack Obama like a cheap toy. Despite the image problems facing the Republican Party, the former Massachusetts Governor would have conquered Obama without breaking a sweat. In a time of economic turmoil, voters would have turned to Romney to steer the country through choppy fiscal waters. Romney was the thinking man’s choice for the GOP nomination. A success in both the business and political worlds, Romney presented the best opportunity to revive the Reagan vision in years. Like Obama, Romney was a handsome, well-spoken, highly intelligent figure who held out hope for a positive future....
  • GOP Platform 2008 on Preservation of Marriage

    09/25/2008 4:16:33 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 10 replies · 449+ views ^ | September 24, 2008 | RNC
    The 2008 Republican Platform, Values section, topic Preserving Traditional Marriage; with comments from readers. ... cont.
  • McCain drew $8.8 million in two days after Palin selection

    09/21/2008 12:50:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 157+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/21/2008 | Dan Morain
    John McCain raised more than $8.8 million in the two days after he announced that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would join him on the Republican ticket -- his biggest two-day haul of the long-running presidential campaign. The Republican National Committee collected $4.5 million the day McCain selected Palin, newly filed Federal Election Commission reports show. McCain's decision to tap the then-little-known politician excited the Republican rank and file, helping him raise about $2.1 million in increments of less than $1,000 in two days. Altogether, McCain raised $6.8 million Aug. 30, the day after the Palin announcement, and $2 million the...
  • Obama Bundler Who Stormed Palin Convention Speech Welcomed at Obama's Elite Hollywood Fundraiser

    09/18/2008 7:19:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 128 replies · 2,547+ views
    Thursday, September 18, 2008 | Kristinn
    Democrat presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois put his seal of approval on the woman who attempted to storm the stage during the acceptance speech by Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska at the Republican National Convention by welcoming her to his $28,500 per person fundraiser held in Hollywood on Tuesday night.Less than two weeks after garnering worldwide attention by getting within feet of the stage where Palin stood before getting dragged away by security personnel, Obama bundler Jodie Evans, co-founder of the anti-American group Code Pink, was one of about 300 donors attending the high-priced...
  • RNC Delegate Took Woman To Hotel Room, Was Robbed

    09/16/2008 8:42:03 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 72 replies · 390+ views ^ | 9/16/08 | AP
    A delegate to the Republican National Convention says he was robbed of more than $120,000 after he took a woman to his Minneapolis hotel room. The Denver man told police he met the woman in a bar, then took her to his hotel room at Hotel Ivy. Police say that once there, the woman made the man drinks and told him to get undressed. The 29-year-old delegate told police that was the last thing he remembered.
  • McCain Has the Advantage Over Obama in Post-Convention Polls (Barone)

    09/16/2008 1:30:41 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 66 replies · 391+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 9/16/08 | Michael Barone
    The post-convention national polls mostly show John McCain with a small lead over Barack Obama. But what's been happening in the states? I've been looking at the post-convention state polls at,, and and find some significant differences from pre-convention polls. They tend to suggest that the battlefield is shifting, with more states within McCain's reach and fewer within Obama's. Some caution is in order: We're talking about only one or two polls in some states but as many as eight in ultracritical Ohio. I haven't included the Zogby Internet polls in my analysis. I've rounded off the...
  • GOP Blacks tell why they are proud to be Republicans

    09/15/2008 1:44:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies · 244+ views ^ | September 15, 2008 | Charles Hallman
    Blacks and persons of color, in prominent roles either as delegates or party officials at last week's 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, talked to the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder about why they are proud of being a Republican. The GOP's Renee Amoore was a featured speaker at the convention. She has been a force to be reckoned with throughout the state of Pennsylvania as well as nationally and internationally. Her life has been full of firsts, including being the first Black ever elected to the Upper Merion (Pennsylvania) School District: first as vice president, then as president when her predecessor...
  • Palin’s ‘pit bull’ line is dog of GOP convention

    09/13/2008 10:11:08 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 70 replies · 427+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/14/08 | RHONDA CHRISS LOKEMAN
    No matter what the Republican revisionists say, history will record that it was not a Democratic man who threw the live grenade of sexism into a crowded national political convention in 2008. It was a Republican woman. It was Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain’s impetuous pick to be his vice president. In an otherwise punchy acceptance speech by a relative unknown, Gov. Palin chose to mar her big moment with a wink, a smile and a pox on all her sisters’ houses. Thanks to her and the rowdies at the GOP national convention, we finally have the answer to that...
  • In N.C., polls find no convention bounce

    09/12/2008 3:25:28 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 21 replies · 282+ views
    Raleigh News& ^ | September 12, 2008 | Ryan Beckwith
    Maybe political conventions don't matter. That seems to be the conclusion from Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, and the conservative Civitas Institute, which both released new poll results this week. Officials with both groups said their latest polls showed that the presidential candidates got little or no bounce with North Carolina voters as a result of the recent national conventions. The Civitas poll shows that Republican John McCain was the choice of 43 percent in a survey of 600 registered voters and that Democrat Barack Obama was the choice of 42 percent. When leaners were included, McCain's numbers were...
  • Palin Wows Indians at Convention; Jindal’s Stock Soars

    09/11/2008 11:34:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 517+ views
    India-West ^ | 11 Sep 2008 | RICHARD SPRINGER
    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tore through the Republican National Convention like a lead sled in the Iditarod dogsled race, while Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who chose to forgo a scheduled convention speech by staying away to deal with Hurricane Gustav, catapulted to the top tier as a GOP presidential candidate in 2012 or 2016. Indian American Republicans who attended the convention Sept. 1-4 unanimously raved to India-West about Senator John McCain’s vice presidential choice and Palin’s stiletto-like jibes at Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama in her acceptance speech. “She sent a vibrant message to Middle America that she connects...
  • When Independents Stampede

    09/11/2008 9:17:50 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 17 replies · 205+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 12, 2008 | BRIAN M. CARNEY
    The standard explanation of John McCain's post-convention, post-Sarah Palin bounce is that the maverick lurched to the right with his selection of the Alaska governor and brought the base back home. But a closer look at Gallup's latest poll results tells a different story. While Sen. McCain's support among Republicans inched up to 90% from 89% preconvention, his support among independents jumped to 52% from 40% at the end of August. Neither Mr. McCain nor Barack Obama had previously clocked majority support among independents in this election cycle, according to Lydia Saad of Gallup. Among what Ms. Saad calls "pure...
  • GOP Increase in Party ID After Convention Not Unusual

    09/11/2008 5:50:59 AM PDT · by bcatwilly · 9 replies · 182+ views
    Gallup ^ | 9/11/08 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    For Freeper poll watchers, this is an interesting article about party identification. This is really the reason that Rasmussen has not shown the same gap for McCain that Gallup has recently, as Rasmussen is weighting his poll according to a full 90 days prior survey of what he believes the makeup by party will be come election day. I guess that we will all find out on November 4th, but I personally don't think that this is a traditional situation where the increase in Republican party identification or leaning will decrease to levels that Rasmussen is currently weighting his polls...
  • More Code Pink ID Theft: Obama Bundler Jodie Evans Stole C-SPAN Pass, Medea as Christian Reporter

    09/11/2008 8:06:50 AM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies · 1,237+ views
    Thursday, September 11, 2008 | Kristinn
    Top Obama fundraiser Jodie Evans stated she used C-SPAN credentials without the cable news outlet's knowledge at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul last week.Also, her Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin bragged to the press at the Democratic National Convention that she had convention press credentials under the name of a Christian radio netweork.Evans, who has been a part of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's campaign finance operations since the beginning of his run for the White House in February 2007, charged the stage when Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was making her acceptance speech. She claimed to...
  • Obamamania makes way for Palinmania - US Election 2008

    09/11/2008 7:34:14 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 1 replies · 116+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 11 Sept 2008 | Toby Harnden
    We've been through Obamamania. Now a new phenomenon is sweeping America – Palinmania. Even before Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska had appeared on the stage to introduce Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, the chant went up around the hall: "We want Sarah!" A tear rolled down the cheek of a middle-aged woman volunteer who moments earlier had been barking orders to keep the exits clear. A mother clutched the hand of her 11-year-old daughter, whose face was made up like a clown with stars and the letters P-A-L-I-N painted across her face. Outside, queues which began six hours...
  • GOPers Beat Obama in TV Ratings: Helped by Timing and NFL

    09/10/2008 1:52:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 102+ views
    Business Week ^ | 9/10/2008 | David Kiley
    If TV ratings for political convention speeches is any indicator, voter turnout in November should be sky-high. The GOP presidential nominee John McCain had a viewership last Thursday night of 39 million, edging Democratic counterpart Obama (38.4 million), and McCain’s suddenly famous running mate, Sarah Palin (37.2 million). McCain, not known for his dynamic speech giving, may owe a debt to an old Washington institution, the Washington Redskins. The “skins were playing the Super Bowl champs New York Giants last Thursday in the NFL season opener, which gave McCain a perfect lead-in to boost his audience. The football telecast averaged...
  • Poll Position: Be Very Afraid

    09/09/2008 3:47:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies · 212+ views
    Radar Online ^ | September 9, 2008 | Peter Feld
    Oh no! The polls! They suddenly don't look good for Barack Obama! But does it really matter at this point? Should the campaign—and its supporters—start to panic? We checked in with two Democratic strategists who have different opinions on the situation. Here's the case for pessimism. The jobless rate is up, home sales are down, and the Democrats have an appealing, history-making nominee. So that rash of McCain red, spreading like measles over the polling chart, is nothing to worry about—a temporary Republican sugar high, right? Not so fast. Yes, this year's trends should favor the Democrats, with a...
  • How reality shocks liberals; Palin has them acting irrationally

    09/09/2008 2:41:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies · 144+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Monday, September 8, 2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    “What is wrong with these people?” was the nigh-upon-universal reaction among conservatives at the GOP convention last week. Liberal reporters inquired of conservative journalists, Republican delegates, right-leaning janitors, free-market short-order cooks, even the guys walking around in elephant suits: Will Sarah Palin drop out? What about the Eagleton Option? For those who don’t know, the Eagleton Option refers to Thomas Eagleton, George McGovern’s first VP pick in 1972, who was forced to withdraw because of allegations of mental illness. A hybrid of myth and deceit peddled by the chattering bandersnatches of the Democratic Party’s backup offices at MSNBC and other...
  • Schwarzenegger has no regrets about missing convention

    09/09/2008 9:01:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 399+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/9/08 | The buzz
    In an interview published Sunday with the German mag Der Spiegel, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he didn't miss going to the GOP national convention because it lacked "bipartisanship." He compared the "hard core" who run the national party to California's GOP leaders: "I have almost no contact with them – none. Because they're just so out there." That should help round up those GOP votes for his budget proposal …

    09/09/2008 9:03:15 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 89 replies · 500+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 9, 2008 | Kirsten Powers
    YESTERDAY'S Gallup poll had John McCain ahead of Barack Obama by an astonishing 10 points among likely voters. A Washington Post poll had that lead at only two points, but clearly showed a McCain surge - especially among women. This wasn't what Democrats were expecting when they left Denver - yet they have nobody to blame but themselves. Obama's toughest challenge has always been to connect with working-class swing voters. So attacking the poster child for small-town values, Sarah Palin, was a bad strategy. No, Obama didn't engage in the mass sneering at Palin - but he did fall into...
  • 9/8/08 McCain Blogette: RNC Convention Day 4

    09/08/2008 11:07:19 AM PDT · by word_warrior_bob · 13 replies · 199+ views
    McCain Blogette ^ | 9/8/08 | Meghan McCain
    I have never experienced four days like this in my life. So much of the Convention had been planned for months and dreamed of for years, but nothing prepares you for the actual experience. Add to that the craziness of the week, and it made for an experience of a lifetime. The last night was very special to me because it featured both of my parents and allowed our entire family to share in the moment. People don't always see or understand the challenges that a political family encounters; there are some difficult times along the way. But on Thursday...
  • 2 new polls: Obama-McCain tied, but McCain-Palin surge among women

    09/08/2008 7:42:15 PM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 243+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/8/08 | staff
    Suddenly, it's Poll City around here today. As The Ticket reported earlier, the new Gallup/USA Today poll found a significant post-convention bounce for the John McCain-Sarah Palin ticket, a turnaround of 8 points to give the M-S ticket a 4-point lead over Barack Obama-Joe Biden. A new political button for the Republican presidential ticket of Senator John McCain of Arizona and Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska But now this afternoon come two more national polls essentially confirming the same trends with some significant subterranean changes: -- the ABC News/Washington Post national poll of registered voters, which shows Obama's 6-point August...
  • GOP Candidates, Convention Steer Clear of Immigration (God's Children Ping)

    09/08/2008 6:13:12 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 80 replies · 491+ views
    Newsday ^ | 8 September 2008 | Reid J. Epstein
    GOP candidates, convention steer clear of immigration BY REID J. EPSTEIN September 8, 2008 During the Republican presidential primary, immigration was such an important topic that candidates were tripping over each other to be seen as the toughest defender of the nation's borders. The issue became so hot that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the GOP presidential nominee, was forced to disavow his own immigration reform bill because it was seen by many Republicans as too lenient. But a parade of Republicans came to the convention podium in St. Paul last week with barely a mention of immigration. On Wednesday...
  • Why did McCain score high on the economy after the convention?

    09/08/2008 6:55:36 PM PDT · by ari-freedom · 30 replies · 243+ views
  • Dead Heat: John McCain, Barack Obama Even in Post-Convention Poll [ABC/WaPo Shocker]

    09/08/2008 3:01:59 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies · 571+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 8, 2008 | Gary Langer
    White Women Shift to McCain as Republican Erodes Obama Lead on Change, Enthusiasm John McCain's taken the better boost from the presidential nominating conventions, eroding Barack Obama's advantage on change, improving on enthusiasm, moving away from George W. Bush -- and advancing among white women with help from his surprise vice presidential pick. Some of McCain's biggest gains in this ABC News/Washington Post poll are among white women, a group to which "hockey mom" Sarah Palin has notable appeal: Sixty-seven percent view her favorably and 58 percent say her selection makes them more confident in McCain's decision-making. Among those with...
  • AFLCIO reps coordinated anarchists for RNC

    09/07/2008 9:08:38 PM PDT · by rogpits · 21 replies · 380+ views
    Examiner ^ | Sep 7, 2008 | Ray Robison
    University of Minnesota staff were key coordinators of the recent violent protests at the Republican National Convention (RNC). The university employees are also members of the local clerical union of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees. The AFSCME is part of the AFL-CIO union. Protests turned violent at the 2008 RNC located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Police have arrested hundreds of demonstrators for violent attacks on police officers and bystanders and other more nuisance crimes. The Saint Paul Police have identified an anarchist group called the RNC Welcoming Committee as being at the center of the violence....
  • Sarah's Night

    09/08/2008 3:06:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 194+ views ^ | September 8, 2008 | Paul Greenberg
    "I know who I am." - Mrs. Rose Castorini in "Moonstruck," explaining to the young jerk of a professor why she wasn't about to take him up on his offer of a warm bed. Before she delivered her maiden speech at a national nominating convention, preparatory to that same convention's nominating her for vice president of the United States, there was the strangest fluttering among the coveys of the always Angry Left. The wildest rumors were being spread about the lady governor from Alaska, and about her family. Just look at her hairdo. She's got to be some kind of...
  • A pitiful showing at McCain/Palin GOP convention (Barf Alert)

    09/08/2008 3:01:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies · 340+ views
    Newsday ^ | 9/8/2008 | Les Payne
    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,...
  • NYT: 'Journalists Wrinkled Their Nose in Disgust' at Piper's Touching Gesture

    09/07/2008 7:59:34 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 129 replies · 1,028+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When NewsBusters posted the screencap shown here as its Weekend Captionfest on Friday, the result was an outpouring of affectionate reader responses. Typical was this one, from "iveseenitall": "The ladies in my house instantly fell for this kid. "Oh" and "Oooh" and "Ah". The giggles, the pointing at the t.v. Love all around that night." The MSM lives in a different house. Check out this candid admission from New York Times media reporter David Carr in his article in today's NYT [emphasis added]: "In the press galleries at the convention, journalists wrinkled their noses in disgust when Piper, Ms. Palin’s...
  • Gallup: McCain 54%, Obama 44%?

    09/07/2008 6:52:14 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 87 replies · 1,066+ views This is a site that accumulates polling results. They are showing a Gallup poll of likely voter, covering a time period of 9/5-7. It shows McCain with a 10 point lead. 54% vs 44%. Can anyone verify this? Have they gotten a hold of the poll early and updated their site before they were supposed to? The only thing I can find on USA-Today is a Gallup poll of registered voters that shows McCain 50% and Obama 44%. It doesn't say anything about likely voters. Can anyone confirm this site's data. I'm trying not to get too excited,...
  • CNN poll of polls: Obama's lead shrinks to just one point

    09/07/2008 2:48:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 208+ views
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2008 | CNN Political Producer Kristi Keck
    Sen. Barack Obama’s lead in national polls has shrunk to one point, according to CNN’s latest “poll of polls.” Sunday’s poll of polls shows Obama leading John McCain 44 to 43 percent. Obama held a three-point lead in Saturday’s poll of polls. The senator from Illinois was leading McCain 45-42 percent. "All of the surveys included in our national polling average were conducted at least in part during the Republican Convention," noted CNN Senior Political Researcher Alan Silverleib. "It's still too early to know exactly how much of a bounce McCain has received. That said, the daily tracking numbers indicate...
  • Palin bump revealed: McCain leading Obama in new poll

    09/07/2008 3:23:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies · 184+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/7/2008 | Matt Schofield
    Whether it was John McCain's speech or the presence of Sarah Palin, or whatever, the GOP tickets has emerged from two weeks of convetions with a slight lead in the latest Gallup daily tracking poll. The 48 percent for McCain, 45 percent for Obama lead represents the first time McCain has led in the poll since mid-August. The 48 percent ties his largest base among registered voters being polled since this poll began in March. Again, and as always, poll numbers in September do not determine the outcome of an election, and this is state by state. but it does...
  • When Barack's berserkers lost the plot

    09/07/2008 2:11:20 PM PDT · by radar101 · 37 replies · 223+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | Sept 7, 2008 | Nick Cohen
    <p>My colleagues in the American liberal press had little to fear at the start of the week. Their charismatic candidate was ahead in virtually every poll. George W Bush was so unpopular that conservatives were scrambling around for reasons not to invite the Republican President to the Republican convention.</p>
  • Protesters Say They're Proud Of RNC Acts (anarchists well organized - will now meet @ a potluck)

    09/07/2008 1:01:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies · 374+ views
    WCCO ^ | 9/07/08
    Protesters Say They're Proud Of RNC ActsSep 7, 2008 12:20 pm US/Central MINNEAPOLIS (AP) For two years, demonstrators had been looking toward the first four days in September -- when they'd take to the streets of St. Paul to speak out against the war in Iraq, the Bush administration and the Republican agenda. **SNIP** She pointed to Thursday night, when hundreds of people stayed on the streets of St. Paul, even after police told them to leave. Nearly 400 people were arrested, including Sundin. "I think it made a very strong statement," she said. **SNIP** "We think we were able...
  • (Video)Piper Palin for president 2044(a must watch video!!, so adorable!!)

    09/07/2008 12:18:05 PM PDT · by maccaca · 24 replies · 282+ views
    Wow, Piper Palin is so adorable!!
  • GOP delegates eye Nov. 4 high court effect

    09/07/2008 11:47:05 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 325+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 3, 2008 | Tom Curry
    “Thanks W!” proclaims the lapel button some delegates to the Republican convention are sporting this week in St. Paul. Smiling from that button: Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito. A group of conservative activists and GOP delegates got together in Minneapolis Tuesday on the sidelines of the convention to focus on the election’s highest stakes — as in the highest court in the land. “Elections do have consequences,” said ex-senator Mike DeWine from Ohio, who was booted from his Senate seat in 2006. Yes, it was a humdrum truism. But the defeated DeWine himself exemplified the fact...
  • Palin floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee.

    09/07/2008 8:18:55 AM PDT · by kralcmot · 65 replies · 201+ views
    San Francisco Cronicle ^ | Sunday, September 7, 2008 | Willie Brown
    Palin floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee. The Democrats are in trouble. Sarah Palin has totally changed the dynamics of this campaign. Period. Palin's speech to the GOP National Convention on Wednesday has set it up so that the Republicans are now on offense and Democrats are on defense. And we don't do well on defense. Suddenly, Palin and John McCain are the mavericks and Barack Obama and Joe Biden are the status quo, in a year when you don't want to be seen as defending the status quo. From taxes to oil drilling, Democrats are now going...
  • An adviser molds a tighter, more aggressive McCain campaign

    09/07/2008 6:59:41 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 51 replies · 270+ views ^ | September 7, 2008 | Jim Rutenberg and Adam Nagourney
    An adviser molds a tighter, more aggressive McCain campaign By Jim Rutenberg and Adam Nagourney Sunday, September 7, 2008 ST. PAUL: It was what aides to Senator John McCain describe as probably the worst night of his campaign. As Senator Barack Obama claimed the Democratic nomination before a cheering sea of faces on national television, McCain countered with a lackluster speech in a half-empty hall, posed in front of a pea-green screen that became fodder for late-night comedy. Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser to McCain who worked on President George W. Bush's campaign in 2004, could barely hide his fury...
  • Sarah Palin shows she's no lightweight

    09/07/2008 6:57:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies · 205+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | 9/7/2008 | Tom Scarritt
    Say this about Sarah Palin: She is not boring. Her bio suggested that, and her performance Wednesday night before the Republican National Convention confirmed it. The GOP nominee for vice president has made this year's presidential election a lot more interesting. She will make John McCain's campaign livelier. If you like the McCain camp's message, you came away from Palin's speech with a lot to like. If you dislike the McCain camp's message, you found a lot to dislike. Either way, you knew there was a fighter in the ring. Palin captured some of that sentiment in her tribute to...
  • Multitasking Moms Weigh Palin's Politics, Spirit

    09/07/2008 6:55:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies · 175+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 9/7/2008 | DANIELA ALTIMARI
    There's no question many multitasking women across Connecticut see themselves in the everymom image spun by vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and the GOP. They like her spunk, her style and the pride she takes in being both Super Mom and Super Gov. "Her personal story is very compelling," said Kerry Doherty Laberge, a stay-at-home mother of two from Farmington who writes a blog called Gruppie Girl. "I'm a PTO mom, I'm a dance mom. ... I feel like I could take on the world some days." But just because Laberge can relate to Palin doesn't mean she intends to...