Run, Sarah, Run…Er, Right Over John McCain?

November 1, 2008

CNN reports on an interesting rally in Florida where “Country First” and “Palin Country” are prominently featured on signs. But, literally, really, absolutely, no mention of “John McCain”. Zippo, nada. That’s officially weird.

Read about in on CNN.


Sarah Wants to Make Criticism of Her a Constitutional Wrong

November 1, 2008

My head hurts. Sarah Palin says that the free press questioning her intentions and statements violates her first amendment rights as an American. The problem is that the First Amendment states that the government (and this includes people in government seeking higher positions within it) needs to allow free, peaceful exchange of thoughts, associations, and grievances. And the government needs to stay clear of religion.

Maybe Palin’s confusing us with a religious state? Or maybe she read the first amendment upside down.

Read about it in the Huffington Post.

Read about the First Amendment here at Salon and here at Find Law.

Will John and Sarah Break Up Over Ted?

October 28, 2008

Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican in the US Senate, has been indicted on corruption charges. The 84-year old senator plans to appeal the conviction and continue on with his reelection campaign. His response to the decision is, “It’s not over yet.”

Sarah has been circumspect in commenting on the indictment. Yesterday the McCain-Palin campaign released a written, coherent statement on Sarah’s position. In other words, Sarah was not allowed to speak to the press. The statement indicated that Sarah felt Sen. Stevens would do “what is right for the people of Alaska”. Today John McCain called for Sen. Stevens to step down. A Palin campaign-spokesperson also indicated that Sarah might not vote for Stevens.

In the annals of increasing “Sarah is Rogue” incidents, the Stevens indictment could break not only the fragile McCain-Palin detente, but it could also allow the Democrats to reach the magic number 60 in the Senate. For now Stevens remains a popular figure in Alaska and if Sarah is looking out for her future she will want to maintain her extensive ties to her political mentor should he be reelected.

But this is today. And there are seven days until the election.

Read about it in the  Anchorage Daily News.

Sarah’s Taking It Off!

October 27, 2008

Sarah’s eschewing the $150,000 in Republican National Committee clothing (although the $22,800 for makeup and styling services for two weeks in October isn’t returnable) and is wearing…jeans.

Read about it in the Anchorage Daily News.

McCain’s campaign people are dying many deaths over Sarah’s insistence on talking about “the clothes thing“. One person went as far as to say Sarah is “going rogue”.

Sarah taking it off should not be confused with Lisa Ann taking it off.

Hightest Paid Staffer for McCain-Palin Campaign? Sarah’s Makeup Artist

October 24, 2008

Wow. I thought that John’s makeup artist would get paid more. Amy Strozzi of “So You Think You Can Dance” fame received $22,800 for the first two weeks of October to work on Sarah Palin.

Read about it in the Huffington Post.