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Palin's favorability trajectory

Via Daily Kos:

Al Rodgers whipped this up:

Worth more than 1,000 words, huh?

Deja Vu

After the collapse of several investment banks in less than a week, John McCain said: “The fundamentals of our economy are strong,” echoing Herbert Hoover, who said on Oct. 25 1929 “The fundamental business of the country, that is the production and distribution of commodities, is on a sound and prosperous basis.”

The day before Hoover made that statement became known as Black Thursday, when the stock market lost 9% of its value in heavy trading, triggering a collapse of the banking system, which resulted in the Great Depression.

But this time it’s nothing, since we’re just a nation of whiners, according to McCain’s former financial advisor. Everything will be just fine if we bury our head in the sand and just ignore what’s happening.

The two most frightening words

President Palin

The thought that she could possibly become president is truly frightening. Due to McCain’s age & general health, there’s a good chance he could die in office, leaving this incompetent, inexperienced, unprepared political hack as our president.

They just don't care

A lot of people were wondering what the building behind McCain during his speech last night was. Talking Points Memo solved the mystery – it’s Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, CA.

An even bigger mystery is why they chose that picture. I’m guessing it went something like this:

Speech Writer: Get me a picture of the Walter Reed Medical Center.

Flunky 1: OK, I’ll do an image search on Google.

Flunky 1: Here’s a good one.

Flunky 2: I don’t think that’s the Walter Reed Medical Center.

Speech Writer: Ah hell… at least it has “Walter Reed” in the name. Go with it anyway. Nobody will know the difference.

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Living Proof

As you’ve probably heard, Sarah Palin’s 17 year old daughter, Bristol, is pregnant. Although there are calls to stay away from the subject, this is a political issue due to Palin’s views. Sarah Palin is anti-choice and supports abstinence-only education, even though studies have shown that abstinence-only education has raised teen pregnancy rates.

A first look at McCain & Palin

Thanks to Wonkette for this image.

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Who the f*** is Sara Palin?

Sarah Palin? I’m sure McCain could have found a more experienced woman like Elizabeth Dole.

McCain’s choice is such obvious pandering to the 20 or so disgruntled Hillary Clinton supporters who haven’t come to their senses. He found someone already tainted with scandal and with less experienced than Obama. As a creationist and anti-choice candidate, she’s also aimed at the theocratic base that wasn’t comfortable with McCain.

McCain: Don't vote for me if housing is important to you

Via Strategy ’08: In January, McCain made it clear that voters who felt the economy was the most important issue shouldn’t vote for him.

“Even if the economy is the, quote, number one issue, the real issue will remain America’s security,” he said. “If it’s not the most important issue in the minds of many voters, America’s security will remain the number one issue with me. And if they choose to say, ‘Look, I do not need this guy because he’s not as good on home loan mortgages,’ or whatever it is, I understand that. I will accept that verdict.

Help John McCain Count His Houses

I really love this video. You may recall the song from an iPod commercial.

Identify the elitist

Try to figure out which of these people is an elitist:

  1. A mixed race man raised by a single mother, who put himself through school, and owns one home.
  2. A wealthy politician who married a heiress and owns more homes than he can remember.

It’s amazing that Obama’s “elitist” labels stuck, when all of his opponents have been wealthier than him, own more homes, and are from illustrious families.