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John McCain listens to cheers at a rally

The Politico

Barack Obama and John McCain are evenly matched in the swing states of North Carolina and Missouri, though Obama is strongly outpacing McCain in two of those states’ crucial battleground counties, according to new Politico/InsiderAdvantage polls.

In North Carolina, Obama and McCain were tied with 48 percent of the vote. Only 3 percent of voters in the state remain undecided. In Missouri, McCain led Obama 50 percent to 47 percent, an edge that was within the margin of error.

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In an election that has been fought on an astoundingly low cultural and intellectual level, with both candidates pretending that tax cuts can go like peaches and cream with the staggering new levels of federal deficit, and paltry charges being traded in petty ways, and with Joe the Plumber becoming the emblematic stupidity of the campaign, it didn’t seem possible that things could go any lower or get any dumber. But they did last Friday, when, at a speech in Pittsburgh, Gov. Sarah Palin denounced wasteful expenditure on fruit-fly research, adding for good xenophobic and anti-elitist measure that some of this research took place “in Paris, France” and winding up with a folksy “I kid you not.”

It was in 1933 that Thomas Hunt Morgan won a Nobel Prize for showing that genes are passed on by way of chromosomes. The experimental creature that he employed in the making of this great discovery was the Drosophila melanogaster, or fruit fly. Scientists of various sorts continue to find it a very useful resource, since it can be easily and plentifully “cultured” in a laboratory, has a very short generation time, and displays a great variety of mutation. This makes it useful in studying disease, and since Gov. Palin was in Pittsburgh to talk about her signature “issue” of disability and special needs, she might even have had some researcher tell her that there is a Drosophila-based center for research into autism at the University of North Carolina. The fruit fly can also be a menace to American agriculture, so any financing of research into its habits and mutations is money well-spent. It’s especially ridiculous and unfortunate that the governor chose to make such a fool of herself in Pittsburgh, a great city that remade itself after the decline of coal and steel into a center of high-tech medical research.

 

 

A reader from The Daily Dish hits this perfectly about Rich Lowry’s orgasm over at the NRO:

I thought Palin’s performance at the debate was downright embarrassing and on top of that I have to read this clown’s blog, stating more or less that Palin gave him an erection? Little starbursts my ass.  Here’s what I thought when Palin “dropped” that first wink at us: “Did she just wink at us like she was America’s cocktail waitress?” Rich Lowry is on the verge of slapping Sarah Palin on the ass and asking her for another of those fantastic whiskey sours.

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McCain, seen getting on a plane (The Amelia Earhart 1) with his wife, Cindy, is prepping his master-debating skill. 

Anonymous sources have revealed that the emphasis of subtle, but effective, hand movements, when master-debating, will help McCain bring tonight’s debate to a climax.  Staffers expect McCain to be so physically wiped out, to the point of shivering, that he will require a towel to soak up the sweat from the exertion from master-debating.

McCain decides to debate

It is frightening to think that Mrs. Palin would unflinchingly support Israel, or any of our allies, beyond the point of nuclear destruction, without the notion of scrutiny or diplomacy.  Sarah’s colloquialisms may come off as ‘foksy’, but even the hardcore conservatives are waking up and smelling the java, when it comes to her candidacy. 

Palin is the executive -which gives her more experience than any other candidate in the race, by the way- of a State that has a financial surplus because of taxes on strategic commodities like oil.  Oil has risen dramatically in price and she has been able to buy off the electorate in her State to the tune of about $3,500 per person this year.  Alaska, despite the Mccain camps refutations, is the biggest panhandler in the Union when it comes to Gov’t handouts.  

Palin has not had to overcome adversity when it comes to political crisis.  She is not tested.  This makes her political abrasiveness even more curious.  Where did she become so cynical?  The Good-Old-Boy system that she rails against is still operating.  She has merely done what the Republican party is doing to George Bush – pretend that they were never part of the problem when all along they enabled the cisis’ of today. 

Palin is privileged -at about 3:30 into the video she says hello on behalf of her son to his “former nanny”.  They own an airplane, for goodness sake.  She asks for divine intervention for a $30 billion dollar pipeline. 

This Governor has never wet her chops in Washington and instead wails about changing the Capitol. With this week’s economic crisis, Palin’s irrelevance has been defined.  Her lack of Washington diplomacy now looks to be a hindrance rather than a help.  Her intestinal reactions would only compliment McCain’s hysteria and put us all on the bridge-to-nowhere.

From Joe Salzone

Sarah Palin is not unqualified to be vice president because she’s a she. Sarah Palin is unqualified to be vice president because Sarah Palin is not qualified to be vice president.

Lord make her go away! At about 35 seconds into this video, I think Sarah has her own little Howard Dean ‘scream’ moment.