Perfect Harm-ony

From Blue Hampshire:

“It is so encouraging to hear again that Senator Stevens and I are singing from the same sheet of music,” said Governor Palin. “In his address, he pushed for action this year on a natural gas pipeline. I also have the Senator’s assurance that once the state has acted on the AGIA [Alaska Gasline Inducement Act], our Congressional Delegation will do everything it can do to expedite the federal review of the natural gas pipeline project.”


Original DVD cover.
I think Ted Stevens looks good in prison orange, don’t you?

And if you’re wondering about this natural gas pipeline, it’s the same one Dick Cheney was discovered to be personally bullying the Alaskan legislature about on behalf of Stevens (as he himself explained to VECO’s Bill Allen).

From the Los Angeles Times:

ANCHORAGE — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin presents herself as an ally of presidential candidate John McCain when it comes to curbing wasteful government spending.

On Friday, when McCain introduced her as his running mate, she said she “championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending,” the legislative technique used to slip projects into appropriations bills without rigorous congressional review.

But under her leadership, the state of Alaska has requested 31 earmarks worth $197.8 million in next year’s federal budget, according to the website of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), the former chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Palin has recently been publicly critical of requests made in past years by Stevens and others for $223 million in federal funds for a bridge from Ketchikan, Alaska, to Gravina Island, calling it “the Bridge to Nowhere,” a derogatory label critics attached to the project.

As a candidate for governor in 2006, she backed funding for the bridge.

After her election, however, she killed the project, saying she would use the federal funds for other purposes.

As mayor of the small city of Wasilla, Alaska, Palin appears to have made use of the system she now decries, hiring a Washington lobbyist, Steven Silver, to represent the town. Years ago, Silver worked as an aide to Stevens.

From ABC News:

It’s clear who Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be supporting when it comes to the presidential race, after all she is on the ticket. The bigger question is who will she vote for in the Senate race in her home state. Embattled Republican Sen. Ted Stevens faces a tight race against popular Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich. And as of now, McCain campaign aides will not guarantee that she will endorse the senior Senator. Of course, perhaps more telling is that they won’t promise she won’t endorse him either.

…snip…

So what is the problem? After all Stevens is her fellow Republican. Well, the problem is Ted Stevens is under indictment. Stevens, a Senator for 40 years, has come to embody Washington’s love for pork-barrel politics. And this July he was indicted for allegedly lying about gifts he received.

…snip…

At the time of Steven’s indictment, Palin, who likes to wear the mantle of a reformer, said, “News such as this rocks the foundation of our state.” But she continued, “Senator Ted Stevens has dedicated his life to the betterment of Alaska. I share Alaskans’ concern and dismay at this turn of events.”

…snip…

Earlier, Palin had called on Stevens to be more open about the details surrounding the investigation, but at this joint news conference she said:

“I have great respect for the Senator. He needs to be heard across America. His voice, his experience, his passion needs to be heard across America so that Alaska can contribute more.”

When asked about specifically about whether Palin would back Stevens in upcoming race, Ben Porritt, a spokesman for the McCain campaign said, “Governor Palin has a record of reform. It was one of her signature issues when she ran for office. And she has a record of accomplishment in office.”

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20 responses to “Perfect Harm-ony

  1. does “Days of OUr Sara” ever end….

    i guarantee – more fun this week

  2. dcAp,
    i am actually getting a little nervous. i don’t think sister sarah is going to last the week. who will they get to replace her when she suddenly decides that her sweet knocked-up daughter is more important that her career? the exorcist, bobby jindal, who suddenly looks good because of how he handled gustav? is that the real reason for focusing on the hurricane instead of having a real convention? mittsie, who is peeing himself in anticipation as he waits to be asked? another woman, preferably with either just sons or with daughters who nobody wants to fu¢k?
    no matter what happens, the rethugs will skew it so that they are the family values party. the dems had better shout right back at them and call them on their bull$hit.

  3. Friend of the court

    Campaign representatives sure answer questions strangely. If you asked them if they wanted their eggs over easy or scrambled, they would tell you how much they were looking forward to the opening day of duck season.

  4. I think only Mitts Romney will be able to replace the Tundra Trollop and still be able to salvage a sliver of support for McCain’t.
    Jindal is one step up from a 7-11 Slurpee attendant in the GOP’s eyes. Ain’t no way they’ll support an Indian, fer God’s sake.

  5. 😆 fotc, if you really want to see their heads explode, tell them that one of the eggs was fertilized and ask if they would still eat them.

  6. karen,
    whoever capt underpants picks, i just wish he would let charlie crist know. the poor thing doesn’t know whether to cancel the wedding caterer or not.

  7. Someone has already beaten you to a parody of Juno.

    In case the image doesn’t load, here’s the link:
    http://pics.livejournal.com/nebris/pic/0013kyqb

    When I first saw this, I wondered if it were your doing. After looking through the Raisin, I am somewhat relieved that it wasn’t you!

  8. neon vincent,
    i was going to do a parody of juno, but i figured that there would already be tons of them out there. i hope there are better ones than that one. couldn’t whoever made the poster blended capt underpants’s neck at least a little bit?
    luckily, i have another idea for tomorrow’s poster.

  9. jeb

    Nonnie, does the sign pointing to nowhere refer to the bridge or their collective political careers. She supported him before she didn’t and she’ll continue to support but she won’t. Is that clear now?

  10. I think the bad photoshop job is deliberate, as I suspect the person doing it is in the 16-25 range. I’ve run into a lot of their work, and they find the bad photoshops funny. They even have a name for the meme–My hed iz pastede on yay. Yeah, when I’m not on Daily Kos or USENET, I hang around people half my age online. It shows.

  11. What about the ‘Knocked Up’ video box 😉

    I was looking for some good humor this morning and the raisin has provided again. Amazing how lame the McCain machine is not to know or do home work someone on the campaign is getting the shaft (well besides McCain).

  12. jeb,
    i think the nowhere sign points to where the country will be going if, g-d forbid, capt underpants wins. i shudder at the very thought of it. 😕

  13. neon vincent,
    you never cease to amaze me with your knowledge of internets stuff that nobody else knows about. i like the idea of deliberately bad photoshop.

  14. sandy!!! 😀
    i am so thrilled to see you in a different thread!! i almost didn’t recognize you! stay tuned tonight. i didn’t use the movie knocked up, but it is mentioned in tonight’s movie. i am trying to be a bit kind towards bristol. i will attack her mother and the idiot who picked her as a running mate, but i will try to go easy on the kid.

  15. jeb

    Have to disagree with ya there Nons. If CU and the BQ win, I don’t think we’ll be nowhere. I think we’ll continue on the path to Hell in a Handbasket that the Deciderer and the CEO of Halliburton have set us on.

  16. jeb,
    i was being optimistic. 😕

  17. nightowl724

    nonnie, you made me laugh so hard that I hiccupped!

  18. 😈 BOO!!!! 👿

    did that scare the hiccups away?

  19. Nonnie –

    Compassion and political sarcasm? Strange bedfellows indeed!

    Sandy

  20. compassion? we don’t need no stinkin’ compassion! 👿

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