Yearly Archives: 2008

Double Cross

From The Boston Globe:

PHOENIX—John McCain is refusing to renounce the endorsement of a prominent Texas televangelist who Democrats say peddles anti-Catholic and other intolerant speech.

Instead, the Republican presidential candidate issued a statement Friday afternoon saying he had unspecified disagreements with the San Antonio megachurch leader, John Hagee. Hagee endorsed him at a news conference Wednesday in San Antonio.

“However, in no way did I intend for his endorsement to suggest that I in turn agree with all of Pastor Hagee’s views, which I obviously do not,” McCain said in the statement.

His campaign issued the statement after two days of criticism from the Democratic National Committee, the Catholic League and Catholics United.


(Please read the name of the movie with as much annoyance as possible, as in–Oy!! Constantly with the cross! Enough already!)
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Oil Rigged

From the Los Angeles Times:

WASHINGTON — The prospect of sharply higher fuel prices, including $4-a-gallon gasoline, may not have made it into Oval Office briefing books, perhaps explaining why President Bush was surprised Thursday when a reporter mentioned what energy analysts are saying could happen soon in many parts of the country.

“Wait, what did you just say? You’re predicting $4-a-gallon gasoline?” Bush responded to a reporter who said some analysts expect prices to soon climb that high. “That’s interesting. I hadn’t heard that. . . . I know it’s high now.”


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Let DeWine-ing Begin!

From WZZM13 News:

CINCINNATI – The coming together of Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign and conservative radio talk-show host Bill Cunningham was a shaky and extraordinarily brief marriage.

That it ended Tuesday in a bitter divorce could mean that McCain might lose custody of the marriage’s only asset – millions of conservative Republican voters who listen to and believe in syndicated radio hosts like Cunningham and his colleagues.


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Oy-mail

From the Washington Post:

WASHINGTON — When Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald wanted to find out what was going on inside Vice President Dick Cheney’s office, the prosecutor in the CIA leak probe made a logical move. He dropped a grand jury subpoena on the White House for all the relevant e-mail.

One problem: Even though White House computer technicians hunted high and low, an entire week’s worth of e-mail from Cheney’s office was missing. The week was Sept. 30, 2003, to Oct. 6, 2003, the opening days of the Justice Department’s probe into whether anyone at the White House leaked the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.

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Slime and Punishment

From The Raw Story, November 26, 2007:

For most Americans, the very concept of political prisoners is remote and exotic, a practice that is associated with third-world dictatorships but is foreign to the American tradition. The idea that a prominent politician — a former state governor — could be tried on charges that many observers consider to be trumped-up, convicted in a trial that involved numerous questionable procedures, and then hauled off to prison in shackles immediately upon sentencing would be almost unbelievable.

But there is such a politician: Don Siegelman, Democratic governor of Alabama from 1999 to 2003. Starting just a few weeks after he took office, Siegelman was targeted by an investigation launched by his political opponents and escalated from the state to the federal level by Bush Administration appointees in 2001.


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Serenading Ralph Nader

Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate who ran for president in 2000 and 2004, said he’s going to make another bid for the White House this year.

“I have decided to run for president,” Nader, 73, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program today.

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To the tune of Green, Green Grass of Home, written by Claude “Curly” Putman Jr., performed by Tom Jones:

♪ ♫ Your ego’s still the same,
But you must accept some blame,
‘Cause you made life worse for my Mama and Papa,
Since you ran for reasons oh so skimpy,
And you got us stuck with Chimpy,
You should take your Green, Green ass on home.♪ ♫

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Spy-on-all Crap

From the Los Angeles Times:

WASHINGTON — A day after warning that potentially critical terrorism intelligence was being lost because Congress had not finished work on a controversial espionage law, the U.S. attorney general and the national intelligence director said Saturday that the government was receiving the information — at least temporarily.


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