Sarah Palin’s Left Hand

Unbelievable. Frightening actually. Sarah Palin spoke last night to the Tea Party Convention using notes scribbled on her left hand. If she can’t make it through a speech without notes on the palm of her hand…notes that she needed to respond to a question of what are the top three steps necessary for America, what of importance could she have to say to anyone in this country? I think we can get many handfuls of American citizens to respond to that question without crib notes. Just what were the Republicans trying to pan off on America when choosing her for a Vice Presidential candidate?

There was another time when Sarah Palin had hand issues, that was during the Sarah Palin – Joe Biden Debate

Was this after she hurt her hand?

Colin Powell: Obama “He would electrify our country and the world”

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of State, and National Security Advisor Colin Powell has chosen to back Barack Obama. In an interview today, on Meet the Press, Powell stated that Obama would electrify our county and the world.

Powell stated that McCain’s “unsure” response to the ongoing economic crisis and his selection of a running mate who is “not ready to be president of the United States,” along with an increasingly “narrow” Republican approach to deepening national problems, had led him to support Obama. Other well thought and specific remarks included “His ability to inspire, the inclusive nature of his campaign, his reaching out all across America, who he is and his rhetorical abilities….he has both style and substance,” Powell said of Obama. He said that Obama’s own intellectual ability, and the experts surrounding him, had convinced him of Obama’s readiness to lead the country. During the recent economic crisis in particular, Powell said, Obama had shown “steadiness, intellectual curiosity, a depth of knowledge and approach….not just jumping in and changing every day but showing intellectual vigor. He has a definitive way of doing business that would serve us well”. He felt Obama’s pick of Senator Joe Biden ensured that we had an individual that was ready to serve on day one.

As for McCain, he said, “I found he was a little unsure as to how to deal with economic problems we’re having, almost every day a different approach. That concerned me, a sense that he didn’t have a complete grasp” of the situation.

Powell said he was also concerned about McCain’s vice presidential choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whom he called “a distinguished woman,” who was not ready to be president. “That raised some questions in my mind as to his judgment.” read more from the Washington Post

The Police State comes to Minneapolis/St. Paul

Fancy some jackboots? Contact the RNC.

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Protests at McCain appearance in Santa Barbara

Click here to see the protest on land.

Click here to see the protest at sea.

Probably was a bad idea to speak about off-shore drilling in the Santa Barbara area.

McCain aide states another terrorist attack will help the campaign

From Glen Johnson, AP writer:

FRESNO, Calif. –

A top adviser to John McCain said another terrorist attack on U.S. soil would be a “big advantage” for the Republican presidential candidate, drawing a sharp rebuke Monday from both the presumed GOP nominee and Democrat Barack Obama.

Charlie Black, already in the spotlight for his past lobbying work, is quoted in the upcoming July 7 edition of Fortune magazine as saying such an attack “certainly would be a big advantage to him.” Black said Monday he regretted the comment.

Black is also quoted as saying the “unfortunate event” of the assassination of former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto in December 2007 “helped us.”

Questioned about Black’s comments during a news conference, McCain said, “I cannot imagine why he would say it. It’s not true. I’ve worked tirelessly since 9/11 to prevent another attack on the United States of America. My record is very clear.” more

After reading the article, is it not clear that McCain is trying to spin a grossly inappropriate remark? Did they forget that thousands of people lost their life during that “terrorist” attack (I use that word loosely as investigations into the event are still murky). Are they only concerned with winning an election, so much so that they are hoping for an attack on our soil? It makes it sound as if they are planning another one.

This is also a “top advisor” saying this – did Black and McCain not discuss this? And just how has McCain been working tirelessly? He was caught on national television not knowing the difference between Shia and Sunni, which group was in Iran, telling folks that Baghdad is safe enough to walk through without protection while the General doesn’t move anywhere without an armored and guarded hummer, and more too numerous to mention here. But in hearing McCain speak, it is clear that he is not clear on what is happening in the Middle East. Working “tirelessly” may have more to do with waking up when he hears the word “terrorist”, only to have missed most of the conversation.

It’s time to get rid of the politics of spin, little regard for human beings, and leaders that don’t act in the best interests of this nation.

John McCain will be in Santa Barbara on June 24, Tuesday

John McCain will attend an energy and environment panel discussion on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 in Santa Barbara. The doors open at 7:30am

What: Environmental Briefing in Santa Barbara, CA

When: June 24, 2008

Where: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

2559 Puesta del Sol Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Wonder if he’ll change his mind.

Sunnis and Shiites Trying to Confuse John McCain

From Andy Borowitz on the Huffington Post:

In a major speech on the war in Iraq today, presumptive GOP nominee John McCain said that the Iraqis have split into two factions, Shiites and Sunnis, with a sinister goal in mind.

“My friends, the Iraqis have divided themselves into these two groups for one reason and one reason only,” Sen. McCain told an audience in a retirement village in Scottsdale, Arizona. “They are trying to confuse me.”

Sen. McCain said that although the two groups of Iraqis are “well-nigh impossible” to tell apart, he vowed to commit U.S. troops to Iraq “for as long as it takes for me to figure out just what the difference between Sunnis and Shiites is.”

“If it takes 100 years, 1,000 years, or a billion zillion years, we will stay there until I can tell Sunnis and Shiites apart,” the Arizona senator said.

Sen. McCain reserved his harshest words for the Shiites, who he said were trying to confuse him by sometimes referring to themselves as “Shiites” and other times as “Shia.”

“What’s that all about, anyway?” he asked. “Stop clowning around and call yourself one thing.”

Sen. McCain seemed alarmed when a reporter asked him whether he believed that the Kurds, the third major group in Iraq, were trying to confuse him as well.

“The Kurds?” he said. “Who the heck are they?”

Elsewhere, a carjacker in Los Angeles stole a tank of gas but left the Mercedes.