Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain picks a GILF for VEEP

Well, John McCain pulled his Veep from left... no, make that RIGHT field by selecting a very conservative woman as his Veep, Alaska Governor Palin.

Interesting choice, I think. She is young, 44, conservative, and good looking. When the word started coming out that she was his choice, I 'used the google' to find out a bit more about her. On the Wonkette* blog, they refer to her as a GILF (Governor I'd Like to F***). It may be a bit sexist to say it, but yeah, I can see it..... (she is a former beauty pagent queen)

She is hot, but like too many beautiful women, she comes with some baggage:

She is a former mayor of Wasilla who became governor of her state in December, 2006 after ousting a governor of her own party in a primary and then dispatching a former governor in the general election.

More recently, she has come under the scrutiny of an investigation by the Republican-controlled legislature into the possibility that she ordered the dismissal of Alaska's public safety commissioner because he would not fire her former brother-in-law as a state trooper.

Source: AP Wire story on AZ

Biden will put chew this woman up and spit her out in the Veep debate......

*since then, the Wonkette has been unreachable...... look for the term GILF to enter the American politicial lexicon, at least out of earshot of the press.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stealing 2nd

Ohio governor Ted Strickland just delivered a great line:

"George Bush came into office on 3rd base and he stole 2nd, and John McCain was cheering him all of the way"

Too funny! And too true!

Monday, August 11, 2008

TIME has gone today...

The TIME initiative will not be on the ballot come November:

TIME transportation initiative off the ballot

The Arizona Secretary of State's Office today disqualified the tax package from the November ballot, ruling that supporters of the measure failed to submit enough valid signatures.

The TIME coalition of business and political leaders, which counted Gov. Janet Napolitano among its backers, had submitted nearly 261,000 signatures to the state last month. But more than 42 percent of them were ruled invalid, based on checks by the Secretary of State's Office and counties, leaving the measure nearly 15,000 short of the 153,365 it needed.
(My apologies to the Chambers Brothers)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another Crisis: Where's George?

George Bush's ineptness has reached a new low. While Russia more or less launches a full scale war on the democratic nation of Georgia, George Bush spent another day in Beijing, playing "sports fan in Chief" instead of commander in chief. And not content to be a gracious guest, he made sure to piss off his hosts by attacking their oppression of religious freedom from the steps of one of the few official churches in China. (I don't defend or approve of China's oppression of religious freedoms, but the President of the US should show more restraint and tact in his wording and location of such statements, especially at a time when there are far more pressing matters in the world).

Bush's long-distance management of this crisis is a series of one serious misstep after another:

  • When Georgia and Russia were just starting to shoot at each other in ernest, top diplomats from countries such as France were dispatched to Georgia to work on a means of stopping things before they escalated. The US State department: we will send in diplomats when the fighting stops.
  • While a Russian government official was telling Condi Rice that his nation wanted to topple the government of our ally Georgia, George Bush was hob-nobbing on a beach with the US Women's Beach Volleyball team.
  • While Russia was bombing the capital of Georgia in a clear and open act of war, George was watching the "dream team' defeat China. (and who says George Bush hates black people!)

This incident is not only another case of an incompetent Bush administration in inaction, it is also further proof that Putin, a man GWB said has a soul, is moving to return Russia to an iron-fisted bully that looks to control and/or intimidate her neighbors.

Meanwhile, back here in the good ol' US of A, both presidential candidates make statements asking Russia to withdraw from Georgia, and in fact talked with the Georgian president. Bush, who I sure did speak with Saakashvili, met with Bob Costas.