Sarah Palin Makes Fun of an Old Man

From an interview with Sarah Palin in Runner's World: "I used to joke around with John McCain during the campaign about coming jogging with me. And once I asked him what his favorite exercise was, and he said, 'I go wading.' Wading. He lives on a creek in Arizona, so he goes wading. That crackedContinue reading “Sarah Palin Makes Fun of an Old Man”

The One-Stop Guide to Republican Politics

An anecdote from the campaign trail: A Republican financial expert recalls attending a dinner with McCain for the purpose of discussing with him domestic and international financial complexities that clearly did not fascinate the senator. As the dinner ended, McCain's question for his briefer was: "So, who is the villain?" from George Will's column todayContinue reading “The One-Stop Guide to Republican Politics”

McCain Wants To Postpone Debate: Quips Fly

John McCain announced today he was suspending his campaign and wants to postpone the Presidential debate scheduled for this Friday until next weekend, which would mean putting off the Vice-Presidential debate until who-knows-when.  This incited a veritable rainstorm of quips, which are still coming in: Barney Frank: "It’s the longest hail Mary pass in theContinue reading “McCain Wants To Postpone Debate: Quips Fly”

The Latest on Sarah Palin: “A Colossal Screw-up”

She was vetted by a Google search by the McCain team, according to the Los Angeles Times. One Republican strategist with close ties to the campaign described the candidate’s closest supporters as "keeping their fingers crossed" in hopes that additional information does not force McCain to revisit the decision. According to this Republican, who wouldContinue reading “The Latest on Sarah Palin: “A Colossal Screw-up””

Sarah Palin: Global Warming Doubter

The newly-chosen GOP vice-presidential candidate doesn’t really believe in global warming, unlike her would-be boss John McCain,  according to a brief interview with far-right Newsmax: What is your take on global warming and how is it affecting our country? A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I’mContinue reading “Sarah Palin: Global Warming Doubter”

“Burn All the Fossil Fuels” Right Here, Right Now

Ted Rall gets the fundamental absurdity of John McCain’s position on drilling right (below). Yes, we can drill more, and possibly (according to the Energy Information Administration) reduce the price of gas by three or four cents in 2028. (To specify, if we opened ANWR to drilling, the price of oil would fall by betweenContinue reading ““Burn All the Fossil Fuels” Right Here, Right Now”

Presidential Candidates Won’t Kill to be Elected

This presidential election, for the first time in decades, will not feature candidates for the highest office in the land donning hunting gear and going out with guns to shoot small animals. The contrast to the 2004 election, in which both candidates made a publicity stunt out of killing for votes, is stark. In SeptemberContinue reading “Presidential Candidates Won’t Kill to be Elected”

McCain, Hillary Ignore Law (of Economics)

A lot of environmentalists have criticized GOP presidential candidate-to-be John McCain for calling for an elimination of the Federal gas tax for this summer, arguing that such a cut would encourage fossil fuel consumption and lead to emission of more greenhouse gases. Maybe, maybe not. A much simpler argument against that pandering exists, simpler evenContinue reading “McCain, Hillary Ignore Law (of Economics)”

Why Limbaugh (Really) Hates McCain

Given that John McCain is universally considered to be the most electable of all Republican candidates this year, a lot of us pinko lefties have been wondering why rightwing radio blowhard Rush Limbaugh hates him so much. I mean, sure, McCain is "soft" on torture, and believes we are changing the climate with greenhouse gases,Continue reading “Why Limbaugh (Really) Hates McCain”