Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blagojevich and Obama Discussed Senate Seat

Blagojevich- Barack Obama and I HAVE discussed how to fill his Senate Seat. Barack Obama- I have NEVER spoken to Blago about my Senate replacement… Who is lying?
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 11:05 AM CST
Before this is covered up/retracted/denied too ala KHQA 7, here is what an article in the archives of the Chicago-Tribune says:

Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday cited the potential for bad “karma” and avoided discussing potential Senate successors to Barack Obama should the Democratic nominee win the White House, but acknowledged he has a process in mind for making the most important appointment of his career.

“I just don’t want to jinx him and I don’t like the karma of me thinking that far ahead,” Blagojevich said of Obama’s prospects in Tuesday’s election. The governor added, “We have had some discussions about a process which we’ll share … if all goes well.”
Contrast the above with this statement from Obama: (click the title above to read the entire article on P.U.M.A.)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fairness Doctrine 2.0

From the Heritage Foundation's Morning Bell (thanks to my sister bloggers for sharing the Heritage Foundation with me! Wow, loads of really good info):

After the Democratic Party took control of Congress in 2006, experts predicted the federal government was sure to pass "comprehensive" immigration reform. The new liberal majorities in the House and Senate wanted it, the mainstream media wanted it, a Republican president wanted it , and the eventual nominee of Republican Party helped craft the bill. But then democracy happened. Conservative and independent activists pierced through the establishment's gooey rhetoric to expose what was at the core of the bill: amnesty for millions of immigrants who violated American laws when entering the country that would end up costing taxpayers at least $2.6 trillion.

Key to this grassroots victory was talk radio. By informing and motivating their listeners, talk radio hosts generated thousands of calls to Congress, which swamped Capitol Hill switchboards. When the dust settled, the American people won. This was made possible thanks to the principles enshrined in the First Amendment : the freedom of speech, freedom of press, and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

But the establishment was not happy. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) complained that "hate radio" had hijacked political discourse and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called for a revival of the Fairness Doctrine. Authorized by the Communications Act of 1934 and implemented by the Federal Communications Commission in 1949, the Fairness Doctrine required broadcasters to "afford reasonable opportunity for discussion of contrasting points of view on controversial matters of public importance ."

While this may sound reasonable at first, just like "comprehensive" immigration reform does, the language itself is impossibly vague. The Fairness Doctrine became a tool for politicians to harass stations that dared to air opinions they did not like. Even if a challenge against a station ultimately failed, the cost of defending against it could be substantial. So the safe route for most station owners was to stay far away from the policy discussion entirely.

It took a conservative revolution in Washington before the FCC finally recognized how stifling its "fairness" rule was. In 1987 the FCC found that "the intrusion by government into the content of programming occasioned by the enforcement of [the Fairness Doctrine] restricts the journalistic freedom of broadcasters ... [and] actually inhibits the presentation of controversial issues of public importance to the detriment of the public and the degradation of the editorial prerogative of broadcast journalists."

But now that they are back in power, liberals are again bent on stifling dissent. They have learned from their past failures, however. Last year former talk show host Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) sponsored legislation forbidding the FCC from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. It passed 309-115. But the measure was never taken up by the Senate. The FCC still has the same power it did in 1949 to create a new Fairness Doctrine. And that is exactly what the left is already moving to do.

Last year the Center for American Progress released its blueprint for the re-censorship of America's airwaves . The report notes that the exact same language that authorized the original Fairness Doctrine has never been repealed: "Thus, the public obligations inherent in the Fairness Doctrine are still in existence and operative, at least on paper. ... The Fairness Doctrine was most effective as part of a regulatory structure that limited license terms to three years, subjected broadcasters to license challenges through comparative hearings ... and empowered local community through a process of interviewing a variety of local leaders." These are exactly policy prescriptions the Center for American Progress wants the FCC to adopt today: shortening radio broadcast licenses from eight to three years; requiring broadcasters to prove to bureaucrats they are operating "on behalf of the public interest"; and forcing broadcasters who fail to satisfy the bureaucrats to fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The left will not call this new policy the Fairness Doctrine. They know they lost that fight. Instead, liberals are using new buzzwords like "localism"to mask their attacks on free speech. But make no mistake, the "public interest" requirements of Fairness Doctrine 2.0 can be defined almost any way a regulator wants -- up to and perhaps even beyond that required by the old Fairness Doctrine. Conservatives must keep a close eye on what the FCC does next.


California officials will investigate the Mormon church for its role in defending marriage in California.

With President-elect Barack Obama set to take power, there is no recession for lobbyists in Washington.

While Obama is considering a $700 billion stimulus, British officials announced a $30 billion economic stimulus package Monday.

The chairman of the committee in charge of writing our nation's tax laws has been illegally claiming a D.C. homestead exemption for more than a decade.

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) has helped raise $11 million for a school of public service to be named in his honor.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Palin's Rally Schedule - Share!!!

Tx Read My Lipstick Network, I'm going to pass these on to some friends in Ohio!

10/31/2008 6:30:00 AM - Latrobe, PA
Road to Victory Rally in Latrobe, PA
Please join Governor Sarah Palin for a Road to Victory Rally in Latrobe, PA on Friday October 31st.

10/31/2008 8:00:00 AM - Hanoverton , OH
Road to Victory Rally in Hanoverton, OH
Please join Senator John McCain for a Road to Victory Rally in Hanoverton, OH on Friday October 31st.

10/31/2008 12:00:00 PM - York , PA
Road to Victory Rally in York, PA
Please join Governor Sarah Palin for a Road to Victory Rally in York, PA on Friday October 31st.

10/31/2008 3:00:00 PM - Columbus, OH
Road to Victory Rally with John McCain & Arnold Schwarzenegger in Columbus, OH
Please join John McCain & Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for a Road to Victory Rally in Columbus, OH on Friday, October 31st. Doors open at 3pm.

11/1/2008 6:00:00 AM - New Port Richey , FL
Road to Victory Rally in New Port Richey, FL
Please join Governor Sarah Palin for a Road to Victory Rally in New Port Richey, FL on Saturday November 1st.

11/1/2008 7:00:00 AM - Newport News , VA
Road to Victory Rally in Newport News, VA
Please join Senator John McCain for his final Road to Victory Rally in Virginia before the Election. The event will be held on Saturday November 1st in Newport News, VA.

11/1/2008 9:00:00 AM - Springfield, VA
Road to Victory Rally in Springfield, VA
Please join Senator John McCain for his final Road to Victory Rally in Virginia. The event will be held on Saturday November 1st in Springfield, VA.

11/1/2008 9:00:00 AM - Polk City , FL
Road to Victory Rally in Polk City, FL
Please join Governor Sarah Palin for a Road to Victory Rally in Polk City, FL on Saturday November 1st.

11/1/2008 12:00:00 PM - Perkasie , PA
Road to Victory Rally in Perkasie, PA
Please join Senator John McCain for a Road to Victory Rally in Perkasie, PA on Saturday November 1st.

11/1/2008 12:00:00 PM - Ocala , FL
Road to Victory Rally in Ocala, FL
Please join Governor Sarah Palin for a Road to Victory Rally in Ocala, FL on Saturday November 1st.

11/1/2008 4:00:00 PM - Raleigh , NC
Road to Victory Rally in Raleigh, NC
Please join Governor Sarah Palin for a Road to Victory Rally in Raleigh, NC on Saturday November 1st.

11/1/2008 6:30:00 PM - Glen Allen , VA
Road to Victory Rally in Glen Allen, VA
Please join Governor Sarah Palin for her final Road to Victory Rally in Virginia before election day. The event will be held on Saturday November 1st in Glen Allen, VA. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

11/3/2008 12:00:00 PM - Dubuque , IA
Road to Victory Rally in Dubuque, IA
Please join Governor Sarah Palin for a Road to Victory Rally in Dubuque, IA on Monday November 3rd.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Obama Elite

I'm going to rant. I am fed up with people who have Hollywood money, Obama money, media money, telling me I have to give up my hard earned pennies to support the causes THEY tell me are important.

I make a fraction of what Obama makes and I guarantee you that I give much more on a percentage basis. Mega ditto discrepancies when you compare what I earn (and work hard to earn) with the Madonnas, Brad Pitts and other pampered and worshiped butts.

If everyone in Hollywood gave up 1/4 of their earnings to feed the poor or fund health care, we'd solve the problem overnight. Unless the government managed the money, then we'd be in a bigger world of hurt. They'd build bridges to hospitals rather than take care of those in need.

I know some in Hollywood, the music industry and sports are giving quite a bit. However, when you really think about it, there's enough money in those three fields to clothe and feed the majority of the homeless, build houses for them and teach them job skills (or get them other help as I know from personal experience that a lot of them are mentally challenged).

Look at Joe Biden's record of giving. Pathetic.

Have you noticed that most conservatives add action to their words? They don't go out and stand with a sign protesting, they get off their tushes and adopt kids (like John and Cindy McCain), volunteer at hospitals, cut checks to charities and build houses for the needy. I'm not saying some liberal types don't do the same, but there's plenty of documentation and studies to show the huge disparity between the two groups. Republicans (using one conservative group) give 30% more than Democrats.

We're involved, we care, we give. I don't appreciate hearing Obama talk about spreading MY paltry wealth around. I assure you, he and Biden aren't planning on giving up one piece of pie to share with others.

Let them lead by example. If they want my wealth, lets see them give up a chunk of theirs and hand it over. If Obama has his way, we're going to see poverty rise like we've never seen it rise before. There will be lines for even the most lowly jobs and class disparity will be the norm. There will be the Obama-Elite and the rest of the country. He'll blame every negative action he has to take to get us to the place he wants to take us on George W. Bush. And the masses will swallow it.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Christianity and Barack Obama

Just browsing through the Read My Lipstick Network blogs and two blogs from Barracuda Babes popped up that I found interesting. She wrote about Barack Obama, character, judgement, Christianity and a number of related subjects and touched on a lot of areas that sparked my little pea brain's thought process.

I decided to find out more about Barack Obama's Christian beliefs if I could, which I figured would be next to impossible given his penchant for hiding things of importance. But, but, but, I sputter, I was able to find out much, much, much.

Here be a grouping of YouTube comments right from the very mouth of Mr. Obama that will allow you to make your own decisions on whether he's a Christian or not. Ya gotta love YouTube, you can run, you can sneak, you can talk in private and it just doesn't matter if there's anyone else in the room. You're busted.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Question to ask yourself...

Would you be voting for Barack Obama if he were 100% white instead of half-white (or half-black)?

I have so many black friends who have now said they can't express any dissatisfaction with Barack Obama openly for fear of reprisal.

What is that about?


Unfortunately race is a factor in this election and I don't think it's white prejudice, it's support for someone who calls himself black.

I am probably going to get hate mail or be shut down by blogger simply for raising the issue. It's a topic that can't be discussed openly. It's like the elephant in the room that everyone ignores.

If we've grown enough as a country to consider electing a black man or a white woman, why are we so scared of talking about race? Why is it that I'll probably be attacked simply for asking questions?

In America we seen to deal with things in a pendulum manner. We sweep from one side to the far, far other extreme, going back and forth until we settle comfortably in the middle I hope we'll hit the middle in my lifetime. I'm tired of having to pussyfoot around the topic.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Economics 101 for Obama Voters

I have a small business.

On the books it shows we make over $250,000.

Obama takes over, implements his tax plans to tax all of the big guys making over $250,000.

I have 15 employees.

I support my family and four kids on the profits.

With Obama's tax plan I now pay taxes I didn't pay this year, or last year, or the year before.

I'm not going to cut my salary because my kids deserve to live on the fruits of my labor. I struggled for ten years to make sure I could feed every one of my kids. I save money to put them through college. I did without dinners out, without the car I wanted and I used coupons to shop in discount stores. I bought my clothes at the thrift store and cut my own grass.

Now I'm finally in a position after years of living frugally to start to relax just a bit and start putting some money back toward my retirement. I want to make sure my family is well taken care of in the event something happens to me.

The people I buy my supplies from are in the same boat I'm in. They have to figure out, just like me, what we're going to do to make sure we stay in business and that our employees still have jobs.

We have options. We can cut everyone's pay. We can let some of the staff go. We can increase the price of our product. Our lease still costs the same amount, our utilities still cost the same amount and our taxes are going up, up, up.

If I let some of the staff go then the others who are here will have to pick up the slack. Some things won't get done and some things will get done slower.

If I cut everyone's pay we might can squeak through but then everyone is struggling.

I'm going to raise the cost of my product. So are my suppliers, which will force me to increase my prices even more.

Who gets hurt? Not me, I'm still taking home the same amount. You Obama voters are going to pay more for products.

If you think it sounds good to take from the rich and give to the poor, you'll definitely never be able to call yourself rich. You're not taking from the rich, you're stealing from those of us who worked our butts off to make it. Most of us worked really hard to attain the American dream and now you want us to hand it over to you. Forget it. Tax my business all you want and see what you get. Higher prices, people on the street who could have had a job, expansions curtailed and growth slowed to a virtual halt, if not reversed. Empty shops.

So who's going to pick up the tab for all the people who can't find work? You are if you're paying any kind of taxes. Even if you are on the government dole the cost of gas will go up, the cost of food will rise and everything you buy will ultimately cost more. Your paycheck won't go as far and you'll wonder what hit you in the wallet. You'll have no one to blame but yourselves.

Go ahead, vote Obama thinking he'll hand things to you on a tin platter. Enjoy the euphoria from Nov. 4th until Jan. 2nd. After that it's downhill all the way and you'll be the ones who pay.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Checks and Balances in Government

Our government is set up to have checks and balances.

Have you thought about what happens to that system if Barack Obama is elected?

We would have a Democrat Congress and a Democrat President.

Whatever Obama will want, he'll get.

When Supreme Court positions come up, Obama will be able to appoint whoever he wants and will know they'll breeze through.

Then he'll have control over Congress, the Presidential office and our legal system.

Given the current economic difficulties can you imagine how easy it will be for him to take over the country, change the Constitution, nationalize anything he chooses?

Think it's far fetched? Study history and see how easy countries were led down the path of communism, dictatorships or socialism. Smooth talkers made the future look rosy but the reality was the ruination of economies, war, poverty and the loss of freedom. Our country's future is at stake. Our Constitution is at risk. We need to keep our system of checks and balances if we are going to keep our freedom.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Obama says our soldiers are killing civilians

Found another video Mr. Biden! He said it and it lives forever on YouTube!

Obama says he'll sit down with foreign dictators, no preconditions

I finally found the video of the debate where Barack Obama says he'll sit down with foreign dictators without any preconditions. Come on Joe, give it up, you know better because you were there.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Let's Elect John McCain and Sarah Palin!!!

Wasn't Sarah Palin super last night? I have read today's stories and listened as the media tried to figure out how they wanted to handle her. It is just like the day after her first speech - they haven't gotten their talking points yet so they're floundering and some are being honest and saying they thought she did great!

It's only going to take them a day or so at most to regroup and hear from the Democratic Party on how they're supposed to attack Sarah so enjoy today!

I am hoping normal Americans rise up and vote for our team of true mavericks and that they aren't as easily led as usual by all the insinuations and junk that is passed off as news. I like what Sean Hannity said about the death of the media. He is so right in that the true media has been co-opted and died a nasty death (he didn't say it that way, I extrapolated all that from his one comment ).

Here's today's campaign update email:


Millions of people across the country have joined the grassroots effort to elect John McCain and Sarah Palin as our next President and Vice President. Many of you have attended town hall meetings, rallies and other campaign events and want to know how you can help the McCain-Palin ticket.There are two ways you can help right now - making calls through our online phone bank and recruiting your friends and family to get involved in our campaign.

Make Phone Calls: With our online phone bank, it's never been easier to volunteer. If you can take 20 minutes out of your day today to make calls for the McCain-Palin campaign, you can make a big difference. Choose the state where you would like to make calls, use the call script on your computer screen, and record the results online. It's that simple.

Recruit Friends: This is going to be a close election. Some experts predict it will be one of the closest elections in our country's history. By spreading the word about your support for John McCain and Sarah Palin, you are directly helping our campaign expand our grassroots network of supporters.

Start recruiting your friends by following this link. Remember, you are the most persuasive spokesperson for John McCain and Sarah Palin to your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.

That's why I'm asking you to make calls and recruit your friends by telling them why you support McCain-Palin, and why they should too.

We appreciate all of your hard work.

Christian Ferry
Deputy Campaign Manager

Friday, September 26, 2008

Obama + Bailout = Socialism

If this bailout goes through as crafted by Paulsen and Barack Obama wins on November 4th the slow path Democrats are taking toward socialism becomes a greased slide.

Once the government has their hooks into the free market America the Free becomes part of history.

I like what some of the Republicans are proposing much better than the full bailout. They talking points that are being used are good ones --- Main Street not Wall Street. I know that the two are intertwined and if Wall Street fails thus falls Main Street. However, there must be a way, there has to be a way, for Wall Street to pay for their own ills.

It's a huge issue and I'm glad John McCain and other Republicans have put the skids on the plan they tried to cram down our throats so we have the opportunity to examine it and try to find other options.

I seriously doubt they'll come up with something that will make me a happy camper.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

John McCain on Financial Crisis

"This financial crisis requires leadership and action in order to restore a sound foundation to financial markets, get our economy on its feet, and eliminate this burden on hardworking middle-class Americans. I've spoken with Secretary Paulson and look forward to reviewing the full Administration proposal, as well as any modifications that might emerge in Congressional negotiations. As part of that process, I encourage all parties to consider both the principles and the proposals that I laid out on Friday in my Mortgage and Financial Institutions (MFI) trust plan -- an approach that would proactively resolve troubled financial institutions, enforce discipline on management and shareholders , and minimize the burden on the taxpayer."

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Moms to the Right and Moms 4 McCain

I read with interest's post this morning on the changing media, changing country and women having a voice.

Women are a powerful force in this country and around the world yet the media has a one-size-fits-all attitude toward this very important group.

I don't trust the media and don't trust the news I hear any longer. However, I don't necessarily trust a large portion of what I read on the blogs, either. After all, we are getting our news from where? our perceptions are being formed based on what? To some degree it is church, friends, and reading certain fact-based research, but we are still creatures of our culture.

Continuing to play devils-advocate with myself, I am also highly aware that there is a lot of news that never makes it to the so-called mainstream media's attention. They don't want to present news that doesn't fit their criteria and perception of the world.

Good news doesn't sell. Good news about the war in Iraq definitely doesn't help them paint the picture they want to paint.

We need the blogs and we need women. We need Sarah Palin.

As a result of Moms4McCain's blog that I read this morning I found Moms to the Right, another great blog.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Honest and Open Election Committee Launced by McCain-Palin

I've signed up to be a local poll watcher in Georgia simply because we're already hearing rumors that some of the Obama supporters are planning some shenanigans. In the county where I live we've never had a problem but I understand there's talk about coming here just for that reason. It's unexpected. Who knows whether it's hype or true, but either way we're preparing. I'm expecting BIG problems across the country this year and it'll probably be a mess. So far the Republican's aren't getting much of a fair shake from the media so it's doubtful they'll be any different if there are problems at the polls or with the votes. I hope everyone carries a video recorder with them when they go to vote. You can't take pictures IN the voting area, but if there's illegal stuff going on I'm up for breaking the law on that one. I obviously haven't had my training yet, I may find out that even having a camera is a huge no-no.

I can't believe the way the press is going after Sarah Palin. I've been reading some of the other posts in the Read My Lipstick network so others are doing a great job of keeping up with some of the garbage I'm seeing.


The McCain-Palin 2008 campaign today announced the formation of the Honest and Open Election Committee, with a mission to ensure that every qualified citizen has the opportunity to vote in a fair and transparent manner. The committee will work with state and local election officials to anticipate, and where possible resolve in advance, problems likely to arise on Election Day.

The advisory committee will be co-chaired by former United States Senators John C. Danforth and Warren B. Rudman. The committee also includes current and former members of Congress and former state secretaries of state, election officials, and state attorneys general, along with prominent academic experts in election law. The diverse composition of the committee reflects the McCain-Palin campaign's desire to put partisan politics aside in the hope of seeing a fair and transparent election in November.

The committee will advise the campaign with respect to policy and actual or potential legal proceedings involving the campaign laws and practices in various states working towards avoiding litigation when possible.

"The purpose of the Honest and Open Election Committee is to resolve potential voting problems in advance of Election Day to bolster voters' confidence in the system," said Rudman. "We believe that elections should be decided by voters, not lawyers."

The Honest and Open Election Committee requested a dialogue between the McCain-Palin campaign and both the Democratic National Committee and the Obama-Biden campaign in letters sent today.

"We stand ready to work with you in a cooperative manner on issues that, if not handled properly, are likely to become adversarial," the letter states. "Let's show the American people that our two parties can together develop a transparent and open process in every voting place in the country. Experience has shown that careful, advance planning that anticipates and addresses problems and creates solutions can substantially reduce issues on Election Day."

In an effort to discuss these issues with the top election officials in each state, the McCain-Palin election committee sent those officials a letter offering assistance. The McCain-Palin election committee also launched a website at

"Our committee will assist election officials across the country to make sure that federal and state voting regulations are understood and upheld. It is a reflection of the campaign's commitment to tackling tough problems in a bi-partisan manner," Danforth said.


John C. Danforth, Co-Chair--Former U.S. Senator; currently, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP; former Missouri Attorney General; former Ambassador to the United Nations

Warren B. Rudman, Co-Chair--Former U.S. Senator; currently, Co-Chairman, Stonebridge International LLC; Of Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Co-Chair, Concord Coalition; former New Hampshire Attorney General; former Chair, Senate Ethics Committee

John F. Bibby--Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Brigida Benitez--Partner, WilmerHale; Co-Chair, Leadership Council of the Hispanic Bar Association; Director, Women's Bar Association; Past President, Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Lovida H. Coleman, Jr.--Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP; former law clerk, Judge Wilfred Feinberg, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; Election Observer in Pakistan, Haiti, and Chile; former Trustee, Rand Corporation

Tom Davis--U.S. House of Representatives; Ranking Member, House Government Reform and Oversight Committee; former Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Fairfax County

Rita DiMartino--Former Principal U.S. Delegate, Inter-American Commission of Women; National Commission on Electoral Reform; Board Chairman Emeritus, National Council of La Raza

Charles Fried--Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; former Solicitor General of the U.S.; former Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

Jack Goldsmith--Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; former Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice

Bill Jones--Board Chairman and Director, Pacific Ethanol, Inc.; former California Secretary of State; former California state legislator

Daniel Hays Lowenstein--Professor of Law, UCLA; founding Chair, California Fair Political Practices Commission; former Board Member, Common Cause; former redistricting counsel for California Democratic Congressional Delegation; author of first American textbook on election law; Co-Editor, Election Law Journal

Ronald D. Michaelson--Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Springfield; Board Member, Illinois Campaign for Political Reform; former Executive Director, Illinois State Board of Elections; former Advisory Committee, Federal Election Commission; former Chair, Council on Governmental Ethics Laws

Susan Molinari--Senior Principal, Bracewell-Guiliani (effective October 6); Co-Chair, We Vote '08; former Member U.S. House of Representatives

Ralph Munro--Director, The Prepared Response Company; former Washington Secretary of State; Member, Carter Baker Commission on Election Reforms; former President, National Association of Secretaries of State

Sandra Schultz Newman--Shareholder and Chair, National Appellate Practice Group, Cozen O'Connor; former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice; former judge on state Commonwealth Court; former Montgomery County (PA) Assistant District Attorney; Chairman, Fair Vote Committee in Pennsylvania

Robert Parker--Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

James Petro--Partner, Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley; former Ohio Attorney General

Cameron P. Quinn--Adjunct Professor, George Mason School of Law; former Secretary, Virginia State Board of Elections

Daniel B. Rodriguez--Professor of Law, University of Texas Law School at Austin; former Dean, University of San Diego School of Law; former Professor, University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law

Larry D. Thompson--Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, General Counsel, and Secretary, PepsiCo, Inc.; former Deputy Attorney General; former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia; former Independent Counsel

Richard Williamson--Partner, Winston & Strawn; former Assistant Secretary of State; former Ambassador and Representative to the United Nations

For more information about the Honest and Open Election Committee, please send request to, or visit the Web site at

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Just finished watching the special

I'm listening to the special on John McCain as I type, just don't have time to watch unfortunately. But I can hear it very well. I'd be surprised if they showed something new given the fact that we've been listening and reading about Senator McCain for the past two years, then before when he ran for President.

I didn't learn much that was new about Sarah Palin either. It was interesting seeing her PREGNANT all you ninny bloggers who tried to make her the grandmother of her latest little one rather than the mother.

Let's see, Trig was born April 18th. Bristol is 5 months pregnant. That would mean she must have gotten pregnant practically within minutes of giving birth to Trig.

Even though Mom was in the public eye, even though Bristol was in the public eye, these idiot bloggers have tried to turn it into something bizarre. How the mind of some people works is beyond the rational.

I am getting such a kick out of Democrats telling Sarah Palin she should be staying home with her children. Let me get something to clean out my ears and wipe my glasses. I can't be hearing and reading this from liberal women can I????

I call it vagina envy. These women can't stand it. The Republicans have picked a woman who can do it all and their guy wouldn't pick Hillary Clinton. He turned down a sure thing rather than pick a woman. If Obama loses I think history will point to the moment when he picked Joe Biden.

John McCain On CBS' "Face The Nation"

"Well, Bob, I think we have to show them my record. I think we have to show them that I took on the big spenders, that I did campaign finance reform. I reached across the aisle to Democrats. And obviously I was very unpopular in some parts of my own party, whether it be on the issue of climate change or against Rumsfeld's strategy and the President's strategy in Iraq or whether it be on campaign finance reform or a number of other issues that I fought against the, quote, special interests." -- John McCain

John McCainCBS'
"Face The Nation"
September 7, 2008

CBS' Bob Schieffer: "We're glad to have you. Let's start right in with what you were talking about the other night. You did something really extraordinary at that convention. I've never been at a political convention where I heard a candidate get up and not only go after the other party but go after your own party. You even said at one point your party had lost its way. You said that Washington has to change and you're the one that can change it. But that's going to be a tall order isn't it? I mean because normally it's out in the wilderness. It's the group that's out that says throw the bums out. You're saying it was your party that was part of the problem and that you can be the agent of change. How do you convince people of that?"

John McCain: "Well, Bob, I think we have to show them my record. I think we have to show them that I took on the big spenders, that I did campaign finance reform. I reached across the aisle to Democrats. And obviously I was very unpopular in some parts of my own party, whether it be on the issue of climate change or against Rumsfeld's strategy and the President's strategy in Iraq or whether it be on campaign finance reform or a number of other issues that I fought against the, quote, special interests. And the point is real. We now have former members of Congress residing in federal prison. And I guess I'll say again what I said. We came to Washington to change Washington. We came to power to change Washington, and Washington changed us. And I understand the challenge. But I have to make a strong case that we're going to bring about that change and it's the right kind of change. And I know we're going to be talking about my running mate , but I think I got the right kind of running mate who has that record also."

Schieffer: "We'll get to that in just a minute. But let me ask you just some specifics on how you're going to do it. Are you going to try to form some sort of unity government? Are you going to try to have Democrats within your administration as well as Republicans in?"

McCain: "You have to. You have to. Look at the approval rating of both Republicans and Democrats now. Look at the loss of trust and confidence. When we do all the town hall meetings and people say I've lost all trust and confidence in government, they don't say I've lost confidence in Republicans, Democrats, lost confidence in everybody. And the way you restore it is obviously to have a very bipartisan approach. They're in gridlock now. We all know that. They're going to go into session tomorrow actually and they're going to be gridlocked for a month and then they're going to go out. Whether it be energy or whether it be passing the necessary appropriations bills, whatever it is. And then the American people will frankly who are hurting more are going to be more disillusioned if that's possible."

Watch John McCain

Setting The Record Straight On Barack Obama's Bipartisan Claims

"These were not areas where Barack Obama went up against the leadership of his own party nearly in the way that John McCain did on campaign finance reform, on limiting interrogation of terror detainees, on immigration reform. He did not go up against his own party on either of those issues." -- Fox News' Chris Wallace

Fox News'
"Fox News Sunday"
September 7, 2008

Fox News' Chris Wallace: "Now, David, McCain and Palin do have records of going up against their own parties. When has Barack Obama ever gone up against the Democratic Party in the U.S. Senate?"
Obama Senior Strategist David Axelrod: "One of the first things that Senator Obama did when he came to the U.S. Senate was push for the most far-reaching ethics reforms that we've seen since Watergate. That didn't please people on either side of the aisle, and he has done that consistently in his career. He's reached across party lines to find consensus and he's taken on his own party on issues like, like ethics reform. You know, what was interesting about these attacks about bipartisanship and so on is that people like Dick Lugar, the very respected Republican senator from Indiana, spoke out and said, These are just partisan attacks. I've worked with Barack Obama.' They worked together on arms control. Senator Coburn in Oklahoma worked together with him on budget issues, like putting the budget on Google so we can see how our money is being spent, putting caps on the contracts around Katrina rebuilding. Senator Obama has a strong recor d of working across party lines to produce progress for people."

Wallace: "But David, because you guys always talk about ethics legislation and the nuclear non-proliferation deal with Dick Lugar, I went back and looked -- both of those measures passed by unanimous consent. They were so accepted by the Senate that there was not even a vote. In fact, ethics legislation was one of the campaign promises. These were not -- if I may, if I may. These were not areas where Barack Obama went up against the leadership of his own party nearly in the way that John McCain did on campaign finance reform, on limiting interrogation of terror detainees, on immigration reform. He did not go up against his own party on either of those issues."

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