Thursday, September 18, 2008

Staff Meeting

The Presidential race is about the economy not moose burgers.

From Political Animal:

In a speech in Elko, Nevada, this afternoon, Obama relayed the story about John McCain, in the midst of a financial meltdown, boasting that "the fundamentals of our economy are strong." Obama responded today, "But it sounds like he got a little carried away, because yesterday, John McCain actually said that if he's President, he'll take on the -- and I quote -- 'ol' boys network' in Washington. I am not making this up. This is someone who's been in Congress for 26 years -- who put seven of the most powerful Washington lobbyists in charge of his campaign -- and now he tells us that he's the one who will take on the ol' boy network. The ol' boy network? In the McCain campaign, that's called a staff meeting."

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It looks as if fate may have intervened on Obama's behalf. At the very least, we can now have an upfront debate over "real" issues instead of GOP fairy tales. The staff meeting line was quite impressive (very Reaganesque) and drew a good laugh. Obama needs to keep the folksiness up in order to go all the way. As for Sarah, she seems to be receding into the background (reminds you of Prof. Cleaver's rock star analogy with a GOP twist) and I would just advise the Dems to shut the Hell up about her. Her only headline from now on should be the morning after the debate with Biden. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Let's say Obama wins this year; does anyone think that Palin will run for President in 2012?

Coal Region Voice said...

I believe she is being trotted out there for a reason.

Anonymous said...

Let's talk about fairy tales. Biden was elected to the Senate in 1972. McCain was elected in 1982. So who's been part of the 'ole boy network longer?

Obama talks about change. "Change we can believe in." He picks Biden who's there since 1972 and ignores Hillary who was only elected to the Senate in 2000. McCain picks Palin who has never been there but Obama talks about change. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk. The 'ole boy network all of the sudden has a crack in its presentation.

Let's get on about drilling in ANWR. There are those that say drilling in ANWR will not drill us out of our problem. Wake up. Oil is a global commodity not just a United States commodity. If extra oil is added to the world supply market forces will correct price even if it is just a small correction.

One expects the United States to go to Saudi Arabia and ask them to increase production to bring the global price down while we sit on our own oil. Saving it for exactly what?? We are giving our money to people who would want to see us dead. Why give them a dollar when we can give ourselves the money? Use ANWR as a bridge until we conclusively reach a point of real commercial production and applications of alternative energy. Did someone say we should walk more and take care of the obesity epidemic while we are at it? Nahhh,,,sounds too simple.

DCNR just sold leases on a little over 74, 000 acres in north central PA, land it owns, for about $189 million. You can read all about it here. Beautiful pristine forests like we all see in northeast PA. I had a pilots license and flew over this area many times.

To listen to the pundits we should not to drill in ANWR which is a desolate place so we don't ruin its environment. Here is a video to watch about exactly what we are talking about and more information can be found here. Yet no one is complaining about the land in PA that soon will be sights for gas exploration rigs.

DCNR has over 2 million acres in its inventory. If it is okay for PA, and I don't have a personal problem with it, why are we allowing others to sell us a bag full of bull about ANWR?

Back to that $189 million the state never had before. So do you think they are going to use it for highways or bridges? Or more of the same from Rendell and out of control spending.