Monday, September 01, 2008

Tom Eagleton

Remimber him? The McGovern campaign had to dump this guy which doomed his already slim chance. It was a desperation choice after Ted et. al. turned him down. John McCain decided to throw a hail mary by picking Alaska Governor Sarah Palin which tells me doesn't think he can win the election. She may not even live through the convention.

Abstinence Only. It really works

Update: This was not a shot at Palin's daughter, I wish her the best, but it calls into question the judgement of her mother and the McCain campaign. How did they not know that this news would create a firestorm. There is a lot more coming out about Palin that suggests that she wasn't properly vetted.

From TPM:

* The news that Palin once backed the Bridge to Nowhere went national.
* It emerged that Palin has links to the bizarro Alaska Independence Party, which harbors the goal of seceding from the union that McCain and Palin seek to lead.
* The news broke that as governor, Palin relied on an earmark system she now opposes. Taken along with the Bridge to Nowhere stuff, this threatens to undercut her reformist image, something that was key to her selection as McCain's Veep candidate.
* It came out that Republican lawyers are up in Alaska vetting Palin -- now, more than 72 hours after it was announced that she'd been picked.
* Palin lawyered up in relation to the trooper-gate probe in Alaska -- a move that ensures far more serious attention to the story from the major news orgs.

Thanks to Judi for the cartoon.


Danny Bauder said...

THANK YOU! I have been saying "Tom Eagleton" to all of my republican friends for the last few days.

Anonymous said...

just wait until the first debate and Palin wipes the floor up with Biden.
As far as the abstinence only crack, that is beneath you gort. now we are going to go after the children of candidates???

Anonymous said...

You should pay attention to Renita Fennisck's column in the Times Leaser. If Obama picked Hillary would that also be a Hail Mary? Think of a pyramid. When our kids play sports and enter the high school program they no longer compete in the wide arena of acceptance. Now their talents must rise to shine abve the other competitors. It is like a pyramid. Only a few stones exist at the top but all of the stones beneath are ncessary for support.

If you believe that Sarah is a hail mary then you do not believe in my concept above. Sarah, Mitt, Pawlenty, Hillary, Tim Kaine, Kathleen Sebilus, Bill Richarson all were considerations on both cides. The short list is the short list. But never was it a hail mary list.

Renita is sick of hearing about woment's issues. What matters to women today matters to men. Sarah was no more a sacrificial pick than Michael Jordan. There comes a point when talent shines above color, race, gender, and religion.

Anonymous said...

I do not think this should be blamed on abstnence only. I went to Catholic School and I think our program was more effective than these new ones. We are taught the truth that condoms are really only 66% effective instead of 99 or 98.

As to this situation we do not know what type of education this kid recived? is it possible they used a condom and it broke, It is alos possible thier school gave them condoms so they started having sex with them, but then chose to have sex with out them. Secoundly I support abstinece education becuase everyone knows what condoms are by the time they are in high school, so there is no need to have a whole semester on them

Here is my plan for sex education and it can be tuaght for in two hour long sessions. The first session is the anatomy and how a baby is born eggs fertilized and stuff. The secound stresses absistnece and tells kids that birth control exists, but it is not as safe as adverstised and absiternce is safer. They wiill know that condoms are safer, but they are still gambling

And it does not give out free condoms. Girls should know that if a man cannot affor a condom you should not have sex with him.

professor milburn cleaver, opa said...

It only goes to show that the liberals have so infested our culture with their "enjoy now, worry later" philosophy that it even is affecting good Conservative families. I understand that the so called inclusive and compassionate left wing is now enjoying the misery of young Ms. Palin and her mother, but they must realize that this will only make them look like the cold and monolithic people that they truly are. Even Mr. Obama sees this as he has taken if off of the proverbial campaign table. My warning to the Democrats would be to leave this alone or persue it at your peril. There is nary a mother in this country who would not find her daughter being implicated as a "whore" who would not react strongly to her defence. This type of attack will only allow Hillary supporters to identify themselves with Mrs. Palin. Class dismissed.

D.B. Echo said...

But, dammit, she looks like Tina Fey. And Tina Fey is totally hot.

Michelle D said...

Did anyone see "The Contender"? Its like the movie is playing out in real life. Here's the IMDB link for reference: