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Archive for August, 2008

Barack’s Big Night

by @ Saturday, August 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Politics

It looks like Barack Obama’s Thursday night speech was a ratings success: At least 40 million Americans watched Senator Barack Obama accept the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night, a record for convention viewership that exceeded even the expectations of his aides. The historic speech by the first African-American presidential nominee of a major political […]

Ohio State Extends, Increases Tressel’s Contract

by @ Saturday, August 30th, 2008. Filed under College Sports, Ohio State Buckeyes, Sports

Ohio State and Jim Tressel have agreed to contract revisions that will keep him in Columbus until at least 2013 and make him the highest paid coach in the Big Ten: COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says Jim Tressel has agreed to contract revisions that will make him the highest-paid football coach in the […]

The Risks Of Sarah Palin, Part III

by @ Saturday, August 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

I noted yesterday, here and here, the clear and apparent risks that the McCain campaign has taken in picking an unknown, inexperienced, political newcomer to be his Vice-Presidential running mate. Today, ABC is out with a report that makes one wonder just how vetted Sarah Palin actually is: It wasn’t until Sunday night that John […]

Two Strikes Against Sarah Palin

by @ Saturday, August 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

Apparently, she was a Bucananite back in the day:

Stupid Political Quotes

by @ Saturday, August 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

The McCain Campaign on Sarah Palin’s experience: As the head of Alaska’s National Guard and as the mother of a soldier herself, Governor Palin understands what it takes to lead our nation and she understands the importance of supporting our troops. You’re kidding, right ?

One Strike Against Sarah Palin

by @ Friday, August 29th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Evolution vs. ID, Politics, Sarah Palin, Science

Apparently, she believes in the fallacy of so-called creation science.

A Bumper Year For Virginia Wine

by @ Friday, August 29th, 2008. Filed under Virginia, Virginia Wineries, Wine

Thanks to a dry summer 2008 is shaping up to be a good year for Virginia wineries: RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Farm Bureau says the state’s wine grape crop is thriving thanks to a dry summer. State viticulturist Tony Wolf says the crop is generally above-average in quantity. But Wolf said there is some […]

A Conservative Second Thought On Palin

by @ Friday, August 29th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

Ramesh Ponnuru recognizes some of the downside to the McCain/Palin ticket: Palin has been governor for about two minutes. Thanks to McCain’s decision, Palin could be commander-in-chief next year. That may strike people as a reckless choice; it strikes me that way. And McCain’s age raised the stakes on this issue. As a political matter, […]

Why Palin ?

by @ Friday, August 29th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

The WaPo’s Chris Cilliizza explains the logic behind the Sarah Palin pick: DENVER — John McCain’s selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate is a stunning surprise almost certain to recalibrate the race heading into the fall election. The McCain campaign had make little secret of the fact that […]

Most Absurd Comment Ever

by @ Friday, August 29th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

Fox News Channel’s Steve Doocy says Sarah Palin has foreign policy experience because her state is across the Bering Sea from Russia. Yeah right. And Bill Clinton had military experience because he called out the National Guard once. This just proves how intellectually vapid the hosts on Fox News truly are.

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