September 20, 2008

And for the Republicans, Miss Teen South Carolina

The vice presidential debate is going to be Nerfed to make Caribou Barbie look less incompetent:

At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between Gov. Sarah Palin and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates.

McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive.

Oh, but she's totally qualified to take over for an ailing president in the middle of a war. Un-freaking-believable.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 5:23 PM
Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:49 PM

September 17, 2008

Holier than thou

Okay, new rule: If your name is Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, you have forfeited any and all authority to call other people "elitist."

Does she think Barack Obama wears two monocles or something?

Posted by August J. Pollak at 7:31 PM

This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move

No. nonononononononononononononononononononono nonononononononononononononononononononono nononononononononononononono
nononononononononononononono nono no.


Posted by August J. Pollak at 7:20 PM


Well, that's interesting:

Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr's campaign filed suit Tuesday seeking to remove Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama from the ballot in Texas, alleging that the two major candidates missed the deadline for officially filing to be on the ballot.

The lawsuit by the former Republican congressman from Georgia claims that neither McCain nor Obama met the requirement of Texas law that all candidates provide "written certification" of their nomination "before 5 p.m. on the 70th day before election day," because neither had been formally nominated by their respective parties in time. The suit was filed in the Texas Supreme Court in Austin.

That would have been Aug. 25. Obama did not accept his party's nomination until Aug. 28, McCain his on Sept. 4.

I'd be very interested in seeing if the law is as simple and clear-cut as that. Now, given that this is coming from Bob Barr, I'm not exactly jumping up in immediate acceptance that this is accurate, but if there's actually a Texas law that requires a written filing before both candidates' even accepted their nomination, I'd love to see the spin on that one.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 8:07 AM

September 15, 2008

"See students"

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We've been under Bush for eight years. It's well-established that he is a frothing idiot. And yet, in the eight years of president Bush, he has never claimed that he has foreign policy experience based on being able to see Russia from where he lives. This has breached any level of ridiculous I ever possibly imagined, and she hasn't even been elected yet.

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Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:03 AM