McCain Beyond the Palin – Even Turdblossom Decries the Lies

Yes, it’s true.  Turdblossom (aka Karl Rove) has spoken out about the excesses of the McCain campaign ads.  To my mind the fact that he would do this publicly speaks, not to any new found sense of decorum or fair play in the doughy sleazeball, but to the fractiousness and internecine warfare within the Republican ranks.  It’s my sense that he is just too diabolically clever to say anything so damaging without intending to be damaging.  No matter, though – we’ll take it!

“In case anyone was still wondering whether John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest campaign in history, today Karl Rove – the man who held the previous record – said McCain’s ads have gone too far,” said Obama campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor.

As Wall Street comes unglued, gas prices rise, the war continues, “regular” Americans struggle to make ends meet, and the rich rake it in … all McSame can do is fling lies and fulminate about lipstick.  Sheesh!

Obama WafflesMeanwhile – on the values-voting front, we have Obama Waffles on sale at the Values Voters Summit.  This is Sarah Palin country, folks. Remember her (rumored) comment about Sambo beating the bitch?  Well these are the folks who laughed.  This is the base that McCain solidified.  God help us all. When they were called on this little bit of racism, the summit organizers said they “had not realized the boxes displayed ‘offensive material.'”  Of course not – but they were all over that bogus lipstick brouhaha.

For more on the Sarah Palin front, if you haven’t seen this article from the NY Times about the prospective VP’s governing style you should check it out.  Jo Becker, Peter S. Goodman and Michael Powell depict the cynical cronyism and small-minded vindictiveness that Palin is offering to bring to DC.  Thanks, but no thanks, m’am … we’ve had enough of that over the past 8 years … and will be reaping the dubious benefits for many years hence.

And for even more of the same old same old from Palin/McSame we have this revealing piece of reportage from Lisa Derner of the Anchorage Daily News about Governor P’s use of private e-mail accounts to cover her (and her cronies’) tracks.  Sound familiar?

On a MUCH happier note, the Phillies and Red Sox are winning, the Mets are losing, the Eagles are poised to upset the ‘boys tonight, Carli Lloyd and the USWNT beat Ireland 2-0 on Saturday night, the USWNT player allocation to WPS teams will be announced tomorrow …

The Shed All Roofed!… and HollyCornblog and CharlieHopbrew have been making amazing progress on the woodshed up at the lake.

Here are the two latest pictures. (I definitely plan on moving in … once they get it hooked up with some reliable internet access!)

Roofed Shed from the BackπŸ˜‰

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2 Responses to McCain Beyond the Palin – Even Turdblossom Decries the Lies

  1. JordanCornblog says:

    Thanks, Edibeth – I’d seen this making the e-mail rounds and appreciate your posting it here. It certainly lays out the stark, cognitive dissonance that the American electorate seems prone to indulge in. Hopefully this year will see an awakening!


  2. Edibeth says:

    I’m a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight…..

    * If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you’re
    “exotic, different.”
    * Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers: a quintessential American

    * If your name is Barack you’re a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
    * Name your kids Willow, Trig, and Track: you’re a maverick.

    * Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.
    * Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating: you’re well

    * If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the
    first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter
    registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years
    as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator
    representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of
    the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years
    in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people
    while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs,
    Environment and Public Works and Veteran’s Affairs committees, you
    don’t have any real leadership experience.

    * If your total resume is: local weather girl (sports caster), 4
    years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with
    fewer than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with
    650,000 people, then you’re qualified to become the country’s second
    highest ranking executive.

    * If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while
    raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you’re
    not a real Christian.
    * If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left
    your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you’re a

    * If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including
    the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
    * If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with
    no other option in sex education in your state’s school system while
    your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant , you’re very responsible.

    * If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in
    a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city
    community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family’s values
    don’t represent America’s.
    * If you’re husband is nicknamed “First Dude”, with at least one DUI
    conviction and no college education, who didn’t register to vote
    until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the
    secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

    OK, much clearer now.


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