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