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Alaskan Governor chosen as McCain’s running mate

Alaska Governor Sarah PalinImage via Wikipedia


I’m super giddy over this y’all.  CNN is reporting that Sen. John McCain has pick Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.  On the surface people will think it’s a cynical pick because he’s trying to catering to nutjob PUMAs. That may be the case, for those PUMAs were never Democrats in the first place, and only come off as cultish children.

But I have another theory:  I think he went with an untested newbie to counteract Sen. Joe Biden.  Picture Biden wiping the floor in debates with Romney, Giuliani and Pawlenty.  Now imagine Biden attacking a woman.  Not a pretty picture is it?  No matter if Biden is factually correct, if he comes off as “attacking” Palin–and you know the kooks that make up the GOP will spin any statement as such,–he’s be painted as a misogynist.

This also puts a stop on McCain’s baseless attacks on Obama of being too young and too inexperienced.  After all, Gov. Palin only has 2 years as a governor under her belt.  She’s younger than Sen. Obama too. Others will go into greater detail into Palin’s experience, or lack thereof, what I just read was this:

In an interview just a month ago, she dissed the job, saying it didn’t seem “productive.”

In fact, she said she doesn’t know what the vice president does.

Larry Kudlow of CNBC’s “Kudlow & Co.” asked her about the possibility of becoming McCain’s ticket mate.  Palin replied: “As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S., before I can even start addressing that question.”

And I know is that if I was Cindy McCain, I’d be watching McCain like a hawk.  After all he cheated on his first wife to be with Cindy.  And the silly news report in February showed that his aides were worried about his relationship with  lobbyist Vicki Iseman, going so far as to try to stonewall Iseman when she had to work with the Senator.

ELECTION ‘08: Mitt Romney out

Whoa nelly…ThinkProgress is also reporting that Mitt Romney may drop his bid from the presidential race AND that Karl Rove confirmed it to Fox:

GOP sources are saying that Mitt Romney will suspend his presidential bid. He is expected to make the withdrawal announcement today at CPAC.

As the first comment at ThinkProgress says:

o Mittens is going to cut-and-run, huh? Comment by ralph the wonder llama — February 7, 2008 @ 12:23 pm


Go to CNN.com to watch the live streaming of this now.  Video is now up at Crooks and Liars.

UPDATE: No more Mittens! Now the race is down to Gomer, Elmer Fudd and Mr. Uncut Penis. How much do you want to bet that Bloomberg will toss his hat in the ring within the next week?

Romney added, “If this were only about me, I would go on. But I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country.”(MSNBC)


WASHINGTON - John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering presidential campaign. “I must now stand aside, for our party and our country,” Romney told conservatives.

“If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror,” Romney told the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. (Yahoo!)

TSUNAMI TUESDAY: Mitt Romney’s numbers

Maine (not a Super Tuesday state, but I hadn’t recorded it here)

Romney 2,362 52% 18
McCain 958 21% 0
Paul 851 19% 0
Huckabee 268 6% 0
Undecided 94 2%  
Thompson 4 0% 0
Giuliani 2 0% 0
Hunter 0 0% 0


Romney 193,310 51% 14
McCain 155,903 41% 0
Huckabee 14,454 4% 0
Paul 10,191 3% 0
Giuliani 1,995 1% 0
No Preference 1,471 0%  


Romney 5,407 84% 36
McCain 514 8% 0
Paul 182 3% 0
Huckabee 141 2% 0
Giuliani 86 1% 0

ELECTION ‘08: Romney no fan of Dole or is he?

So, when you decipher the incoherent babbling of the Republican pundit class, you learn that Rush Limbaugh doesn’t like McCain (or anyone). Yawn. Who cares what Rush thinks right? Well there are still mindless drones who hang on the drug addict’s every word. I’m going out on a limb here to say that Sen. Bob Dole is one of those drones because he chose to waste his time writing a letter to Limbaugh extolling the virtues of Sen McCain.

That was nice of him, you say. Surely, Mitt Romney would be jealous of McCain having a quasi-respected former Senator in his corner:

In a FOX interview Tuesday morning, Romney had said the former Kansas senator was “probably the last person I would have wanted to have write a letter for me.”

Damn yo…that’s some serious shit talking from a guy conservatives don’t even like. I mean, if I walked up on some people told them that I was going to be their leader, and they made it known that they don’t like me, and someone they respect stands up for someone else, I’d be shitting my pants. I’d be like Hillary Clinton saying anything to get people to say nice things about me. Not Mitt.

Mitt said, “Fuck all ya’ll AND yo mamas.”

Needless to say, Romney then full backed away from his previous comment:

A short time later, Romney also referred to Dole as “an American hero.” He added that he would love to have the former senator’s support for his own bid.

“I think very highly of Sen. Dole,” he said, and had merely intended to criticize “the mental set that says we should choose our nominee based on how many years they’ve served and how long they’ve waited in line.” He added that he did not think McCain will benefit from the letter.


The Shame of White People

You know how, if a black person or a Latino person does something, that speaks for the entire race? Yet, white people who kill or rob are just bad apples. Imagine if a white person doing something spoke for all white people:


(h/t to Poplicks)

It actually makes me ashamed to be married to a white guy, even though he’s not even from this country.

I don’t even have words for this. It’s just so icky and embarrassing. I just sit here laughing.

NEVADA CAUCUS: Mitt Romney wins

MSNBC and CNN are calling Nevada for Mitt Romney with 0% of precincts reporting.

Don’t ask me how that works.

I believe the Democratic caucuses have started as of 15 min. ago with final results in 3 hours.


The former Massachusetts governor won six of the first eight delegates to be selected. Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson and California Rep. Duncan Hunter won one apiece, meaning no other candidate could beat Romney. Caucuses were still being held to decide all 12 delegates at stake.
(The Guardian)

The remaining 2 delegates will be picked at the state’s Convention in the spring. The state’s party chairman is okay with all this:

Tom Sansonetti, the county convention organizer, maintained Saturday that moving the state’s caucuses ahead was the right thing to do.

“The ultimate goal is not how many times we appear on Katie Couric,” Sansonetti said. “The ultimate goal was to have attention paid to rank-and-file Republicans by national candidates.”

In addition, he said more Wyoming Republicans have become involved in the process.

Well, at least we know who actually watches Couric pretend to be a journalist.

The other bright spot, since I’m feeling all optimistic today, is that Romney can claim a win somewhere!

IOWA CAUCUS: Huckabee wins Iowa

At least CNN and MSNBC are both calling Iowa for the Huckster. This should be interesting and I’m not at all surprised that people in Iowa fell for his schtick. And yes, even though I despise Huckabee and think of him as nothing more than a one-trick pony, I see the Corporate Republicans are scared of his message and that tickles me to no end. I can’t wait to see how the money flows as these primaries go on.


I’m not shocked that Giuliani’s numbers are so ridiculously low. My hope is that this means the media will stop trying to force President Drag Queen on us.


Now, I wonder if this means Romney is going to dump more money into New Hampshire. After all, the papers there and in nearby states have either “anti-endorsed” him or endorsed someone else. I’d also be interesting in seeing how Romney does in the Wyoming Caucus on Saturday (It’s GOP only).

Oh man…Romney is a moron

This whole stupid flap over his dad marching with King could have been put to sleep if Romney would just not talk. For those of you lucky enough not to see this, media entities have been writing on this as if it’s news and/or interesting. Romney said:

During his recent speech on faith, the former Massachusetts governor told his audience how he had witnessed his father, George Romney, marching with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Romney repeated the claim that his father, who was the governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969, had marched with King on NBC’s Meet the Press last weekend, growing emotional as he discussed his own reaction when he learned that Mormon leadership had decided to allow black people to participate fully in church rites. (CNN).

Awwwwww…sounds like somebody like Black people. I’m still not voting for your pandering ass Romney. But this is Romney, so you knew there was a lie in there somewhere. The media–that almost useless entity that couldn’t be bothered with fact-checking shrubya’s campaign claims, flat-out fairy tales on WMD, made only a passing reference to the Plame scandal and who seems to be okay with letting telecoms have retroactive immunity to illegally spying on Americas–they diligently researched (gasp!) Romney’s claims and (yawn) found them to be a lie.

But historical evidence, including news accounts at the time, shows that George Romney never marched with King, though he supported King’s agenda.

Susan Englander, assistant editor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University, who is editing the King papers from that era, told the Globe yesterday: “I researched this question, and indeed it is untrue that George Romney marched with Martin Luther King.”(BG)

So Romney lied. Again. He’s a Republican politician. It’s what they do.

Ah, but Romney is an attention seeking ego-maniac. Quick to show the world how utterly brilliant he is, he always manages to make more of a mess than before. For example, his explanation for the above lie:

“If you look at the literature, if you look at the dictionary, the term ’saw’ includes being aware of in the sense I’ve described,” Romney told reporters in Iowa. “It’s a figure of speech and very familiar, and it’s very common. And I saw my dad march with Martin Luther King. I did not see it with my own eyes, but I saw him in the sense of being aware of his participation in that great effort.


A figure of speech.

I don’t know who that’s supposed to impress, but I’m thinking maybe Romney should take some remedial English courses.

“I’m an English literature major. When we say, ‘I saw the Patriots win the World Series,’ it doesn’t necessarily mean you were there,” he said.

Oh he was an English major. Okay

Did you catch that sample sentence though?

‘I saw the Patriots win the World Series.’

Sports fans will know why that’s such a stupid and funny statement. Let me tell you, that says all I need to know about Romney, the non-marching English major.