This is a great article on Sarah and how she fits the bill for conservatives. Also, read the comments…there are several from Alaskans and at least one from a resident of Wasilla.
Here’s an excerpt and link to The Times UK…
“We may be seeing the first woman president. As a Democrat, I am reeling,” said Camille Paglia, the cultural critic. “That was the best political speech I have ever seen delivered by an American woman politician. Palin is as tough as nails.”
And by the way, did I mention she’s from…
We have started a separate thread entitled McCain Veep Watch!
UPDATE FRIDAY MORNING AT 7:25 — No word yet…no leak has made it to the web!
Per Mike Allen at Politico…
Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report, who has high-level McCain contacts, posted a tease this morning saying: “SOURCE: NAME MAY LEAK AT 6 PM ET… WITH SOME SORT OF CONFIRMATION AT 8 PM.”
Jonah Goldberg at NRO hammers home the point I have been making to anyone who will listen–that the selection of Biden is great…for the GOP.
Here’s an excerpt (read it all here)…
I think it is an outright terrible decision on Obama’s part to pick Biden. Yes, he helps balance Obama’s inexperience on foreign policy, but he also reminds people of it. Yes, Biden could conceivably be effective as an attack dog. But Biden is such a gasbag he makes the Hindenburg look like a sack of rocks. Obama doesn’t need to increase his lip-flapping quotient. Biden is a gaffe machine and Obama is bad explaining faults, and his VP’s faults will inevitably become Obama’s in the Fall campaign. Biden will be fantastic at convincing people already eager to vote for Obama to vote for Obama. His ability to convince the undecided is much, much weaker, in my opinion. There’s more than a small risk that Biden will reinforce the sense that this ticket is all about hearing itself talk. I wouldn’t be surprised, two months from now, that we’ll hear a lot of talk about how Obama’s mistake in picking Biden can be explained by Obama’s inherent weakness, and love, for talky-talk-talk.
Newt does it again with his effusive (but well deserved IMO) praise for Bobby Jindal in his article in Human Events entitled “Bobby Jindal, America’s Most Transformational Governor”.
Here, according to Newt, is a partial list a Bobby’s achievements in only six months…
* Six Major Tax Cuts worth more than $500 million, including eliminating taxes on business and capital investment and the largest personal tax cut in the history of the state – a $300 million reduction in personal income taxes, worth up to $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.
* Governor Jindal brought about a Transformation of Job Creation and Retraining. He completely eliminated the Department of Labor and passed a guarantee for employers that Louisiana educational institutions will train its workforce to meet their needs, and if they fail, they will retrain workers for free.
* He created $10 million in Opportunity Scholarships so 1,500 poor children in New Orleans can escape failing public schools.
* Jindal led the passage of The Health Care Consumers Right to Know Act, creating transparency of cost and quality for the first time in Louisiana’s health care system.
* Bobby Jindal expanded the number of charter schools in Louisiana from 42 to 100.
* He passed legislation cracking down on child molesters and also passed a resolution calling for the creation of involuntary civil commitment of sexually violent predators to keep them confined for treatment after they complete their prison terms.
And here’s a seventh achievement…
Louisiana’s Third Bond Rating Boost in a Week
All this, and Governor Bobby Jindal is just getting started. Just last week he vetoed $9 million dollars in pet projects and pork barrel spending in the legislature’s budget – another area in which this 37-year-old governor is showing the way to Washington.
Not coincidentally, Jindal also announced that for the third time last week, Louisiana’s bond rating had been raised by a major credit rating agency.
Read it all…
Well, it’s about time!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Christian Conservative Leaders Unite to Support McCain
In a seemingly symbolic move, 100 conservative Christian leaders agreed to unite behind the presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain at a meeting Tuesday in Denver, Colo., Time.com reports.
Concerns exist that Obama “will decimate moral values,” said Mat Staver, chairman of the Florida law advocacy group Liberty Counsel.
Read the entire article…
Enough already…or soon Obama will have enough of his starry-eyed robots in hypnotic lock-down to march on to victory. There is no doubt that McCain can expose Obama for the con-man that he is…but he needs to start landing the haymakers NOW!
“Put the gloves on, McCain, and get in the frikken ring!”
McCain, GOP unleash anti-Obama plan
By JONATHAN MARTIN | 6/26/08 12:41 PM EST
Republicans might have a reason to smile: John McCain and his allies seem to have finally settled on a way to draw a stark contrast with Barack Obama.
After weeks of criticism from Republicans about the leisurely pace at which they seemed to be preparing for the general election, McCain’s campaign has apparently settled on a highly personal campaign theme that aims to differentiate McCain and Obama on both character and issues.
The strategy: Paint Obama as conventional politician who always takes the safe and easy political road, then amplify the distinction by framing McCain as a patriot, somebody who has put sacrifice above self.
It’s seemingly an effort by McCain to remind voters of his Vietnam-era heroism and compelling life story while touching on key issues to avoid running purely on biography. The message also is designed to underline McCain’s unique record of service to his country without touching on subterranean questions about Obama’s patriotism.
Whether it will work — or if the famously improvisational McCain will even stick to it — is an open question.
But it is finally clear that McCain and many of his allies — including Karl Rove and Mitt Romney — are finally working in unison to push one message, and push it aggressively.(Emphasis added).