Wednesday edition - June 23, 2009



The Ethics of Letterman's Palin Joke
New York Times - Randy Cohen -6-24-09‎
In early June, David Letterman joked: “Sarah Palin went to a Yankees game yesterday. There was one awkward moment during the seventh-inning...


Palin reimburses Alaska $8K for 9 family trips
The Associated Press - ‎-6-24-09
Sarah Palin has paid more than $8100 to reimburse Alaska for the costs associated with nine trips taken with her children. Palin's attorney, Thomas Van

State dismisses another ethics complaint against Palin
Anchorage Daily News - Sean Cockerham - ‎-6-24-09
The state has dismissed an ethics complaint alleging a close adviser to Gov. Sarah Palin played politics on state time while traveling


Governor Sarah Palin and Governor Mark Sanford would make a hot ticket. She'd play defense and he'd play offense.



And, over the last 30-odd years, Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital. – Bill Maher



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From the Trails of Appalachia to the Shores of Argentina. Mark Sanford, Best Excuse Award Winner!

Gov. Mark Sanford did not spend the last five days hiking the Appalachian Trail -- as his staff indicated -- but instead was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he told The State newspaper...His staff and family seemed to be in the dark about his whereabouts. Sanford also said no one else accompanied him on the trip.


But the Iranian government is planning a curfew because things are getting so crazy in Iran. And I thought if there is one thing an angry mob respects, by God, it’s a curfew, isn’t it? --David Letterman


Disturbing News

Aren't They Over There Fighting For Our "Freedoms"?


Stars and Stripes, the newspaper that receives U.S. military funding to help it cover and get distributed free to American forces in war zones, complained Tuesday of censorship by military authorities in Iraq.




Anybody here from South Carolina? Well, their governor, their Governor Mark Sanford just disappears for four days. Literally, takes a hike. He’s out. And now, he’s back. And he says, “Well what’s the big deal? I was just on a vacation to clear my head.” You see, we never had that head-clearing problem with Bush. You know what I mean? - David Letterman




I'm much more interested in, you know, who the oil companies are screwing than who John Ensign is screwing. – Paul Begala


Republican-Shenanigans News

Republican RipOff Artist


Elisabeth Hasselbeck, a co-host of ABC's "The View," has been accused of plagiarism.

A lawsuit in federal court in Massachusetts alleges that Hasselbeck lifted "word for word" content from a book on celiac disease written by a self-published author on Cape Cod.




"John McCain is being more outspoken about President Obama's foreign policy and his Iranian strategy. And today, McCain got so loud and so angry, and he was screaming, that they asked him to leave Denny's." --David Letterman



Rock-The-Voter News



The Navy has dispatched a destroyer named the U.S.S. John McCain to deal with the North Korean ship that may have illegal weapons. Well, actually, the Navy didn’t dispatch the John McCain, it just kind of wandered off on its own.- Conan O'Brien



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Joe the Plumber Update


“This country has been great for over 180 years,” Wurzelbacher said after urging folks to study the Constitution. It wasn’t clear whether something happened in the late 1820s to make the United States great, but other than a few puzzled glances from the crowd, everyone went with it....there could be “Joe the Plumber” Christmas ornaments in his merchandising future.




I don't think it's true, that all Republicans are racist...but, if you're a racist today, you're probably a Republican. – Bill Maher


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Biz-Tech News

The Americans Are Leaving!  The Americans Are Leaving!


The Iraqi government on Tuesday declared a public holiday to mark next week's withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Baghdad and other cities.



Bush-Prison-Torture News


And the leader of Iran’s opposition party, Mousavi, the guy who apparently lost in the election, says he’s ready to become a martyr. Don’t kid yourselves. It’s tough being a martyr nowadays, really. I mean, with the economy and all the budget cuts. When you die now, because of the economy, you’re only going to be greeted by 35, maybe 40 virgins, tops. - David Letterman



Go-F**k-Yourself News


There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors.
-- Jim Morrison



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