Wednesday edition - September 10, 2008


Obama's New Campaign Strategy




McCain Camp Sees An Insult in a Saying
Washington Post, United States - 9-10-08
Sen. Barack Obama said yesterday that Sen. John McCain's claim that he will shake up Washington after agreeing with...


McCain And Palin Campaign Continues Playing Heart's 'Barracuda ... - 9-10-08
Republican nominees John McCain and Sarah Palin have ignored Heart's request to stop using their song "Barracuda" at political events

Pentagon chief cites caution on US troop pullout
The Associated Press - 9-10-08
The Pentagon chief was testifying one day after President Bush announced that he has approved a plan to withdraw about 8000 US troops by February.


Only Republicans can keep a straight face and pretend to be insulted by a common phrase.


"The government is spending, what, $200 billion to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Unemployment, five-year high. Foreclosures are at a 19-year high. This means the Democrats are going to have to work extra hard over the next eight weeks to blow this election." –Jay Leno

The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without Saddam

Another Secret Program? Yawn.


The dramatic drop in violence in Iraq is due in large part to a secret program the U.S. military has used to kill terrorists, according to a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward.



What's the difference between Palin and a pit bull? The pit bull doesn't embrace earmark funding





Disturbing News

US Allies Withdrawing From Iraq


The number of countries fighting in the US-led coalition in Iraq is set to fall to a "handful" over the next three months, according to a senior US official.

President George W. Bush announced yesterday that the US troop presence in Iraq would fall by about 4,000 this year, and another 4,000 early next year, as the Pentagon prepares to boost the US military presence in Afghanistan.

The US official said that most of the 29 countries fighting alongside American and Iraqi forces would withdraw their troops this year.


A Sarah Palin action figure came out today. And, apparently they’re working on a John McCain action figure. The best part, you can change his diaper. They’re also coming out with a Barack Obama affirmative action figure. - Craig Ferguson




Subject: Obama Strategy


Hi Lisa,

Love your site.

You nailed it when you said McCain picking Palin was a smart move. Obama has barely been in the news. What do you think of Obama being interviewed by O'Reilly?

I wonder if Obama realizes it was a humongous mistake picking Biden instead of Hillary? My guess is no but I bet when Obama has lunch with Bill Clinton tomorrow in Harlem Bill will give him an earful and Obama better listen.

My suggestion is Biden should bow out and Hillary should step in because Obama can't t even keep female Democrats from going over to Palin. I'm puzzled how Obama has handled his campaign.





I felt picking Palin was a smart move at the moment. Although I do feel the pit bull with lipstick can easily be neutered and probably will be by her own words -- once McCain allows her to be interviewed. The mainstream media is chomping at the bit and McCain and Palin bashing/ignoring the media may backfire.


It was about time that Obama appeared on FOX. O'Reilly brought out more passion in Obama than I have ever seen. I wish we'd see more of his passion instead of the professor.


This race reminds me of the 1988 election with Dukakis and Papa Bush. Dukakis was leading by double digits (mostly because the country was disgusted by the Republican led Iran/Contra mess) and was methodically thumped by Papa Bush because Dukakis was being unresponsive and unemotional to all the attacks on him. Dukakis wasn't a fighter, he was a gentleman. I see the same thing in Obama.


I bet Bill Clinton will tell Obama exactly how he feels when they lunch together. I hope no blood is shed.





John Kerry tries to put a bunch of fancy, fancy talk -- tried to disguise that record, sort of like his fancy haircut, fancy manicure, tried to disguise the whole thing. (Laughter.) But there is nothing you can do to really -- to really obscure that record. You can try, though. And in Wyoming, we've got a saying for what it is when you keep trying to make something that's not so good look good, we call it putting lipstick on a pig. (Laughter.) Yes. (Applause.) And it doesn't work.  - Mrs. Dick Cheney, October 2004, White House Archives






Republican-Shenanigans News

There are only 56 days until the presidential election, and most of the attention now is centered around John McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin. They’re already selling Sarah Palin action figures online, and there was a sad incident at Toys R Us today when the Sarah Palin dolls shot My Little Pony.
- Jimmy Kimmel




Rock-The-Voter News


" A lot of people now are criticizing Governor Palin for her lack of foreign policy experience. They say she won't be able to deal with other countries. But is that a big deal? I mean, hey, how many foreign countries even talk to us anymore? See what I'm saying?" –Jay Leno


"It surprised me. It looks like John McCain's speech last week beat Barack Obama's speech in the ratings. Isn't that amazing? Honest to God. That's like 'American Idol' being beaten by a rerun of 'Matlock.'" –Jay Leno




Biz-Tech News

The Real Surge


An independent study of oil markets concludes that speculation by large investors was a primary reason for the surge in oil prices during the first half of the year and for the more recent price declines.



"Experts say -- this is interesting -- that since Sarah Palin became the vice presidential nominee, there's been an actual spike in the sales of her style of eyeglasses. Gone way up. Yeah. Yeah, with Palin's glasses, you'll be able to see everything, except what the hell your teenage daughter's up to." –Conan O'Brien




Bush-Prison-Torture News


"There is some good news for John McCain. According to the latest polls, which came out today, John McCain has started to open up a lead over Barack Obama. This is true. Yeah. The USA Today poll has McCain ahead by ten points. The 'CBS News' poll has the two tied. And the MSNBC poll says that Obama won the election last week." –Conan O'Brien




Go-F**k-Yourself News


"The Republican convention is over, the Democratic convention over. Just one left. Next week, Ralph Nader's convention. It'll be at his apartment. He says you have to park on the street." –Jay Leno




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A small dog wipes-out while riding a wave during the small dog heat at the 3rd annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon held by the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Del Mar, California September 7, 2008.
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