Daily Archives: October 25, 2008

Quote of the Day: Anonymous McCain Staffer

“She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone. She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else. Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom,” said this McCain adviser.


The Blame Game

You do not have to be an idiot to realize after reading Politico’s “bombshell” of internal turmoil in the McCain-Palin camp to see what is going on:

“Four Republicans close to Palin said she has decided increasingly to disregard the advice of the former Bush aides tasked to handle her, creating occasionally tense situations as she travels the country with them. Those Palin supporters, inside the campaign and out, said Palin blames her handlers for a botched rollout and a tarnished public image – even as others in McCain’s camp blame the pick of the relatively inexperienced Alaska governor, and her public performance, for McCain’s decline.

“She’s lost confidence in most of the people on the plane,” said a senior Republican who speaks to Palin.”

A “senior Republican who speaks to Palin”??? That is what you call a controlled leak. These kind of things happen for a reason. Palin is trying to distance herself from any culpability in what she apparently believes will be a losing campaign. She is also trying to save (what she believes) her great future as a national leader.

Of course, this kind of blame game will not go unnoticed by her comrades who may not appreciate being blamed for what they believe is her incompetence for high office.

This may get pretty ugly. Go make some popcorn and get yourself a beer out of the fridge.

Latest Polls: Bachmann vs. Tinklenberg

The University of Minnesota/MPR poll just released shows a dead heat between Michele Bachmann and Elwyn Tinklenberg. What is most interesting about this poll is the the very same respondents are dramatically pro Republican Norm Coleman.

SurveyUSA, a reputed polling firm with a better track history, has:

Colin Powell: Raging Bigoted Racist

It has been reported that several people such as Mr. Pat Buchanan and Mr. Rush Limbaugh feel that Colin Powell’s endorsement of Senator Barack Obama was racially motivated. Never mind the fact that Mr. Powell has many more motivations that would drive him to act in such a manner.

Now, if former Secretary of State James Baker, who is a white man, were to endorse Senator John McCain (which he in fact did), does that make Mr. Baker a racially motivated bigot?

In fact, if you want to see an excellent systematic breakdown of why Colin Powell made his endorsement, Jed Lewison of The JedReport has edited together this excellent piece:

Jeff Larson, Fashion Genius AND Political Operative

The Man Behind Sarah's Skirts

The Man Behind Sarah's Skirts

The Star Tribune has a fascinating story of one local boy, Jeff Larson. If it does not yet ring a bell, he is the GOP operative that seems to have a keen sense of fashion when it comes to dressing the sassy, spunky Alaska ladies (and their relatives).

In addition to being the gentleman that bought $150K of clothes for our heroine Sarah Palin & her clan, the Star Tribune notes:

He has also been linked to a controversial phone bank campaign against Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama [“robo-calls“]. On top of that, he has gotten heat for renting a $600 room to U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman [extremely below market value], with whom he has longtime political ties.


Dubay Fired

Well, it seemed only a matter of time before Jeff Dubay of Twin Cities’ KFAN radio got the axe. It goes without saying.., if you are going to do that sort of stuff, be smart enough to do it at home. The radio-life alone must not have given him satisfaction in life. I really hope he can turn his life around.

Then again, if you are not just a local radio boob, but rather a nationally syndicated gas bag with millions in ad revenue, well, then, LIFE IS JUST GRAND.