Saturday, August 30, 2008

Does McCain Have A Thing For Ex-Beauty Queens?

He's married to one. He could have picked a far more qualified ("deserving") woman than ex-Miss Alaska runner-up Sarah Palin as his running mate.

Kay Bailey Hutchison, for example. But then, she's sixty five, and looks it. Will disaffected Hillary supporters who are voting for McCain simply because he picked a woman for his running mate be smart enough to realize that his choice is a slap in the face to older, more qualified women?

Let's get the word out to the Hillary hold-outs that McCain's choice of a young, inexperienced, telegenic woman is cynical, and at its core, anti-feminist.
Stupid Is As Stupid Does

From The New York Times Online:

Choice of Palin Is a Bold Move by McCain, With Risks


WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain spent the summer arguing that a 40-something candidate with four years in major office and no significant foreign policy experience was not ready to be president.

And then on Friday he picked as his running mate a 40-something candidate with two years in major office and no significant foreign policy experience.

The selection of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska proved quintessentially McCain — daring, hazardous and defiantly off-message. He demonstrated that he would not get boxed in by convention as he sought to put a woman next in line to the presidency for the first time. Yet in making such an unabashed bid for supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, he risked undercutting his central case against Senator Barack Obama.

“Here’s what I’m worried about,” said Ed Rogers, a Republican lobbyist and former aide to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush. “McCain had to protect his reputation as an opponent of status quo Washington. He had to pick someone with the shortest Washington résumé. He did that. He picked someone the right wing is going to be happy about. But it’s a gamble.”

“The question is,” Mr. Rogers continued, “what does it do to the argument that Obama’s not ready?”


Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk show hosts have already turned that argument upside down. They claim Palin is not only right on the issues, she's more experienced than Obama and therefore, is more prepared to lead the nation.

Next question.

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Vagina Travelogues

From The Washington Post Online:

David Duchovny's sex disorder likened to alcoholism

By Jill Serjeant Reuters Friday, August 29, 2008; 6:00 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Did life imitate art when David Duchovny, who plays a sex-mad writer on the hit US TV show "Californication," seek treatment for sex addiction?

Or was it case of art imitating life for the "X-Files" actor -- regarded as one of the hottest men in Hollywood and whose off-screen romances have long been a talking point.

Duchovny's announcement on Thursday that he was voluntarily going into rehab for sex addiction after years of denying he had a problem, threw a spotlight on a disorder that few celebrities, and even fewer ordinary men and women, admit to.

Often likened to alcoholism, drug addiction or gambling, sex addiction is a form of compulsive behavior which is sending growing numbers of people into therapy but which is not formally recognized as a "diagnosable disorder" by the American Psychiatric Association.

"The concept of sexual addiction is a controversial one and that's because it is difficult to define," said Dr. Steve Eichel, an addiction specialist who works in Delaware.


Let me define it for you, Dr. Bichel: One woman is too many and a thousand women are not enough.
Only In America

Sarah Palin is living proof that anyone can be President of the United States. Absolutely anyone.

God help us.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Stagecraft 101

From The Weekly Standard Weblog:

The Temple of Obama

Reuters reports that "Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple."

To which a McCain adviser quipped: "Is this from the Onion?"


No Doric columns for McCain. The stage will be a replica of the Hanoi Hilton. He'll deliver his big speech in a feeble voice, from a hospital cot, swathed in bandages.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Name That Tune

"Barack Obama's yet-to-be-named running mate will take the stage at the Democratic Convention. The Obama campaign maintains there will be no leak and that the decision will be announced by text message to supporters, but press and pundits are busy predicting who Obama will name and when." (Fox News)


The name of his running mate has been hiding in plain sight on his iPod playlist. Not only did Obama tell us the man's name, he told us he was in no hurry to reveal it.

The song was written by George and Ira Gershwin in 1930.

The title is "Bidin' My Time".

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Me, Myself, and I

From Page Six of today's New York Post:

Oprah Winfrey is super-busy, so it's no surprise she'd want to delegate her more tedious duties. One source said, "Oprah has told the editors at O magazine she's tired of being on the cover every month ... and she's sick of it."


So are we.

Monday, August 18, 2008

You Are What You Eat

From Yahoo's Home Page, August 18,2008:

Phelps Biggest Craving

After winning 8 gold medals, Michael Phelps only wanted to do one thing—eat junk food.


What great news for Coca-Cola and McDonalds, proud sponsors of the 2008 Olympics! Skip the Wheaties. Forget fresh fruit and veggies. Processed food rules. Junk food is the fuel of champions.

If it's not loaded with salt, sugar, white flour, cholesterol and saturated fat, it's not on the menu.

Phelps won those races in spite of his horrendous dietary regimen, not because of it. Most active twenty-three-year-olds can get away with living on junk food for a few years without looking or feeling "sick". It takes time for their dietary sins to catch up with them. Let's see what kind of shape he's in when he's sixty or seventy - if he lives that long.
The Fix Is In

Nevermind that McCain may have overheard Obama's answers. He didn't need to hear the answers, since he already had the questions. So did Obama. If you listen carefully, you'll hear irrefutable evidence that both candidates had advance knowledge of the questions.

Here are two specific examples:

Obama, when asked about the many millions of orphans available for adoption, said (I'm paraphrasing) "I have to admit I cheated on that question. I did some research."

McCain interjected the following (paraphrased) comment: "Are we going to get back to the appointment of Supreme Court Justices, or should we just move on?".

This was before he was asked the question.

You can't "get back" to a question you haven't yet been asked.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Who Stole The Nookie From The Cookie Jar?

Well, the secret's out. John Edwards finally 'fessed up to his affair with Rielle Hunter.

It's not surprising that she changed her name from Lisa to Rielle. Girlfriend is grandiose, possibly even more grandiose than he is. I assumed it was short for Gabrielle.

But she pronounces Rielle as RILEY. Riley! How hideously trendy is that? She might as well have renamed herself Destiny or Madison or Brianna.

Thank goodness she named the baby Frances.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

More Bang For Your Buck


August 4, 2008, 2:40 PM

Obama Camp Hits Back At "Tire Gauge" Rhetoric

Posted by Brian Montopoli

The McCain campaign has been trying to drum up media coverage today for its mockery of Barack Obama for calling on Americans to make sure their tires are inflated in order to help save money gas. Obama said this last week: "There are things that you can do individually though to save energy; making sure your tires are properly inflated, simple thing, but we could save all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling, if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups. You could actually save just as much.” To spotlight the "inflating their tires" part of the quote, the McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee have been handing tire gauges out to reporters in sarcastic celebration of Obama's birthday today. "...the RNC is providing members of the media with complimentary tools related to Barack Obama’s energy plan – a brand new tire gauge," the RNC wrote in a press release this morning. "Because, instead of actually increasing America’s domestic oil supply, this is how Obama thinks Americans should try to alleviate burdensome pain at the pump." The McCain campaign also used the tire gauge gimmick in a fundraising plea today. "Today, I'm asking for your help in putting Senator Obama's 'tire gauge' energy policy to the test,' McCain campaign manager Rick Davis wrote to potential donors. "With an immediate donation of $25 or more, we will send you an 'Obama Energy Plan' tire pressure gauge. Will simply inflating your tires reduce the financial burden of high gas prices on your wallet?"


Only an elitist, out-of-touch candidate like John McCain would ask his supporters to cough up $25 for a measly tire pressure gauge.

The Obama campaign is offering a John McCain doll for only $25. He wears a baseball cap, geezer sunglasses, and tiny Ferragamos. But wait, there's more! If you call within the next fifteen minutes, you'll also receive the Wife Cindy and Sidekick Joe Leiberman dolls and pay only shipping and handling.

The John McCain doll has limited range of motion, but he wets his Depends, and when you comb his hair and pull his string, he calls you the "c" word.