Friday, February 22, 2008

New York Times v. John McCain

How can the New York Times endorse John McCain as the Republican nominee for president one month and print the article that it did Thursday the next?

On January 25, 2008 the Times ran this endorsement:

"Senator John McCain of Arizona is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe. With a record of working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation, he would offer a choice to a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field."

Okay... if the New York Times wants to endorse a candidate that's their call, but then they follow up with this first paragraph in Thursday's front-page lead story.

"A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself — instructing staff members to block the woman’s access, privately warning her away and repeatedly confronting him, several people involved in the campaign said on the condition of anonymity."

It has been revealed that the sources and the details of the story that ran on Thursday were in possession of the paper at the time they endorsed McCain. Does that make any sense? What is the logic behind the Time's endorsement knowing that it had damaging information regarding the candidate?


Friday, February 15, 2008

"I Inhaled. That was the Point."

This guy may be the most direct individual to come out of Washington DC in quite some time...

Listen up democrats. Your choice is clear. Barrack Obama is the fix for all the negativity and hate in your party. The right move now is to drive Hillary and Bill Clinton into a small corner.

For republicans - take note. Mr. Obama is a straight shooter and he will do EXACTLY what he says he's going to do.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Who Took More Steroids?

So who took more steroids... Roger Clemens or his wife? Mr. Clemens claims that he never took Human Growth Hormone steroids, BUT that his wife did. He said he really doesn't know much about steroids but allowed his wife to use them.

Check out this photo. Is this a steroid induced physique? If so, how many shots did she have to take?

So let me get this straight, Roger Clemens never took steroids, but he employed a trainer (Brian McNamee) in such close proximity, that McNamee could inject Mrs. Clemens in the master bedroom of the Clemens' home with steroids? (This according to congressional testimony given today by Clemens and McNamee.) And he never took steriods himself?

BS Rocket.


Saturday, February 09, 2008

Hillary Clinton Knows Debasing & Degrading Language

Thursday of this week David Shuster from MSNBC made an off color remark regarding the Clinton campaign and their use of former first-daughter Chelsea Clinton.

Shuster is a biased talking head that doesn't belong "reporting the news." I don't like him and I didn't think his comment was appropriate for a journalist. Add this to the list of proof that he is not a newsman.

The Clinton response is as comical as Shuster calling himself a journalist. Read Hillary's letter to the head of NBC news:

Dear Mr. Capus,

Thank you for your call yesterday. I wanted to send you this note to convey the depth of my feeling about David Shuster's comments.

I know that I am a public figure and that my daughter is playing a public role in my campaign. I am accustomed to criticism, certainly from MSNBC. I know that it goes with the territory.

However, I became Chelsea's mother long before I ran for any office and I will always be a mom first and a public official second.

Nothing justifies the kind of debasing language that David Shuster used and no temporary suspension or half hearted apology is sufficient.

I would urge you to look at the pattern of behavior on your network that seems to repeatedly lead to this sort of degrading language.

There's a lot at stake for our country in this election. Surely, you can do your jobs as journalists and commentators and still keep the discourse civil and appropriate.


Hillary Rodham Clinton

Quite the joke in my opinion. Hillary Clinton is an expert at using and perpetuating debasing and degrading language. Just ask Laura Bush who has sat by in a dignified manner while Clinton called the President of the United States a "liar," "unintelligent" and a "war monger." Ask President Bush's daughters how they feel about the remarks made by a plethora of democrats.

Suck it up Hillary. If you threw your daughter "into the lion's den" (aka pimped her out) of politics in the latest attempt to figure out why you're not running away with the primary race, that was your decision.

Schuster's comment was minor compared to the debasing and degrading words you've used against George W. Bush.


Thursday, February 07, 2008

Romney Takes a Bow... Out

Tough day for conservative Americans as Mitt Romney "suspends" his campaign for POTUS leaving John McCain uncontested access to the Republican nomination.

I have a number of thoughts regarding Governor Romney and Mr. McCain... but I want to address today's announcement and the strategy behind it.

Mitt and the team he's put together have the capacity to look beyond today and into the window of tomorrow. Based on the reality facing the Romney campaign I agree with the call to suspend and step back from the day to day grind of the primary battle. Doing so demonstrates the Governor's leadership, and shows he's more interested in America than in himself. He made this very comment... and anyone with the slightest ability to discern the truth knew they had just heard it.

Strategically, Mr. Romney did what Mike Huckabee will eventually have to do, thus beating him to the punch. CPAC was the place to do it too - going out with a bang. (Huckabee will make this same announcement from a Holiday Inn somewhere in DC and know one will care and everyone will say "about time."

Governor Romney can now assume the roll as the Conservative Caretaker of the nation - not just the Republican party - the entire nation.

If the country needs more time to come to grips with his religion - give it to them. If the country needs more time to realize the promises of liberalism are hollow - grant it. Finally, if the Republican party needs another defeat to realize compromise leads to failure - let them lose. Mitt Romney and conservative men and women win on that day.

So with great sadness I watch Romney, an honorable man, do the honorable thing for his political party and make the right call for his future impact on our country.


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Huck the Salesman

I've seen some really good sales professionals in my professional career, and I've seen some really slick salesmen. The difference is very transparent and I can spot the latter within minutes of an introduction.

Mike Huckabee is slick, really slick...

The first time Katie and I saw and heard him speak he sounded really sharp. A no-name who came from no-where that actually sounded pretty good. Then Mike Huckabee started to get traction and the slick salesman appeared.

His biting comments toward his opponents quickly flew out of his mouth and still flow this very day - even this very evening. Huckabee is a religious bigot. His attacks on Mitt Romney clearly indicate that he has past judgment of Romney's Mormon faith - quite the anti-Christ action.