Sunday, October 12, 2008


And all aimed at Mommy Moose.

Between the Wasilla Whiz Kid being found to have abused the powers of her office, and, to the larger extent, her campaigning leading to Fly Boy being equated with lynch mobs, the KKK, foaming masses, and George Wallace, I think it's dawning on the Dead Campaign Express that "Jesus, we should have vetted her!"

If Stumblin' Bumblin' Johnnie wants to make "Judgment" a key campaign theme, than the Obama people should encourage it and welcome it with all arms.

To use the phrase of McCain's pal, "Bring it on!"

Now, granted, losing campaigns, invariably, ended up in upheaval, with shit flying in all directions, crap-encrusted fingers pointing in all directions.

Sarah Baxter, from the Times-OnLine, in the UK, has a fascinating piece out, depicting that it's the Hockey Mom with Lipstick who wants the donuts brought to her.

McCain tussles with Palin over whipping up a mob mentality

Mark Salter, McCain’s long-serving chief of staff, is understood to have told campaign insiders that he would prefer his boss, a former Vietnam prisoner of war, to suffer an “honourable defeat” rather than conduct a campaign that would be out of character – and likely to lose him the election.

Palin, 44, has led the character attacks on Obama in the belief that McCain may be throwing away the election and her chance of becoming vice-president. Her supporters think that if the Republican ticket loses on November 4, she should run for president in 2012.

A leading Republican consultant said: “A lot of conservatives are grumbling about what a poor job McCain is doing. They are rolling their eyes and saying, ‘Yes, a miracle could happen, but at this rate it is all over’.

“Sarah Palin is no fool. She sees the same thing and wants to salvage what she can. She is positioning herself for the future. Her best days could be in front of her. She wants to look as though she was the fighter, the person with the spunk who was out there taking it to the Democrats.”

What a treat it is going to be to watch Mommy Moose burn down the village, just to lay a foundation for her to emerge out the ashes four-years from now.

And, about that vetting (well, no vetting) issue, Frank Rich today, in calling out McCain and Palin to end their "String'em Up" campaign ("But we’re not at Election Day yet, and if voters are to have their final say, both America and Obama have to get there safely. The McCain campaign has crossed the line between tough negative campaigning and inciting vigilantism, and each day the mob howls louder. The onus is on the man who says he puts his country first to call off the dogs, pit bulls and otherwise."), offers we should have seen this coming;
No less disconcerting was a still-unexplained passage of Palin’s convention speech: Her use of an unattributed quote praising small-town America (as opposed to, say, Chicago and its community organizers) from Westbrook Pegler, the mid-century Hearst columnist famous for his anti-Semitism, racism and violent rhetorical excess. After an assassin tried to kill F.D.R. at a Florida rally and murdered Chicago’s mayor instead in 1933, Pegler wrote that it was “regrettable that Giuseppe Zangara shot the wrong man.” In the ’60s, Pegler had a wish for Bobby Kennedy: “Some white patriot of the Southern tier will spatter his spoonful of brains in public premises before the snow falls.”

This is the writer who found his way into a speech by a potential vice president at a national political convention. It’s astonishing there’s been no demand for a public accounting from the McCain campaign. Imagine if Obama had quoted a Black Panther or Louis Farrakhan — or William Ayers — in Denver.
Yes, still unexplained.

Judging by her limited public interviews, her lack-of-reading-materials, her flubs and general ignorance, odds are it didn't come from her (maybe First-Busy-Body Todd inserted it in, perhaps lifting it from his AIP material?).

A Rove Rat staffer?

Rove, himself?

This came at the convention, so you know that wanted to send out a signal, a strong signal to the base, that wait, it's coming .. Palin will deliver the bombs, you can count on it.

It may come to the Wasilla Whiz Kid, that is this bullet-train whirlwind of ugliness she's helping to create, to, essentially earn her chops, she may want to glance down from the pedestal she's put herself on.

Odds are, again with the losing campaign vibe, the Fly Boy loyalists, the donut eaters, are already building the case to level the disaster at her Hockey-Mom-with-Lipstick feet.

Gosh-Darn-it, that wouldn't be playing fair, would it ...

Ya Betch'ya!

Bonus Links

Glenn Greenwald: TNR’s Michael Crowley: McCain lynch mobs are no different than Bush critics

Ron Beasley: Looking Out For Number One

John Cole: The Bride to Nowhere

M.J. Rosenberg: Frank Rich: On McCain's Ugly Campaign of Incitement

We Told You He Was Just Like Bob Dole

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