Campaign Updates and Media Headlines 9/9/08
The Palin Phenomenon Drives Campaign Coverage: September 1 - 7, 2008 (Project for Excellence in Journalism)
For the first time in the three months since the general election campaign began, John McCain last week generated more coverage than Barack Obama. But he was still outshone by another newsmaker during the GOP convention—his own running mate. Sarah Palin, the first woman on a Republican ticket, was the focus of feverish attention as the media tried to find out more about her, convey her record and biography, and calculate her impact on the race.
This is what passes for humor among the Obamabots (thanks to HillBuzz)
Obama Pods are monsters. Pods create ebay page to "sell" Palin's 4 month old son (by John: south of Melrose at Liberal Rapture)
I have said for months that Obama PODS are fiends. Monstrous fiends who will go to any length to slander and defile good people. The PODS are a mob with no [conscience]… Have any of us ever seen so many people so willing to jettison all human decency?... The Democratic Party is lost. Gone. Over. It is experiencing a death rattle. I urge every normal person to plunge a dagger into the body now. Kill it. It must be destroyed so something can take its place… I don't care who wins finally. This blog will stand in opposition to the PODS for as long as it takes.
Athenae, in a comment at Eschaton (thanks to Susie at Suburban Guerilla)
I keep saying that the election is decided by the stuff my mother’s hairdresser tells her. Whatever filters down to that level is what has stuck. A month ago it was, “Obama’s for change.” Now it’s “they need to leave that nice lady’s kids alone.
The Authoritative Trig Palin Conspiracy Time Line (by Vanity Fair)
The McCain campaign won’t countenance it, and Barack Obama has even declared it off-limits, but the question of Trig Palin’s parentage—whether his real mom is Sarah Palin or her five-months pregnant, 17-year-old daughter Bristol—has transfixed the blogosphere. To settle the matter once and for all, VF.com presents this handy timeline juxtaposing both the official narrative and the wingnut conspiracy theories.
Because the uteri of all pre- and peri-menopausal women daring to run for office, and their daughters, absolutely must be open for inspection 24/7.—Caro
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