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September 13, 2008


I come from a strong military family. And I think it's odd that McCain's work focuses almost always on the military. There's a whole lot else out there!

Hilzoy-I so wish some of your analyses would actually get incorporated into the narratives of this campaign. Honestly, this is like the third time you've stripped a narrative down to illustrate how it's built on air. I--for one--appreciate it.

if you want to cut and paste, here's the email I just sent to everyone I know:

Dear Friends and Family,

I have a very important link to share. We have just 1 and a half months until the election, and there are a few great ads that need to be shown as often as possible between now and November 4th. Sometimes I feel like there is not a whole lot I can do to make a difference. But today I dug deep to help fund these ads and get them on the air. Even 5 bucks will go a long way. Let's do this thing.

Follow this link to see the ads made by Planned Parenthood, the Defenders of Wildlife, Democracy for America and others. If you like the ad(s), you can go directly to the websites and make a contribution to get these on air.


And email this to your friends... why not to your entire address book? You never know how many people are just itching to have the opportunity to do something.

Much love to you all.

If I'm not mistaken, S. 1892 had the effect of extending by one year the statute of limitations for certain claims made by Indian tribes in response to reconciliation reports, whatever that amounts to. See here.

I have no idea what the practical effects, merits, or interests affected by this are -- I just looked it up out of context.

Who is going to be the first ObWi'er to condemn Obama on questioning McCain's patriotism?

"So, when American workers hear John McCain talking about putting 'Country First,'" Obama said, "it's fair to ask -- which country?"

I won't hold my breath.

Any hope for correcting all comments about Palin now that we have the full text from the Gibson interview?

Since the Son of Cain's patriotism looks more and more questionable these days, I see no problem in questioning it per se. But I would not think that he puts another country first but himself and his ambition. He clearly doesn't put Georgia (the Caucasus one) first because his actions seem more likely to be to that country's detriment (also not Israel, that would be senator Palpatine*).

*who also imo puts himself before anything else.

"Who is going to be the first ObWi'er to condemn Obama on questioning McCain's patriotism?"

Probably no one, because he's not questioning McCain's patriotism. He's questioning McCain's commitment to American jobs. If he really meant "Country First" he'd vote to keep jobs at home rather than see production outsourced to some other country. It's a fairly lame attack, AFAIC, but it's not an attack on McCain's overall patriotism.

"Any hope for correcting all comments about Palin now that we have the full text from the Gibson interview?"

I doubt it, because having read it, I don't see much of a difference. I think she did okay, considering the position her own party put her in, and the full text doesn't really change that impression one way or the other. Maybe you can point to some edited passage that proves she's a foreign policy genius, but I doubt it.

Fascinating analysis, hilzoy. Thank you for doing the work.

"To provide that none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to enter into a contract in an amount greater than $5,000,000 or to award a grant in excess of such amount unless the prospective contractor or grantee makes certain certifications regarding Federal tax liability."

I noticed Obama stuck that amendment (or similarly worded ones) in a lot of bills. Procedural?

SARAH PALIN IS A 'PHONY MOM & POLITICIAN!'. Simply because...SHE DIDN'T EVEN 'BLINK OR CARE' she is leaving a 'special needs' child behind, with a pregnant teenager to take care of it, and her other two daughters to fend for themselves when daddy is on the trail too! DID SHE EVEN DISCUSS THE OFFER WITH HER HUSBAND? so much for her 'christian belief', the bible says the husband is the HEAD of the family! goes to show it's all about HER!

it happens every day in allot of homes, with moms who have to juggle between family and an 8 hour shift, but there's one difference..their not running for office! she is a poor example of a mother! whatever happened to 'sterilization', birth control pills, or family planning? 44 and unprotected sex?? really irresponsible!

secondly, she has no experience or has any idea what the job demands, is contrary to john Mc Cain on 'many issues', and is lying, repeating her lies NON-STOP!
I also hate the fact she doesn't give SQUAT about the environment! Especially her comments during her convention speech! quote referring to Obama; what exactly is our opponent's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet? she isn't even aware ALASKA'S ice cap IS MELTING ALL AROUND HER! and what's wrong with HEALING THE PLANET anyway? we're doing a lousy job of protecting it don't we! All she really cares about is lying, defaming others, hunting, and being in the 'spotlight'.
I'm a Hillary supporter who accepts Joe Biden, and i see clearly how 'phony she is'.

Look at her POOR record of protecting wildlife! she is totally oblivious of the fact, that the polar bears are dying off! LET THE GUNS BLAZE! DECLARE OPEN SEASON ON THE POLAR BEARS, MOOSE, CARIBOU, AND WOLVES! WHAT'S NEXT!? SHOOTING SOMEONE IN THE FOOT? LIKE DICK CHANEY? (i know the dude was shot in the face) DON'T TRUST HER AMERICA! I DON'T FOR-SURE

jack fate: it got stuck into a number of different appropriations bills, to prevent any monies appropriated by each of them, etc., etc.

RedRidingHood: We have no idea what arrangements Sarah and Todd Palin have made for their child. There is quite enough to criticize about her without dragging her status as a mother into it.

Wow, this is a really great piece. It has a lot of information that I never would have taken the time to find on my own. This is my first visit to your blog, but I think I'll be back again. Thanks

"And email this to your friends... why not to your entire address book?"

That's the change we need: to piss off everyone who hates spammers.

Also, let's convince everyone by our use of all caps: if that doesn't do the trick, I don't know what will.



Any hope for correcting all comments about Palin now that we have the full text from the Gibson interview?

Im not even sure what this guy is asking for. Nor what amazing revelations he think came out of the transcript.
People are weird.

this is again an invaluable service. thanks for pulling this together, why is the msm not doing this?

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