Sarah Palin: Not Truly A Small Town Girl

Click over to the Telegraph and have a read of an insightful and informative article written on the subject of Sarah Palin and her rise as a political figure. It’s quite a good read.

A Picture Says A Thousand Words

I present to you something which should be official campaign publications for McCain-Palin 2008, delivered to me from the truly excellent Captain Heinrichs.

Go Palin!

Sarah Palin riding her official vehicle

Sarah Palin riding her official vehicle

Academics are different from you and me

While perusing the news in my old home state from the other side of the world this morning, the following two items caught my eye.

From ABC affiliate WTVD:

McCain leaps ahead in NC

In an election for President of the United States in North Carolina Tuesday, Republican John McCain suddenly and breathtakingly surges to a 20-point win over Democrat Barack Obama, 58% to 38%, according to this latest exclusive SurveyUSA election poll conducted for ABC11-WTVD.

From the Duke Chronicle:

Prof, admin contributions lean to left

With election season in full swing, Duke professors and administrators are showing the money to their top picks for the next U.S. president.

Faculty members and administrators financially support Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama over Republican nominee John McCain by more than 7-to-1, according to 2008 records from the Federal Election Commission, which governs and tracks all political contributions at the national level.


To borrow from F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Academics are different from you and me.”


UPDATE: The breakdown of the poll in North Carolina is quite impressive:

In 3 previous SurveyUSA NC tracking polls, McCain had led by 8, 5, and 4 points. Today: 20. McCain has gained ground in every demographic group. Among men, McCain led by 9 last month, 27 today. Among women, Obama led by 2 last month, trails by 12 today. McCain holds 9 of 10 Republican voters; Obama holds 3 of 4 Democratic voters; independents, who were split last month, break today crisply for McCain, where, in the blink of an eye, he is up by 25.

McCain is now in front among the educated and less educated, among the affluent and less affluent. He’s polling at 64% in Coastal Carolina (up from 57%), at 60% in Charlotte (up from 53%), and at 54% in Raleigh / Greensboro (up from 44%). Pro-Life voters backed McCain 2:1 last month, 4:1 this month.

Obama Steps in Shit: “You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig…”

Yeah, yeah; some say he wasn’t referring to Gov. Palin – and I think that’s probably right – but the problem for Obama is one of perception. The crowd he was speaking to obviously thought the reference was to Gov. Palin, and many other folks have too. Watch the vid and decide for yourselves.

I also might point out that every time a conservative white person uses any metaphor that could be remotely interpreted as racially insensitive, black leftists throw tantrums. An incident wherein a white conservative used the term “tar baby” to correctly refer to a sticky problem that is only made worse by attempts to solve it comes to mind – that’s the dictionary definition – when everyone with a first grade education knows the story from Uncle Remus.

Since the problem is one of perception, I’d advise Obama NOT to offer an apology for his gender-insensitive remark, which will only help McCain-Palin, who are currently killing him with a fifteen percentage point lead in the polls among independent voters.

Obama-Biden may turn out to be a gaffe one-upmanship campaign at this rate.

Bozo Biden: A McCain-Palin Win= A Backward Step for Women

Slow Joe “The Bloviator” Biden sticks his foot in his mouth, as usual.

Will he keep talking? A rhetorical question, as Biden likes nothing more than the sound of his own voice. You Go Joe! You’re the best campaigner the Republicans have!

Heather Mallick: Leftist Psychopathy on Display

You poor Canadians. Your tax dollars support a mentally ill columnist at the CBC named Heather Mallick.

Ms. Mallick Malicious has all the leftist psychopathy going on: Projection, paranoia, spittle-slinging rage, delusion; you name it.

“I assume John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential partner in a fit of pique because the Republican money men refused to let him have the stuffed male shirt he really wanted. She added nothing to the ticket that the Republicans didn’t already have sewn up, the white trash vote, the demographic that sullies America’s name inside and outside its borders yet has such a curious appeal for the right.”

Emphasis added. Heather calling many conservatives “white trash” is just the beginning of her display of mental illness, however: She’s just warming up.

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