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Entries by Jason Linkins from 09/2008

AP Circles The Wagons Around Embattled Fournier

Posted 09.01.2008 | Politics

AP Washington Bureau Chief Ron Fournier has recently been the focus of sustained criticism of media watchers, who have complained about a detectable f...

Media All Over The Map On 'Bridge To Nowhere' Story

Posted 09.01.2008 | Politics

UPDATE: A round of thanks is due Homer, Alaska's Charlie Stock, who notes that the original image I provided totally Swift-Boated the wrong bridge! I...

GOP Flails To Keep 'Experience' Issue Alive

Posted 09.01.2008 | Politics

Back when the McCain camp was firmly pumping out oppo criticizing Barack Obama's experience, they knocked the Democratic nominee for never having been...

Sarah Palin Versus Vladimir Putin

Posted 09.01.2008 | Politics

You know, I've listened to various McCain surrogates suggest that Sarah Palin's familiarity with Alaskan geography makes her uniquely predisposed to d...

McCain Spokesman Stumped Trying To Explain Why Palin Is Ready To Be Commander-In-Chief (VIDEO)

Posted 09.01.2008 | Politics

So, I know that one of the reasons John McCain hastily chose Sarah Palin as his running-and-soul mate was because he thought that Palin would exude so...

New York Post Offers Up Odd Details In Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston Story

Posted 09.01.2008 | Politics

I realize that we are deep, deep in the weeds where this Bristol Palin is concerned, but I'm nevertheless surprised at the strange and seemingly unrel...

Palin's Trip To Ireland? A 'Shannon Stopover'

Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

At some point, one has to expect that we will finally come to know all there is to know about Sarah Palin. But until that day comes, here's another t...

So-Called Experts: How To Read Yourself Out Of Economic Misery

Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

Here's something that I missed with the unfolding Sarah Palin fiasco belching its syrupy goodness all over the internet. In yesterday's Washington Po...

Us Weekly Set To Pile On Palin With Cover Story

Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

Chris Matthews is confirming that this is the upcoming cover of Us Weekly, and with its headline, "Babies, Lies, and Scandal," it's certainly doing vi...

McCain Goes Vindictive On CNN, Cancels Larry King Live Appearance

Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

Remember how yesterday night, CNN's Campbell Brown asked McCain flack Tucker "Anchorman" Bounds a simple question, then chortled and smiled at the sig...

Palin On Her Own 'Executive Experience': 'Not Rocket Science'

Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

As the GOP struggles to maintain some vestige of the "experience" argument in the wake of Sarah Palin being named as John McCain's running mate, much ...

GOP Co-Chairwomen Jo Ann Davidson Makes A Freudian Slip

Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

A few minutes ago, my inbox began to swell with scuttlebutt from the convention floor, which The Politico's Jonathan Martin was quick to confirm: Tou...

Fred Thompson Describes McCain's POW Experience In Graphic Detail

Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

Everyone knows that John McCain hates talking about his war record, which means the fact that he in fact talks about it all the time is indicative of ...

Lieberman Criticizes Obama For Failure To Fund The Troops

Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

Joe Lieberman, who will magically transform himself into a "Democrat" tonight over the objections of actual Connecticut voters, plans to unleash at le...

McCain Was Against Palin Before He Was For Her

Posted 09.03.2008 | Politics

One of John McCain's main selling points as a government reformer is that the Arizona Senator sure hates him some earmarks. He hates them so much tha...

Campaign AdWatch: 'Alaska Maverick' Strains To Contrast

Posted 09.03.2008 | Politics

Here's the new advertisement from the McCain campaign, "Alaska Maverick," which extends the GOP's last ditch efforts to keep the "experience" argument...

AP Claims Liberals' "Belittling" Palin -- With No Evidence

Posted 09.03.2008 | Politics

Here's the lede from an "analysis" piece from the Associated Press: Liberals sound like conservatives; the right sounds like the left. John McCain's ...

Carly Fiorina Accuses Democrats Of Allowing Sexism

Posted 09.03.2008 | Politics

Earlier this afternoon, McCain surrogate Carly Fiorina did a brief sit down with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, in which the two discussed the coverage of v...

Peggy Noonan Seems To Be Of Two Minds On The Matter Of Palin

Posted 09.03.2008 | Politics

Now, the only question is: "What was Peggy Noonan thinking when she filed this column for the Wall Street Journal this morning?

Palin's Record Of Commanding Alaska National Guard Is Greatly Exaggerated

Posted 09.03.2008 | Politics

Okay. Cast your mind back to two nights ago, when CNN's Campbell Brown, persistently and determinedly, went after McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds on a...

Alex Jones, Conspiracy Maven, At The RNC

Posted 09.03.2008 | Politics

Here's a little behind-the-scenes flavor from the Republican National Convention. On one side, gravel-voiced radio host Alex Jones. On the other, ad...

Huckabee Slags Media In Off-Script Remarks

Posted 09.03.2008 | Politics

Mike Huckabee took a little off-script rhetorical trip to get in a jab at the political media tonight in St. Paul, saying: I would like to thank the ...

Shorter RNC Day Three: "Death To Community Organizers!"

Posted 09.04.2008 | Politics

You know, one of my great fears about John McCain's approach to national security is that he shows nary a whit of interest in busting out the ol' Goog...

John McCain Cancels Habitat For Humanity Event

Posted 09.04.2008 | Politics

The McCain campaign sent out a press release this morning, announcing a schedule change: ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential cam...

What Happens In St. Paul Stays Between Y'All: An Unconventional Crappy Hour

Posted 09.04.2008 | Politics

I had the pleasure of joining Jezebel's Megan Carpentier this morning for another edition of Crappy Hour. On the docket for today: the Sarah Palin co...