10/16/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sept. 15, 2008, News Update


War continues in Iraq, Deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, mushrooming federal deficit, Housing crisis proliferates, energy crisis continues...etc....So what do presidential campaigns focus on? Meaning of "Lipstick on a Pig." Apt description for presidential campaign itself so far... You can put lipstick, mascara and eye blush on a pig, but it's still hogwash.

John McCain continues to try to co-opt "change" as campaign watchword. What does he mean by "change"? Depends. (Think about it).

Sarah Palin finally emerges from Tundra to do TV interview-with Charlie Gibson. First question, Are you ready to be President? What the hell do you expect her to say, Charlie? "No, I need some on-the job training?" No wonder he won't be taking part in presidential debates.

Referencing foreign policy credentials, she notes Russia is next door neighbor. Guess she and Putin could discuss Georgia over back yard fence.

She also notes "You can see Russia from land here in Alaska." And if she stands on tippy-toes, she can see into Putin's soul.

Palin says she visited troops in Iraq. Oops. Never did. She was obviously well-coached for interview....even learned how to fabricate from Bush-Cheney folks.

McCain campaign puts out false ads about Obama. Haven't we had enough lying during past 8 years?

NY Times reports President Bush secretly authorizes ground assaults inside Pakistan without prior approval of Pakistani government. Why is it important that we know that?

US Government takes over big mortgage lenders. Taxpayers take it up the Fannie.

Scientists at laboratory outside Geneva successfully activate Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest, most powerful particle collider. If you don't know why that's significant, then you haven't read Stephen Hawkins "A Brief History of Time." And if you have read it, you probably didn't understand it. In any event, it did not create a new Black Hole in the Universe.

Speaking of Black Holes, where's Joe Biden?

Lehman Brothers declares bankruptcy...Guess CEO Dick Fuld won't be getting a multi-million dollar bonus this year and will just have to get by on his $6million plus salary.

Georgia Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland refers to Obama's as "uppity." Eeny Meeny Miney Mo.....

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