“In the film footage of President Bush and President-Elect Obama walking together along the outside of the White House, it appeared that President Bush's right arm was not swinging normally (compared to his left arm). His right hand remained mostly still by his side while his left arm swung in a normal fashion. Have there been any reports of the President having had any recent medical issues to explain this?”
myna on Nov 10, 2008 at 15:50:28
“His left brain hemisphere is not working and therefore not able to control the right hand. Left brain is the ability to think logically and analytically. Um, of course, we know he's never had it.”
“Very well said, Jacqueline! Those who study leadership styles inform us that some leaders are adept at ripping apart a dysfunctional (or worse) way of doing business. But having succeeded in that enterprise, they are not likely to be equally successful in creating a better system to replace the one they just demolished. I believe that our two mavericks belong in this category. I also believe that Obama's leadership style is guided instead by a vision for the future, and so I'm throwing my hat in with him.”
“In her earlier response to Katie Couric's question about why she was not in favor of Roe v. Wade, Governor Palin stated that she was a Federalist and felt that abortion issues should be left to the states to decide...the same position taken by John McCain. It's remarkable that both could be so uninformed about such a basic tenet of American political history! Federalists have championed, since Alexander Hamilton, a strong Federal government -- NOT states' rights. It is an ANTI-Federalist position -- not a Federalist one, that would leave issues like abortion for the states to decide. Once more, Palin gets things mixed up.”
tm68 on Oct 2, 2008 at 00:54:08
“Oh man! That one got by me! And I taught that to my 8th graders last year! I'm embarrassed that I let that gaffe slip by me! UGH. Is Palin's affliction contagious? I'm feeling a little itchy right now....”
Mchris1947 on Oct 2, 2008 at 00:21:42
“I thought maybe I misunderstood her. I was almost impressed that she even tried to use the term "Federalist" in a sentence, even if she got it wrong. It is a four syllable word after all.
Has the bar been set too low?”
GuidedByEwoks on Oct 2, 2008 at 00:07:10
“I laughed out loud when she said federalist, because i thought that sounded like the exact opposite of a federalist position (thanks for confirmation). Has she been prepping to debate Thomas Jefferson? I worry Biden might not be able to keep it in if she continues like this. Maybe he can go into that cone of silence during her answers or maybe turn on an ipod.”
“I'm sorry, but having even thought about participating in a beauty pageant should be an automatic disqualification from being able to serve in high office. Wake up, America! I'm shocked that more is not being made of this aspect of Sarah Palin's background. Does it not say something disturbing about her priorities and core values? When we consider what type of individual we need for the office of vice president, is her beauty pageant experience just another factoid on her resume? Are we not collectively appalled that she would have the gall to run for vice president with this in her past? To me, this is much worse baggage than having your pastor speak anti-American, racist remarks from the pulpit. This is to demonstrate that one's core beliefs are sexist and demeaning to women. This is to confirm that Sarah Palin seeks to perpetuate the degradation of women. What a shame!”
Changeizgood on Sep 29, 2008 at 11:49:17
“McRove = McMeatmaker distraction. "
Get a look at those Gams"
Using the same sexuality they right wing detest, yet in desperation exploit their women for votes.
WOW, what chauvenist and what the heck is wrong with Palin for playing that role as a woman for VP without ANY Foreign experience, other than a backdrop view in her backyard.
Sombody give the REpubliKlan party a V8, this is the worst "campaign first" example, McSane could have ever used as his firts judgement call.
“It seems that the Senate would not be able to vote on the proposed bailout legislation until Wednesday, due to a scheduled break on Tuesday for the Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashana. Breaking news: John McCain has just announced that he is suspending both his campaign and the annual Jewish holiday in order to call for a vote in the Senate on Tuesday. It is doubtful, though, whether Senator McCain will be available to be present in Washington and vote on the measure. "It's Tuesday, my regular day in Vegas," remarked the senator.”
“The California version of the "You can lead a horse..." saying is: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him surf." I would suggest that running for vice-president of the United States is a lot more like surfing than taking a drink of water. It requires skill, agility, experience, knowledge, self awareness, as well as courage. These interview comments by Governor Palin reveal that she also lacks the necessary self knowledge and ability to self reflect required of the job. Her over abundance of self confidence is far out of proportion to her knowledge and experience in national and international affairs. Surfing is dangerous and you can get killed if you are reckless or over-confident. But Palin's over-sized self confidence in critical matters where she is clearly in over her head could get us all killed!”
“My question for the 3rd presidential debate next month: "Senator McCain, in the tally of total number of homes and automobiles owned by the two candidates, you lead your opponent, Senator Obama by a commanding margin of 21 to 2. Do you believe that this fact clearly demonstrates to the American public your overwhelming experience and expertise in the home mortgage and automotive industry sectors of our economy?"”
“In Norway, where I used to live, EVERYONE'S tax filings are made public and posted locally, usually at the post office. It's done with the intent of keeping everyone honest about declared taxable income. We would do ourselves a favor to adopt a similar practice.”
wdw101 on Sep 15, 2008 at 20:05:18
“that is no ones business but mine.....you want to see class warfare do that in this country.....my EMPs do not need to no my income........nor do my EMPs need to know what my other EMPs make.......”
“I'm currently writing a book about my life-changing experiences with my mentor, a Norwegian Resistance fighter who miraculously survived the most gruesome torture and atrocities in Nazi death labor camps at Natzweiler, Dachau, and Muthausen. In my book, I also explore his explanation to me regarding how the German people allowed or made possible all that Hitler and the Nazis did. He said that it started simply enough with "half a lie." It was easy for the Nazis to sell that to the people and for the people to go along with it. Then, he said, it wasn't so great a leap for the people to accept "a whole lie" from the Nazis. Then everything else followed from that. One of the lessons he gave, as my mentor, was to be vigilant of such a thing happening in my lifetime. "Be careful," he said, "of politicians who begin with 'half a lie'." Needless to say, I'm extremely worried by the McCain/Palin tactics!”
HRG on Sep 14, 2008 at 22:33:56
“Yes, the history of Hitler's rise to power in Germany happened because conditions were ripe for a liar. This is precisely what is happening here - if only most Americans would see it!!!!!”
frustratedhonestyfreak on Sep 14, 2008 at 21:49:21
“The reference used to be to a Bulldog -- think small but tenacious, unyielding to a threat. Palin's reference to a Pit bull was disturbing. Most of us have two reference points for this breed: 1) dog-fighting -- inhumane bloodletting, barbaric "sport" and 2) aggressive, vicious attacks on children and women, dangerous in a neighborhood setting, ill-suited to a safe community. How did Hockey Moms earn this kind of reputation? Are they, differently from Soccer Moms, more aggressive, provocative, and confrontational in the manner that they safeguard and advocate for their children? I'm surprised that the media has not questioned her analogy of Hockey Moms and Pit bulls.”