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9/23/2008

L.A. Times Puff Piece on a VP Candidate

Filed under: 2008 Election,Dog Trainer — Patterico @ 12:51 am

See if you can guess which one.

Hint: if you guessed wrong, you have the IQ of par golf.

At a par-three course.

A nine-hole par three course.

34 Responses to “L.A. Times Puff Piece on a VP Candidate”

  1. No mention of MBNA? I’m shocked!

    Icy Truth (0b82c2)

  2. So just how awful was the Obama campaign filing since you’ve had all weekend to examine it and report? Silence on your end makes me think the weasel did better than we hoped in August.

    Curtis (e21caf)

  3. The article does include one knee-slapper:
    Biden is the foreign relations expert…
    Biden is an “Expert” when expert means clueless.

    Perfect Sense (9d1b08)

  4. The Obama campaign must have designated today for Biden puffery – the Washington Post is in on the action as well, talking up his “roots” in Scranton and wondering whether the hometown boy can help the beknighted locals overcome their innate racism. Palin couldn’t pay for this kind of coverage.

    Richard (90145b)

  5. Foreign policy expert? Partition Iraq. Pay off the Iranians to the tune of $300,000,000 after 9/11. Plagarist. Good Allah, they have redefined the term expert so as to make it meaningless.

    JD (41e64f)

  6. They quote just one church-going cancer-cure specialist? I thought all of Obama’s supporters were like that.

    Talk about putting lipstick on a pig. They virtually spray painted the Biden pig.

    Alas. Looks like our dreams of a McCain/Palin California landslide have been dashed.

    The Raving Atheist (1b4933)

  7. They virtually spray painted the Biden pig.

    – Hair-in-a-Can

    Icy Truth (74c635)

  8. cancer cure specialist

    That one is really starting to bother me. Maybe they meant cancer care specialist, like a nurse or someone who does palliative care? I mean, they don’t identify her as a doctor, and even among doctors few claim to specialize in “curing” cancer, other than maybe the simpler kinds. And if you Google “cancer care specialist” there are only four hits — three witch doctors and the LA Times piece.

    The Raving Atheist (4f6d4a)

  9. “Foreign policy expert? Partition Iraq. Pay off the Iranians to the tune of $300,000,000 after 9/11. Plagarist. Good Allah, they have redefined the term expert so as to make it meaningless.”

    Mickey Kaus said it best, “Biden doesn’t have expirience, he has seniority”.

    Catbert077 (ffcc28)

  10. Meanwhile, the real investigative work is being done by others. Kurtz investigates and reports on Obama’s CAC history from 1995 – 2001 that somehow has been left out of everything, including two autobiographies:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122212856075765367.html?mod=djemEditorialPage

    The money quote (IMHO):

    The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming “guilt by association.” Yet the issue here isn’t guilt by association; it’s guilt by participation.

    jim2 (6482d8)

  11. It is racist, jim2, to point out facts like the fact that Baracky chose to kick off his political career in a fundraiser in Bill Ayers’ living room, or that they worked together on the CAC.

    JD (41e64f)

  12. JD – #11 -

    Oh! I keep forgetting that! Sorrreee!

    jim2 (6482d8)

  13. The Times did run an Opinion section “Blowback” piece today which tried to push back against the nutroots’ anti-Palin smear campaign.

    Aldo (4ca181)

  14. jim2 – On that CAC issue, wasn’t Wade Rathke, the founder of ACORN, a member of SDS? Did he cross paths with Ayers and Dohrn that way before the Weathermen split off?

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  15. daleyrocks – #14 -

    There’s a connection mentioned in the article at the url.

    I might not summarize it accurately, so I would encourage you to read it there.

    jim2 (a9ab88)

  16. jim2 – I had not read the WSJ piece before commenting. I’m aware of the more recent connections. The Ayers-Obama web snared some very old Ayers connections. On the Woods Foundation Board, they made a grant to former Ayers 60s radical buddy Mike Klonsky. My point was that it would make sense for Ayers to pull ACORN into Obama’s circle, especially if Ayer’s connection to ACORN, through Rathke, goes back to the 1960s. I think Ayers connection to Obama goes back well before 1995, but nobody has pinned down exactly when. Did they meet when they were both in NYC in the 1980s? Did they meet when Obama was working on the DCP? It’s something that needs to get pinned down, at least for me.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  17. The Dog Trainer does not mention how Biden acquired his 7,000 SF house that sits on a 4 acre lakefront lot along with a carriage house occupied by his widowed mother.

    Some guys have all the luck when it comes to real estate, they sell their old house high and buy their new one low. It helps if you are known as the Senator from MBNA buyer of the old house is an MBNA executive and the seller of the new house is a real estate developer who is willing to sell you the new house for what he paid 5 years earlier. Delaware residents who know the developer expressed surprise that he sold the house to Joe at no profit. But like I said some guys have all the luck.

    Stu707 (7fb2e7)

  18. IQ same asyour score on a Par 3 nine hole golf course where you’ve birdied every hole. But then Slow Joe Biden shares the same IQ.

    Mike Myers (31af82)

  19. The L.A. SLIMES its just the west coasts version of the NEW YORK SLIMES

    Krazy Kagu (85a826)

  20. During the primaries Obama was demanding that Hillary disclose years of her earmark requests so that voters would have a clear picture of her record. So far Biden has only disclosed one year of his earmarks. I hope that Obama is planning to hold Biden to the same standards he had for his opponent in the primaries.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  21. Where to begin?

    Journalists, displeased with Sarah Palin’s efforts to restrict their access to her, are threatening not to cover her events surrounding the United Nations conference here unless they’re allowed more access.

    The unfolding boycott is the latest development in a rocky relationship between Palin’s handlers and the press, in which the campaign has sought to tightly control her interactions with the media.

    The campaign had originally indicated that the print reporters following her campaign would be among the small group of journalists allowed to attend the so-called “pool sprays” before Palin’s meetings with dignitaries on the sidelines of the U.N. meetings.

    The sprays are basically glorified photo opportunities during which journalists can snap photos and film footage and – if they’re lucky – shout a question or two at Palin and her company before she adjourns for private meetings. On Tuesday, those meetings were to include Afghan President Karzai and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

    But the imbroglio began developing Tuesday morning when Palin’s handlers informed the small print press contingent covering her campaign that the print reporter designated to cover the events, Elizabeth Holmes of the Wall Street Journal, would not be allowed to cover the sprays.

    Meanwhile back in Alaska

    From Kathleen McCoy at the ADN’s Alaska Newsreader –

    Mother Jones mojo blog reports that Senate President Lyda Green is pursuing options that might allow the state Senate to convene and deal with Troopergate.

    Calling herself a “raging Republican,” Green says, she is “absolutely disgusted, embarrassed, and ashamed” by the McCain-Palin campaign’s intervention in the Troopergate probe.

    Green is alarmed by the McCain squad’s use of hardball tactics and “the length to which they’re going to impede and delay” the investigation. The local press conferences held by McCain-Palin aides, she adds, “are vile. They’re attacking nice people, saying things that are not true. Walt Monegan has been respected in all circles. To see him used as a scapegoat is very disheartening.”

    Green said she is making calls and exploring whether she could call the Senate back into session to either instruct the attorney general to change his position, or to order those subpoenaed under the Legislative investigation to honor that call. Whether the Republican-controlled House would go along is another question.

    Readnek (105b91)

  22. Readnek – Green should be embarrassed by French’s investigation. It’s a witch hunt.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  23. Speaking of witch hunts, have you heard Olbermann talk about the guest preacher at Palin’s old church?

    DRJ (8b9d41)

  24. I have to admit, this was funny

    For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will help.

    White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol

    Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a personal matter, and that no one has a right to judge you or your parents, because “every family has challenges,” even as black and Latino families with similar “challenges” are regularly typified as irresponsible, pathological and arbiters of social decay.

    White privilege is when you can call yourself a “fuckin’ redneck,”like Bristol Palin’s boyfriend does, and talk about how if anyone messes with you, you’ll “kick their fuckin’ ass,” and talk about howyou like to “shoot shit” for fun, and still be viewed as a responsible, all-American boy (and a great son-in-law to be) rather than a thug.

    White privilege is when you can attend four different colleges in six years like Sarah Palin did (one of which you basically failed out of, then returned to after making up some coursework at a community college), and no one questions your intelligence or commitment to achievement, whereas a person of color who did this would be viewed as unfit for college, and probably someone who only got in in the first place because of affirmative action.

    White privilege is when you can claim that being mayor of a town smaller than most medium-sized colleges, and then Governor of a state with about the same number of people as the lower fifth of the island
    of Manhattan, makes you ready to potentially be president, and people don’t all piss on themselves with laughter, while being a black U.S. Senator, two-term state Senator, and constitutional law scholar, means you’re “untested.”

    White privilege is being able to say that you support the words “under God” in the pledge of allegiance because “if it was good enough for the founding fathers, it’s good enough for me,” and not be immediately disqualified from holding office–since, after all, the pledge was written in the late 1800s and the “under God” part wasn’t added until the 1950s–while believing that reading accused criminals and terrorists their rights (because, ya know, the Constitution, which you used to teach at a prestigious law school, requires it), is a dangerous and silly idea only supported by mushy liberals.

    more

    Readnek (105b91)

  25. Readnek, it is funny. But the humor is that anyone thought there was any depth to that silly screed.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  26. Did anyone see the Hannity interview of Sarah Palin?

    David Affeld (ae4603)

  27. Comment by Readnek — 9/23/2008 @ 7:52 pm

    Since, in the Black Community, over 2/3rds of live births are to single women,
    I guess they’re just acting White?

    Another Drew (e8be76)

  28. You know what’s funny, feminists who don’t believe other people should control women’s bodies condeming Sarah Palin’s decision not to abort her Down’s Syndrom child.

    You know what’s also funny, feminists who don’t believe other people should control women’s bodies condeming Bristol Palin for having sex and getting knocked up and deciding not to abort the baby, although they still hope for an abortion.

    You know what’s even funnier, feminists who don’t believe other people should control women’s bodies condeming Sarah Palin for not being able to control Bristol Palin’s body and allowing Bristol Palin to have sex and get knocked up and decide not to the abort baby, even though the feminists are against parental notification laws, although they still hope for an abortion.

    I don’t understand the fucking left.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  29. daley, that is, sadly, a perfect summation of everything that is wrong with feminists. Utterly irrational and without logic…just one big angry emotional glop of hateful goo.

    Dana (4d3ea0)

  30. Actually, daleyrocks, the issue is not and has never really been freedom of choice for anyone.

    It’s just “D” versus “R” to feminists. Remember how the tune changed when Clinton the groping. Suddenly, sexual harassment was no big deal, and Steinem actually wrote that famous “one free grope” essay.

    “D” versus “R.” That’s really it, I think.

    Eric Blair (81e599)

  31. Eric – I know it’s not, they just pretend it is the issue. I think my comment illustrates the case.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  32. Palin went to NYC, but is still avoiding the media

    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-palin24-2008sep24,0,294342.story

    I don’t understand. Someone so knowledgeable, brilliant, and experienced should have no trouble giving a freewheeling, unscripted press conference. Does anyone have an explanation?

    Jack (2c3adb)

  33. It sure does, Daleyrocks.

    Eric Blair (81e599)

  34. Jack – She might be waiting for the astroturfing and baseless smears to die down. You might have a different opinion. The media assault on her appears to be having the Obama campaign’s desired effect though, according to the latest polling so they are coming through on their end.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)


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