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Michigan Republican: McCain pulling “dumbass stunt”

I saw this around on WordPress on this nice blog:

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Not all Michigan Republicans are thrilled with John McCain:

“If you are going to end visits to the state by McCain/ Palin, do it,” urged Jack Waldvogel, Chairman of the Emmet County GOP in a message obtained by Politico.  “Just don’t formally announce that you are ‘pulling out’ of Michigan, and then come back two days later asking the base core of support to ‘keep working.’  What a slap in the face to all the thousands of people who have been energized by the addition of Sarah Palin to the ticket. I’ve been involved in County Party politics and organization for 40 years, and this is the biggest dumbass stunt I have ever seen.”

Waldvogel added later in the message: “He has given up on our State? What a total and complete crock of crap. Again, I think McCain owes the Republicans and the People of Michigan a HUGE APOLOGY. SOON!”

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October 6, 2008 Posted by | general, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The mystery of McCain’s green screen at RNC last night

Found this article at Daily Kos

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Green Screen Mystery Solved

Fri Sep 05, 2008 at 09:15:38 AM PDT

A lot of RNCC viewers were perplexed last night when McCain appeared from the light of the Obama logo, strolled to the podium, and began his lackluster speech before an enormous green screen.  We’d seen that lime green screen before and thought McGrinch had learned his lesson — it was not a good look for McCain and was widely panned by pundits and the public alike.  So, why would he choose that hideous background for the biggest speech of his very long political career?

It turns out the green screen was only part of the story.  The close-up at the podium made it appear to be a giant green screen, but the arena audience was treated to a much different image. [Image: Talking Points Memo]

Aaahhhhhh….much different.  McCain standing in front of a grand building, not a green screen.  And what building could possibly deserve such a prominent role as the main backdrop of McCain’s nomination speech? According to TPM Readers, , it is Walter Reed.  As in Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, California.

Wait, what?  Did they mean to have an image of Walter Reed Medical Center (an army hospital)? Ouch. If only they were a little better at “the google”, they might have recognized their mistake. Here is the Walter Reed Medical Center:

ABC News says says the McCain camp isn’t commenting. If they meant for the image to be Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, I’m sure we’d all love to hear why that fine school was selected for such an honor.

Between the lack of vetting on Sarah Palin and the botched presentation this decade week to the American people, the McCain camp would be well-advised to “do the google” a little more often. Let’s hope they have plenty of time to explore the world wide web in November and beyond.

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Go McCain-Palin ’08!!

September 5, 2008 Posted by | general, humor, news, politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The real John McCain…scary!

I’m an Indian by birth, but still the thought of having John McCain at the helm of this country for another 8 years scares the hell out of me. Bush has already wrecked this country and the world, made the US more isolated and made the world more chaotic. I believe every bit that McCain would just continue doing the same. I could go on and on about how is policies are screwed up, how his so-called “experience” is a sham, and how his world-perspective is dangerous. But I’d just let these videos do the talking.

The Real McCain

And this is how he got his experience…

John McCain getting angry

MSNBC played this really insightful news-piece on the person who would be the next president of the United States. Have a look

May 22, 2008 Posted by | news, politics | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment