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The Democratic vice presidential candidate criticizes Republicans for the nation's economic troubles and showcases some of his relatives. (Ed O'Keefe /

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from Canada. The first Dude Was John Wayne, the second The King. I am puzzled.
Still think you would still want to see her tax forms since she has been Governor??

Posted by: justadad55+ | September 21, 2008 2:09 AM | Report abuse

Biden forgets that the Democrats have been in charge of Congress since 2006. They said vote for them and things would change. Well, things did change, for the worse!

Posted by: Gary


Well in case you don't know how the government works, congress can pass a bill and the president can veto it. Now congress, if it has a two-thirds majority, can override the veto, but otherwise the bill is struck down.

Do the math.

Posted by: Dave | September 20, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Any gun owners out there should check out

Posted by: Tim | September 20, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

The only chance for Hillary in 2012 is to defeat Obama now.

Posted by: Suzie | September 20, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Biden forgets that the Democrats have been in charge of Congress since 2006. They said vote for them and things would change. Well, things did change, for the worse!

Posted by: Gary | September 20, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh Eric, give it a rest. You are either a very misguided soul or an RNC troll and not fooling anyone.

Posted by: DikesforPalin | September 20, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

IF YOU VOTE AGAINST OBAMA YOU WILL SUCCESSFUL DESTROY THE DEMOCRATIC I have said many times, if you people(white angry women) vote against Obama and he loses this election, Hillary will NOT win in 2012 because the Democratic Party will never win without the Black vote. So if all of you crossover to the Republican Party to vote for McShame you might as well stay over there. You people are senseless, do you really think that Hillary will win with only 18 million votes? The young people who are voting for Obama this time will NEVER vote for Hillary and the Blacks will be angry at all you WHITE WOMEN who are crossing over so most of them will not vote either...think about it before all of you mess up and give the Palin/McShame ticket the right to control your body...will it be worth it?? I hope so!

Posted by: necie4010 | September 20, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Vote for Obama and you will EFFECTIVELY END Hillary's chance at EVER becoming President!!

Obama has already destroyed Hillary's chances for this time around. He couldn't even do her the honor of making her VP. Don't let him end her
Presidential prospects forever.

Consider this:
If you elect Obama for 2008 , Hillary CAN'T RUN IN 2012!! The incumbent always runs for their party in reelection. This means Barack
Obama, if President, will automatically be the Democratic nominee in 2012.

Hillary would then be 69 YRS OLD when she would get her next chance to run as President in 2016. Then people would simply call her too old(like they do McCain who is 72) and she would NEVER get a chance to become President.

Reagan was 69 when he got elected BUT he wasn't trying to break the glass ceiling at the same time.

So if you care at all about Hillary, you will VOTE AGAINST Obama this time around. Plus, you will break the glass ceiling and Hillary WILL
BE THERE in 2012!!

Think about it!! It makes sense!!

If you support Hillary, YOU MUST VOTE AGAINST OBAMA!!!

Posted by: Eric | September 20, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

The Obama campaign's secret weapon: Sarah Palin and an open mike.

This should be an interesting VP debate!

The McCain campaign's secret weapon: Joe Biden and an open mike.

Posted by: Zippy in Annapolis | September 20, 2008 8:08 AM

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 20, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

The posting did not indicate which relatives Joe Biden is showing off.

I would doubt it is his son, the once and future lobbyist!

He should release the lobbyist's tax return to see who he made money from?

Posted by: Mike H | September 20, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008.

Posted by: Kristi | September 20, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse


The folks who are fighting and dying in this war are for OBAMA!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 20, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Charles Rangel, the Disgraced House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, who occupies 3 rent controlled apartments in Harlem, illegally using one for an office thereby adding to the severe shortage of affordable housing in NYC, recently did an interview in which he referred to Sarah Palin, saying "We have to be kind to the disabled". He went on to qualify his comment as a remark on her lack, as mayor and governor, of foreign policy experience.

The phrase is ironic, as Rangel like the candidate he supports, Barack Obama, has an ethical disability which will be his downfall.

From The TimesFebruary 26, 2008

Mansion 'mistake' piles the pressure on Barack Obama
(Charles Rex Arbogast/Pool/EPA)
Barack Obama now admits his involvement in this land deal was a mistake

James Bone in New York and Dominic Kennedy in London
Barack and the billionaire

A British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions of dollars to Barack Obama's fundraiser just weeks before an imprudent land deal that has returned to haunt the presidential contender, an investigation by The Times discloses.

The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, helped Mr Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago.

A company related to Mr Auchi, who has a conviction for corruption in France, registered the loan to Mr Obama's bagman Antoin "Tony" Rezko on May 23 2005. Mr Auchi says the loan, through the Panamanian company Fintrade Services SA, was for $3.5 million.

Three weeks later, Mr Obama bought a house on the city's South Side while Mr Rezko's wife bought the garden plot next door from the same seller on the same day, June 15.

Mr Obama says he never used Mrs Rezko's still-empty lot, which could only be accessed through his property. But he admits he paid his gardener to mow the lawn.

Mrs Rezko, whose husband was widely known to be under investigation at the time, went on to sell a 10-foot strip of her property to Mr Obama seven months later so he could enjoy a bigger garden.

Mr Obama now admits his involvement in this land deal was a “boneheaded mistake”.

Mrs Rezko’s purchase and sale of the land to Mr Obama raises many unanswered questions.

It is unclear how Mrs Rezko could have afforded the downpayment of $125,000 and a $500,000 mortgage for the original $625,000 purchase of the garden plot at 5050 South Greenwood Ave.

In a sworn statement a year later, Mrs Rezko said she got by on a salary of $37,000 and had $35,000 assets. Mr Rezko told a court he had "no income, negative cash flow, no liquid assets, no unencumbered assets [and] is significantly in arrears on many of his obligations."

Mrs Rezko, whose husband goes on trial on unrelated corruption charges in Chicago on March 3, refused to answer questions about the case when she spoke by telephone to The Times.

Posted by: Scott | September 20, 2008 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Every woman who wants to keep her rights, safety, and equality should read the following:

Women: *Please* email this to 5 women that you know:

Head of State

Sunday, September 07, 2008

10 Ways in Which, For Women, Sarah Palin Is *Exactly* Like George W. Bush

1) Like Bush, she is completely against a woman's right to choose (in fact, she exceeds Bush in that she is against a woman's right to choose even in cases of rape or incest;

2) Like Bush, she opposes stem cell research to prevent fatal diseases in men, women and children;

3) Like Bush, supports the teaching of Creationism alongside Evolution in public schools;

4) Like Bush, does not believe that Global Warming is man made;

5) Like Bush, has supported abstinence-only sex education methods that have proven ineffective;

6) Like Bush, has virtually no foreign policy experience prior to running for national office--(in Palin's case, despite a 72-year old, chronically ill running mate)

7) Like Bush, has engaged in conduct that has resulted in current government investigation of her actions;

8) Like Bush, has made statements which indicate lack of knowledge of basic elements of the office they are running for (Palin, July 2008: "What exactly does the Vice President do everyday?");

9) Like Bush, has been sequestered to prevent her being asked questions that she has not yet been prepared to answer;

10) Like Bush, talks like a reformer--yet in her actions (i.e., relying on lobbying, supporting the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it) acts in the most typical, all-too-familiar fashion.

BONUS: Like Bush, secretive--and withholds govt. emails!

H/T: On The Issues

Head of State

Posted by: Marie Stewart | September 20, 2008 8:48 AM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign's secret weapon: Joe Biden and an open mike.

Posted by: Zippy in Annapolis | September 20, 2008 8:08 AM | Report abuse

Palin can attempt to energize the base, but this election was over before she was even put on the ticket. This race was over the minute the RNC gave the Republican nomination to that wrinkly white haired guy. He was young then and he is not young now. And America knows it. The RNC actually gave us President Obama.

Remember-In the days when John McCain was candid and honest, he said quite clearly that the economy and economics didn't much interest him.

Posted by: EKE | September 20, 2008 7:21 AM | Report abuse

I gotta say I have to applaud the McCain's campaign in the way it is harnessing Sarah Palin's potential to win the ticket more votes. The tightly scripted political rallies in which she has partipated have become very familiar as she has now delivered - more than 14 times to date - pretty much the same speech she made to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn is absolutely great. A great speech should be oft repeated. Sarah makes sure that she always includes a claim, widely disputed by newspapers, editorial boards and independent fact-checking groups, that she said "thanks but no thanks" to the famed Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska. It doesn't matter how many want to pooh pooh what she says, folks: the important thing is that she should repeat her side of things often enough until it drowns out dissent.

It has been a wise strategy not to allow Sarah to let reporters ask questions or appear at any news conference to address a growing roster of questions about her views and her tenure as the chief executive of Alaska. Those have included matters regarding the Troopergate scandal, her use of a private Yahoo e-mail account to do government business and her positions on key issues like stem cell research. There is no need for any answers from Sarah related to those issues because those issues are unimportant to the American voter. Voters are concerned about the economy, not Troopergate.

I salute Sarah Palin and John McCain for a campaign trail well done!

Posted by: Vote McCain/Palin for your future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | September 20, 2008 7:18 AM | Report abuse

Joe Bidens Seven Glass Houses
1. Told Iowa primary voters that Washington DC Schools were failing because of too many minority students
2. Insulted Indian American 7 Eleven Cashiers
3. Called Obama's hygeine "Storybook, man" and saide he would reqire "on the job training"
4. Withdrew from '88 campaign after being caught plagiarizing
5. Almost thrown out of law school for plagiarizing
6. Lies over and over about his wife's death being caused by a drunk driver- Delaware superior court judge who served as asst district attorney on case says it is not true
7.Claims to have graduated top of his class in law school and to have earned a full scholarship to law school- nope and nope see below-

"Unfortunately for Biden, more revelations of plagiarism followed, distracting him from the Bork hearings. Over the next days, it emerged that Biden had lifted significant portions of speeches from Robert Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey. From Kennedy, he took four long sentences in one case and two memorable sentences in another. (In one account, Biden said that Pat Caddell had inserted them in his speech without Biden's knowledge; in another account, the failure to credit RFK was chalked up to the hasty cutting and pasting that went into the speech.) From Humphrey, the hot passage was a particularly affecting appeal for government to help the neediest. Yet another uncited borrowing came from John F. Kennedy.

If that wasn't bad enough, Biden admitted the next day that while in law school he had received an F for a course because he had plagiarized five pages from a published article in a term paper that he submitted. He admitted as well that he had falsely stated that British Labor official Denis Healey had given him the Kinnock tape. (Healey had denied the claim.) And Biden conceded that he had exaggerated in another matter by stating in a speech some years earlier that he had joined sit-ins to desegregate restaurants and movie theaters, and was thus actively involved in the civil rights movement. He protested, his press secretary clarified, "to desegregate one restaurant and one movie theater." The latter two of these fibs were small potatoes by any reckoning, but in the context of other acts of dishonesty, they helped to form a bigger picture.

For all these disclosures, Biden remained unbowed. "I'm in the race to stay, I'm in the race to win, and here I come," he declared. That meant, of course, that his days were numbered. Newsweek soon reported on a C-SPAN videotape from the previous April that showed Biden berating a heckler at a campaign stop. While lashing out at the audience member, Biden defended his academic credentials by inflating them, in a fashion that was notably unbecoming and petty for a presidential candidate.

"I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect," Biden sniped at the voter. "I went to law school on a full academic scholarship." That claim was false, as was another claim, made in the same rant, that he graduated in the top half of his law-school class. Biden wrongly stated, too, that he had earned three undergraduate degrees, when in fact he had earned one—a double major in history and political science. Another round of press inquiries followed, and Biden finally withdrew from the race on Sept. 23."
wcgirl, grforum 8/26/08

Posted by: Scott | September 20, 2008 6:08 AM | Report abuse

Apparently the misleading mailings are showing up in more places than just FL.

"Misleading Mailers Descend on Swing States

Short on detail or just plain wrong, mailings with GOP return addresses are sowing confusion on voting status with fewer than two months before the big day."

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 20, 2008 2:38 AM | Report abuse

I agree with the previous comment. Go Joe go!! The only people talking about the issues and have plans, solutions, intelligent strategies are Biden and Obama. Give me a break!! Keep sticking it to McCain and Palin. Educate them!! Wake up America!

Posted by: dale | September 20, 2008 1:14 AM | Report abuse

Biden can attempt to energize the base, but this election was over before he was even put on the ticket. This race was over the minute the DNC and Super Delegates gave the Democrat nomination to Barack Obama. He was not qualified then and he is not qualified now. And America knows it. The DNC actually gave us President McCain.
Posted by: ELECTION is OVER | September 19, 2008 11:56 PM

If you have some kind of predictive power tell us what gold will be on Sept 25, 2008. If on the other hand you have no predictive power, then you might consider saying that in my not so humble opinion which I have an over inflated confidence in based on the outcome of the last one or two elections that history will repeat itself. Not only is it less pompous but it is also more accurate. If I have misstated what you meant please correct me.

Posted by: The election is over Nov 4 | September 20, 2008 12:56 AM | Report abuse

Biden can attempt to energize the base, but this election was over before he was even put on the ticket. This race was over the minute the DNC and Super Delegates gave the Democrat nomination to Barack Obama. He was not qualified then and he is not qualified now. And America knows it. The DNC actually gave us President McCain.

Posted by: ELECTION is OVER | September 19, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

I am am registered Democratic and over 65 and received a solicitation from McCain, addressed to me in the name that is on my voter registration. My wife who is less than 65 and a Registered Republican did not get this solicitation. I live in North Florida and not in Duval Co.

Frankly I did not read the mailing looked for the contribution request and the pre-paid envelope and returned their refuse for them to discard. Never received a Republican solicitation before.

It should be understood that there are lots of people in No Florida who are registered Democrat but who consistently vote Republican. Far be it from me to consider the Republicans innocent of any unscrupulous activity but soliciting Democrats in No FL might pay for McCain.

Now I would like to have seen what that mailing said

Posted by: Rusty | September 19, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

Why the **** isn't Hillary doing this? What is Obama thinking? Or did Hillary turn him down?

Posted by: matt | September 19, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Biden rallies women in Virginia. It was pathetic. I have to thank you Sen. Obama for your partner in chope. You will end up really broken after November with this clueless helper.

Posted by: Wiel | September 19, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama freaking biden 2008 fired up ready to go.

Posted by: brock101 | September 19, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

This is low...

"Democrats, Florida elections officials criticize GOP mailing

TALLAHASSEE — A new pitch for John McCain's presidential campaign aimed at older Democratic voters is causing complaints by Democrats and concern by elections officials.

The piece, paid for by the Republican National Committee and authorized by McCain, tells voters it is seeking to double-check their "unconfirmed" party affiliations while asking for money. A letter signed by McCain tells the Democrats: "We have you registered as a Republican."

"It is unfortunate, because it does put a lot of doubt in people's minds," said Secretary of State Kurt Browning, the state's top elections official.

After his office received dozens of calls, Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland issued a media alert that his office had nothing to do with it. "They were upset folks and they were very concerned," said Holland, a Republican. "They mainly said their party (listing) was different than it was.""

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 19, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

epublican dirty tricks in Florida...

Republican Mailing Leaves Florida Voters Confused

""I thought, well that's strange, because I'm a Democrat. And when I opened the envelope, there was a card that said I was listed as a Republican with my registration number. So I immediately got my Democratic card, and the registration number was not the same," she says.

She thought the mailing — labeled "Party Affiliation Voter Registration Card" — was a little fishy — especially when she found out two of her friends who are Democrats had received the same thing but a Republican friend had not."

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 19, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Go Joe, GO!!!

10 people can add 600 bops to McCain's count per minute.

And yes, put some libstick on a pig, and it can fly!

Posted by: mgultch | September 19, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JakeD | September 19, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

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