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Obama and McCain to Make Joint Sept. 11 Visit to Ground Zero

By Michael D. Shear
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- John McCain and Barack Obama announced today that they will visit Ground Zero in New York on Thursday to mark the seventh anniversary of the 9-11 attacks that brought down the Twin Towers.

In a joint statement, the campaigns said they would "put aside politics and come together" to honor the memory of those who died in the attacks.

"All of us came together on 9/11 -- not as Democrats or Republicans but as Americans. In smoke-filled corridors and on the steps of the Capitol; at blood banks and at vigils -- we were united as one American family," the statement read.

"On Thursday, we will put aside politics and come together to renew that unity, to honor the memory of each and every American who died, and to grieve with the families and friends who lost loved ones.

"We will also give thanks for the firefighters, police, and emergency responders who set a heroic example of selfless service, and for the men and women who serve today in defense of the freedom and security that came under attack in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania."

By Web Politics Editor  |  September 6, 2008; 12:32 PM ET
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Democrats=handouts, needy
Republicans= American dream, earn it.

Posted by: Rusty | September 10, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Hey, whoever it was that posted that Jesus was a community organizer, and pilate was a governor, are you for real? that's the dumbest thing I have ever heard! Man, you need some adult therapy!

Posted by: Pamela | September 10, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anon | September 10, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Maria ...
hate America Democrats?

You Wrote. These are Democrats. This is the way they think. Time and time again proven true.

I can prove it false.
Are there only Republicans dying in Iraq?
Stop it. It is disrespectful to all Americans fighting and dying there. Yes Democrats, Republicans and Independants

Posted by: elbuzz07 | September 8, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

The Republican Party is a blight upon the face of humanity, a sickness infecting our planet. The comments of Republicans in this blog are proof that these people are mentally ill and their hypocricy knows no bounds. Now watch all their sickness reveal itself as they twist daily events into their selfish, egocentric desires, even as they publicly state they are putting "country" first.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Again, apparently no one can criticize the Messiah without being accused of racist motivation. McCain may be wrong on lots but he is not a racist. It is precisely this kind of stupidity that is counter-productive and will ensure that McCain is elected.

Posted by: Democrat3 | September 8, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I wonder why Obama is appearing with someone who calls him a "N*g*er" every day in some new way.

Posted by: mnjam | September 8, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Palin's inexperience is equivalent to Obama's. Their # 2 is our #1. Hillary should have been on top of the Democrat ticket. She will be in 4 years.

Posted by: Democrat3 | September 8, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

I am glad to hear that they will be united on this day. I wounder if Palin and Biden will also be present? I guess It doesnt Matter. It wouldnt change my opionion though, I think Sarah Palin Should be the GOP nominee., not McCain. The Republicans are much more excited about palin then mccain., The new most famous person in the world.

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

This site has everything about her scandals, Levi the Boy Friend, what really happen with ebay plane. http://www.hotpres.com


Posted by: Anonymous | September 8, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Wow, so this is America, the easily led by hate and fear.

You Republican haters are weak-minded sheep.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 7, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama said today that this election is not about resumes. I take it he is referring to his losing out to Palin in the experience category. He said it isn't about experience -- because he loses that contest.

Posted by: Ana Sarca | September 7, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama (post below) says "Bros before Hos"

Obama, you make less sense than P Diddy.

Take a look at J C Watts over Hillary next time around. Then what'll you do. Or were you referring to those who pimp race like Jesse Jackson?

Posted by: JimH in Colorado | September 7, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama

You make less sense than P Diddy.

Take a look at J C Watts over Hillary next time around. Then what'll you do. Or were you referring to those who pimp race like Jesse Jackson?

Posted by: JimH in Colorado | September 7, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

I'll be watching to see if the neo-commie can bear to put his hand on his heart when they play the National anthem.

You can't call a timeout in real life with the enemy at the door and thousands already inside the house.

Posted by: JimH in Colorado | September 7, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

McCain should refuse a joint appearance with Obama. Obama associates with known Democrat terrorists such as Ayers who says we didn't get attacked hard enough on 9/11.

Obama associates with Hate America Democrat types such as Ward Churchhill who has also stated he is glad America got attacked on 9/11 and we "deserved it". All Democrats believe we deserved to be attacked, this is their worldview.

Obama associates with Hate America Democrats such as Obama's Church of Hate in Chicago "GOD DAMN AMERICA!".

These are Democrats. This is the way they think. Time and time again proven true

Posted by: Obamas Terrorist Associations | September 7, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Jesus.. This guy is a real con.. so all those questions which were up in the air were true? God know what he believes and now it make sense why he spent 20 years with radical pastor Wright.

Posted by: dorthy | September 7, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

folks, do not waste your time. Go search "my muslim faith" on google. you will see the evidance and the threat to america and americans.

Posted by: nick | September 7, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Awww heck! Just throw out the whole lot of Mcain/Palin and Obama/Biden and put in Colin Powell/Hillary Clinton - ha!

Posted by: Sawyer | September 7, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Hi, folks,

There is a great article in the NY Times on McCain that you have got to read. Very well researched. We haven't heard enough about McCain at all. Ever wonder why?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/opinion/17rich.html

Posted by: Anonymous | September 7, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Ronald Reagan, for as much as I detested the SOB for not doing a f*cking thing while thousands were dying of AIDS, didn't shy away from answering reporters questions. Reagan had more intellect than 20 Palins glued together, and Nancy had triple that.
The transparency of trying to give the dumber younger Repigs a "Reagan-boner", their idolatry of jelly bean brained Ronnie really
is kinda gay.They are giving Sarah a Ronnie strap-on.

Now Ann Coulter of the KLONDIKE says she won't answer journalists until she's shown deference.

Whinier than Hillary and 6 times less prepared to govern NATIONALY.
Pull yourself up by your bootstraps COWARDLY know nothing PTA LEaRned, cancer ridiculing, adultorous, Christian Reich fanatic.
Work harder do better as a woman,,,as YOU said to Hillary. NOT answering REAL journalists is SEXIST special treatment.

Posted by: mark | September 7, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

If they are there together Obama can make the point that Bush was buddy buddy with the Saudis and that bin Laden was in AFGHANISTAN. But since that country has no useful oil reservers, we attacked a different sovereign nation on false claims of WMD and f*cked up the whole area of the middle east.

Obama for (real!) change -- vote Obama.

Posted by: Mac | September 7, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, I want someone to respond to this open question: Isn't it painfully obvious that the two-party system is archaic, ineffective, and basically a monopoly?

Democrats: Your candidate Barack Obama is the product of the same party that has had a lock on Congress for 2 years now, and has accomplished barely anything it intended to. Like most of the other times it had the same shot.
Rather than run on his record,(which he could if it existed),he had to conjure up a hype machine that only P.T. Barnum could love, and vie for the approval of Europeans who can't even vote here. He's given the term "presumptive nominee" a whole new meaning.

Republicans: Lord, where to begin??
Your candidate is the product of the party that gave us possibly the most inept executive branch in the free world---ever.
Rather than focus exclusively on the enemy that attacked us, they roll us into a quagmire that's cost us billions, lost thousands of our best young people, when the same thing could have been accomplished by a good old-fashioned internal coup with our assistance. Saddam gone, Iraqis making their own rules, our troops just watching from nearby. Problem solved. McCain can claim to be a maverick--but he's generally gone along with Bush on average.

And the glad-handing, corporate sponsored parties going on at BOTH conventions should be a clue that favors are going to be owed no matter the outcome. That has to be stopped now, but these guys won't dare denounce it, lest some key donors pull out.

And lets face it, both parties are weak-kneed on immigration. Someone coming here in 2008 should be held to the same standard that your great-grandparents were in the 1800's. Document yourself, follow the rules, or you're going back...NO loopholes.

People, if other countries can support a mix of 4,5 or 6 "major" parties to choose its leaders from, why in hell do we keep relying on our two to do that? I refuse to believe we aren't capable of it.

OK, now someone tell me where I'm wrong on any of this.

Posted by: chirlee | September 7, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse


Bros before Hos

Posted by: obama | September 7, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Ground Zero is going to be McCain's campaign HQ when the New York Times and Washington Post expose Sen. McCain:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/opinion/17rich.html?ref=opinion
“McCain’s personal fortune traces back to organized crime in Arizona.”

"While reporters at The Post and The New York Times have been vetting McCain, many others give him a free pass."

“McCain frequently forgets key elements of policies, gets countries’ names wrong, forgets things he’s said only hours or days before and is frequently just confused.”

Posted by: Deep Blue | September 7, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse


Why does Obama call women 'sweetie'?

Why does Obama pay women less than men?

The women working for McCain get equal pay.

Posted by: jewel | September 7, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

I am glad to hear that they will be united on this day. I wounder if Palin and Biden will also be present? I guess It doesnt Matter. It wouldnt change my opionion though, I think Sarah Palin Should be the GOP nominee., not McCain. The Republicans are much more excited about palin then mccain., The new most famous person in the world.

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

This site has everything about her scandals, Levi the Boy Friend, what really happen with ebay plane. http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: Anonymous | September 7, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Who is obama? what is his record? Is he just words?
What has obama done for America or Americans?

Why is his wife so anti-american despite the fact that all that she is today can only happen in America?

Posted by: scott | September 7, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Pro-life for Man but Cruelty for Wildlife:

As part of her family’s private hobby, Sarah Palin has promoted aerial hunting since taking office despite the fact that the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, the American Society of Mammalogists, and more than 120 other scientists are against it. Some hunters believe that aerial hunting violates the sportsman's ethic of fair chase. She approved a $400,000 state-funded propaganda campaign to promote aerial hunting.

The U.S. Geological Survey predicts that loss of summer sea ice - crucial habitat for polar bears - could lead to the demise of two-thirds of the world's polar bears by mid-century, including all of Alaska's polar bears. The Bush administration has proposed listing the polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act to help protect polar bear habitat.

However, Governor Palin has actively opposed the listing. She wrote the Secretary of Interior urging him not to list the bear. When her argument failed, she filed a law suit against the federal government seeking to overturn the listing of polar bears. “Although barbarism is not accepted in many states, it is routine in Alaska under Palin's leadership," said Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund president Rodger Schlickei.

I am for sensible hunting as a sport, but against reckless cruelty to animals. Reckless cruelty that starts with animals normally ends with cruelty to other humans.” Every animal-rights and environmentalist person in the country should be outraged by the barbarism displayed by Gov. Sarah Palin.

It scares me to death that such a person might become second in command of the United States of America and potentially President of the US.

Posted by: Schimdt | September 7, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Since September 2001 I have maintained a free and confidential "9/11 list-serv".

The "9/11 list-serv" distributes daily e-mails containing newspaper articles and other relevant information re: 9/11 issues of interest to 9/11 families, 9/11 organizations and interested individuals.

The 9/11 List-serv archives can be accessed at http://groups.google.com/group/911-list-serv

If you would like to 'subscribe' to this free news service - send an e-mail to amkorotkin@aol.com with the word "subscribe" in the subject box.

Posted by: Arnie | September 7, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

McCain should refuse a joint appearance with Obama. Obama associates with known Democrat terrorists such as Ayers who says we didn't get attacked hard enough on 9/11.

Obama associates with Hate America Democrat types such as Ward Churchhill who has also stated he is glad America got attacked on 9/11 and we "deserved it". All Democrats believe we deserved to be attacked, this is their worldview.

Obama associates with Hate America Democrats such as Obama's Church of Hate in Chicago "GOD DAMN AMERICA!".

These are Democrats. This is the way they think. Time and time again proven true

Posted by: Maria | September 7, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

I am glad to hear that they will be united on this day. I wounder if Palin and Biden will also be present? I guess It doesnt Matter. It wouldnt change my opionion though, I think Sarah Palin Should be the GOP nominee., not McCain. The Republicans are much more excited about palin then mccain., The new most famous person in the world.

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

This site has everything about her scandals, Levi the Boy Friend, what really happen with ebay plane. http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: Anonymous | September 7, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

I wonder how the families who lost loved ones on 09/11 feel about the repoliticizing of that tragedy?

Posted by: markomd | September 7, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

It's only fitting that they get together for the day. How about in that spirit, we reserve all of the political mudslinging that goes on here for another board or article?

America '08

Posted by: Steve P | September 7, 2008 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Ms. Palin, I have also read my Bible. It reminded me that Pontius Pilate was a governor and Jesus was a community organizer.

Posted by: madisonhack | September 7, 2008 9:01 AM | Report abuse

McCain-Palin '08!

Posted by: nancy | September 7, 2008 7:57 AM | Report abuse

Hey, I am wondering what Biden is doing at the moment? Shouldn't he square off this old girl? After all, she is his to bash since they are both Vice-presidential candidates.

By the way, as for Palin, a tip from a young girl to an old girl. Tone down your make up - you look more like a madam who runs escort agencies than a vice-presidental campaign. And what's with your glasses? They are the type favoured also by escort madams, rather than intellectuals. Intellectual you are not, we already know.

Posted by: Bridgit Bardot | September 7, 2008 4:58 AM | Report abuse

Two Americas Divided more than we ever have been in the history of our country. Will we continue to get this wrong until there is nothing left...?

Posted by: Fed Up | September 7, 2008 4:56 AM | Report abuse

I'm seriously concerned about Liberals today.

Look at the comments above, peddling conspiracy theories, and evil smears. You're the kind of people who derail political campaigns. I'm sad to say that Senator Obama will only learn of this serious lack of judgement within his own Party, too late.

Posted by: Victoria | September 7, 2008 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Hey Joe, What do you think Mayor's of small towns do? Small towns, as in describing the majority of towns in the entire United States.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 7, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse

‘On voting day, Americans will realize how risky Obama is and how safe, strong, and secure McCain is.’ Yep, safe, strong, and secure. It’s a perfect descripition of panhandling because you lost your job, couldn’t find a new one, because your mortgage was foreclosed, and because your assets evaporated.

Posted by: thehendricksfamily | September 7, 2008 12:39 AM | Report abuse

I'm disappointed in Palin and the Republican party in general. They went out there and attacked community organizers--the people who build and help communities. The kind of people who responded on 9-11. The kind of volunteers who coordinated the response of the Fire & Police, and kept the 9-11 from being even worse.

It seems that their idea of "experience" doesn't include serving communities or helping them, only ruling over them.

Posted by: Joe | September 7, 2008 12:38 AM | Report abuse

Who ever thought a hillbilly like Sarah Palin could make a viable run for VP? She hates Jews, supported the secession of Alaska from the Union, she handles snakes like other Pentecostals, she's having an affair and her daughters knocked up with no marriage in sight. No wonder the right is cheering her on, she's as much a wackjob as all of them!

Posted by: Bill | September 7, 2008 12:33 AM | Report abuse

Obama,
Why or how can you NOW show up for a 9/11 memorial? This is after your "coming together" after 9/11 was sitting on a pew in Wright's church and listening to, and not objecting, as Wright blamed this on America and Americans. And you and your wife listened to the spew of hate from this man you called a mentor and inspired you to write a book. About you, of course.

But now, 7 years later, you need a vote. So you have now become such a "patriot" and noone should question your patriotism. Why? You never cared in the past and it is an insult to every American when you presume to care now that you want their vote.
You are the worst kind of hypocrite. With "patriot Americans" like you, America needs no enemies. I sincerely "hope" that you think about the thousands of Americans and others from around the world that died on 9/11 and hope they forgive you for your total lack of concern for them, their family and friends and this country..until you needed a vote. You are a dissapointment to the Democrat Party and to this country.

Posted by: Democrat No More | September 7, 2008 12:31 AM | Report abuse

Palin is a total whackjob. I want a VP that is against back-alley abortions and incest babies, and believes the earth is more than a few thousand years old.

McCain is toast if the public finds out about Palin's checkered past; that's why he's shielding her from the media.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 7, 2008 12:25 AM | Report abuse

To Media Types:

Maybe Palin is not the real story.

Maybe who's pulling her strings is the real story.

Maybe by focusing on her "vetting" you are missing the real story.

When she ultimately is forced to withdraw as a candidate, the real story remains.

Visit:

http://www.theocracywatch.org
http://www.nowpublic.com/scrivener - "Expose State-Supported Domestic Terrorism"

THE PALIN PARADOX: A PAWN IN THEIR GEOPOLITICAL GAME?
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/palin-vp-paradox-pawn-geopolitical-game-get-political-w-vic-livingston

If you have trouble accessing either site, complain to your internet service provider.

Posted by: scrivener | September 7, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

Here's what happens:

Choose Obama, you get Obama-promise-all-nothing-shown/foot-in-mouth-Biden probably for 8 YEARS!

Choose McCain/Palin, you get Hillary and Palin in 2008!!

vote McCain/Palin '08

Posted by: Lisa | September 6, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a better speaker than Obama too!

McCain is the kind of person that can be a really persistent pain in the a** to make stuff happen.

Go Ladies, Shake up the White House!!!

Go McCain / Palin '08

Posted by: Heather | September 6, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

McCain is no Maverick. He only got that title for supporting campaign finance reform, which he had to do to save his career from the KEATING 5 scandal. Now that he's running for pres he dropped that altogether.

Keating 5/Troopergate '08
Reform you can believe in

Posted by: PFJ | September 6, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

It is commendable that both McCain and Obama will be together in New York marking 7 years since 9/11, but we must take into account that McCain's policies would make another 9/11 attack on America more likely. Barack Obama has more wisdom in relating to the external world, and his policies would dilute Al-Qaeda of much of their support. Seven years, Osama bin-Laden still on the loose, our troops stuck in Iraq, which did not attack us, while we are short of troops in Afghanistan, where Al-Qaeda and the Taliban are now winning. Obama was right.

Updates on the Obama campaign can be found at this site, http://www.barack-obama-president.com

Posted by: Sheldon | September 6, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

I think this is a wonderful idea - certainly the best one that has plopped into this campaign process in a long time! There's been too much hostility lately. It's time to remember those who are gone, and it's time to remember that we really are all in the same boat no matter where we are in this country.

Since I am a concerned Christian who is very worried about this country, I highly recommend checking out this read from an unusual religious perspective regarding McCain's choice of Palin:

http://www.newsflavor.com/Opinions/McCain-Hijacks-Christianity-Via-Palin.240929

Posted by: LaRae | September 6, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

"No we can't"

Can you hear it?

It's what Obama says to women VP selections and to breaking the glass ceiling.

"Yes, we already are" that's what McCain says, because when he becomes President, the Glass Ceiling will BE SMASHED!!

Posted by: June | September 6, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama / Biden are lawyers, lawyers chase ambulances, free murderers, and sue for class action(which pays very little to those affected by the problem being sued for). To sum it up, Obama/Biden are expert crooks.

Palin has a degree in Journalism and has been a Sports Telecaster, and McCain has been a service member who makes stuff happen in another country, he has also been a professional Public Servant. The McCain family actually has a child that is from another country and Cindy is involved in many hands-on, help programs. To sum it up McCain and Palin are the DOERS and GO-GETTERS, and are Closer to being like most of the Americans they serve than any other candidate.

Do you want to vote for a crook or a candidate that MAKES stuff happen?

Posted by: Maria | September 6, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

McCain is not known as a republican, he is known as a Maverick, his recent selection in VP shows he's not afraid to stand up and show it.

Some people promise change, others embody it!

Go McCain / Palin 2008!

Posted by: Sid | September 6, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

I went to Glass Booth. I got 72% similarity with McCain, 67% with Obama. (That 5% is probably because I have turned against abortion as a right.) The only difference between Democrats and Republicans is that one party is called Democrats and the other is called Republicans, whoever is in power serves the clients of the lobbyists and their selves. The sun is setting on the USA, teach your kids Chinese.

Posted by: IndyRocker | September 6, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Who is obama?
What has he done for this country?

Posted by: linda | September 6, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Who is a community organizer? what are his responsibilities?

Posted by: rick | September 6, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

I can' believe all of you liberals are so into Obama.

Wait till the debates, where straight-talk express will crush him.

And check out the recent polls!! It's a 2 point race, with a margin or error.

On voting day, Americans will realize how risky Obama is and how safe, strong, and secure McCain is.

McCain/Palin '08

Posted by: Mindscape | September 6, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

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Why would America -REWARD- complete Republican failure ?

We wont.

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Posted by: PulSamsara | September 6, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

OMG, I'm so nausous of all the sexism toward Joe Biden, he hasn't hurt anyone. I'm cancelling my Enquirer subscription over this as of today.

Posted by: barbie for bush | September 6, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

It's great to be an American and I'm very proud of ALL our fine candidates. No matter who gets elected, all the candidates AND their FAMILY and experiences and accomplishments should be applauded by all Americans, no matter which party we support. Just by observing the fact that we can agree, disagree, be from all sorts of backgrounds, and not be killed and "disappear" and speak our minds makes us still a great nation. Economic times can have its ups and downs and times could be great or tough for the nation, but in the end we are Americans. I hope that the ones who get elected and the ones who don't will BOTH have Leading roles in taking our great country forward. As an American, I hope that we all get together against our foes and competitors, whether military or economically. In our times of low militarily and economically, who comes to our aid (and whatabout our so-called "friends"), who comes to our aid during natural disasters, who comes to our aid during our lows? It's our neighbors, and fellow Americans. So YES speak your minds and vote for who you want to. But let's just remember that there are those who aren't Americans who just want to take from us and want to see us fall, whether they are enemies or claim to be our "friends". Long live Democracy and America!!!

Posted by: ProudToBeAmerican | September 6, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

While its admirable that they both will show respect to the 9/11 victims, I am equally unimpressed that neither Obama or McCain will openly, publicly swear off the scores of lobbyists and fatcats that partied with them at BOTH conventions as documented by ABC News. I haven't seen that much back-slapping at a county fair. It was nauseating.
Do you realize the sheer number of favors that will have to be paid back no matter who wins this thing?
Who is going to have the nerve to actually run for this office without taking a dime of corporate help? Will we ever see such a thing?

Posted by: chirlee | September 6, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

blogs are for people who have no life!

Posted by: cao | September 6, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Oh man, I can't wait!!! I can't wait to see McSame's old white face all MAD when Obama brings the "White" House to tha people!

I only voted once, but Im sure voting this year you can count on it. We gonna paint that house black in 08. About dam time, i been waiting too long to finaly get paid in full!!!

OBAMA! OBAMA! OBAMA!

Posted by: Malik | September 6, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Hey GOD IS VOTING FOR OBAMA...you summed it up good.

The McCain/Palin ticket will be the least educated and accomplished ticket in U.S. History. It is a FACT! Look it up people.

I want someone leading me who is arguably smarter and wiser than me. McCain and Palin don't cut it.

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | September 6, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Have you guys and girls seen this "vote Reaper" on you tube ? this kids got potential!!!!!!!!! more under Macho Sauce Productions

Posted by: J.C. | September 6, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

lets compare Obama/Biden resume to McBush/FAilin


Barak Obama

Law Degree from Columbia University(graduated Magna Cum Laude)
Doctorate of Law from Harvard University (graduated Magna Cum Laude)
President of the Harvard Law Review
10 years teaching Constitutional Law at Univ of Chicago Law School.
2yrs Community Organizer just like Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King.
8 years in the Illinois Senate where he voted present 117 times....and voted "yea" or "nay" more than 6000 times.
4 years in the United States Senate


Joe Biden

Batchelor Degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware.
Doctorate of Law from Syracuse University
36 years as a United States Senator
12 years Chairman of the Senate Judicary Committe
11 years Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.

John McBush

United States Naval Academy (finished 894 out of 899 cadets)
Crashed 4 airplanes in Naval Flight School
Shot down and captured in Vietnam
22 Years as United States Senator


Sarah Failin

BS in Journalism from University of Idaho
Sports reporter for Anchorage Alaska TV station
Started Car Wash in Wasilla, Alaska (partnership disolved when Todd Palin discovered Sarah was having an affair with their business partner)
Started Consulting firm Rouge Coeu or Red Neck (business disolved without attracting a single client)
Mayor of Wasilla Alaska (pop 5476 when she left in 2002)
Chairwoman Alaska Oil Conservation Commission (entire department employees 22 people)
Governor of Alaska - just like Pontius Pilot was governor and George W. Bush


All facts and all true. Republicans its time to take your heads out of the sand and wise up......you are looking foolish in front of the entire world.

Posted by: GOD IS VOTING FOR OBAMA | September 6, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

McCain and the other free trade nut-jobs running our country have already spent eight years flooding our markets with cheap imports and driving American industry out of business. They've changed our lives enough. We're really in bad shape right now. America needs a Roosevelt not a Hoover. Go Obama!

Posted by: Hilary Smith | September 6, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse


"Yes We Can" vs. "Drill Baby Drill"...I don't know, you decide!
--------

Very well put!

Posted by: Sarah | September 6, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

"Yes We Can" vs. "Drill Baby Drill"...i don't know, you decide!

Posted by: Tom | September 6, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Obama is so honest, and I really love the way he keeps lobbyists at bay. It surprises me that he chose as his VP a man who has a son and brother who are lobbyists named in a lawsuit for fraud. http://tinyurl.com/6hkeg5

Posted by: TheQuickBrownFox | September 6, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

I have two words for both candidates, "STAY HOME !"

Posted by: David | September 6, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse


JOHN MCCAIN LEADER OR MADMAN
YOU BE THE JUDGE.

WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain arrived late at his Senate office on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just after the first plane hit the World Trade Center. “This is war,” he murmured to his aides. The sound of scrambling fighter planes rattled the windows, sending a tremor of panic through the room.


Erik Jacobs for The New York Times
John McCain said he had consulted Henry A. Kissinger on foreign policy before and after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Within hours, Mr. McCain, the Vietnam War hero and famed straight talker of the 2000 Republican primary, had taken on a new role: the leading advocate of taking the American retaliation against Al Qaeda far beyond Afghanistan. In a marathon of television and radio appearances, Mr. McCain recited a short list of other countries said to support terrorism, invariably including Iraq, Iran and Syria.

“There is a system out there or network, and that network is going to have to be attacked,” Mr. McCain said the next morning on ABC News. “It isn’t just Afghanistan,” he added, on MSNBC. “I don’t think if you got bin Laden tomorrow that the threat has disappeared,” he said on CBS, pointing toward other countries in the Middle East.

Within a month he made clear his priority. “Very obviously Iraq is the first country,” he declared on CNN. By Jan. 2, Mr. McCain was on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Sea, yelling to a crowd of sailors and airmen: “Next up, Baghdad!”

Now, as Mr. McCain prepares to accept the Republican presidential nomination, his response to the attacks of Sept. 11 opens a window onto how he might approach the gravest responsibilities of a potential commander in chief. Like many, he immediately recalibrated his assessment of the unseen risks to America’s security. But he also began to suggest that he saw a new “opportunity” to deter other potential foes by punishing not only Al Qaeda but also Iraq.

“Just as Sept. 11 revolutionized our resolve to defeat our enemies, so has it brought into focus the opportunities we now have to secure and expand our freedom,” Mr. McCain told a NATO conference in Munich in early 2002, urging the Europeans to join what he portrayed as an all but certain assault on Saddam Hussein. “A better world is already emerging from the rubble.”

To his admirers, Mr. McCain’s tough response to Sept. 11 is at the heart of his appeal. They argue that he displayed the same decisiveness again last week in his swift calls to penalize Russia for its incursion into Georgia, in part by sending peacekeepers to police its border.

His critics charge that the emotion of Sept. 11 overwhelmed his former cool-eyed caution about deploying American troops without a clear national interest and a well-defined exit, turning him into a tool of the Bush administration in its push for a war to transform the region.

“He has the personality of a fighter pilot: when somebody stings you, you want to strike out,” said retired Gen. John H. Johns, a former friend and supporter of Mr. McCain who turned against him over the Iraq war. “Just like the American people, his reaction was: show me somebody to hit.”

Whether through ideology or instinct, though, Mr. McCain began making his case for invading Iraq to the public more than six months before the White House began to do the same. He drew on principles he learned growing up in a military family and on conclusions he formed as a prisoner in North Vietnam. He also returned to a conviction about “the common identity” of dangerous autocracies as far-flung as Serbia and North Korea that he had developed consulting with hawkish foreign policy thinkers to help sharpen the themes of his 2000 presidential campaign.

While pushing to take on Saddam Hussein, Mr. McCain also made arguments and statements that he may no longer wish to recall. He lauded the war planners he would later criticize, including Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney. (Mr. McCain even volunteered that he would have given the same job to Mr. Cheney.) He urged support for the later-discredited Iraqi exile Ahmad Chalabi’s opposition group, the Iraqi National Congress, and echoed some of its suspect accusations in the national media. And he advanced misleading assertions not only about Mr. Hussein’s supposed weapons programs but also about his possible ties to international terrorists, Al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 attacks.

Five years after the invasion of Iraq, Mr. McCain’s supporters note that he became an early critic of the administration’s execution of the occupation, and they credit him with pushing the troop “surge” that helped bring stability. Mr. McCain, though, stands by his support for the war and expresses no regrets about his advocacy.

In written answers to questions, he blamed “Iraq’s opacity under Saddam” for any misleading remarks he made about the peril it posed.

The Sept. 11 attacks “demonstrated the grave threat posed by a hostile regime, possessing weapons of mass destruction, and with reported ties to terrorists,” Mr. McCain wrote in an e-mail message on Friday. Given Mr. Hussein’s history of pursuing illegal weapons and his avowed hostility to the United States, “his regime posed a threat we had to take seriously.” The attacks were still a reminder, Mr. McCain added, of the importance of international action “to prevent outlaw states — like Iran today — from developing weapons of mass destruction.”

Formative Years

Mr. McCain has been debating questions about the use of military force far longer than most. He grew up in a family that had sent a son to every American war since 1776, and international relations were a staple of the McCain family dinner table. Mr. McCain grew up listening to his father, Adm. John S. McCain Jr., deliver lectures on “The Four Ocean Navy and the Soviet Threat,” closing with a slide of an image he considered the ultimate factor in the balance of power: a soldier marching through a rice paddy with a rifle at his shoulder.

“To quote Sherman, war is all hell and we need to fight it out and get it over with and that is when the killing stops,” recalled Joe McCain, Senator McCain’s younger brother.

Vietnam, for Senator McCain, reinforced those lessons. He has often said he blamed the Johnson administration’s pause in bombing for prolonging the war, and he credited President Richard M. Nixon’s renewed attacks with securing his release from a North Vietnamese prison. He has made the principle that the exercise of military power sets the bargaining table for international relations a consistent theme of his career ever since, and in his 2002 memoir he wrote that one of his lifelong convictions was “the imperative that American power never retreat in response to an inferior adversary’s provocation.”


But Mr. McCain also took away from Vietnam a second, restraining lesson: the necessity for broad domestic support for any military action. For years he opposed a string of interventions — in Lebanon, Haiti, Somalia, and, for a time, the Balkans — on the grounds that the public would balk at the loss of life without clear national interests. “The Vietnam thing,” he recently said.

In the late 1990s, however, while he was beginning to consider his 2000 presidential race, he started rebalancing his view of the needs to project American strength and to sustain public support. The 1995 massacre of 5,000 unarmed Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica under NATO’s watch struck at his conscience, he has said, and in addition to America’s strategic national interests — in that case, the future and credibility of NATO — Mr. McCain began to speak more expansively about America’s moral obligations as the only remaining superpower.

His aides say he later described the American air strikes in Bosnia in 1996 and in Kosovo in 1999 as a parable of political leadership: Mr. McCain, Senator Bob Dole and others had rallied Congressional support for the strikes despite widespread public opposition, then watched approval soar after the intervention helped to bring peace.

“Americans elect their leaders to make these kinds of judgments,” Mr. McCain said in the e-mail message.

It was during the Balkan wars that Mr. McCain and his advisers read a 1997 article on the Wall Street Journal editorial page by William Kristol and David Brooks of The Weekly Standard — both now Op-Ed page columnists at The New York Times — promoting the idea of “national greatness” conservatism, defined by a more activist agenda at home and a more muscular role in the world.

“I wouldn’t call it a ‘eureka’ moment, but there was a sense that this is where we are headed and this is what we are trying to articulate and they have already done a lot of the work,” said John Weaver, a former McCain political adviser. “And, quite frankly, from a crass political point of view, we were in the making-friends business. The Weekly Standard represented a part of the primary electorate that we could get.”

Soon Mr. McCain and his aides were consulting regularly with the circle of hawkish foreign policy thinkers sometimes referred to as neoconservatives — including Mr. Kristol, Robert Kagan and Randy Scheunemann, a former aide to Mr. Dole who became a McCain campaign adviser — to develop the senator’s foreign policy ideas and instincts into the broad themes of a presidential campaign. (In his e-mail message, Mr. McCain noted that he had also consulted with friends like Henry A. Kissinger, known for a narrower view of American interests.)

One result was a series of speeches in which Mr. McCain called for “rogue state rollback.” He argued that disparate regional troublemakers, including Iraq, North Korea and Serbia, bore a common stamp: they were all autocracies. And as such, he contended, they were more likely to export terrorism, spread dangerous weapons, or start ethnic conflicts. In an early outline of what would become his initial response to the Sept. 11 attacks, Mr. McCain argued that “swift and sure” retribution against any one of the rogue states was an essential deterrent to any of the others. But Mr. McCain’s advisers and aides say his “rogue state” speeches stopped short of the most sweeping international agenda put forth by Mr. Kristol, Mr. Kagan and their allies. Mr. McCain explicitly disavowed direct military action merely to advance American values, foreswearing any “global crusade” of interventions in favor of relying on covert and financial support for internal opposition groups.

As an example, he could point to his 1998 sponsorship of the Iraqi Liberation Act, which sought to direct nearly $100 million to Iraqis who hoped to overthrow Saddam Hussein. The bill, signed by President Bill Clinton, also endorsed the ouster of Mr. Hussein.

Mr. McCain said then that he doubted the United States could muster the political will to use ground troops to remove the Iraqi dictator any time soon. “It was much easier when Saddam Hussein was occupying Kuwait and threatening Saudi Arabia,” the senator told Fox News in November 1998. “We’d have to convince the American people that it’s worth again the sacrifice of American lives, because that would also be part of the price.”

Hard Calls

Mr. McCain spent the afternoon of Sept. 11 in a young aide’s studio apartment near the Capitol. There was no cable television, nothing but water in the kitchen, and the hallway reminded him of an old boxing gym. Evacuated from his office but stranded by traffic, he could not resist imagining himself at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. “There are not enough Secret Service agents in the world to keep me away from Washington and New York at a time like this,” Mr. McCain told an adviser.


Over the next days and weeks, however, Mr. McCain became almost as visible as he would have been as president. Broadcasters rushed to him as a patriotic icon and reassuring voice, and for weeks he was ubiquitous on the morning news programs, Sunday talk shows, cable news networks, and even late-night comedy shows.

In the spotlight, he pushed rogue state rollback one step further, arguing that the United States should go on the offensive as a warning to any other country that might condone such an attack. “These networks are well-embedded in some of these countries,” Mr. McCain said on Sept. 12, listing Iraq, Iran and Syria as potential targets of United States pressure. “We’re going to have to prove to them that we are very serious, and the price that they will pay will not only be for punishment but also deterrence.”

Although he had campaigned for President Bush during the 2000 general election, he was still largely frozen out of the White House because of animosities left over from the Republican primary. But after Mr. Bush declared he would hold responsible any country condoning terrorism, Mr. McCain called his leadership “magnificent” and his national security team the strongest “that has ever been assembled.” A few weeks later, Larry King of CNN asked whether he would have named Mr. Rumsfeld and Colin L. Powell to a McCain cabinet. “Oh, yes, and Cheney,” Mr. McCain answered, saying he, too, would have offered Mr. Cheney the vice presidency.

Even during the heat of the war in Afghanistan, Mr. McCain kept an eye on Iraq. To Jay Leno in mid-September, Mr. McCain said he believed “some other countries” had assisted Osama bin Laden, going on to suggest Iraq, Syria and Iran as potential suspects. In October 2001, when an Op-Ed page column in The New York Times speculated that Iraq, Russia or some other country might bear responsibility for that month’s anthrax mailings, Mr. McCain interrupted a question about Afghanistan from David Letterman on that night’s “Late Show.” “The second phase is Iraq,” Mr. McCain said, adding, “Some of this anthrax may — and I emphasize may — have come from Iraq.” (The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it came from a federal government laboratory in Maryland.) By October, United States and foreign intelligence agencies had said publicly that they doubted any cooperation between Mr. Hussein and Al Qaeda, noting Al Qaeda’s opposition to such secular nationalists. American intelligence officials soon declared that Mr. Hussein had not supported international terrorism for nearly a decade.

But when the Czech government said that before the attacks, one of the 9/11 hijackers had met in Prague with an Iraqi intelligence official, Mr. McCain seized the report as something close to a smoking gun. “The evidence is very clear,” he said three days later, in an Oct. 29 television interview. (Intelligence agencies quickly cast doubt on the meeting.)

Frustrated by the dearth of American intelligence about Iraq, Mr. McCain’s aides say, he had long sought to learn as much as he could from Iraqi opposition figures in exile, including Mr. Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress. Over the years, Mr. McCain often urged support for the group, saying it had “significant support, in my view, inside Iraq.”

After Sept. 11, Mr. Chalabi’s group said an Iraqi emissary had once met with Osama bin Laden, and brought forward two Iraqi defectors who described terrorist training camps and biological weapons efforts. At times, Mr. McCain seemed to echo their accusations, citing the “two defectors” in a television interview and attesting to “credible reports of involvement between Iraqi administration officials, Iraqi officials and the terrorists.”

Growing Impatient

But United States intelligence officials had doubts about Mr. Chalabi at the time and have since discredited his group. In 2006, Mr. McCain acknowledged to The New Republic that he had been “too enamored with the I.N.C.” In his e-mail message, though, he said he never relied on the group for information about Iraq’s weapons program.

At a European security conference in February 2002, when the Bush administration still publicly maintained that it had made no decision about moving against Iraq, Mr. McCain described an invasion as all but certain. “A terrorist resides in Baghdad,” he said, adding, “A day of reckoning is approaching.”

Regime change in Iraq in addition to Afghanistan, he argued, would compel other sponsors of terrorism to mend their ways, “accomplishing by example what we would otherwise have to pursue through force of arms.”

Finally, as American troops massed in the Persian Gulf in early 2003, Mr. McCain grew impatient, his aides say, concerned that the White House was failing to act as the hot desert summer neared. Waiting, he warned in a speech in Washington, risked squandering the public and international support aroused by Sept. 11. “Does anyone really believe that the world’s will to contain Saddam won’t eventually collapse as utterly as it did in the 1990s?” Mr. McCain asked.

In retrospect, some of Mr. McCain’s critics now accuse him of looking for a pretext to justify the war. “McCain was hell-bent for leather: ‘Saddam Hussein is a bad guy, we have got to teach him, let’s send a message to the other people in the Middle East,’ ” said Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts.

But Mr. McCain, in his e-mail message, said the reason he had supported the war was the evolving threat from Mr. Hussein.

“I believe voters elect their leaders based on their experience and judgment — their ability to make hard calls, for instance, on matters of war and peace,” he wrote. “It’s important to get them right.”

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

JOHN MCCAIN, TRAITOR TO HIS COUNTRY, COLLABORATOR WITH THE ENEMY, MILITARY DISGRACE.
Ted Sampley, a Vietnam Veteran and former Green Beret, issued a CHALLENGE to John McCain "If you can show us that the information presented in our mailer is untruthful . . . we will Stand Down" This CHALLENGE was issued during an interview with INSIDE EDITION on January 17, 2008.
John, family members of Vietnam POW/MIA(s) have been waiting for more then 14 years for you to have the courage to face them eye to eye in front of the American Public - Here is your opportunity for some "STRAIGHT TALK." Stop hiding behind your fabricated "War Hero" persona. You know we can prove your collaborations with declassified government documents . . . It is time for the American people to get to know the REAL John McCain - the John McCain that the POW/MIA families witnessed during the 1991-93 US Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs .
Bring It On John! HERE IS OUR NUMBER 252-527-0442
*********** ************* ************** *********** ***********
Activists accused McCain of stonewalling the release of POW records because they contained evidence he had collaborated with the North Vietnamese.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MUY9S6iCvk
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The heroes of 9/11 deserve better than McCain, a man who uses his war record as a PR ploy and who belittles people who want to help others less fortunate than themselves.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 7:48 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse


You are blaming all that on Bush? Those are endemic problems not tied to a specific administration. Otherwise, you can blame clinton just as much...those rankings are not a new phenomena.

Posted by: Mike | September 6, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

McCain, Palin, and the GOP don’t want you to know the real situation of the country after 8 years of George Bush. After the Bush administration squandered surpluses left by Clinton and bumped the outstanding US public debt to over 9 trillion dollars, what do Americans have to show for it? The American Human Development Project combed through recent data to assess health, education, income, and many other factors affecting quality of life: the US is TRAILING EVERY OTHER WESTERN DEMOCRACY!!!

To be specific a comparison of the US to the 30 most developed countries in the world will SHOCK Americans:

1/ The US currently spends more than ANY other industrialized country in health care per Capita and in percentage of Gross Domestic Product. Yet it has the highest level of new AIDS cases, the highest number of obese people; it ranks only #21 in number of practicing physicians per inhabitants, #23 in life expectancy, and #25 in infant mortality (Only Turkey, the Czech republic, Mexico, Korea, Hungary, Poland, and the Slovak republic do worse).

2/ Take key education indicators like performance in Math and Science in school, the U.S ranks #25 and #21 respectively... nothing to be proud of. No improvement in sight with Governor Sarah Palin’s goal to teach creationism.

3/ Look at standards of living. Despite having the 2nd highest GDP per Capita of all industrialized countries, the US in contrast has the 2nd highest child poverty rate of those countries, the 2nd highest rate of people living below the median income, the 3rd worst ratio of income distribution between its richest and poorest citizen. It ranks as #24 for the number of people suffering from long-term unemployment, #27 in terms of minimum paid annual leave, #23 for maternity leave, #17 in savings rate in addition to personal debt and bankruptcies rampant ... you call that a life ???

4/ How about crime? The US has the highest number of people incarcerated in proportion to its population (3 times more than #2 Poland, and 7 times more than even countries like Turkey and Korea), but guess what? It still manages to have the 2nd highest murder rate, trailing only Mexico.

5/ The worse part about this is that Alaska, Sarah Palin’s state has a poorer record than the national average despite the fact that it is one of the largest recipients of federal subsidies ($1.84 for every $1.00 it pays into the U.S. Treasury). This means that the self-proclaimed fiscal reformer who flirted with right-wing libertarian ideas is a hypocrite to the least! She has already been proven to be a liar.

So I urge everyone who is serious about this election to get the facts. They lead to only one conclusion when partisanship is removed from the equation: Obama is the best candidate.
The full report is on sale on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Measure-America-American-Development-2008-2009/dp/023115495X/ref=sr_oe_2_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1215786602&sr=1-2

Posted by: Kris | September 6, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

What an impressive feat of public mind control that the right has been successful in convincing the masses that the educated few are actually the ones who’ve been brainwashed. Puts the Soviets to shame.

Posted by: Hilary Smith | September 6, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

The heroes of 9/11 deserve better than McCain, a man who uses his war record as a PR ploy and who belittles people who want to help others less fortunate than themselves.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

It looks like McCain’s got the hypocrite vote locked up for sure.

Posted by: Hilary Smith | September 6, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse


The heroes who have suffered and died for our freedom deserve better than Obama.

Liberals are sexist cowards.

Posted by: julia | September 6, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Deep Blue wrote:

I motion that Brian is nominated chairman on the first sub-committee to investigate conspiracies.

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I realize we don't know the inner workings of the CIA, or anything, but really, are they so incompetent they'd really miss the 9.11 planning? I mean, word had to be out, it's hard to keep something like that, the first successful enemy attack on the continental US, a secret.

I just can't believe this nation's intelligence would miss something so, well, obvious, it just doesn't make sense.

Bin Laden doesn't strike me as a Harvard PhD, some kind of genius, you know?

Posted by: Phil Betterman | September 6, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Gv. Pat-Lin's Moose Flute Did you see her on TV? Nothin but Me and me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRY_t6GEOB4&feature=related

Posted by: Ed | September 6, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Phil, I have no idea. I motion that Brian is nominated chairman on the first sub-committee to investigate conspiracies. A quick google search on 'enron' 'caspian basin' and '9-11' doesn't turn up much credible material.

But given that we've committed $2 trillion dollars to Iraq and they've awarded their administrations first multi-billion dollar oil services deal to China, I definitely get the sense that Bush doesn't do imperialism too well.

But the oil patch "inside baseball" stuff is beyond me...

All I know is that Bush sucks and that McCain would likely be worse.

Posted by: Deep Blue | September 6, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

SO IS RALPH NADER A GOOD CANDIDATE, SINCE BOTH OF THESE CANDIDATES OBVIOUSLY SUCK??? That's the message I'm getting from the democrats and the republicans

Posted by: Independent Voter | September 6, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Betterman

"who is behind the Enron boys, the Caspian Basin pipelines and the Saudis?"

100 years of free market economics.

Not everything is a Hollywood thriller.

Posted by: BruiserND | September 6, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to know exactly what McCain wants to change? he speaks in these general terms about 'changing Washington'. What does this have to do with me? He's unhappy with earmarks? That's a pretty minor issue and a pathetic thing to run for president on.

I really don't think McCain is interested in changing tax policies, health care, environmental regulations, income equality, or foreign policy in any meaningful way. This talk about earmarks, etc., is more befitting a Senate majority leader, not the President.

Besides, there are worse things to spend money on than public works projects, which is basically what earmarks are for anyway. The money is being spent in the communities and apparently bringing some benefit; it's not like it's being buried in a hole or anything.

Saving $7 a year on my federal taxes due to the end of federal pork really doesn't resonate with me; I couldn't care less.

Posted by: clint | September 6, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Deep Blue wrote:

Bin Ladin and crew were behind 9-11. The big question is: what role did the Enron boys, the caspian basin pipelines, and the Saudis play in the dynamics behind 9-11.


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Well, who is behind the Enron boys, the Caspian Basin pipelines and the Saudis?

Posted by: Phil Betterman | September 6, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Donald,

When we lose the ability to speak and understand the TRUTH then we, as a nation, have lost our way.

The FACT is that ***Sen. McCain married into an organized crime family.*** The New York Times has investigated the matter.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/23/us/politics/23mccain.html
Key words: felony convictions, race tracks, mob connections, asasination (mispelled on purpose)… and it doesn’t even get into Keating or, more importantly, ***who Marley and Hensley worked for and with.***

It is absolutely gobsmacking that McCain thought he could marry into that family and network and then use that as a launching pad for his Presidential aspirations. He's nuts!

And if we vote for him, knowingly, then we're nuts!

I'd blame the media, but the NYT has started to go with the story. I guess the rest of the media is either just waiting or has been bribed or something.

This is HUGE.

Posted by: Deep Blue | September 6, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Two songs for New York City
and Our Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

Alicia Keys - No One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktUSIJEiOug

Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2feoIM9baI

Obama/Biden 08

Posted by: Yéil Raven's Daughter | September 6, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

It just kills me that people purporting to be Democrats or Obama supporters are now using the same vile tactics and acrimonious rhetoric that were used against us in the Clinton years by the right wing. All these spurious panting excited sites being linked to about McCain's criminality, Palin's burnig books, etc. are of the same vicious and false level as those earlier ones claiming to prove murders committed by Hillary, drug-running by Bill, and prostitution by Chelsea. I can count at least fifteen outright lies in the posts from people supposed to be admirers of Obama's "new politics." This isn't new, it's the same old slime.

Stop it. Just stop it. I'll never vote for McCain or Palin but they are every bit as good Americans and as devoted to our nation and our welfare as any politicians of my party are. I really hate to see this hate, coming from the side that ought to know better.

Posted by: donald169 | September 6, 2008 6:31 PM | Report abuse

When Sarah Palin belittles community organizers, she insults the greatest community organizer of all, Martin Luther King, Jr. If she wants to have a better understanding of what community organizers do, perhaps she should read up on the March on Washington and King's "I Have a Dream" speech that preceded the passing of civil rights legislation. King stood before the Lincoln Memorial and uplifted the spirits of millions of Americans of all races who want to make this a better country for all of us.

I hope Palin's not at the 9/11 ceremony. She's divisive and an embarrassment. This is one white woman who is deeply unimpressed by the "pit bull with lipstick."

Posted by: eleanoraday | September 6, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Brian,

I saw the movie JFK, and I'll listen to a good conspiracy theory. And while I don't mind thinking outside of the box, most of the conspiracy theories I've heard should have remained unwrapped and inside their boxes.

Hmmm. If you think 9/11 was an inside job, do you think that Oklahoma City was an outside job? Perhaps by Saddam?

Bin Ladin and crew were behind 9-11. The big question is: what role did the Enron boys, the caspian basin pipelines, and the Saudis play in the dynamics behind 9-11.

And you wonder why Bill Clinton would love to be special envoy to the Middle East...

Posted by: Deep Blue | September 6, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

facts you can never blame the problems in this country on a black president.

Posted by: frank | September 6, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Shout out to our troops!

From Obama/Biden!
From Senator Hillary Clinton and the New York Democrats!

American Soldier- Toby Keith (tribute)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctVI5baftFo

Ch’áak’ naax xat sitee

Our troops are not forgotten!
How you can help ...

Wounded Warriors Project
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

VFW Unmet Needs Program
http://www.unmetneeds.com/

Posted by: Cooday | September 6, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Maybe this will finally wake people up to the false Left/Right Paradigm.

There is NO differnce between Obama and Mccain.

Please my fellow Americans. Open your eyes.. Please!

And yes, 9/11 WAS an inside job. Wake up people, look at the facts.

Don't you people see all your rights being taken?
Don't you see what the globalist have had planned for years?


Mass Media LIES!

Stop being scared of the truth!

www.patriotsquestion911.org
www.ae911truth.org
www.911truth.org

Posted by: Brian | September 6, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anon | September 6, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

New York Democrats in Action!

My friends the picture of Hillary in this article does not look like a Woman who is afraid of the Pit Bull with Lip Stick, Mr. Schmit, Mr. Rove and McCain/Bush!

Hillary Clinton, New York Democrats have Sarah Palin in their site at Labor Day powow.
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/09/06/2008-09-06_hillary_clinton_new_york_democrats_have_.html

"No way, no how, no McCain, no Palin." Senator Hillary Clinton

New York Democrats say vote for Change we can believe in ...

Vote Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: RFK | September 6, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are cynical and twisted.

They use science to find the oil, but not to clean up the mess from oil.

They use science for their personal health, but not for our shared planet's health.

They claim to be evangelical, but then plant stories in the papers to fan the flames of racism and make people think that it is right and perfectly acceptable to vote against Obama merely because he's black.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122065665837205573.html?mod=hpp_us_whats_news

In short, they are intellectually cynical, morally bankrupt and they have no policies that would lead us into a better future.

Posted by: Deep Blue | September 6, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anon | September 6, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

I am glad to hear that they will be united on this day. I wounder if Palin and Biden will also be present? I guess It doesnt Matter. It wouldnt change my opionion though, I think Sarah Palin Should be the GOP nominee., not McCain. The Republicans are much more excited about palin then mccain., The new most famous person in the world.

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

This site has everything about her scandals, Levi the Boy Friend, what really happen with ebay plane. http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: pastor123 | September 6, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans now criticize community organizing? I guess they've forgotten all about their call for "a thousand points of light" -- organizations helping communities all across the country. Puzzling.

Posted by: inkfingers | September 6, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Theodosia, I'm a big fan of your father, Aaron.

But don't forget that it was Arizona Republicans who pioneered the Southern Strategy with Sen. Goldwater's 1964 Presidential campaign that featured people like William Rehnquist making their bones in the party with the tactics like "Operation Eagle Eye" that harassed minority voters with silly questions like "how many bubbles are there in a bar of soap?"

Yeah, the same Rehnquist who defended McCain's father in law when he and his mob-connected buddies got convicted of felonies.

Those Arizona guys *may* not have been racist, but they certainly were no humanists. Bonanno, whom the movie the Godfather was modeled on "retired" in Arizona in the 50s. Hyman Roth was Meyer Lansky. That network ran Phoenix/Vegas/LA.

They killed people. Maybe, as they say in the movie, they kept the drug traffic "with the darkies" because "they are animals anyways, let them lose their soul."

Iran-Contra-Crack Cocaine. Ever wonder why McCain went to Colombia earlier in the campaign. Wonder why he was so connected that hostages went free while he was down there?

Gore Vidal should write a book about Arizona in the 1950s and 60s. Perhaps he could find a way to work in a reference to you.

Posted by: Deep Blue | September 6, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Those are words that were used by the former Governor of Alabama - George C. Wallace. He believed the white race was superior to the black race and should be kept seperate.

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It would seem Washington is in dire need of REAL leaders, REAL intellectuals, not this Reagan spawn, those who seem to feel everything can be boiled down to the thoughtless, narratively inane equivalent of a BAD thirty minute sitcom.

I bet a guy like Karl Rove doesn't even understand why his methods failed.

Posted by: Phil Betterman | September 6, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Code words used by McCain: "my friends", "our country", "stand with me"

"And, my friends, where there are no property rights, there are no human rights. Red China and Soviet Russia are prime examples."

"Our object must be our country, our whole country and nothing but our country."

If we will stand together--the people of this state--the people of my state--the people throughout this great region--yes, throughout the United States--then we can be the balance of power. We can determine who will be the next president." July 4,1964

"I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.” Jan. 1963

Those are words that were used by the former Governor of Alabama - George C. Wallace. He believed the white race was superior to the black race and should be kept seperate.

Posted by: theodosia1 | September 6, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

The come to look at a hole in the ground seven years after the event.
A tribute to the Bush administration, which has so much benefited from the fear generated by 9/11.
Posted by: Henst | September 6, 2008 4:23 PM
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The fear policy was regrettable as was the myth that we can't fight nasty ideology with superior ideology. I also lament the persistent whine that we can't use our collective ingenuity to wean ourselves off fossil fuels and gain energy independence as well as jump start the economic renaissance this technology and industry would bring to all Americans.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

hahahahaha...Republican hate machine in full swing!!

Posted by: Tom | September 6, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

The come to look at a hole in the ground seven years after the event.
A tribute to the Bush administration, which has so much benefited from the fear generated by 9/11.

Posted by: Henst | September 6, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how dumb a person has to be to believe Obama is a Muslim...

Posted by: Gary | September 6, 2008 4:12 PM
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
They don't believe it. It is an obvious lie and it will be oft repeated for lack of any valid critique of Obama.

Bishop tutu (clearly not the real bishop) hides behind a fake name and hurls insults like a monkey flinging feces. Even Republicans are disgusted by his contributions.
Does he think he hurts Obama chances at re-election? Absolutely not.
Partisan rancor is passe- listen to John and Obama-they get it.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

McCain and Obama are united on many things. Perhaps primary among these is

- complete public devotion to the Official Conspiracy Theory (OCT) of the 9/11 events

- intent to maintain the many fictions of the 9/11 cover-up

- exploitation of the dead of September 11th to justify wars and actions completely unrelated to the day's events.

The majority of the world is awake to what happened right in front of them. The 9/11 events were orchestrated and consciously allowed by the US security agencies.

Posted by: nick | September 6, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

"Here's a primer on McCain's marriage into a corrupt organized crime family:

http://www.girlinshortshorts.blogspot.com/2008/02/john-mccain-and-mob.html"

And don't forget that Palin is meant to serve the purposes of the oil industry.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I wish Palin would just pray for her own health and stop using healthcare and hospitals. After all, since she does not support the funding of medical science, she should not be permitted to use it.

Posted by: Eric | September 6, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

"I wonder how dumb a person has to be to believe Obama is a Muslim"

Apparently, 11% of Republicans believe this, though to their credit, Republicans are are below the national intelligence average.

Posted by: Eric | September 6, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

You know so little for being so smart!

Richard

Posted by: Richard | September 6, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Actually, the Grand Oil Party believes in using science to find the oil, but believes we shouldn't use science to measure and assess the mess that burning oil creates.

Just like Gov Palin believes in using science for her personal health, just not for the health of our shared planet.

And just like Giuliani believed that he had science to back up his claim that the air in NYV was clean and healthy right after 9/11.

Posted by: Deep Blue | September 6, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how dumb a person has to be to believe Obama is a Muslim...

Posted by: Gary | September 6, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama is going to the site,
to pray for his Muslim brothers flying, the planes on 9/11.

Posted by: Bishop TuTu | September 6, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad to see them come together for this. Im dissapointed in everyone who is saying republicans dont care about the country...how can you be so stupid.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Republicans love this country. They also love some of the people in this country and they have a deep respect for some parts of our Constitution. We hope that they can grow to love and respect all the people in this country and respect and defend all parts of our Constitution.
We will be waiting with open arms.

Posted by: Rich Rosenthal | September 6, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Glass Houses?

I thought the GOP was the party of God.

Here they are every day Bearing False Witness.

In Sunday school I don't remember seeing a political exception to the 9th Commandment.

Posted by: JP2 | September 6, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse


Barack Obama's 8 Glass Houses
1. Supports corn Ethanol and therefore global warming (7x less efficient than sugar cane ethanol)
2. Against Infant Protection Act- preventing doctors from providing medical attention to survivors of abortion attempt
3.Never held a hearing on the one subcommiitee he chairs
4. Voted for Cheney's Energy Act of 2005- removing restrictions on hedge funds buying utilities and trading on their assets
5.Tony Rezko- saved $300,000 in personal funds on the purchase of his home, voted for 14 million to Rezko's businesses, donated $200,000 of campaign funds to charity...huh?
6. Claimed his kids played with William Ayres' the American terrorist's kids who are 20 years older...what were they playing?
7. Attended Rev. Wright's Church for 20 years and never heard a discouraging word
8. He, like all dems, is a closet socialist.

Remember the communist contingent two months ago that wanted to nationalize the oil companies? Dems aren't going to be allowed anywhere near having the Legislative and Executive branches simultaneously. People that stupid, who were not only unable to see the failed legacy of socialism from its pathetic theories, but who now, one hundred years later, cannot see its failed outcomes in the former Soviet Union, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Cambodia, Communist China, and Venezuela, must be kept from their silly, moronic, but ultimately dangerous ambitions.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama's 8 Glass Houses
1. Supports corn Ethanol and therefore global warming (7x less efficient than sugar cane ethanol)
2. Against Infant Protection Act- preventing doctors from providing medical attention to survivors of abortion attempt
3.Never held a hearing on the one subcommiitee he chairs
4. Voted for Cheney's Energy Act of 2005- removing restrictions on hedge funds buying utilities and trading on their assets
5.Tony Rezko- saved $300,000 in personal funds on the purchase of his home, voted for 14 million to Rezko's businesses, donated $200,000 of campaign funds to charity...huh?
6. Claimed his kids played with William Ayres' the American terrorist's kids who are 20 years older...what were they playing?
7. Attended Rev. Wright's Church for 20 years and never heard a discouraging word
8. He, like all dems, is a closet socialist.

Remember the communist contingent two months ago that wanted to nationalize the oil companies? Dems aren't going to be allowed anywhere near having the Legislative and Executive branches simultaneously. People that stupid, who were not only unable to see the failed legacy of socialism from its pathetic theories, but who now, one hundred years later, cannot see its failed outcomes in the former Soviet Union, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Cambodia, Communist China, and Venezuela, must be kept from their sill, moronic, but ultimately dangerous ambitions.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Imagine a country in Europe that has an election coming up. Imagine that country has nuclear weapons and a very powerful army. Imagine that they are about to elect an old cancer ridden man as their president. Imagine that they place an inexperienced person, a book burning religious fanatic, from a remote area of the country with almost no first hand knowledge of the greater part of the country, or the world, in a position to take over when the old man gets ill or dies. Even Americans would think that was irresponsible. What are we doing? Wake up!!!

Posted by: MickyD | September 6, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad to see them come together for this. Im dissapointed in everyone who is saying republicans dont care about the country...how can you be so stupid.

http://www.FastArizona.com

Posted by: McCain Supporter | September 6, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Here's a primer on McCain's marriage into a corrupt organized crime family:

http://www.girlinshortshorts.blogspot.com/2008/02/john-mccain-and-mob.html

Posted by: Deep Blue | September 6, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

There is no indication that republicans care about the economy, or for the future of the planet, or for the lies and destruction US foreign policy has on poor countries only for personal profit, or for continuous malice towards others who really do want something different (like peace, healthcare and decent jobs) or bias towards a world of corporate domination.

There’s no way McCain is going to change anything. He’s so deep inside the pockets of big oil, the military industrial complex and corporate lobbyists, he’s got his hands tied behind his back already.

It’s hard to believe that diehard Republicans are really that small-minded and naïve, that they believe a woman who wants to control the lives of other women and deny them their own choice and freedom (no different from the Taleban!), and open up Alaska to the oil corporations is ALL that is needed to qualify for VP.

Why can republicans not see what is happening? Are you really that blind? That dumb? Or do you simply not care?

Posted by: fl | September 6, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Scott --

John McCain has voted against Solar and Wind and renewables on every floor vote that I've found going back to 1996.

How exactly will he support the development of those industries? Through pure magic? Through fantasy?

The 2005 Cheney energy bill actually contained increase taxation on oil and one of the largest investments in renewable energy in the past 20 years.

That other stuff is just plain bizarre. if we establish that standard those why not talk about Palin's membership in the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party or the speech that she gave to them in 2008?

Posted by: JP2 | September 6, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama's 7 Glass Houses
1. Supports corn Ethanol and therefore global warming (7x less efficient than sugar cane ethanol)
2. Against Infant Protection Act- preventing doctors from providing medical attention to survivors of abortion attempt
3.Never held a hearing on the one subcommiitee he chairs
4. Voted for Cheney's Energy Act of 2005- removing restrictions on hedge funds buying utilities and trading on their assets
5.Tony Rezko- saved $300,000 in personal funds on the purchase of his home, voted for 14 million to Rezko's businesses, donated $200,000 of campaign funds to charity...huh?
6. Claimed his kids played with William Ayres' the American terrorist's kids who are 20 years older...what were they playing?
7. Attended Rev. Wright's Church for 20 years and never heard a discouraging word

Posted by: Scott | September 6, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

I mistakenly ommitted info on my previous blog. Here it is:
The Anchorage Daily News ran an interesting article on September 4th about Sarah Palin that I think all voters should read because it gives you a VERY good clue as to who she is. When Sarah Palin was elected mayor of Wasilla., the city librarian was asked to remove certain books from the library. When she refused, she received a letter that she would be fired.
It is disturbing that a person who chooses to ban reading material approved by the National Library Assoc., in promoting her religious views is being considered as VP of USA.
We can not allow this to happen.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Blah! Another manipolation of the American public. Let the dead rest in peace.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Palin won't speak to the media because she can't...

I get a kick out of all of the goofy Wingnuts acting like Palin is all of a sudden credible because she read a coherent speech that was written for her by Karl Rove. What a bunch of crap, she's an ethics challanged creationist thug who's used to bullying here way around in small little ol Alaska where no one notices it. She's a small time Dick Cheney and she knows that she can't go off script or she'll be sunk.

Posted by: McCain = Bush's third term | September 6, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for that brilliant video of Dylan. Yes, the pit bull on a chain, trained to attack.

Posted by: Phil | September 6, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Grasping at straws.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse


What is the difference between Sarah Palin and a knuckle-dragging, stop-think, creationist, religious-fundamentalist right-wing Neanderthal?


LIPSTICK !!

Posted by: Big Red Cornhusker | September 6, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

The Anchorage Daily News ran an interesting article about Sarah Palin recently that I think all voters should read because it gives you a VERY good clue as to who she is. The city librarian was asked to remove certain books from the library. When she refused, she received a letter that she would be fired.
It is disturbing that a person who chooses to ban reading material approved by the National Library Assoc., in promoting her religious views is being considered as VP of USA.

Posted by: Patricia | September 6, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Sen. McCain is a selfish, reckless, cynical, dangerous politician.

He cannot be trusted.

He ditched his first wife, married into a corrupt organized crime family, and then used that corrupt network to launch his political career and to fuel his Presidential aspirations. (You could google it.)

A reformer he is not. A gentleman he is not. He is a scoundrel of the worst type. What sort of man who proclaims to be "pro-life" would marry into a Phoenix/Vegas/LA-based organized crime syndicate?

Those boys were not called Life Inc.

Posted by: Deep Blue | September 6, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

How refreshing that we occasionally have a positive political story. How sad that some people have to turn it into something negative by attacking others. Maybe our politicians are a true reflection of our citizens, ready to point the finger at someone else.

Posted by: patriotic | September 6, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I am glad to hear that they will be united on this day. I wounder if Palin and Biden will also be present? I guess It doesnt Matter. It wouldnt change my opionion though, I think Sarah Palin Should be the GOP nominee., not McCain. The Republicans are much more excited about palin then mccain., The new most famous person in the world.

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

This site has everything about her scandals, Levi the Boy Friend, what really happen with ebay plane. http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: pastor123 | September 6, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what is scarier - John "bomb bomb Iran" McCain being in charge of foreign policy, his alter ego John "we are a nation of whiners" McCain being in charge of economic policy, or Sarah 'trooper gate" Palin with the behind doors power of Cheney and the Patriot Act.

Posted by: birdman | September 6, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

So don't just meet there, I hope there will be a moratorium on campaigning that day. It has been misused too many times before.

http://tpzoo.wordpress.com/2008/09/04/rnc-issues-a-not-too-subtle-call-to-arms/

Posted by: old_europe | September 6, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Palin will be seeing her son off to Iraq. Of course he didn't have to join up he could have just gone to jail instead like he should have. This is one screwed up family..

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

are there still "smoke-filled corridors" around???? anyway, this is a nice touch for the two candidates to come together that day at the WTT site

Posted by: sjw | September 6, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I am glad to hear that they will be united on this day. I wounder if Palin and Biden will also be present? I guess It doesnt Matter. It wouldnt change my opionion though, I think Sarah Palin Should be the GOP nominee., not McCain. The Republicans are much more excited about palin then mccain., The new most famous person in the world.

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

This site has everything about her scandals, Levi the Boy Friend, what really happen with ebay plane. http://www.hotpres.com

Despite all of this, and her lack of experiance she would probably make a much better president then McCain., Because like Obama she hasnt been corrupted by washington yet.

Posted by: pastor123 | September 6, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

I am glad to hear that they will be united on this day. I wounder if Palin and Biden will also be present? I guess It doesnt Matter. It wouldnt change my opionion though, I think Sarah Palin Should be the GOP nominee., not McCain. The Republicans are much more excited about palin then mccain., The new most famous person in the world.

This site has the inside scoop about the Palin Dui Secret, http://www.duihelpguide.com Why hasnt the news covered this?

This site has background info on sarah Palin Bio, Pics, Videos, Alot of Polls like how many people actually think that she is attractive? http://www.theveep.com

This site has everything about her scandals, Levi the Boy Friend, what really happen with ebay plane. http://www.hotpres.com

Despite all of this, and her lack of experiance she would probably make a much better president then McCain., Because like Obama she hasnt been corrupted by washington yet.

Posted by: pastor123 | September 6, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Tom Joad | September 6, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Begs the question:

Where will George W., Cheney and Sarah Palin be on 9/11?

At the "undisclosed location"?

Please effort this.

If it truly were a day of unity, shouldn't W. or Cheney be in attendance at Ground Zero?

THE PALIN VP PARADOX: PAWN IN A GEOPOLITICAL GAME?

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/palin-vp-paradox-pawn-geopolitical-game-get-political-w-vic-livingston


Posted by: scrivener | September 6, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

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