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The Fix Twitters the Republican National Convention

ST. PAUL -- After trying out Twitter last week in Denver during the Democratic National Convention, The Fix is back at it for tonight's festivities.

Below you'll see our ten most recent Tweets and a link to the entire list of them from the start of the night, which we expect to be around 6:30 p.m. ET. With Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.), House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio), former Sen. Fred Thompson (Tenn.), Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) and President Bush expected to address the convention tonight, it should be chock full of Twitter-able content.

You can follow our musings and observations on the proceedings here on The Fix, or sign up to follow The Fix on Twitter.

  • Joe Lieberman: The Last Straw? http://twurl.nl/t6xaal 12 minutes ago
  • Will this be the final straw for Lieberman and Congressional Democrats? Make sure to check out The Fix right after the speech. 40 minutes ago
  • Lieberman on Obama: "He has not reached across party lines to get anything done." 42 minutes ago
  • "If John McCain is just another partisan Republican than I'm Michael Moore's favorite Democrat." 43 minutes ago
  • ...God only made one John McCain and he is his own man." 44 minutes ago
  • "Don't be fooled by some of these political statements and advertisements. Trust me.... 44 minutes ago
  • Dirty little secret about Lieberman: Not a great speaker. 46 minutes ago
  • For people who thought Lieberman would pull his punches...it doesn't seem like that is the route he is going. 47 minutes ago
  • "Being a Democrat or Republican is important but it is nowhere near as important as being an American." 48 minutes ago
  • "I'm here to support John McCain because country matters more than party." 49 minutes ago

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By Chris Cillizza  |  September 2, 2008; 3:00 PM ET
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And the hits keep coming. The National Enquirer, which was lauded by the rightwingnuts for their Edwards reporting, has just published an article about an alleged affair of Sarah Palin, with more details supposedly coming next weeks. My, my, my. What's good for the goose...

Posted by: New Boston Yankee | September 4, 2008 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Rosalie N wrote: If objection to Sarah is the goal of your contributors, they have taken the wrong tact. Her beliefs, her absolute certainty in what she believes with little apparent thoughtful consideration, and her "my minds made up; don't confuse me with the facts" attitude in too many things worries me even here in the State. However, calling that operating style stupid or vapid is a serious error. She is about as steely as anyone I have ever known, and those who treat her with disdain do so at their own peril.
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The way you describe her is not inconsistent with what the posters took away from the delivery of her speech.
I have no doubt she means business. So do a lot of other people. I have heard she eats nails for breakfast. Bully for her, for she will surely sh-t them for lunch.

Posted by: Julia | September 4, 2008 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Well-delivered but ultimately shallow speech by Governor Palin. Appealing account of her mayoral experience in a small town, nice family visuals, some good zingers at Obama, some moving accolades for McCain. But very little policy substance. If you want Miss-- or Ms.-- Congeniality for the Vice Presidency, by all means support Governor Palin. But I doubt you'll get much more. And nothing I saw in her acceptance speech gives confidence that Governor Palin will be ready to lead on Day One.

Note to Bristol's husband to be, who has joined the Palin family on the trail: lose the chewing gum while onstage. (Or is that thought to appeal to the youth vote?)

As for the rest of the evening:

Good shots at Obama from Rudy Giuliani, and no doubt that John McCain is an honorable man. Tellingly, though, this convention focuses on John McCain's life story rather than on his ideas. Much hue and cry, a few Kodak moments, but very little passion and substance.

Posted by: ANetliner | September 3, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

zomg! Just because Sarah Palin is a woman doesn't mean she will stand up for women's rights. She talks a lot about small town life and would be eaten alive in DC. As for Rudy's speech -- he was so negative I just wanted him to stop talking. And the last time I checked my payroll taxes were paying for school desks.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse

As a special educator it as great to hear a politican finally address persons with special needs.

Posted by: a teacher for Sarah | September 3, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Chris -- Did the McCain campaign set the bar so low that her mediocre performance is prompting you and all the talking heads to give her more props than they deserve? Seriously.

Posted by: From the Left Coast Bubble | September 3, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Liberals are elitists!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

I think America is sick of this kind of ugliness. And she just opened herself up to some serious rebuttal attacks. The Obama camp has been pretty gentlemanly about her nomination... but I suspect the gloves are off now, as they should be.

Posted by: DogBitez | September 3, 2008 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Hey I always thought liberals liked middle class America. Here we are listening to a woman who is from middle class America and you guys have been crucifying her since day one.

Whether the McCain ticket wins or not this is NOT the last of Governor Palin!

Posted by: Liberals v the middle class | September 3, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

BARACUDA!!! BARACUDA!!!!

Of course the Compost will not agree but she just wiped up Barry tonight!

Now I know why the media and while Obama is so afraid of her. She is smart and is not afraid to take it to em!

Posted by: A Palin fan indeed | September 3, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

THIS IS SERIOUS. ALL PEOPLE CONSIDERING VOTING FOR MCCAIN SHOULD STOP AND SEE THIS VIDEO IMMEDIATELY...

PLEASE, PLEASE, EMAIL EVERYONE TO SEE THIS VIDEO BEFORE IT GETS PULLED.

IT SHOWS PALIN PRAYING AT HER CHURCH WITH HER CHILDHOOD MINISTER (AND THE NEW MINISTER) ABOUT THE END OF TIMES... HOW ALASKA WILL BE RESCUING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN REFUGEES FROM THE LOWER 48 STATES. IT'S THE END OF TIMES.

PALIN HAS NO BUSINESS GETTING NEAR OUR NUCLEAR WEAPONS WITH A NEAR TERM APOCALYPTIC VIEW OF THE WORLD, AND SHE BELIEVES ALASKA WILL SAVE OUR NATION OF REFUGEES.

PALIN IS A WACKO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k84m2orSOaM&feature=related

Also, see:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/02/palins-church-may-have-sh_n_123205.html

Posted by: HawkFeather | September 3, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Have I got my history wrong? I'm pretty sure we didn't win Vietnam.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Me thinks the pitbull with lipstick has been hung out to dry by McCain. Pretty vicious attacks. The media will now go after her with its teeth bared. She looks good tonight but she'll be toast by the weekend.

Posted by: Ellen | September 3, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

I'm curious... if "the government is too big", why are McCain/Palin/Republicans so desperate to become a part of it?

Yes, her experience as a PTA mom is comparable to being a community organizer in a near slum.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

tracy flick lives. an embarrassment.

Posted by: ledaddyswing | September 3, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

rosalie N. : I appreciate your candide appraisal of Palin. It does not, however, in anyway recommend or even suggest that she is qualified for the post of VP. America has tired of the steamroller approach done with total ignorance from the GOP, and as the media has shown, this time theya re going to play hard ball. They won't let the spin go forth.

Palin can still be the point guard, but she has not played point guard against teams that are as outdated and rotten as the incredibly corrupt government Alaska obviously has. Now she is coming up against hard core, pissed, and brilliant human beings who are not hypocrites and sick and tired of the GOP way.

She has been lucky, and never faced the sort of resistance a Hillary Clinton has, or a Condi Rice. She is about to.

Even the hardest steel can be tempered, and Palin will find that operating in DC without the benefit of lobbiests to pave her way will beat her silly. She will have to face the steel of people like Jim Webb, and he doesn't take prisoners.

Posted by: TortFeezer | September 3, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Palin is extremely fortunate that she will not have to appear on Meet the Press on the other side of the table from Tim Russert.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 3, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

McCain is over.
Lieberman is over.
Palin won't get started.

They'll get the "Christian" vote and the racist vote and that's it.

Final tally - Obama 53%, McCain 44%, Wingnuts Barr & Nader 3%.

Posted by: Tom The Teacher | September 3, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Joe Lieberman is a fraud and he is one who definitely supports AIPAC and as well is Pro Israel. I wouldn't trust Joe Leeberman as he is a wolf in sheeps clothing. He supports
Israel attacking Iran:
story:http://www.israelenews.com/view.asp?ID=2942

Anyone who listens to this traitor Democrat should have their head examined as he is a total farce and a liar.

Posted by: george33 | September 3, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Unlike most of your contributors, I actually know Sarah. While I do not share her politics, I like and respect her. She is very, very bright and is driven. Getting in front of her when she is on a mission is a serious mistake. She is still that point guard and will run right through you.

The errors in your postings are enormous. For instance, the whole "Valley Trash" thing came as a reaction to a comment made by the Alaska State Senate President. He made that crack about people from the "valley" the Wasilla-Palmer area. Instead of protesting, the folks in the valley, including Sarah, began wearing tee-shirts proclaiming themselves "valley trash." That effectively turned the negative comment against the Senator. Although that was a couple years ago, the people in the area are still very proud of the way they handled that situation.

If objection to Sarah is the goal of your contributors, they have taken the wrong tact. Her beliefs, her absolute certainty in what she believes with little apparent thoughtful consideration, and her "my minds made up; don't confuse me with the facts" attitude in too many things worries me even here in the State. However, calling that operating style stupid or vapid is a serious error. She is about as steely as anyone I have ever known, and those who treat her with disdain do so at their own peril.

Posted by: Rosalie N. | September 3, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

can someone please ask Palin or mccain what they think of the Chinese getting the oil contract out of iraq...

oh that's right Palin isn't allowed to answer questions...not until she goes through the 30 second soundbite world education class...ugh

Posted by: dl | September 3, 2008 8:22 AM | Report abuse

The simple point is that Sarah Palin is totally unqualified even to be discussed seriously as a vice president candidate. I am convinced that even her strongest supporters surely know that, if they are honest with themselves.

Many activist Republicans and Americans-at-large love having someone such as the "elitists" or "smarties" or "out-of-touch liberals" or "non-true Christians" with whom to find fault and vote against. Sarah's story - and that is all it is at this point - helps them do that.

My intent is not to put them down. It is their right to feel as they want or need to feel. It is frustrating, however.

Posted by: Byron | September 3, 2008 12:36 AM | Report abuse

So what is the big deal about being a community organizer? Sounds like someone who deals with slackers, gives some talk and brings in a dozen donuts??? Then the community organizer walks by the graffiti stained and litter stained playground. That's my image of community organizer.

Posted by: Chuck | September 2, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

I have only one thing to say about Sarah "Little Stalin" Palin she doesn't have you killed for not bowing to her .Sarah "Little Stalin" Palin will just fire you because she's a fake evangelical Christian .

Posted by: Zukarr | September 2, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

POLLS LIE!!!!

Posted by: PattyNJ | September 2, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING!: Palin Business Shut Down by State:

WaPo is now reporting that Sarah Palin and her husband were part owners of a business that was shut down by the state for noncompliance with state regulations:

State records show the business ran into trouble with Alaska's division of corporations business and professional licensing after Palin became governor of the state in 2006.

A Feb. 11, 2007 letter to the governor's business partner advises that the car wash had "not filed its biennial report and/or paid its biennial fees," which were more than a year overdue.

The warning letter was written on state letterhead, which carried Palin's name at the top, next to the state seal.

On April 3, 2007, the state went further and issued a "certificate of involuntary dissolution" because of the car wash's failure to file its report and pay state licensing fees.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/09/02/palin_scrubbing_car_wash.html
.


How can this woman be trusted to run the U.S. government if she can't even run a carwash in Anchorage with plenty of help?

Posted by: Amanda Carson | September 2, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

I have one question to John McCain.

What was he thinking.

Posted by: jon | September 2, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

There's probably always been something nauseating and sycophantic about Joe Lieberman. It's only easier to notice now -- after he was snubbed by Al Gore in 2004 and after losing the Democratic nomination in Connecticut two years later. Tonight's when it all comes home. To see him eagerly tossing red meat to an audience who doesn't share one-fifth of his purported values. Now we know what it's like to get truly sick watching a leader who never really was one.

Posted by: JW | September 2, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Gee, I don't hear the GOP talking about Obama's "celebrity" status any more, now that they have their own celeb in Palin. She fits the bill even more since she's done so little to earn it.

Posted by: ed in wv | September 2, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

John, I refuse to check the Daily Kos for anything, ever again. I will vote for Obama, though I'd have preferred Hillary. But the kinds of things Kos tossed out about Palin are beyond disgraceful. Leave that junk to the other side. Dems need to be above that so that the election is a true mandate. Obama has set the right tone. We should follow it.

Posted by: Nomo Stew | September 2, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

If John McCain is so post-partisan, and so interested in working across the isle, then why in the hell did he pander so extremely to the Republican base by selecting Palin?

Posted by: aBigSAM | September 2, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

This convention has the aura of a funeral. But let's give them credit, their women are dressed in expensive outfits.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 2, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Lieberman talking about "Country First". I need to VOMIT.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 2, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Man, the RNC looks dead! I've seen more people at a grange meeting in Nebraska.

Posted by: scrapster | September 2, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Am following the RNC convention and heard that ex-NY Mayor Guiliani got bumped from yesterday to today, from today to tomorrow. Will he get bumped tomorrow too?

Wonder if he is still entrenched in his infamous 'sweetheart exchange deals' where he gets his crimes committed by convicted felon in exchange for lesser penalty without ever being suspected?

Wonder if the reason why he is bumped is because he is in the midst of one of his 'sweetheart exchange deals' and solicit his protege ex-NYPD commissioner Kerik who may be serving 140 years of jail time for mob-related activities for such a deal?

Wonder which opponents is he targeting to rid of and will he use Kerik's mob connections?

Rumor has it that if he is able to pull off murders, the RNC may give him the VP spot and will come up with an excuse to rid of S. Palin, who is the best thing that has happened to the RNC by far, hmmm....

As one of Guiliani's many sharp critics, wonder if I should worry about my family's safety in the next couple of days too?

Wondering out loud....

Posted by: Anonymous | September 2, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

In Effect, There Is Virtually No Candidate
Increase Decrease

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

September 2, 2008

The inside information is, contrary to anything different that only foolish people might believe, both putative Presidential candidates are now doing nothing as much as losing the general election. The voters are panicked by the state of the economy, on which neither of the two has a clue, or is likely to ever discover a clue.

Unless Vice-President Cheney can start World War III very soon, in which case neither Obama or McCain would ever be President. The situation right now, is that the election could be called off, while the nation operates under an unelected "emergency government," for the duration of the presently onrushing global, economic breakdown-crisis.

The only leading issue on the electorate's mind is the plunging state of the U.S. and European economies, which means that Obama's constituency as November approaches, will be, basically, the serried ranks of some Buppies and Boomers, that is, if the chain is not pulled on Obama, as has been expected, by some time during September-October.

Meanwhile, Senator McCain's virtual breakdown in accepting the Governor of Alaska as a stand-in for the Senator Lieberman whom he really wanted, combined with the effect of several factors on the Obama candidacy, means, that, as of this moment, it is probable that neither will be a standing candidate come November. Gustav came as a welcome excuse for many Republicans' non- attendance at this week's opening of the nominating convention. Of course, nothing is certain, except chaos, unless we become lucky and get an option I would prefer.

British thuggery pushed Hillary out, but it also wrecked the Democratic Party's likelihood of winning the election.

The problem is not limited to the intellctual incompetence of the two Presidential candidates. In effect, letting the British (e.g., Rohatyn, Soros) steer muddleheaded Nancy Pelosi into virtually shutting down the U.S. Congress for most of the past two years, and eliminating the only leading pre-Presidential candidate who has shown the ability to think like an actual President, the U.S.A. does not have the prospect of an actually functioning, properly elected President assuming office come January.

It is the reigning Federal political system, in the Executive Branch, and the leadership of both branches of the Federal legislature, together with the leading press, which are responsible for the general breakdown of the Federal political system at this time.

I am not proposing that that will be the situation come November election-day. In a situation like the present global financial and strategic crisis, the candidates nominated by the time the Republican conventions ends, may not be candidates when election-day arrives. Past Labor Day, the fact of the incompetence of the present top leaders in the Congress, the candidates, and the major press, will have begun to kick in.

You can nominate a zero, but no sane person would ever believe for long, that it was actually our President. So, Gustav saved many leading Republicans from disgusting themselves by attending the Republican nominating convention. As things stand now, the name of the next President of the U.S.A. might turn out to have been "None of the Above."

As usual, when I am abroad for a few weeks, there has been a bit of an emotional breakdown in places such as Leesburg. Don't let that discourage you; it happens regularly, and we have always survived such fits by the usual suspects before. In the meantime, we shall continue to do our job, and pay little attention to the perenniel gaggle of silly gossips.

Many things are about to change, and that more or less profoundly, very, very soon.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 2, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Chris, beware - the last guy who got twittered in the Twin Cities had to explain to the world that he had a wide stance.

I heard that there was a missing 71st questions on the questionnaire used to vet Sarah Palin - "Will you have to give a deposition in an abuse of power case between now and the general election?" Nice - the comparisons at first were between Palin and Ferraro, now it will be Palin and Eagleton.

Posted by: bondjedi | September 2, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Worst President Ever!

Posted by: Mike L. | September 2, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Grandpa McBush should have been more concerned about Palin's public record. She took the mayoral oath at a time when her town of 6,000 had balanced books. She left office 6 years later with a $27 million debt. (That's over $4000 per man, woman, child, and God-ordained fetus in town).


Smells Like Rethuglican Desperation!...and it's only Sept 1...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-QevraCQUc&eurl=http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/2/204250/9437/820/583957
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Posted by: ZappoDave | September 2, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Gee, are the republican's a little peeved about the scrutiny on Palin's family? In one way I don't blame them, I don't think it's anyone's business. But I'm not republican and never intended to vote republican, even before Palin became the VP candidate. But, where is this any different than what they did to Jimmy Carter with Billy, or any other democratic nominee or president before or after that? It isn't, it's just the republican's can't take a taste of their own medicine. Well, deal with it, morons. it's time it came back on you.

Posted by: RoscoeD | September 2, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

I love Sarah Palin. Want to know why? Here are the major poll results for the past few days. Obama is up an average of 6.4% over McCain, which is a huge bump, considering he went into the convention less than 2% ahead. Obama, Biden, Gore, the Clintons, all did great at the convention, but choosing Palin was like a Christmas present from McCain to the Dems.

Gallup Tracking 08/30 - 09/01 2772 RV 50 42 Obama +8
Rasmussen Tracking 08/30 - 09/01 3000 LV 51 45 Obama +6
Hotline/FD 08/29 - 08/31 805 RV 48 39 Obama +9
CNN 08/29 - 08/31 927 RV 49 48 Obama +1
CBS News 08/29 - 08/31 781 RV 48 40 Obama +8

Posted by: MyView4U | September 2, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe U guys are still bashing Palin for her daughter getting knocked up.
Gov. Palin had nothing to do with it. She didn't impregnate her daughter.

Unlike Obama's associations with mafia, unrepentent bomb-makers, and racist pastors (for 20 years?) How soon U Dem's forget. (or how conveniently)

As far as I can tell, Palin has alot more going for her then BO

Posted by: bobo4bush | September 2, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Miracles DO happen! Palin, who sanctimoniously slashed funding for programs that help girls who find themselves in the same boat as Bristol, has finally gotten religeon... I'm touched by her new-found "understanding and compassion" for her OWN kid. You think she really DOES fit the image of the redeemed Mary Magdaleine ? Makes you want to barf.

Posted by: thorninurside | September 2, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

We know Mrs. Palin wants Alaska to secede from the Union in pursuit of "states rights." Does that mean that soon she will come to the lower 48 to fire on Fort Sumter?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 2, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Why didn't McCain talk about White Trash and Personalities before Palin?

Obama has had the same consistent message throughout.

Suddenly McCain is ultra-religious and all of a sudden concerned for the people.

That's why he is giving us Ellie-May for a VP.

Posted by: K Ackermann | September 2, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Breaking: Legendary conservative talk show host Michael Savage tonight urged Palin to step down on his syndicated radio show "Savage Nation." Urged that she be replaced by Lieberman. Suggested she can cite pressing family issues as the reason for stepping down. Savage is a major force. For him to broadcast this is a huge weather vane indicating the real anti-Palin mood of the country.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 2, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Two interesting statistics:
The estimated population of the entire state of Alaska in 2006, according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 670,053.
The number of registered voters in Fairfax County, Virginia as of August 13, 2008 was 656,304.

Posted by: NoVA | September 2, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

I'd vote for TR if he were running...

Posted by: Most Offensive | September 2, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Christian singer-- an obvious play for to the base

Posted by: Most Offensive | September 2, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Prediction"

Palin will withdraw before September 20, 2008.

http://money.cnn.com/2008/09/02/technology/kimes_intrade.fortune/index.htm

This should be really good money maker for winning bettors. Forget you are republican or democrat, just make money baby. Al Davis.

Posted by: Betting On A PALIN Withdrawal | September 2, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Levi is a hunk... Track Palin and Teddy Roosevelt may surpass him though.

Posted by: Most Offensive | September 2, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

HOW DO YOU SAY 'CHUTZPAH' IN ALASKAN?

READ THIS!


Levi Johnston to join Palin family at convention

By RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 5 minutes ago

WASILLA, Alaska - The boyfriend of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's unwed, pregnant daughter will join the family of the Republican vice presidential candidate at the GOP convention in St. Paul, Minn.


Levi Johnston's mother said her 18-year-old son left Alaska on Tuesday morning to join the Palin family at the convention where Sen. John McCain will officially receive the Republican nomination for president. The boy's mother, Sherry Johnston, said there had been no pressure put on her son to marry 17-year-old Bristol Palin and the two teens had made plans to wed before it was known she was pregnant.

"This is just a bonus," Johnston said.

The young man's presence could set off a media frenzy around the young couple as photographers and cameramen scramble for pictures of the two teenagers. On Monday, Palin and her husband, Todd, said their 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, planned to have the baby and wed a young man identified only as Levi. The family asked the media to respect the young couple's privacy as has been the tradition with children of candidates.

Posted by: Outside the Box | September 2, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Love the twitter- am watching convention on one screen and your twitter on the other.

Posted by: Most Offensive | September 2, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

How will Bush's overt reference to voting for McCain because of 9/11 play? That's awfully bold and on the edge of what's fair, right?

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: paul | September 2, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Chris:

Point of information: Could you please tell us in a note to the blog whether there is such thing as a totally white "The Fix - Content Submission Error" page?

I have gotten this page a couple of times. It contains bad grammar and no graphics of any sort, just black (and some blue) words on white.

If there IS a "content submission error" page, could you please, in a note to readers, reprint the exact text -- so we can determine if a third party is hacking your site and inserting "spoofed" pages?

If it IS a WaPo page, why doesn't it have any mention of WaPo or any graphics? Thanks.

Posted by: scrivener | September 2, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Too funny, it's one disgrace after another from this Alaskan trailer trash. I'm loving it! This woman is an utterly unqualified extremist hyprocrite whacko!

Break out the whiskey and banjos for the GOP!

MAGOO/CLAMPETT '08!

Posted by: LH | September 2, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

ANOTHER "RED NECK MOMENT" FROM SARAH PALIN

In 2005, Palin Obtained a Business License For Marketing and Consulting, Saying that She Wanted To Line
Up Her Ducks if She Chose to Pursue It.

Asked about the business registered under her name, Palin
said, “Rouge Cou, it’s a classy way of saying redneck. It’s a French word, rouge is red, cou is neck.

It’s for marketing and consulting, in case I wanted to go that route ” [Anchorage Daily
News (Alaska), 6/8/05]

I wonder what Cindy McCain thinks of white trash?

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

The Fix is eating dinner and taking a stroll around the Xcel Center....getting

Hey Chris, while you were strolling, did you happen to see LARRY SINCLAIR's new spot, positioned outside the DEM Command Post across the street from the Excel Convention Center in St. Paul handing out flyers..LARRY SINCLAIR ..OBAMA/BIDEN'S
POLITCAL PRISONER ...you remember:
gay sex/drugs/murder

by updates from Larry Sinclair at:
http://twitter.com/citizenwells

Posted by: 07001 | September 2, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: scrivener | September 2, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Fix, grow a beard. Time you looked like a man.

Posted by: Fixwitter | September 2, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

There are no "Dems for McCain/Palin" -- anytime you see that, the translation is . . . lying GOP blogger. No one is fooled, zazzle.

Posted by: Not fooled one bit | September 2, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

I got this from Mudflats@wordpress.com:
31
08
2008
Here’s a great reaction to the Palin nomination from Alaska State Representative Mike Doogan:

…But debating foreign policy with Joe Biden? What’s she going to do? Hit him with her briefing book? If Palin has two thoughts about foreign policy, she’s managed to keep them to herself. Ditto health care. National energy policy. Fiscal policy. You could make a long, long list, but I’ll stop there. She’s going to need a lot of handlers feeding her a lot of talking points, and she’s going to have to hope that the discussion only goes about yay-deep.

She’s also going to have to hope that the national media is as pliable as Alaska’s has been. Palin doesn’t like people criticizing her, and she’s as competitive as any linebacker you ever met. If the campaign gets a little rough and tumble, that could be a bad combination.

Posted by: ShopLily | September 2, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

trisha,

Please name Sarah Palin's executive accomplishments.

She finally killed off the "Bridge to Nowhere" after it was already dead and the federal funds for the project had already been allocated.

As mayor of Wassila, AK, she secured $26.9 million in federal funds over a four year period for a town of 6,500. Not exactly the poster girl for fiscal discipline.

Her husband was a member of AIP, and there's no hard evidence that she wasn't. If the righties want to continue to attack Michelle Obama, then Todd Palin is fair game.

She was a director of the 527 group for Sen. Ted Stevens, now under seven federal indictments for corruption, and she's still backing him. Not good for the old "reformer" tag, is it? What's that about taking a stand against corruption.

She's not being attacked because she's "just a woman". What we all want to know is, how was she the best choice for McCain's VP? What was it about a governor of a state with a population smaller than the population of Austin, Texas more qualified than Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty? What does she bring to the table that they don't?

Posted by: JamesCH | September 2, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

"Additionally, as a woman, I am offended that women are saying Palin was chosen as a political gimmick. "

It's a bummer that you're offended, but that's the truth of the matter.

"She is more than qualified for the bottom slot of the ticket and her EXECUTIVE record has shown that she has an overwhelming amount of potential, judgment, gumption, and brilliance to become president if something should happen prematurely."

First of all, it doesn't, and second - if she's such a hotshot executive, why isn't she at the top of the ticket?

"...someone who, in addition to standing up to "Big Oil," is an energy expert and has actually BEEN to ANWR unlike Biden, Obama, and the majority of Democrats in Congress."

Kennedy and Johnson never went to the moon, but that didn't keep the US from sending astronauts there.

"Obama had to choose safely because he was lacking greatly."

You discount Palin as not being a gimmicky choice, but you imply that because McSame is so well-rounded and complete, he might as well choose a female.

"Keep thinking you won't fall for that dirty GOP tactic of putting a woman on the ticket; you won't be fooled."

The Democratic Party put a qualified woman through the paces over five months - McCain picked a woman he had never met and was sloppily vetted. That's not a dirty tactic - it's unsound and reckless.

Posted by: bondjedi | September 2, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

>>>>The Democratic Party put a qualified woman through the paces over five months

NO! the Dem Party fixed the nomination for Obama longgggg before the primary began.
Like the media, the Dem Party knows a cash cow when they see one.

Obama/Britney08

Posted by: JoseyJ | September 2, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

>>>>Obama had to choose safely because he was lacking greatly

Exactly! the newbie "hope and change" candidate that the Establishment propped up, selected an Establishment VP running mate who's been in Washington since the Nixon administration.

Palin is very refreshing and we applaud McCain's brilliance in selecting her.

Dems for McCain/Palin!

Posted by: zazzle | September 2, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Politico report that Todd Palin and his son were "Independents"?

Wonder if the suits at Politico confused "independents" with "Independence", as in "Independence Party"?

If they did, what a boner!

Posted by: Enquiring Mind | September 2, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

"Additionally, as a woman, I am offended that women are saying Palin was chosen as a political gimmick. "

It's a bummer that you're offended, but that's the truth of the matter.

"She is more than qualified for the bottom slot of the ticket and her EXECUTIVE record has shown that she has an overwhelming amount of potential, judgment, gumption, and brilliance to become president if something should happen prematurely."

First of all, it doesn't, and second - if she's such a hotshot executive, why isn't she at the top of the ticket?

"...someone who, in addition to standing up to "Big Oil," is an energy expert and has actually BEEN to ANWR unlike Biden, Obama, and the majority of Democrats in Congress."

Kennedy and Johnson never went to the moon, but that didn't keep the US from sending astronauts there.

"Obama had to choose safely because he was lacking greatly."

You discount Palin as not being a gimmicky choice, but you imply that because McSame is so well-rounded and complete, he might as well choose a female.

"Keep thinking you won't fall for that dirty GOP tactic of putting a woman on the ticket; you won't be fooled."

The Democratic Party put a qualified woman through the paces over five months - McCain picked a woman he had never met and was sloppily vetted. That's not a dirty tactic - it's unsound and reckless.

Posted by: bondjedi | September 2, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

The polls are showing Obama's lead is growing. The funny thing is, now Obama is the "safe" candidate, and McCain the "risky" one.

I don't like the discussion over Palin's daughter, totally wrong to go there. Troopergate, oil drilling, her support of Stevens, and whether she was a member of AIP are valid issues. I would also like to hear what her views on the economy and Iraq are as well. I would like to see an interview with her, but so far nothing. If she's a great candidate, let's hear from her.

Posted by: janine | September 2, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Todd Palin is not the VP candidate and it's been falsified that Sarah Palin was a member of the AIP. Try again.

Additionally, as a woman, I am offended that women are saying Palin was chosen as a political gimmick. She is more than qualified for the bottom slot of the ticket and her EXECUTIVE record has shown that she has an overwhelming amount of potential, judgment, gumption, and brilliance to become president if something should happen prematurely. There was never any argument about who Obama might choose as his running mate when other fresh faces were taken into consideration.

Instead, Obama went with a safe pick who has a problem with plagiarism and keeping his mouth shut. Someone who has been in the Senate since he was 29 and has yet to "change" ANYTHING in this country and makes extraordinarily ignorant proposals about Iraq. Change?

Now we have one junior senator with barely a record -- a senator who has spent the majority of this time campaigning for president and voting "present" 136 times. Someone who does not know what sacrifice is or taking a stand against corruption in his own party. It's easy to blame George Bush, but Bush also has a higher approval rating right now than the Democrat-controlled Congress. And Obama is not running against Bush.

It's pathetic when Obama aides are claiming that Obama's time campaigning has given him "experience," and dismiss Palin's executive credentials as governor. In 2 years, she has accomplished far MORE than Obama and more than what most governors accomplish in 10 years. She has stood up to folks within her party and believes in multipartisan efforts to improve the status quo.

Obama had to choose safely because he was lacking greatly. McCain is fully qualified on all fronts and could afford to pick Palin -- someone who, in addition to standing up to "Big Oil," is an energy expert and has actually BEEN to ANWR unlike Biden, Obama, and the majority of Democrats in Congress who don't comprehend the importance of energy independence enough to DO SOMETHING about it.

Keep underestimating her and keep saying "she's JUST a woman." Keep thinking you won't fall for that dirty GOP tactic of putting a woman on the ticket; you won't be fooled. Well, you've already done a hell of a job letting the media and a few pretty words about hope -- but never a single HOW -- intoxicate your reasoning skills.

McCain-PALIN '08

Posted by: trisha | September 2, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Very true! This election has NEVER been about issues or else the media would have focused more on the candidates' plans and solutions - rather than focusing on Obama Girl videos and worshipping Obama - the media's cash cow.
But some of us are paying attention - Dems for McCain/Palin!

Posted by: JoseyJ | September 2, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

WOW! What a lineup. Too bad I had already planned on counting paperclips all evening.

Posted by: WTF | September 2, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

*Breaking News* Todd Palin confirmed as member of secessionist Alaska Independence Party by head of Alaska elections office.

It seems like a joke, at this point, but I'm not kidding. Check TalkingPointsMemo or DailyKos for more info...

Posted by: John M. | September 2, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

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