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So you woke up with a pounding headache, and the person in your bed looked oddly like your one hot GSI.Â Congratulations… really…. good job!Â Too bad you were way to drunk to remember what you did.Â I bet your discussion section is gonna be a little fucking awkward today… that is if you both didn’t over sleep and miss it.
Have no fear, it could be very worse.Â You could have woke up next to your one really old and ugly Professor.Â Now that would have been hilarious!Â Yet very fucking scary.Â Hopefully you impressed your GSI enough to get high marks… *wink wink*Â Okay enough of this, lets move on to headlines. (more…)
Sarah Palin has accused Barack Obama of being friends with a former PLO spokesperson.Â Although the PLO is now a mainstream party, especially when compared extremists like Hamas (or Likud), Obama’s freind worked for the PLO in the 70s and 80s when they were unabashidly a terrorist organization.Â Except they’re not friends.Â And he never worked for the PLO.
Okay, so I don’t usually read any of the three e-mails that Moveon sends me….
But this one at first really freaked me out.Â
Â I tried to change the name in it to U of M students but it wouldn’t e-mail the copy.
But yeah, they sent me a free Obama t-shirt the other day (like seriously, I didn’t even have to pay for shipping and its totally my size) so I decided I’ll read those damn e-mails since I haven’t actually volunteered with them anyways.
Some of the comments made are offensive…
Obama, up by 2 points in North Dakota? NORTH DAKOTA? And this coming one month after he PULLED OUT OF THE STATE?!?
Now, with that being said, FiveThirtyEight doesn’t buy that ND will actually go to Obama, or that it’s a swing state at all.
Obama’s up 2, but our model isn’t buying that it’s a swing state.
We can debate the meaning of a swing state all day long, and we’ll just have to wait for a few more polls to come out before classifying it as a swing state.
You’ll notice, though, that this is the only poll from North Dakota in a month. Just a slight observation you should note.
So I was doing some late nite bruising (blog cruising) and I stumbled across this video. I won’t read too much into this, but it seems that McCain might be reconciling himself to the fact that he’s about to receive an electoral beat down. Check out the ridiculous comments made by some of his scummy (spelling?) crowd members. The only thing better than how nuts they are is the look on the Maverick’s face when he snatches the microphone back from Gramma McRacist.
Stunning Breaking News… McCain plans on pulling out Michigan. From the Politico:
John McCain is pulling out of Michigan, according to two Republicans, a stunning move a month away from Election Day that indicates the difficulty Republicans are having in finding blue states to put in play.
McCain will go off TV in Michigan, stop dropping mail there and send most of his staff to more competitive states, including Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida. Wisconsin went for Kerry in 2004, Ohio and Florida for Bush.
Suicide? This combined with a good night for Biden could officially tank the McCain campaign. Not having a representation in this state officially cedes Michigan to Obama. Interestingly, there also have been reports that McCain is sending a dozen new staffers to Virginia. This election is shifting quickly. Now McCain is forced to battle in states that ought to be safe in order to even stay competitive.
It’s Saturday Night! Enjoy!
^ Blatant Political Ploy of the Week ^
The New York Times is reporting that John McCain is seeking to postpone the debate because of the financial crisis.
Senator John McCain said Wednesday that he would temporarily suspend his presidential campaign on Thursday to return to Washington to deal with the financial crisis and the $700 billion bailout package now before Congress. Mr. McCain said he told Senator Barack Obama that he was asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to postpone the debate scheduled for Friday night.
â€œI am calling on the president to convene a meeting with the leadership from both houses of Congress, including Senator Obama and myself,â€ he said. â€œIt is time for both parties to come together to solve this problem.â€
By Elisabeth Bumiller
I think this is a savvy ploy by the McCain campaign to avoid having to debate Obama so soon after this crisis broke and before a definitive plan has been established. I’m not sure how the Obama campaign is going to respond to this, but it puts them in a hard position: Say no and Obama risks looking like he isn’t doing enough about the financial crisis. If he agrees to postpone the debate he may be missing a golden opportunity to attack McCain directly as his poll numbers are falling and he’s vulnerable. It will be very interesting to see how the Obama campaign responds to this. I for one hope that he says he will not agree to postpone the debate, forcing McCain to chose between not appearing or appearing while he is weak.
There are a couple of motifs that John McCain has been attempting to introduce into his campaign for president. On the personal level, he is a “maverick” who puts “country first” and party second. On issues, he would have us believe that the “War on Terror” and the supposedly related War in Iraq is the defining issue of this century for America and indeed all of Western civilization. He had a chance to reinforce all of these ideas with his VP pick, and it appears now that he wanted to: