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McCain, “My Friends, trust me”

McCain wants the people to trust him.  We are nauseated every time we hear McCain use the term ‘my friends,’  he wears it out.  He suggests he is your friend – but we should all check the value of or 401k’s today.  That is the true measure of how much the Republican brand is your […]

17Sep2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The Palin Principle (Peter Principle revisited)

Sarah Palin has resurrected an old business adage:  The Peter Principle. The idea is relatively easy to grasp:  A good employee is promoted to the point of their incompetence.  It is a classic management error.  Take a good Surgeon and make him Administrator of the Hospital.  Take a good computer analyst and make him the […]

16Sep2008 | | Comments Off on The Palin Principle (Peter Principle revisited) | Continued
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I Can See Kansas From Here

Rob Caldwell, a little known reporter from WCHS gave John McCain all he could take in this video interview.  This writer has never heard of Mr. Caldwell or WCHS – but he did a masterful job of being polite while not letting McCain off the hook. There are several important elements in this interview, but […]

12Sep2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Nasty Campaigns by Angry Old Men

Nasty wins in short term political elections – but nasty does not serve well as a way of life – or as a way of domestic or foreign policy. But that is what the country has experienced. So now we have a new election. The election of 2008 will be studied closely by historians. This […]

11Sep2008 | | 5 comments | Continued
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Matt Damon on Sarah Palin

11Sep2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Republicans have no Shame!

The Republican attack machine was operating at full steam in their criticism of Barack Obama as not having enough experience to be President.  Then Senator John McCain, the Republican nominee for President, chose Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate.  Now we find all of the Republican strategists bowing at the alter of […]

10Sep2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Writing versus delivering speeches

Barack Obama has raised the bar on the delivery of speeches. Sarah Palin did not match him – but she is better than many politicians.  But the question for this writer remains – is speech delivery as important as original thought? We know today that Barack Obama writes his own speeches.  The delivery is superb […]

6Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Writing versus delivering speeches | Continued
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RNC Video Bio of Sarah Palin

We don’t have to comment – the video speaks for itself. We are proud that America produces great leaders.

5Sep2008 | | Comments Off on RNC Video Bio of Sarah Palin | Continued
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Joe Biden responds to Governor Palin

Joe Biden talked on the air with Matt Laur – that guy from one of those morning shows.  Joe Biden is not intimidated and is showing his considerable political skill.  McCain’s speech writers prepared a well crafted speech – but Sarah Palin delivered it with vigor and skill. Listen to Biden’s response:

5Sep2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Sarah Palin RNC Speech video and text – 2008

The McCain staff did a nice job of writing this speech for Governor Palin. Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States… I accept the call to help our nominee for president to serve and defend America. I accept the challenge […]

4Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Sarah Palin RNC Speech video and text – 2008 | Continued
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Speaking of Experience

Experience is a fascinating topic, given the Presidential election of 2008.  This writer thinks it is reasonable to assume that none of the Founding Fathers had experience in Washington D. C.  Some of our greatest Presidents had little experience, including Lincoln, T. R. Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson.  Richard Nixon had a mere four years as […]

3Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Speaking of Experience | Continued
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Gov. Palin should withdraw as VP Candidate.

The pressure is mounting.  Her whole life is unraveling.  The people of small town America are learning the extent of scrutiny a National campaign entails.  Sarah Palin should withdraw from the VP nomination to protect her children, her future son-in-law, her home town, her church and pastor, and her friends. The scrutiny is horrendous.  Until […]

2Sep2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Karl Rove on Palin and election (video)

The Washington Post is very generous in sharing information (well, I guess that is their job). This writer believes that Karl Rove is an excellent example of someone who does things right – but seldom does the right things.  This is a man who has successfully shaped American politics the past eight years.  This is […]

2Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Karl Rove on Palin and election (video) | Continued
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Regarding Attacks on Sarah Palin

Only four days have passed since John McCain announced Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.  Her relative anonymity has worked for and against McCain’s campaign.  With virtually no public track record she has no record to attack.  On the other hand, when there is a vacuum of knowledge rumors and nonsense will fill the […]

2Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Regarding Attacks on Sarah Palin | Continued
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Dichotomies of Political Philosophy

We live in a world of politics – but politics creates strange bedfellows. The Republican nominee for President, John McCain, is about to pick Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for the Vice President spot on the ticket. What a strange turn of events. Governor Palin is a fierce conservative – and that creates a real dichotomy […]

29Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Dichotomies of Political Philosophy | Continued