Monday, September 22, 2008

News Round-up

Just a few more articles for your reading pleasure.

From Salon: John McCain's Hot Air on McCain's record regarding environmental measures and legislation. Obama and the Rules for Angry Black Men about how Obama needs to step up and start hitting back--hard--at McCain's lies. (I'd quote Disraeli here about "lies, damned lies, and statistics" but it doesn't entirely apply, does it?) And, while I'm not justifying the Obama campaigns supposed misuse of Rush Limbaugh's words, I do find it amusing that one of the most virulent, hate-mongering talk show hosts of the far-extreme right is calling out Obama. Can we say pot... kettle? (P.S. For the record, I think Limbaugh is an idiot and in the same class as Karl Rove. They're beneath pond scum.)

And again, from that red state rag, the Salt Lake Tribune, this editorial about Sarah Palin: Women, don't be fooled--Sarah Palin is a bridge to nowhere.

And speaking of the Bridge to Nowhere, in one of those "I'm glad they spent my hard-earned tax dollars that way" moments, the road to nowhere in Alaska is officially open. You'll be thrilled to know what it cost and how it will be used: The Road to the Bridge to Nowhere.

The Washington Post features an article today with some insight into Sarah Palin's ever-present husband: 'First Dude' Todd Palin Illustrates Alaska's Blend of Public and Private.

The reasons why we can't get this car in America are stupid. Here's an issue the candidates should address: 65 MPG Ford You Can't Buy.

And, ending on a lighter note, Wallet Pop does a fun and interesting compare-and-contrast between the candidates and their lifestyles. It's a fluff piece and has nothing to do with the issues we need addressed, but is notable for two things: first, the pictures of McCain's family, which begs the question, why aren't we seeing his kids? And second, the abbreviated description of Sarah Palin's education. Otherwise, like I said, fluff: Lifestyles of the 2008 Presidential Candidates.

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