Saturday, October 18, 2008

Weekend Tewkesbury Round-up

Syndicated columnist and American storyteller and satirist, Garrison Keillor, has this to say about the McCain-Palin circus.

Politico is reporting that retired general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell "might endorse" Obama on NBC's Meet the Press tomorrow morning. Check your local listings for air times.

Other endorsements even more extraordinary than the Washington Post came in last night from the Chicago Tribune and the L.A. Times.

And just in case you haven't heard of Joe the Plumber, watch this and laugh.

12 comments:

Gilahi said...

Poor Joe. I'll bet he never asks another question to another candidate.

Adriana Velez said...

"and now you're holding a big bag of brown bananas." Ha ha ha ha!

Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo...

Great links. I especially loved Garrison.

foundinidaho said...

Colin Powell would be AWESOME. I hope he does it.

Virginia said...

Garrison tells it just like it is. Thanks for this one Tewkes.

j.m. tewkesbury said...

Gilahi: Yeah, and he'll probably think twice about asking about tax plans when he hasn't paid his taxes! What a schlub.


Adriana: I adore Garrison Keillor. They should erect a statue to him, Jon Stewart, and Tina Fey in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.


Found in Idaho: I think his endorsement for Obama would go a long way and it's one that McCain--as a fellow vet--needs.


VJ: Always my pleasure!

Gilahi said...

One more thing, I've passed along an award to you. I mean it as a compliment, honestly.

Cele said...

Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama this morning will give some interesting thought for the next few days. I'm curious to see how my mother will spin this, she's voting McCain but would have voted (and wanted) Colin Powell as president. How will voting Republicans spin this?

Cyndy said...

And just in case you haven't heard of Sarah Palin the Jazz Vocalist, watch this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nlwwFZdXck&NR=1
and laugh!!!
Sorry I don't know how to make a link in the comments.

Gilahi said...

Wow. Cyndy's link reminds me of Jon Anderson, the vocalist for Yes, who says that his voice is just another instrument in the band and the words don't actually have to mean anything.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Gilahi: Sparklies and bling-bling for my blog? Yeah! Thank you! Most of what I write is scribbling and bibbling and bibbling and scribbling. Glad you enjoy it. I'll be so glad for the elections to be over so I can get back to my regular rants. :-)


Cele: I'm proud of Colin Powell for endorsing Obama. I'm sure it was a hard decision for him, but in the end, I think, he got burned by the Bush-Cheney Doctrine and regrets his collusion in that (and well he should. Rather than being the good soldier, he should have fallen on his sword on that one and resigned.) I hope his endorsement carries heft with voters who are undecided and sways them to vote for Obama. We can't afford McCain.


Cyndi: That was great! Thank you. Whenever Palin speaks, I hear the same thing as the interviewer in the Tide commercial who can't hear his job candidates' answers because the spot on his shirt is distracting him. Check out it here. I think you'll agree with me! :-)


Gilahi: Maybe Palin and Anderson are related to each other? Or maybe he writes her speeches and briefs her on how to respond to questions? Whatever; the result is obnoxious!

Cyndy said...

Yeah the Tide commercial is exactly the same idea! Whether it's set to music or not, I always find myself wondering if she actually says anything meaningful. I just can't make myself listen to her when she's talking, so I wouldn't know.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Cyndy: I use to find listening to W talk was grating and like watching a train wreck. Palin has more than replaced him in that arena. In fact, I'm now beginning to believe that George W is actually articulate in comparison to the Saracuda.