Two new polls show Obama with a tiny lead

The AP reports on two new polls. The Pew poll has the candidates even up when considering the poll's margin of error while the Gallup poll has Obama up 4. … [Read more...]

Sarah Palin's email account hacked

I wonder if her recipe for mooseburgers was discovered?This is sad. … [Read more...]

Vice-President: How much experience is necessary?

Moderate David Brooks takes on the issue of Sarah Palin's experience in Monday's New York Times. He raises the question of whether or not Sarah Palin is qualified to be Vice-President without raising the more important question of whether Barack Obama is qualified enough to be President.He writes:What is prudence? It is the ability to grasp the unique pattern of a specific situation. It is the ability to absorb the vast flow of information and still discern the essential current of … [Read more...]

ThinkProgress is wrong: Palin did not reduce funding to Special Olympics

ThinkProgress has produced another inaccurate and misleading claim about Sarah Palin's actions as Governor of Alaska.They claim that she cut funds to Special Olympics in an obvious bid to paint her as a hypocrite given that she has a Down Syndrome son and she asserts that she will be an advocate for families with special needs kids.Here is the 2007 budget with the Special Olympics line item:The program was alloted received $250,000 in FY 2007.Here is the 2008 budget with the … [Read more...]

Newsweek issues correction on Palin social issues story

Katie Paul at Newsweek alerted me that Newsweek printed a correction to their story claiming that Palin cut funding for teen mothers and the state WIC program. I blogged about it here and had extensive conversations with Alaska officials about the claims. Ms. Paul was also diligent to work with Alaska officials to correct the story once I made her aware of the facts.Here is the correction (at the end of page 2):Clarification (updated Sept. 11, 2008) : A number of readers have challenged … [Read more...]

Democrats want Obama to put the smack down

When McCain-Palin moved ahead in the polls, Obama's supporters began to worry. McCain's lead is not sizable and not even uniform in all polls, but the perception that "we're gonna frickin' lose this thing," as one columnist at the Huffington Post recently wrote, is driving some panic. Ariana Huffington wants Obama to get all huffy and put the smack down.Various Dems have offered support, including President Bill Clinton. I am also hearing that the word is ignore Palin and attack McCain, … [Read more...]

Still stumping for Hillary; Ohio Dems mixed on Obama

This article from the Daily Telegraph reports some Hillary supporters who are not ready to let go of their gal, Hillary.I have been quite surprised how many women I have talked to around Western PA who were not in favor of Hillary because of her stance on social issues or other issues for that matter, but favored her nonetheless. Rather, they really believed it was simply time for female leadership. Palin has resonated with them and may be the ticket going forward. There are so many … [Read more...]

Canadian doctor warns that Palin's decision could lead to fewer abortions

I had to read this several times to understand that this doctor did not mean this in a good way.I am at a loss for words (for now...)UPDATE: The above link has been removed but this article mentions the same doctor. The LA Times then ran an explanation hereA September 11 post on this blog based on a September 9 story in the Globe and Mail in Toronto mischaracterized executive vice president of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Ottawa Dr. Andre Lalonde's sentiments as … [Read more...]


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