Asked what work John McCain did as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee that helped him understand the financial markets, the candidate's top economic adviser wielded visual evidence: his BlackBerry.Would this be a bad time to talk about, how, the NeoCon echo chamber, and it's selective memory and utility?
"He did this," Douglas Holtz-Eakin told reporters this morning, holding up his BlackBerry. "Telecommunications of the United States is a premier innovation in the past 15 years, comes right through the Commerce Committee. So you're looking at the miracle John McCain helped create and that's what he did."
Al Gore, call your office.
[ cf Holtz-Eakin: McCain helped create BlackBerry ]
If I told you after the Palin announcement that Republicans would attack Oprah, you'd have called me crazy. Oprah is beloved of the precise demographic Rs hope to win over by naming Palin. It would be suicide! Besides, what would be the grounds for the attack?Now remind me again why those evil liberals in the evil liberal main stream media are the Evil Doing Evil Doers Who are Evil, and Doing And ERS????
Then when I told you “because she is keeping her promise to keep politics off her show,” you would say I was doubly nuts. “Impossible! Everyone knows that when Oprah backed Obama she made it clear that she was not going to leverage her show for him. How on Earth are the Republicans going to turn that into an attack?”
Welcome to PalinPetition.com. You will find that after the initial blip on Sept. 5-6, it has slowly leaked into the mainstream media. I discovered it via the ever excellent Benton Foundation media headlines service, which linked to this trade press piece. I expect it will start to dominate the cable and broadcast news rounds via FOX and other conservative commentators soon. Timing will no doubt depend on focus group polling on whether Obama is gaining traction or if passion about Palin begins to wane. But from the current ferment in the vectors, I'm pegging it to be next week's distraction.
[ cf The Attack on Oprah: A Case Study Of The Strategies of the Conservative Noise Machine. ]
Are YOU doing your part to Support the Pallin/McCain Kultural Revolution to keep technology technological!!!! Why Sarah even knows how to use a thingus, and pooh, and stuff!!!!
Not like those Rich White Elitist Obamanites who have the Butler do those things for them... Which is why they are all draft dodgers who hate the Guacamole and oppose technological innovations!!!