So, if you recall, Meghan McCain supports gay marriage. She announced this, visually, with that shoot where she had duct tape on her mouth and was holding an elephant. Like you do. Anyway, Cindy McCain announced she supports gay marriage as well, and joined the NOH8 campaign, too, which means they took a photo. I…you [...]
Not just vice presidential candidates, either. My friend Michael O’Brien at the Hill says that Sen. McCain is destroying President Obama in his March Madness bracket: And if the presidential election were an office pool, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) would have won the first weekend of play in a landslide over Obama. McCain’s bracket has [...]
Uh-oh. I honestly meant it in the metaphorical sense; I wonder if she should be trying to take on the GOP establishment so readily. I don’t want to be misunderstood and told to “kiss her fat ass.” Seriously, though, this newfound love for Meghan McCain as a voice for the Republican Party is not endearing [...]
It’s certainly looking that way, isn’t it? The 9-7 Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl? Good lord. It can be no worse an outcome than the Predators game the fine Vandy Right contributors went to last night — the Thrashers demolished them, 7-1, with four goals in their first five shots. No matter, the Caps [...]
Dave Barry rolls out his Year in Review for 2008 in the Washington Post. Always good for a laugh, Barry also has a libertarian streak running through his witty and sharp commentary on America. Alas, there seems to be little to no mention of exploding toilets in 2008. This isn’t change I can believe in. [...]
The Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, more commonly referred to as ACORN, is currently embroiled in quite a scandal. The scandal is two-fold. First, ACORN has been tied to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and is being held partially responsible for the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Second, they are under investigation for immense amounts of voter fraud. Since the scandal erupted, both Obama’s and McCain’s campaign camps have eagerly jumped on the opportunity to pin the other to the organization’s shady behavior. And just Wednesday, October 22, Republican House Leader John Boehner urged President Bush to block all federal funding directed to ACORN.
Over the past few weeks, I have expressed, to anyone who would listen, no small amount of displeasure with our government, the pervasive attitude that “something must be done!”, Senator Barack Obama and those who support him so rabidly, and yes, even Senator John McCain. I was fed up, and I was going to write in Ron Paul on my Ohio absentee ballot.
Despite the fact that Dr. Paul told his supporters specifically not to take such action, and instead support candidates from other third parties, why not vote for the man who you think really should be president? Isn’t that what democracy is about? (Never mind the fact that I had no idea who I would write in as Vice President – there is a man who hangs around Harris Teeter who claims to be running for president with Jerry Rice as his veep… that sounds good enough for me.)
While President George W. Bush has been one of the least popular presidents in the history of this country, he has left a legacy that will not be forgotten. The nominations of Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito have perhaps been the greatest moves he has made during his time in office, because it has shifted the highest court of our nation more towards the right and has given it a greater respect for a more strict interpretation of the Constitution. This current election has been declared as possibly the most important election in the history of this country and the future direction of the Supreme Court adds to its significance.
At the Republican National Convention in early September, Sarah Palin made her appearance as a reformer and a maverick. As an outsider from Alaska, she claimed that John McCain and she would bring change to Washington using conservative principles. Since then, however, some ethics concerns, dubbed “Troopergate,” have arisen about the firing of Alaska’s Public Safety Commissioner.
A few people echoing my thoughts about the debate exactly, via Kleinheider: Both Robert and Robin Duncan said that, as they looked at the stage in Nashville during the televised debate, they had an uneasy feeling that they didn’t see the next president of the United States standing there. Of course, they almost certainly did. [...]