Remember a while back when the New York Times printed a story that planted seeds of a McCain affair with lobbyist Vicki Iseman? Well, for the first time, Iseman is speaking out about the (non) affair, the lawsuit that followed the story and her opinion of the New York Times. Here’s the video from the CBS’s The Early Show.
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Now THIS is a closing argument.
has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for President of the United States. Watch the Meet the Press video here.
Last night, Sens. McCain and Obama met for the Al Smith Dinner in New York City. Pretty funny stuff. Here’s the video series. Enjoy.
Obama – Part 1:
Obama – Part 2:
McCain – Part 1:
McCain – Part 2:
Joe The Plumber hates taxes. Whose plan would he most benefit from?
Via Jake Tapper:
ABC News’ Chris Bury is outside Toledo, near the home of Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” and reports that Wurzelbacher — such a key part of Sen. John McCain’s critique of Sen. Barack Obama’s economic proposals — acknowledged that he wants to purchase the plumbing business for $250-280,000, not that he would net that much in profits.
He would make much less, he said.
Which would seem to indicate that he would be eligible for an Obama tax cut, not that he would be subject to the tax increase from 36% to 39% Obama would impose on those making more than $200,000 per person, or $250,000 per family.
Wurzelbacher this morning told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer that he was talking about, in Diane’s words, the prospect, the hope that someday he would make $250,000.
“Well, exactly,” he said. “Exactly. I mean not that I don’t want to be taxed. You have to be taxed. But to — just because you work a little harder to have a little bit more money taken from you, I mean, that’s scary. You know as opposed to other people. I worked hard for it. Why should I be taxed more than other people?”
Diane asked, “if those people should not be taxed additionally, even though they’re in the top 5% of America, what about people who make $1 million? Or $5 million?”
“Well, I mean, quite honestly, why should they be penalized for being successful?” Wurzelbacher asked. “I mean, that’s what you’re telling me. That’s what it sounds like you’re saying. That’s wrong. Because you’re successful, you have to pay more than everybody else? We all live in this country. It’s a basic right. And Obama wants to take that basic right and penalize me for it, is what it comes down to. That’s a very socialist view and it’s incredibly wrong. I mean, $250,000 now. What if he decides, well you know $150,000, you’re pretty rich too. Let’s go ahead and lower it again. You know it’s a slippery slope. When’s it going to stop?”
UPDATE: Joe The Plumber isn’t really a plumber, after all. LINK.
In just a few hours John McCain and Barack Obama will meet for their third and final debate. Given the anxiety that exists tonight in America, this debate will likely focus on the economy and our current credit crisis. I won’t blame the media nor will I blame the candidates for spending their time on this issue. However, I believe voters and the candidates ignore, at great peril, the war in Iraq and a debate about the sickening mentality that led our country into this deadly conflict.
Let’s not forget about the war in Iraq.
To the troops who watch tonight’s debate in far away and unfamiliar places we say thank you for your service and we’ll get you home soon.
I’m sure little Sarah McCain won’t ever be mad at her father for this one…
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — A new father has secretly named his baby girl Sarah McCain Palin after the Republican ticket for president and vice president.
Mark Ciptak of Elizabethton put that name on the documents for the girl’s birth certificate, ignoring the name Ava Grace, which he and his wife had picked earlier.
“I don’t think she believes me yet,” he told the Kingsport Times-News for a story to be published Tuesday. “It’s going to take some more convincing.”
Added Ciptak, “I took one for the cause.”
A rough night for Gov. Sarah Palin in my hometown of Philadelphia!
What happened here?