With poll numbers sliding, the McCain campaign has taken up a strategy of distraction. They want to stop discussing the economy and start hammering Obama on his loose ties to Bill Ayers and to his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
The McCain campaign has made a serious miscalculation in their strategy. They assumed that after the bailout bill passed last week, the markets would bounce back and confidence would be restored. Well, that hasn’t happened, and now their lack of economic focus makes them look out of touch and petty.
Obama’s camp hit back today, releasing this documentary film on John McCain’s involvement in the Keating Five. This is good political strategy, but don’t you all wish we could stick to the issues? As the global economy melts down, I’d rather hear solutions, not just attacks.
In one month from tomorrow, this will all be over. If you live in Virginia or Washington, D.C. – remember that today is the last day to register to vote!
A loyal DoubleSpeak reader emailed me this morning with a great idea. Since the Bush Administration and the GOP can’t seem to get it right at Walter Reed Medical Center, why don’t we, the American people send in the experts to fix up the aging veterans hospital. We’ll call the show: Extreme Makeover Hospital Edition.
No, I’m not talking about another lazy government contractor. I’m talking about…
I have a good friend who is a producer for the show. I am going to email her this idea stat.
Rep. “Mean” Jean Schmidt (R-OH) is one of the most horrible politicians in America. Based on this statement, it doesn’t seem that she respects our brave troops and our veterans at all. She needs to be defeated in 2008!
Check out her latest tirade on the scandal at Walter Reed Medical Scandal. Sick.
it’s the Army surgeon general Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley who has been ousted from power because of the Walter Reed Medical Center scandal. Acting Army Secretary Pete Geren asked for Kiley’s resignation and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates approved the action. However, in its official announcement, the Army said Kiley had requested retirement. Liars.
has just named former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala and former United States Senate Majority Leader Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) to lead a commission to investigate the problems at Walter Reed Medical Center.
Team DoubleSpeak just wrapped up disc one of Bill Clinton’s autobiography, My Life. I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of the book, read to me by the one and only, Bubba Clinton.
We’re stuck in traffic and are eager for things to clear up so we can get to Ohio by Monday Night Football. (Go Birds!)
In today’s Congressional Pedophile watch: Foleygate is really heating up. We are listening to news reports and it seems the fallout is continuing and really starting to spiral. It is beyond understanding to me why the GOP leadership covered up this story.
They had a pedophile in their ranks and instead of doing what was right for the country, they did what was right for their political party. They allowed Foley to get away with a free pass and now that they got caught in their web of lies, they are all back pedaling – trying to figure out a way to justify their unconscionable actions.
The Florida GOP has picked state Rep. Joe Negron to replace Foley on the ballot in the November election. This interesting thing is – Negron will have to run under Foley’s name. As the law stands now, it is too late to replace Foley on the ballot.
I wonder how they’ll end the TV commercials:
“What Rep. Foley did was despicable and beyond comprehension. As your Representative in Congress, I’ll never betray the public trust and I’ll stay off AIM, period! Let’s put this Foley debacle behind us – I’m Mark Foley and I approve this message.”
The Dems shouldn’t have any problem picking this seat up. You thought Florida voters were confused in 2000! Oye.