Posted: 23 Aug 2008 11:18 AM CDT
Hat Tip to Sister Toldjah for the video of Joe Biden's presidential ad from 1988 where he speaks about how necessary "experience" is to being president.
Link to video above found here.
Text, via The Swamp:
"The White House isn't a place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power... the economic future of the next generation,'' the narrator of Biden's 1988 ad for the Democratic nomination said. "The president has got to know the territory.''
Evidently The Politico dug that old ad up.
PowerLine says "Happiness is a thing called Joe".
Expect the video above to be used along with the video I posted this morning from John McCain's campaign, reminding people what Biden said about Obama just a few months ago.
Posted: 23 Aug 2008 08:55 AM CDT
After stringing out the news for as long as he could, Barack Obama finally sent the messages that everyone was waiting for that announced Joe Biden as his running mate, but it was too late and very anti-climatic because the news had already filtered through that a secret service detail had been dispatched to Joe Biden's house to protect the Barack Obama choice as a running mate.
The announcement, via email, when it finally came through said:
I have some important news that I want to make official.
As I predicted yesterday when writing about the secret service being dispatched to Biden's residence, examples of Joe Biden's words about Barack Obama's inexperience, said during the Democratic primaries, is already being used to remind people exactly what Biden said.
Via Hot Air:
John McCain. At 6:06 am ET this morning, Team McCain sent out its newest television spot, welcoming Joe Biden to the race — and reminding voters what Biden thought about Barack Obama just a few months ago:
YouTube URL for video here.
Text of the new ad:
ANNCR: What does Barack Obama's running mate say about Barack Obama?
This was expected and now Obama has a strong running mate that will publicly be seen in ad after ad saying he is not ready and that he would would be "honored" to run with or against McCain.
More from NYT, AP, Wapo's The Fix, and The Politico.
[Update] Andrew Malcolm from Top of the Ticket has the quote of the say:
Boom-Boom. Obama picks Biden; GOP picks Biden to hit Obama
Now that is funny.
Posted: 22 Aug 2008 11:43 PM CDT
The latest reports from ABC News' Political Punch is that secret services agents have been dispatched to his house as word filters down that many other known to be on Barack Obama's short list have been notified they were not chosen.
NBC has reported that Kaine and Bayh were ruled out, sources tell CNN that Hillary Clinton has been told she is not the vice presidential pick and as activity was witnessed all evening at Delaware's Senator Joe Biden's house, finally word comes that the secret service agents are there for protection.
The United States Secret Service has dispatched a protective detail to assume the immediate protection of Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., a source tells ABC News, indicating in all likelihood that Biden has been officially notified that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has selected him to be his running mate.
After reports earlier that hoax text messages have been alerting people of false choices and reports of bumper stickers being made showing Obama/Bayh 2008, to later find out that the Obama campaign deliberately had materials made with different potential candidates to avoid the surprise from leaking, it is difficult to know if this is yet another red herring thrown out by the Obama campaign to throw the media off the trail of who he has chosen.
Joe Biden is a United States Senator from Delaware and is currently serving his sixth term which makes him Delaware's longest serving Senator.
Joe Biden's biography can be found at his Senate website.
If the secret service being dispatched to Biden's residence means that he is the pick, then this will give conservatives a certain amount of ammunition after some of the comments about Barack Obama that he made during the presidential primaries, such as saying that the White House is no place for "on-the-job training", but Biden clearly has the experience that Obama was looking for in a vice presidential running mate.
Until the official word comes out, this is just another clue as to who Obama "may" have chosen, but it is not usual for secret service to be dispatched to a home of one that has been passed over.
Posted: 22 Aug 2008 07:26 PM CDT
"the incubator of personalities that later lead Muslim society to extremism and violence."
Crossposted from Radarsite
Reprinted from MEMRI
Posted: 22 Aug 2008 07:20 PM CDT
I found the following video on Knee Deep in the Hooah, who found it on Nice Deb.
It is the creation of a group formed to fight anti-Americanism in the world. The site is very interesting, and has quite a few items about the level of real knowledge that Brits have about America. I think most of my regular readers would agree that I have quite a good grasp and appreciation of all things American....It seems that I am quite a rare Brit..lol . Watch the video (they have another on their site,) then go read about their efforts here.
Posted: 22 Aug 2008 05:47 PM CDT
[Update] NBC says Bayh and Kaine are out.
I open my email to see a tip leading me to Stop The ACLU which led me to Hot Air which led me to KMBC-TV Kansas City online news site which reports that although the company will not confirm or deny the information, Gill Studios of Lenexa has sprung a leak which claims that their company, which specializes in political literature, has been printing out Obama-Bayh material, including bumper stickers.
After waiting with anticipation and thousands waiting by their phones for a text message announcing who Barack Obama has chosen as his vice presidential running mate, could a leak from a printing company actually have stolen Obama's thunder?
That would be Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana, who has been rumored as being on the Obama short list of potential vice presidential candidates.
Bayh has a reputation as a fiscally conservative Democrat. Bayh endorsed Hillary Clinton and it is believed that he could help the Obama ticket by delivering a key battleground state.
Approximately eight hours ago, Political Radar had reported that Bayh, when asked if he had any news, said, "It's not mine to report."
The KMBC-TV report says the company has not confirmed nor denied the reports but they say at least three sources "close to the plant's operations reported the Obama-Bayh material was being produced."
Evan Bayh is not exactly a favorite of the left with some, like Thats My Congress, stating "in 2002, Bayh was the primary Democratic political ally of McCain in the effort to defeat peace activists and pass a resolution to allow George W. Bush to rush into war in Iraq."
Other progressive sites like Blendz's Spot, declares, "Potential Obama VP Is Pro-War, Pro-Patriot Act Neo-Con, Evan Bayh served with John McCain on neocon Committee for the Liberation of Iraq to propagandize for invasion in 2003."
More on Evan Bayh on the issues here and his biography on his Senate website here.
Could the company be creating multiple different materials with different names so they could have the fast track in selling their products as soon as Barack Obama announces?
Is this a red herring or the leak of all leaks during this campaign season?
[Update] The KMBC-TV link now has a video of a quick interview with the president of the printing company where he expresses disappointment that the station reported this news. He called it rumor but refused again to confirm or deny the story.
If the news is true and this blew the big secret, could the company lose some sort of monetary deal for making the material?
[Update #2] AP reports: Obama officials say they paid to have companies create materials with multiple names:
Posted: 22 Aug 2008 03:34 PM CDT
Video above at YouTube, URL here.
The photo of the beast in the freezer that made major headlines a little over a week ago, was truly a Bigfoot costume filled with road kill reports UPI.
Car salesman Rick Dyer and police officer police officer Matt Whitton, who has been fired since the hoax was exposed, claim the whole Bigfoot discovery hoak was a big joke that got out of hand.
Matt Whitton was one of the pranksters and has been fired from the Clayton County Police, since the "big joke" has been exposed and he tells CNN affiliate WSB in an exclusive interview, "All this was a big joke. It got into something way bigger than it was supposed to be."
Dyer says, "It's just a big hoax, a big joke. It's Bigfoot. Bigfoot doesn't exist."
The two men went as far as to give a very public news conference where they stood by their story last week, produced photos that they showed on their website called Searching For Bigfoot, which now has a video proclaiming it was all a hoax as well.
Whitton and Dyer say the Bigfoot costume was purchased on the Internet and filled with "possum roadkill and slaughterhouse leftovers" and they had no idea what started as a simple hoax would turn into a media circus.
Dyer tells WSB, "It got legs and ran. It's crazy now," and Whitton agrees by stating, "It started off as some YouTube videos and a Web site. We're all about having fun."
Whitton's former boss Chief Jeff Turner from the Clayton County Police Department, did not find the joke as amusing as the two pranksters did, so he fired him and now says, "He lied on national TV, so a defense attorney now could say, 'How do we know you're not lying now?' "
Whitton disagrees with the Chief's decision to fire him on the grounds of credibility.
The two men have hired an attorney to represent them in case any legal liability is leveled at them. The attorney's name is Steve Lister, who says there have been threats made against the Whitton and Dyer about civil or criminal prosecution.
Dyer has gone as far as to insist that everyone should have known it was a hoax and he says, "Well, we told 10 different stories. Everyone knew we were lying."
Posted: 22 Aug 2008 01:37 PM CDT
If The Politico report is accurate then Barack Obama's vetting team completely bypassed Hillary Clint and did not vet her all, showing he never even considered her.
I cannot imagine that any Hillary Clinton supporter could accept such a deliberate snub and I cannot believe Barack Obama would be foolish enough to let it become public that he never even considered her worthy of considering!
From The Politico:
If this is true, then it would be the biggest "Screw You" to Clinton, her supporters, her fans and the 18 million people that voted for her whether the DNC deigned to count those votes or not.
If this is true, then it is no surprise that Clinton isn't giving it her all for Obama during her appearances.
Hot Air agrees and states, "No way would Barry O compound the risk of alienating Hillary nuts by not giving her even a cursory vetting."
I cannot believe that even Obama would be that stupid.
If he picks Hillary as his running mate, then the "Democratic official" was just offering up a red herring to throw people off track.... if he doesn't chose Hillary then the official might have been telling the truth and I cannot even imagine the anger of diehard Clinton supporters at that type of public disrespect.
Additional note: If Obama truly did snub Clinton, McCain can assure himself the November election easily:
Just saying...........at least they appear to actually have a genuine liking for each other.
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