Posted: 13 Sep 2008 01:02 PM CDT
The Associated Press reports discussions ongoing regarding bringing Tina Fey back onto SNL to play the part of Governor Sarah Palin in their skits dealing with Palin.
The comparison between Tina Fey, former cast member and writer for Saturday Night Live (SNL) and Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has been made by many. There is a "likely" chance SNL will used Fey to play Palin on the show
The decision has not been made official with an announcement but the AP says a source close to the NBC's SNL show has discussed the ongoing talks.
Lorne Michaels, who is the executive producer of SNL stated in an interview "The whole world cast her in that role," referring to Fey playing Palin on the show.
The final decision went down to the last minute, apparently. "SNL" premieres Saturday evening with Michael Phelps as host. An appearance had been planned by Sen. Barack Obama, but his campaign said early Saturday that the Democratic nominee for president was canceling.
There is no word on whether Fey would continue to play the part long term, but many expect to see her on tonight's show.
Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:29 PM CDT
NewsBusters has the detailed and a link to the original transcript, but a teaser of the type of things ABC deliberately didn't show the viewing public is below: (Contact Form to ABC below the post, in case some want to ask them why they cut out important portions of Palin's answers)
The portion that NewsBusters put in bold are whole segments of Palin's answers that they just edited out and didn't make available to the public.
All interviews are edited but the bias shown in how the interview was presented to the American public in relation to the actual answers that were given by Palin, shows an incredible amount of behind the scenes deliberation to show the public only what they wanted them to see instead of what the public wanted to see, which was all of Palin's answers.
NewsBusters has much more information on removed segments of Sarah Palin's answers.
Read the whole interview to see how ABC has tried to play the public.
I am adding the contact URL for ABC News, so people who see how much of Palin's answers were deliberately hid from the viewing public, can ask them why they felt the need to hide Sarah Palin's full answers from people that depended on the television interview to get the answers about Palin they were seeking.
Posted: 12 Sep 2008 10:48 PM CDT
Crossposted from Stop the ACLU:
Good analysis at the Anchoress, and Hot Air.
Some are saying red meat, but I'm seeing nothing to pick at. Definitely a stronger performance, despite the editing from last night. Of course, social issues is her strong point. She also got in the point of reaching across to the other side.
Posted: 12 Sep 2008 08:38 PM CDT
"All this 9/11 worship is ghoulish and downright silly. Some Brit on b3ta.com is even making fun of our pompous charade." From Daily Kos.com
This is funny?Or perhaps this man here --
is he funny?
Maybe this lady here is what's so funny.
My God. Can someone please explain this to me? Can anyone out there help me to understand how any American website, regardless of their political leanings, could find any justification, any justification whatsoever for publishing this cartoon? Can anyone describe for me the mentality of the British cartoonist who drew it? I won't waste my reader's valuable time waiting for answers. I do not want answers or explanations. But I will say this.
This is purportedly a Democratic, liberal website. If any Democrat or liberal out there does not immediately and passionately condemn this post, and condemn this vicious traitorous website and everything it stands for, if any Democrat or liberal out there does not at once disassociate themselves from this horror, then you are indeed the enemy, and I hate you as vehemently as I do al Qaeda. Perhaps even more vehemently, because you have the arrogance to consider yourselves to be Americans.
God help you. - rg
Hat tip to Van Helsing at Stop The ACLU
Posted: 13 Sep 2008 10:12 AM CDT
It took a blogger from The Corner less than a day to find an article in Boston.com that references John McCain injuries from Vietnam, showing he cannot tie his shoes, comb his hair properly or "typing on a keyboard," stating it was because of his severe war injuries, which limit his ability to do certain things with his hands.
Much has been discussed about John McCain not being able to use a computer and in an ad from the Barack Obama campaign (shown above) it says, "Can't send an email," referencing McCain. An article in Boston.com from 2000, shows shows McCain cannot type on a keyboard.
McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain's encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He's an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can't raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.
One has to wonder if anyone at the Obama campaign knows how to use a search engine.
This new ad is part of the aggressive campaigning the Obama officials say they will be rolling out and as ABC's Political Punch points out, this is the thrid or fourth time Barack Obama will be "taking the gloves off," to fight it out.
David Plouffe, who is Obama's campaign manager, says they are heading into the final stretch and continues on to say, "We will respond with speed and ferocity to John McCain's attacks and we will take the fight to him, but we will do it on the big issues that matter to the American people. We will not allow John McCain and his band of Karl Rove disciples to make this big election about small things."
If mocking John McCain's disabilities that he obtained during his captivity in war, is how they plan to fight the big issues, then Obama's campaign has more problems than just sagging poll numbers.
Perhaps some lesson on how to use a Google search engine should be in order for the Obama campaign members responsible for creating these latest types of ads.
Posted: 12 Sep 2008 07:47 PM CDT
(Palin's remarks about Hillary Clinton starts at approximately the 9 minute mark in video above)
While interviewing Sarah Palin on the second day of interviews with the Republican vice presidential candidate, Charlie Gibson asked Palin in the third and last set of questions, "I saw you quoted somewhere as speaking rather admiringly of Mrs. Clinton, Senator Clinton, during the primary campaign. Do you think Obama should've picked her?"
ABC News has been leaking portions of their first exclusive interview with GOP vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, and one of the most recent stories is her answer to Charlie Gibson's question about Hillary Clinton.
The response to the question spawned another ABC News article discussing that topic by itself.
Palin's answer was, "I think he's regretting not picking her now, I do. What, what determination, and grit, and even grace through some tough shots that were fired her way, she handled those well."
This is not the first time Palin has been complimentary about Hillary Clinton as she had mentioned Clinton on the day when John McCain announced Palin as his vice presidential running mate.
In that first speech by Palin she acknowledged Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton, and said at that time, "I think -- I think as well today of two other women who came before me in national elections. I can't begin this great effort without honoring the achievements of Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, and of course Senator Hillary Clinton, who showed such determination and grace in her presidential campaign. It was rightly noted in Denver this week that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America...but it turns out the women of America aren't finished yet and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all."
Some of McCain's biggest gains in the most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll are among white women, a group to which Palin has notable appeal: Sixty-seven percent view her favorably, and 58 percent say her selection makes them more confident in McCain's decision-making.
According to the ABC news report about Palin's words to Gibson regarding Hillary Clinton, they assert that it may not be completely unexpected that Palin would give the nod to Clinton in the light of the successes they quoted above.
On Hillary Clinton's part, she has been very gracious toward Sarah Palin, maintaining the policies of a McCain/Palin ticket were not to her liking but refusing to attack Palin on a personal level and even going as far as to say, "We should all be proud of Gov. Sarah Palin's historic nomination, and I congratulate her and Sen. McCain. While their policies would take America in the wrong direction, Gov. Palin will add an important new voice to the debate."
Times Online reports Geraldine Ferraro states she is quite familiar with what she perceives as sexist attacks on Sarah Palin from when she was on a national ticket years before, and says, "People did not know how to deal with me, they went after my background . . . they went after my husband and family."
Sarah Palin is not the only one believing that Barack Obama is regretting his choices in regards to Hillary Clinton, as the Telegraph points out.
With 53 days to go before the election, some Democrats have griped that choosing the former First Lady as his No 2 would have insulated Mr Obama from the Palin effect.
Whether Obama's choice of Joe Biden was a smart move or bad judgment will not be known until November 4, 2008 when voters go to the polls and decide which ticket to vote in as President and Vice President of the United States of America, but the constant quotes from pundits, Democratic officials, media and commentators, as the examples above indicate, show they are worried the choice of Joe Biden over Hillary Clinton is cause for concern.
Lets not forget the rumor that is running rampant right now that Joe Biden will "step down for medical reason" and Hillary Clinton will be put on the ticket with Barack Obama to fight "The Palin Effect".
From Canada Free Press:
According to a an exclusive source close to the Northeast Intelligence Network, the possibility exists for a major change to the Democrat presidential campaign of Barack Obama. Our source, citing other highly reliable sources, states that Senator Joe Biden will withdraw as the Democrat Vice-Presidential candidate, possibly due to some imminent medical emergency. These sources go on to state that negotiations have occurred between Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to replace Senator Biden on the ticket with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
If the Obama camp gets desperate enough to insult Clinton by asking her to step in, not because they believe in her, not because she was the right choice, not because they feel she is qualified, but only because they screwed up, made the wrong choice and are losing their butts......well, I doubt Hillary supporters will appreciate that level of disrespect shown to Clinton.
I cannot see that option working well for Obama at all, given the basic fact that it will rightly be said, he showed an incredible lack of good judgment in not choosing Hilary to begin with.
Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:09 PM CDT
TV Newser reports that Fox News announced Friday, Sean Hannity who leveled heavy criticism at Charlie Gibson for his using "out of context" Palin quotes during the ABC interview, will get his own chance to conduct an interview with the Alaska Governor.
Sean Hannity had heavy criticism for ABC's Charlie Gibson about the first interviews conducted by Gibson with GOP vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. Hannity will now get his chance to conduct his own interview with Palin.
The interview between Hannity and Palin will be conducted on Tuesday in Cincinnati on the campaign trail and will air in two parts during Hannity & Colmes on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9 p.m. (ET).
This will be the second interview Palin is giving to the media and the first cable news interview.
The New York Times' The Caucus confirmed the news with McCain spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker and according to Fox the topics will be "an array of topics will be discussed in the interview including being the vice presidential nominee, her role in the McCain campaign, Iraq and foreign policy, amongst others."
I am sure Hannity will ask questions of Palin, far more relevant than what Gibson asked Obama when he interviewed him, such as how his parents met, how his kids liked his career and how he met his wife.
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