Category Archives: McCain’s Palin Gamble

The Loyal Opposition

We’re not British. The engine is under the hood of the car, not under the bonnet. And the shock absorbers are what keep the car from oscillating wildly on its springs when you roar down a bumpy road, not the … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, GOP In Tatters, McCain Calling Obama Names, McCain's Lost Honor, McCain's Palin Gamble, McCain's Sleazy Campaign Ads, Palin Unqualified, Republican Purge Ranks, Republicans Regroup, Respectful Disagreement, Sarah Palin, The Republicans Fall Apart | 1 Comment

The Pretty Problem Employee

Once each week from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977, you could tune to CBS for The Mary Tyler Moore Show – the first sitcom with a single, independent career woman as the central character. Some saw that as … Continue reading

Posted in McCain's Palin Gamble, Palin as Rogue Elephant, Palin Out of Control, Palin versus McCain, Palin's Power Play, Palin's Sex Appeal | 2 Comments

Making It Seem Easy

From the first time as a kid when you were actually assigned homework, or knew that on Monday morning you would be held publically accountable in the classroom for something you really didn’t understand, through all of your working life, … Continue reading

Posted in Debating Techniques – McCain, McCain Defends Obama, McCain Erratic, McCain Gets Booed, McCain Hot - Obama Cool, McCain's Palin Gamble, Michelle Obama, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama Pals with Terrorists, Obama's Professionalism, Palin and William Ayers, Palin Challenges McCain, Palin's Ambition | Leave a comment

Selling the Concept

Out here in Hollywood, the land of make-believe, we know all about the willing suspension of disbelief. It is a bargain the audience makes with you – they know those are actors on the screen, not the real people, and … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Blaming Obama for Everything, Changing the Subject, Forget the Economy, McCain's Anger Problem, McCain's Palin Gamble, McCain: Hot-Head, Nasty Politics, Obama Pals with Terrorists, Palin and William Ayers, Palin's Church, Turning the Page | Leave a comment

The Persistence of Hope

They say you can live without most everything, except hope. Of course that’s nonsense – oxygen is quite useful, for example. And there’s food, water and shelter. But that isn’t the idea. Without hope that things will work out, somehow, … Continue reading

Posted in Changing the Subject, Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, Iceland, Like the Great Depression, McCain Erratic, McCain's Gambling Problem, McCain's Palin Gamble, McCain's Recklessness, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama's Economic Plan | Leave a comment

Real Monsters

Wednesday, October 1, in Hollywood – hot and smoggy – yeah, it was near one hundred by noon, getting hotter by the minute, and the air quality was what out here they call chunky, like the peanut butter – merciless … Continue reading

Posted in Bush - Lame Duck, Couric-Palin Interview, Credit Freeze, Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, Hollywood, Life in Hollywood, Mark-to-Market, McCain, McCain's Palin Gamble, Obama, Obama as the Grown-Up, Palin Speaks Nonsense, Palin Under Wraps, Palin Unqualified, Palin: Couric Interview, Regulation of the Markets, Sarah Palin, Senate Passes Bailout Bill, The 700 Billion Bailout | Leave a comment

She Never Blinks

Friday night, September 12 – and no one released awful news after the press shut down for the weekend and the second string shuffled into the news studios. Hurricane Ike, bearing down on Texas, was the big story – not … Continue reading

Posted in McCain's Palin Gamble, Palin Unqualified, Preemptive War, Qualifications to be President, The Bush Doctrine, The Palin Interview | 2 Comments