Category Archives: Palin Under Wraps

A Wink and a Smile

Maybe the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin settled all the questions about her – or raised new ones. There were, of course, the initial reactions, but it takes at least a day for people to think … Continue reading

Posted in A Wink and a Smile, Anti-Intellectualism, Ask No Questions, Assuming Americans are Stupid, Bill O'Reilly, Bush's Personality, Class Warfare, Couric-Palin Interview, David Brooks, Elitism, Fox News, Joe Biden, Not About Issues, Palin Under Wraps, Palin Unqualified, Palin Winks, Palin-Biden Debate, Sarah Palin, Sex and Politics, Vice Presidential Debate | 2 Comments

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

The News That Was Almost Shut Out

There’s a variation of it in every high-tech action-adventure movie – the hero, against all odds, has made his way to where the very bad thing is. Oh, it may be a nuclear bomb about to blow up New York … Continue reading

Posted in Ask No Questions, Blaming the Press, Congressional Hearings, De-legitimizing the Press, Demanding Deference, Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, George F. Will, McCain and the Press, McCain versus the NY Times, McCain's Lobbyists, McCain: Hot-Head, Obama as the Grown-Up, Palin at the UN, Palin Under Wraps, Palin Unqualified, Palin's Church, Press Bias, Sarah Palin, Shutting Out the Press, Troopergate | Leave a comment

Pretending the Press Is What You Think It Should Be

It is probably right to assume that those who work in the news business – the folks at the Associated Press and Reuters, in broadcast and cable news, and the few remaining people who work for newspapers – refer to … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy Journalism, Attack Politics, Blaming the Press, Deference and Lying, Journalism, Lipstick on a Pig, Lying to Win, McCain's Sleazy Campaign Ads, Obama Too Cool, Objective Journalism, Palin Under Wraps, Palin Unqualified, Press Bias, Press Objectivity, Qualifications to be President, Sarah Palin, The Duty of the Press, The Role of the Press | 2 Comments

Obama and his Day of Pigs

In April, 1961, President Kennedy had that Bay of Pigs disaster – a half-assed amateurish invasion of Cuba which failed spectacularly. You might remember it – if you’re an old geezer. CIA director Allen Dulles, deputy CIA director Charles Cabell, … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Exploiting Resentment, Lipstick on a Pig, Lying to Win, McCain Lies About Obama, McCain's Lost Honor, McCain's Sleazy Campaign Ads, Obama, Obama on Sex Education, Palin Under Wraps, Palin Unqualified, Playing Victim, Qualifications to be President, Race and Politics, Sarah Palin, Sex and Politics, Sexism, Values Voters | 1 Comment

The Bailout as Seen from Boston, Paris, Atlanta and Los Angeles

The fallout continues from Sarah Palin claiming she opposed that famous bridge to nowhere, and that new McCain-Palin ad – the Original Mavericks – where the claim is that “she stopped the bridge to nowhere.” She did, all by herself, … Continue reading

Posted in Amtrak, Blaming the Press, Charlie Black, Complexity, Economic Issues, Economic Meltdown, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Home Ownership, Journalism, McCain's Palin Gamble, Palin Lies, Palin Under Wraps, Palin Unqualified, Qualifications to be President, The Bridge to Nowhere | 2 Comments

Respect, Deference and Lying

It was about ten years ago, on the third or fourth solo trip to Paris to kick around for a few weeks and feel more at home than is possible here in Hollywood – where no one ever feels at … Continue reading

Posted in Character, Deference and Lying, European Values, Lies Confirmed, Lying to Win, McCain Lies About Obama, McCain versus the Facts, McCain's Palin Gamble, McCain's Recklessness, Obama, Palin Lies, Palin Under Wraps, Palin Unqualified, Paris, The French | Leave a comment