Tag Archive for GOP mistakes

Alaska’s Ted Stevens is Guilty

A convicted felon is running for re-election in Alaska.  Senator Ted Stevens was convicted today.  Here’s the AP story: WASHINGTON (AP)  — Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has been convicted of lying about free home renovations and other gifts he received from a wealthy oil contractor. The Senate’s longest-serving Republican, Stevens was found guilty on all seven…

Desperation Sets In on the Right

We’re less than a month away from the coming presidential election, and as a Democrat, I could not be happier.  Virtually every poll tracking electoral college vote totals looks like election night will be an Obama block party and the insurgency of new Democratic voters from drawn out primary battle is showing dividends in down…

McCain’s Talking Points Inadvertently Leaked

HT to PolitickerCO.com McCain announced Wednesday that he directed his campaign to suspend Friday night’s presidential debate between him and Democratic nominee Barack Obama and will suspend all campaigning and advertising. The Colorado Independent had more details: Told by a reporter that the e-mail had been sent to him and others in the media, Kise…

2008 Republican Party Platform Opposes Private Bailouts

Can anyone really trust anything Republicans say? Three weeks ago, in St. Paul, the GOP adopted a party platform for 2008 that specifically opposes government bailouts of private companies. From the section on “Rebuilding Homeownership”, the platform says: We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the…

The Daily Palin: Media Double Standard

(quick Sarah, wrap that old fish in paper and call it “change”) The LA Times’ Tim Rutten had a terrific column yesterday about the double standard being applied by McCain’s PR people when it comes to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. My favorite parts: McCain’s campaign manager, Rick Davis, deserved full marks for chutzpah, for example, when…

Troopergate Scandal: Judge Warned Pallin

Newsweek is reporting that a judge warned Sarah Pallin and her family not to disparage her sister’s soon-to-be-ex-husband in the divorce and child custoday case.  Court records obtained by NEWSWEEK show that during the course of divorce hearings three years ago, Judge John Suddock heard testimony from an official of the Alaska State Troopers’ union…