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Monday, August 4, 2008

Look who's watching!

Looks like somebody is doing a little opposition research. I love StatCounter.

Oh yeah...they're scared all right.

57 comments:

Ted said...

OK, since confirmed that the DNC is watching this site in particular, they must be aware that they (Obama) absolutely can not win the election if McCain selects Palin. There are many interests pushing for Obama's win, not all friendly to the USA (to say the least).

So, what's at stake? nothing less than which side wins the general election and is running the executive part of the government of the world's only super power -- the most powerful position on planet Earth.

I'm absolutely not kidding when I say this, but I hope that right now and as we go forward Sarah Palin is receiving the highest level of security protection -- on the level of the secret service!

Again, I'm not kidding!

Bob said...

Ted, what are you talking about? I'm worried about you man!

Scott said...

I luv your posts, Ted, but that's a little over the top. Make stuff up? The Dems do it all the time. Flip flop everywhere? Yup. Assassination? That's unlikely, but if it makes you happy, perhaps she should carry around that big ol' moose-killing gun of hers.

Anonymous said...

Bob: what are YOU talking about? I think Ted is totally spot on.

Anonymous said...

The demonrats have already tried to KILL palin's political career, with that troopergate crap which I have no doubt came directly from Howard dean's evil mind. I doubt they'd stoop to the level of actual assasination, but I dont think that's what ted was saying.

Laura said...

Adam, the Democratic National Convention only viewed your site for zero seconds? That doesn't make sense.

Matthew said...

What's up with the visit length of zero seconds?

Couldn't it be that someone at the DNC said, "hey, have you seen that Sarah Palin chick they're talking about as a possible VP for McCain. She is HOT, man. Check her out." And since googling Sarah Palin turns up this site as the third most relevant page, it's likely they would click on it.

But is there any reason, aside from Ted's conspiracy theories, to believe that this was more than a bored staffer?

Ted said...

I'm not saying Palin's an assasination target of the DNC; I'm implying she must be considered as a possible assasination target by groups or persons, including enemies of the United States, who do not want the Republicans to remain in the White House -- as they must now be aware that Palin as Veep MEANS the GOP wins the election.

Unfortunately, I'm deadly serious. All major VP candidates receive U.S. Secret Service protection withing 120 days of the election. Perhaps, this should be considered by McCain in advancing her officialy as Veepmate now -- or perhaps this has something to do with wanting to beef up cooperation, coordination and protection by the Alaska State Police currently in charge of protecting Palin, which is under the State Commissioner of Public Safety, and may or may not be related in some way to the whole Monegan/Troopergate flap.

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...

On the "Zero Seconds". I get that on a suprisingly high number of hits, so I'm a little skeptical of it's accuracy. That said it could have been a bored staffer, but it could also be someone googling "Sarah Palin" and taking quick looks to see what they can find. Either way, it was fun to post and we've got that computer marked. And for the record, I'm not sure that bored democratic staffers waste time by surfing the conservative blogosphere.

(By the way, that's not the only interesting hit I've seen. I just don't play peek-a-boo with people who I want to be nice to.)

Scott said...

I will never favor picking the Veep now. Why? Obama has gone to war zones, Europe, declared himself the King of the world, and hasn't opened a lead. He has two big shots left: his Veep pick, and that speech in the football stadium. I say let him go first. Then Mac nails him with Palin and what is hopefully an inspiring convention in one swoop.

Anonymous said...

"I just don't play peek-a-boo with people who I want to be nice to"

What does that mean?

Night Owl said...

I hope it means that someone from either McCain's team or Palin's team ahas been viewing the site. :)

Anonymous said...

we already know Palin knows about the site (artlcle about Adam).

McCain eh?

flapper said...

Here's an article on McCain's VP choice:

http://rossdouthat.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/08/getting_to_fifty_percent.php


So, Mac needs someone to energize voters. Someone who'll inspire them to vote for the GOP rather than simply voting against Obama. Someone who can pull undecided voters away from Obamamania.

Do we know anybody like that? ;=)

flapper said...

Well, part of the address was cut off. The article is titled "Getting to Fifty Percent"; you can find it in the site archives.

Paul said...

Sweet! I actually think we might be generating too much attention...

Did you see my post that McCain shouldl wait? I do think he should wait until Obama picks his running mate.

The later he picks the better, McCain is doing well now and we can hit him hard by getting the female voters.

Anonymous said...

Ted has officially left the reservation. Most of the things he says are pretty ridiculous but this tops them all. Just a warning Ted: if any neutral Republican visits this site, they are going to be turned off by your comments. I'm a huge Palin supporter, but I'm already sick of your comments. Most are just way over the top.

Anonymous said...

amen, anon . . . with you completely.

Anonymous said...

She's under investigation. If she's not cleared by Labor Day it's NOT happening.

BigRob-68 said...

There is a Cantor article in the WSJ today that also mentions Palin and Jindal. Reads eerily like Kristol's piece yesterday that McCain is leaning towards a bold pick. If you don't have a subscription it is also linked through realclear.

GInger said...

interesting article in Wash Post on Alaskans for Obama. Fails to mention that she may be on the short list for VP. Would expect nothing less from the MSM.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/04/AR2008080402000_3.html

Anonymous said...

My voice is almost cracking with all the genuine concern from the Democrat party over the welfare of the GOP by not selecting Sarah Palin because her ex BIL is a rogue trooper whom drives patrol cars home from bars sloppy drunk and abuses children. Oh and he threatened to shoot her father. He's only in his 30's and he's been married four times. But other than that he's a great guy! So sayeth the union thugs protecting him at an undisclosed location outside of the country.

Julie said...

Ted --
While I love your passion and dedication to the cause, your ideas are starting to get a bit far fetched. Adam has always tried to run a legitimate intelligent site -- not wanting anyone to think he's some weird whack job with a strange crush. Don't ruin that by going off the deep end on us. Maybe you should lay off the coffee and get some rest.

Anonymous said...

Obama's chief supporter in Alaska has appointed a friend of the fired cabinet member to do an independent investigation. The deck hasn't been this loaded against someone since the media objectively reported the Democratic primary.

Julie said...

oh, and regarding the "0 seconds" on on the stat counter... I use statcounter as well and Adam's right...many of the hits are logged at "0 seconds". Nothing is recorded in seconds, only minutes. So, I tink, anything under a minute is logged as "0 seconds" even if they were there for 30 seconds -- which is long enough to quickly view a recent post.

Anonymous said...

anon, that's what I've been saying. The VP selection for McCain is about who best helps him to secure the 20% of swing voters, inundated with over 40 females and blue collar Reagan Democrats in the mid west.

Everyone else has made up their minds. And, I know how it will be spun on each side. The question isn't the spin. It's not even that there is an investigation. The question is how swing voters will perceive the investigation.

On the one hand, we have to be honest enough to admit that some swing voters will be turned off by the fact that there is an investigation. But, for every person turned off, I suspect that two of those over 40 females will see this as another Hillary style hatchet job.

As for everyone else, the people who will listen, here are the questions: Who will they believe? I see an overwhelming majority of people believing Palin. And, I see her relatively strong ability to communicate with and relate to this group of people far outweighing any investigation related negative. After all, I see most swing voters seeing this as a he said, she said where Mike Wooten-- and his stellar character-- are the proverbial elephant in the room. Put another way, I don't see many swing voters giving a **** about this.

It's all perception. Every Republican VP prospect will get slammed if selected. Pawlenty is negligent with the bridges. Romney has Bain. The list goes on and on. So, in the scheme of things, I don't see Palin being hurt by something where most swing voters will believe her and where others will see it as much ado about nothing even if she did want to see Wooten fired.

I don't necessarily think that Palin is a rocket scientist. But, you don't win swing voters with rocket scientists. You win swing voters by speaking their language, by coming across in a manner that suggests that you are listening to them and that you share their values. It helps when you don't have to fake it. And, in this regard, Palin won't have to fake it.

Anonymous said...

http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0808/Palin__not_helping_her_veep_chances.html

Check out the link. Palin just complimented parts of Obama's energy plan in a press release. That doesn't help, unless the message is: He gets some things right, but John McCain is totally right. I just don't see that.

Anonymous said...

When does Sarah's People Magazine story hit? Any hints of what it will be like?

Ted said...

anonymous -- and politico, Palin is obviously lightyears ahead of your very limited analysis on this.

Actually, Palin's statement is typical Palin brilliant political strategerie both for herself and vis a vis McCain and McCain/Palin.

She is one savvy cookie that doesn't miss anything and is always steps ahead in the chess match!

Anonymous said...

ted, I want her to be the pick, but you're getting pretty scary.

If this is the best planned thing since who knows when, then it is, as you suggest, absolutely brilliant. But, given some of your other reads and my own questions about the competence of the McCain campaign, I still harbor some doubts.

Ted said...

anonymous, "pretty scary", moi?

anyway, "you still harbor some doubts", OK, fine

and I didn't say this is the "best planned thing since..." I said you (and apparently politico) are not making the correct analysis on the implication of what Sarah Palin said vis a vis Obama.

And, carrying the analysis one step further, since Politico has repeatedly been an ardent Romney VP proponent, and in the past has downplayed/opposed Palin, perhaps this is some of their own strategerie on behalf of Romney by their reporting this the way they did (as a negative for Palin's VP chances -- when the exact opposite is the case).

Anonymous said...

I harbor no doubts about Palin. I harbor doubts when it comes to your conspiracy theories.

I have been made clear my point that politics is all about perception. It's something that so few people, yourself included, fail to comprehend.

It doesn't matter if there's an investigation. It doesn't matter if a specific policy is good or bad. It doesn't matter if Sarah Palin is a genius or not. What matters is how people perceive her and everything about her.

And, by people, I don't mean you or me or the other people in the 80% on both sides who have made up their minds about the election. I mean the 20% of swing voters, especially the over 40 year old women and the blue collar Reagan Democrats.

It's not because she's a reformer or a woman or something else that Palin is better able than any other prospective VP candidate. It's because she gets how to speak to these people. To women, whether they agree with her or not, she comes off like she has more stones than most politicians out there. To the Reagan Democrats, she speaks their language.

The MSM may find it glossy or simple or anything else, but these people care less about a specific issue and more about feeling that you "feel their pain" and are communicating with them instead of talking esoterically to them. This is the thing that the Andrew Halcro's of the world and the other smartest people in the room never got about swing voters, that it's not about who the smartest person in the room is.

Politicians fake that sincerity every day. Very few are genuine. Palin comes off as a genuine reformer looking to transcend the partisan BS and who will step on anyone political toes to make that happen. That's why people will be impressed.

BigRob-68 said...

The DNC launched a website today aimed at connecting possible veeps to Bush or Cheney. No mention of Palin or Jindal among the usual suspects. What do you folks make of this? http://www.democrats.org/page/content/thenextcheney/

Ted said...

bigrob, appears totally consistent with the Dems (and their main stream media allies) endeavoring to ignore and/or downplay Palin as a real VP pick for McCain -- where they mention every GOP VP contender BUT PALIN (including mentioning those with much lower chances for Veepship than Palin)!!

Confirms, again and again and again, Palin is their #1 threat!!!

Anonymous said...

well it's fact that hamas, russia, iran, hezbollah, venezuela etc all enemies of the US, would luv to see hussein obama become president...
soon we'll see a trend reversal and his leading pts will be losing point. the big middle of the US for instance will in force vote against him.
i would not be surprised to see McCain win by 55-45 (give or take 1-2 for independant).
the USA will not allow Madrid 2: ie terrorists influencing a nationa elections (Zapatero socialist won after the bombing and immediately pulled out spanish troops out of Iraq)

Ted said...

Palin's press release "Praising Obama" now hitting the blogosphere and newsosphere.

Man o man is this woman impressive and gutsy!!!!!

She simultaneously, in a very very nice way -- actually "praising" way -- bashes Obama for flip-flopping (or for being all over the place) on energy and being a lowlife for trying to steal McCain's/GOP's/and Palin's energy issue (especially her natural gas pipeline initiative) -- and gets the media talking and wondering bout this, Palin, Alaska, etc. etc. (And some media will gladly report it as bad for Palin's VP chances, when the opposite is the case -- so it's a way to get her name out there in the hostile (to GOP) media environment.)

Ted said...

More from NYforMitt blogsite -- apparently on the same scoresheet as the Pro-Obama people in promoting Romney while dismissing Palin (Obama people for Romney so McCain will NOT pick Palin; Romney people for Romney so McCain will NOT pick Palin). Anyway, here's what NYforMitt says:

"Are there better contenders? Looking at them only underlines Romney's credentials. Some have touted Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ... oops, never mind. A brouhaha has blown up over whether Palin used her office to try and fire her ex-brother-in-law..."

Joel said...

ted stop spinning, why would McCain select a VP candidate that praises Obama's energy plan (the nuances of here statement don't matter, it says she supports it on her own letterhead!), especially when energy is the major issue the campaign plans to hammer Obama on?

for the life of me I can't imagine why Palin would do something so stupid politically

Anonymous said...

Ted,

We appreciate your efforts a LOT. However, the situation now is that we must bear down and be patient that McCain and his campaign are following all this. Everyone knows about the investigation now and how it appears Palin is clean. The investigation is minor compared to other vp vetting things on the others so let's just keep spreading the good news for Palin and McCain & Co. Talking about it in a way implying things we can't prove or conspiracies can make us look like the partisan dems in Alaska going after Sarah with no facts. Let's rise above that kinda talk. We know the MSM does not want Sarah picked.

So, let's move on.

We must keep our poise and make this site a professional attempt at getting Palin as the VP so McCain can win.

However, 'Crossing the Rubicon" with Sarah will be McCain's call, and we must trust him now and his people to make the bold and decisive decision that will put him over the top.

FOCUS, everyone.

Alabama Tom

Ted said...

joel, I give up trying to splain to ya buddy! (unless you're being disingenuous with your comment, merely trying to goad)

Anonymous said...

By the way,

Has anybody here thought about the whole Iran getting an atomic or nuclear weapon issue?

If Israel has to launch air attacks against nuclear facilities in Iran, when would they attack? Could it affect the US elections? Would it help McCain? Would the USA provide any kind of assistance?

As much as I would not want an attack if it were avoidable, I feel it would help McCain's chances since he is far more ready to take on the national security and foreign policy than O-man.

Any other news on this issue out there?

Ted said...

FROM HUFFINGTON POST:

"An aide to the presumptive Democratic nominee sent over a link to a Palin press release Tuesday morning in which the governor praised Obama for, among other things, calling for the completion of the Alaska natural gas pipeline and proposing $1,000 rebates for families struggling with energy costs.

"We in Alaska feel that crunch and are taking steps to address it right here at home," Palin's press release read. "This is a tool that must be on the table to buy us time until our long-term energy plans can be put into place. We have already enjoyed the support of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, and it is gratifying to see Senator Obama get on board."

* * *
Palin Gem Statement: "It is gratifying to see Senator Obama get on board." (It says -- and does -- soooooooooo much!)

Anonymous said...

BIGGEST HACK JOB YET!!!!!

Anderson Cooper:

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/

Look over on the right side: "More Corruption in Alaska"

They can't even get the facts right. Palin is NOT running against Stevens--hello, she's the Governor!!! And it's not the Senate doing the investigation, it's Branchflower.

Brace yourselves.

Anonymous said...

Full court press by media to stop Palin!

saltire said...

I would suggest you folks leave a comment about the issue and not attack someone personally who also leaves their opinion. Speak to the issue.

Ted said...

AND THIS FROM A COMMENTER ON THE POLITICO BLOG:

"Palin said she is glad that Obama sees the potential for Alaska to provide energy to the nation. Now that is a very smart move on her part. At first I thought she may have put herself out of the running but now I think she just may have sealed it. 1 month ago the Huffington post had a blog on how Palin was in the pocket of the oil industry which is total garbage. But here we are 1 month later and you guys are swooning over her like hot cake. When she become the VP I can't wait how you are going to start hating her then. If any of you read Brooks piece in the NYT you see that he had 4 ways to chose a VP and one of them was to chose an outsider. Right now Palin just proved that she is as outside of wahington politics you can get without going to Antartica. And by McCain choosing her he cement his maverick status. Just brilliant."

Anonymous said...

Well, it looks like Anderson Cooper is going to do his hatchet job tonight. He's gotten his facts so wrong (Palin running against Stevens) that this one isn't hard to see coming a mile away.

It would be nice to think that he'd invite the governor to appear, but we know that's not happening.

Tyler said...

That Anderson Cooper thing is so ridiculous (i.e. suggestion on the web site that Palin is Stevens' Senate opponent), it demands e-mails to CNN/AC 360/Anderson Cooper himself demanding an explanation for that charge. On the other hand, maybe CNN knows something we don't know..?? Yeah right! This is disappointing. I know it's just one little line, but it's wholly inaccurate and is, I think, reflective of a larger anti-Palin movement.

BigRob-68 said...

Whether or not Obama agrees with Palin or vice versa is not going to be a deal breaker for her chances at being chosen for VP. Her first priority is to Alaska and helping its citizens with high energy costs. It is easy to get swept up in national issues, yet, all politics is local. Palin has captured public support by being a good governor. If she is chosen as a running mate then that will be the time to speak clearly and to contrast energy policy differences on the national stage. Team Obama is waffling on so many energy specifics it is quite hilarious. Relax, this is our strong suit, not theirs. They are trying to coopt the obvious.

Johnny Swan said...

Has anyone seen the latest DNC site linking VPs to Cheney? (http://www.democrats.org/page/content/thenextcheney/)

Someone is absent. Guess who? Because there is nothing that they can nail her for! Energy is the winning issue this year. He needs her!

McCain/Palin '08

Anonymous said...

The Anderson Cooper section does not appear at this time to be a hit piece. If you remove the obvious factual Stevens error it does say "payback." Like you guys I am cycnical of the MSM, yet, this may be a way of ending the Wooten nonsense.

BigRob-68 said...

Check this out from youtube on the Wooten idiocy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRvIc78yuE8

Anonymous said...

Guys! lets not dwell on the negatives. We should be pushing the postives about Palin. The ticket is very unlikely to win without her - so we need to ensure that mccain understands that. Counter what the opponent is writing and saying without dwelling so much on it. Yes, liberal media is all out to get her and seal the deal for Obama, but where is Foxnews? Don't they realize that she is the only one of all possible VPs that guarantees victory in october - the investigation not withstanding? Mk.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious YouTube.

Thanks so much for the link. I'm still laughing. :)

Anonymous said...

I would like to comment on Palin saying she appreciated Obama recognizing the potential Alaska has to contribute. What else could she say? "Well, dumb a__, it's about time you figured this out." She really didn't have a choice. And BTW, McCain also complimented Obama on coming around to the idea of OSD.
dr. v

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't read too much into the blurb about the CNN show. I have DISH, and the show descriptions a lot of times don't match what the show is actually about. I think someone else writes those besides the show host.
dr. v

Ted said...

anonymous, yah, you're right, but what was particularly loathsome about Obama's energy speech is that he went out of his way to mention the greatness of a new TransCan natural gas pipeline, kind of appropriating the issue, without acknowledging Palin who put all her political clout behind and battled for this for nearly 2 years! And then he has his campaign go on to appropriate the Palin theme "New Energy for America".