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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Up and Running! (Finally)

Hello Everyone. I am in the convention hall right now and intend too provide regular updates for the rest of the night. While I have not been blogging until now, I have been at the convention and taking a lot of pictures (which will be posted later). Last night, I was in the hall for Fred Thompson and Joe Lieberman's speeches, and today I attended two blogger events (one brunch where I heard Congressman McCarthy of CA and pollster Frank Luntz, and a lunch hosted by HotAir's Ed Morrissey). I will post picture when I can download them, and I may attempt to do some interviews if I can get a few spare minutes.

25 comments:

Jill said...

"If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair." Hey Adam, I know you're not in San Francisco, but wear some forget-me-nots in your hair at the convention!

I was reading somewhere about Sarah being a Steel Magnolia, and I started to think that she's not southern, though she does have some great attitude that fits the characters of that feisty film Steel Magnolias. I looked up the Alaska state flower and discovered it's a forget-me-not, and read a poem written about it in the early 1900s. I love the part that says "Though she slept unknown for ages/
And awakened in a day." That sums up our Sarah, considering she was known to so few until everyone woke up to her when she was announced as the VP. Alaska is here to stay! Read on. It's written by Esther Birdsall Darling.

So in thinking for an emblem
For this Empire of the North
We will choose this azure flower
That the golden days bring forth,
For we want men to remember
That Alaska came to stay
Though she slept unknown for ages
And awakened in a day.
So although they say we’re living
In the land that God forgot,
We’ll recall Alaska to them
With our blue Forget-me-not.

bizoy666 said...

What is "tow blogger events"? What is that?

Jill said...

bizoy666, try transposing two letters, the 'o' and the 'w.' That makes the word tow become the word two. It's not too hard, really.

techno said...

Just heard Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan make complete fools of themselves on MSNBC with Chuck Todd (I thought Peggy was classy-use of vulgarity) on an open mike saying that Sarah wasn't the best qualified VP candidate,, that it was all about 'narratives' and that Murphy calls McCain cynical. McCain or Sarah have to throw these people under the bus. Please.

mrsbroccoliguy said...

Regarding the slanderous US Weekly cover story - I don't believe it's enough to just not buy the magazine... if we really want to hit their bottom line, the magazine should not even be in stores. Magazines have been pulled from WalMart and other outlets before, why not now? I am sending the following letter to every grocery store in our area where magazines are stocked at the checkout lines:

"To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to ask that you not put the September 2, 2008 issue of US Weekly out on your shelves. US Weekly has used their cover to slander Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin. With a headline reading “Babies Lies and Scandal” and an accompanying article based entirely on quotes from political opponents, there is absolutely no substance to this tabloid hit piece. This cover stands in stark contrast to the fawning coverage they gave to Barak and Michelle Obama just a couple of months ago. The publisher of US Weekly, Jann Wenner, is an adament liberal and financial supporter of Barak Obama and is clearly using his magazine to push his political agenda. While I certainly believe in the freedom of the press, this cover story is the very definition of Yellow Journalism. It is deceptive and is clearly an attempt to undermine the American political process. The scurrilous lies they print should not be on display to a captive audience of millions of unsuspecting customers waiting in line in your stores. Please, show America that you support a free and unfettered democratic election process -remove US Weekly from your stores.

Thank you."

techno said...

Now CBS via The National Enquirer is reporting that Sarah had an extra-marital affair. Why doesn't the media just get it over with and call her the anti-Christ?

wk4christ said...

Re: Why doesn't the media just get it over with and call her the anti-Christ?

They way they've been acting, they might as well. Why don't they just BACK OFF??????

They are really panicked and must be really desperate to stoop to these new lows. I am really sick of what the liberals and the MSM are doing. It is disgusting, despicable and insulting!!!

With that being said, I can't wait to hear Sarah's speech tonight! It is going to be soooooo awesome! YES!!!!!!!!

Keep fighting, Sarah! We stand with you!

SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!!!! SARAH!!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!

Jill said...

Excellent Susan Estrich article!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,416102,00.html

reinerhouse said...

I really hope this is not true. Drudge has a link that the National Enquirer is reporting that Sarah had an affair with her husband's business.
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/09/03/politics/fromtheroad/entry4413030.shtml

I hope this is just more Dem dirty tricks, but if true then this is a disaster in the making.

Can you guys track this down amd let us know the veracity of it?

reinerhouse said...

Sorry-link did not paste correctly. This is text of story from CBS as linked by Drudge

From CBS News' John Bentley:

(ST. PAUL, MINN.) – John McCain’s campaign threatened legal action against the National Enquirer today for running a story about McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin, allegedly having an affair with her husband’s business partner.

“The smearing of the Palin family must end. The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Gov. Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false. It is a vicious lie,” said McCain senior adviser Steve Schmidt.

“The efforts of the media and tabloids to destroy this fine and accomplished public servant are a disgrace. The American people will reject it.”

The Enquirer also alleges that Palin unjustly fired a public safety official while she was governor of Alaska, but the story is based entirely on unnamed sources. The Enquirer has also paid sources in the past to speak with them, something mainstream media outlets do not do.

“Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin look forward to discussing the issues that Americans care about, fixing broken government, creating jobs, making our country energy independent and securing the peace for the next generation by bringing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to a victorious end,” said Schmidt.

“Legal action will be considered with regard to this disgraceful smear.”

Gordon said...

Dear Jill:

If it wasn't "too hard" to figure out, why not spell it (tow v two)correctly the first time? I mean really. Are you really so smart that it's bizoy666's fault that YOU got it wrong?

Mrs. Broccoliguy:

Heat, meet kitchen. If she didn't want it she could have easily said NO! Not that hard to say "no comment". Please ask for a boycott. They have nearly without fail benefited anti-causes and reliably worked time and again... For the entity being boycotted... LOL

wk4christ:

meh. Are you really seeing this attack on christianity, or are you muckraking as a christian being ignored? Happens a lot these days........

To Everyone:

I hope her speech comes off as well as you expect. Not a lot of experience, and quite a few negatives beside. She might be a good mayor of a small town, even a good Governor of a small state. But, a potential President of the greatest country on the known world????? Get real.

Gordon said...

reinerhouse:

So, to be clear, unnamed sources are not reliable? Just checking for future reference.

reinerhouse said...

gordon-and BO has experience? Can you let us know what it is?

Also would you care to let us know about his drug use in past, his association with the racist Jeremiah Wright, his business dealers with convicted felon Tony resko, his association with convicted terrorist William ayers and last but not least his politcal favors for Joe Biden;s lobbyist son?

If we wwant to talk about negatives lets talk. while we're at it, would you care to talk about Biden's plagarism of a niel kinock speech about a decade ago that cost him his run at the Presidency.

Gordon How about you getting real

mrsbroccoliguy said...

gordon - FYI, Sarah Palin did NOT give an interview to US Weekly - they did the whole hit piece based on quotes from people who have an agenda against her.

She DID do an interview with People Magazine and if I wasn't going to buy it before, I sure will now just to send a message to US Weekly.

The backlash will hit the lefties slandering Palin, not those of us simply voting with our pocketbooks.

Jill said...

Dear gordon,

It was actually not my own "tow" that I wrote about. I was letting bizoy666 know that Adam's (the founder of this blog) typo wasn't that big a mystery. If you believe people must perform flawlessly at their keyboards, especially while attending a convention and keeping loyal fans informed at the same time, then maybe you should type "(tow v two)correctly" remembering that you need a space between the ) and the word correctly. As for myself, I cut people quite a bit more slack than that.

Gordon said...

Reinerhouse:

I Didn't say that Governor Palin wasn't qualified or that the people talking crap were qualified to talk crap. I merely asked whether unnamed sources were quotable. You are an unnamed source who claims knowledge about BO. Are you cre3dible without providing citation, or an unreliable wonk? Just wondering...

AND Obama admitted to drug use in the past. Were you planning to make a point, or just talking crap?

Gordon said...

Dearest Jill,

et tu?

Gordon said...

Mrsbroccoliguy:

You are correct.

No interview given. All stories without interviews given of the subject are moot?

Mountain Mama said...

Gordon:

No, you're not catching the drift; the rumor was that Obama not only TOOK drugs, but SOLD them. Perhaps we'll learn more about that in October.

Thanks, Jill, for sticking up for Adam. The poor guy is sleep-deprived from moving to D.C., starting a new job, granting tons of interviews, and now unexpectedly going to the convention. People ought to grow up and ignore typos, the jerks.

I just wrote Peggy Noonan, whom I've treasured for years, a very angry note to ZIP it for the duration........

Jill said...

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/02/kaylene.johnson.palin/index.html

An article by the author of Sarah's bio.

Gordon said...

Mama:

Citation please.

I grow weary, despite your attachment to Peggy Noonan
who is someone who tells it like it is. Noonan described the candidacy of Palin vs the best candidate as political bullshit in a video that can seen here. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/09/03/noonan_and_murphy_meet_the_hot.html

Not that y'all will believe me.

Gordon said...

What has Sarah Palin done that qualifies (not disqualifies) her to be president? Just wondering...

wk4christ said...

Re: What has Sarah Palin done that qualifies (not disqualifies) her to be president?

Sarah has executive branch experience. She has led the state of Alaska for nearly 2 years and led Wasilla for 6 years. She has foreign policy experience, as she has had to negotiate with Canada and Russia as Governor of Alaska. She has military command experience, as being the commander-in-chief of the Alaska National Guard.

Furthermore, Sarah is committed to fighting corruption and wasteful spending. She won't put up with it and fights hard to combat it.

She is committed to defending the lives of the unborn, she is for an excellent energy policy and she is willing to work with people from all parties.

Sarah has a personal, non-elitist quality to her, that allows her to connect with the average American. She is not a part of the political establishment in DC, which will help bring new life and a fresh perspective to our government.

Sarah is fully qualified and I think more people need to see what an amazing person she really is!

Good luck on your speech tonight, Sarah! I'm praying for you!

SARAH!!!!!! SARAH!!!!!! SARAH!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!

Mary said...

Blogger Gordon said...

What has Sarah Palin done that qualifies (not disqualifies) her to be president? Just wondering...

Well first of all... she is running for VP not president. Let's compare Obama with McCain next time OK?

The Dems are definitely running scared here folks... and by proxy that means that McCain picked well. Personally I loved her speech and I love the idea of a person who represents my values in the Executive offices... but hey, what do I know, right Dems? I mean really... I'm just a woman who should probably be home with her kids.

Mary said...

wk4Christ... well said!