Running late… but better than never.
- Stocks are tumbling as Lehman Brothers, a 158-year-old business staple in this country, filed for bankruptcy while Merrill Lynch sold themselves to Bank of America. The Wall Street trouble naturally brought out chances for each campaign to hit the other, with Sen. Obama tying Sen. McCain to the economic legacy of “President” Bush. Meanwhile, McCain said the US needs to overhaul its “patchwork quilt of regulatory oversight.” Oh, and (once again) he said “the fundamentals of our economy are strong.” (His cluelessness on the economy is absolutely mind-boggling…)
- Continued thoughts and prayers to all those affected by Hurricane Ike…
- “President” Bush acknowledges the US is in financial “pain”…
- An aide to Sen. Obama says that Sen. McCain’s campaign is the “sleaziest” in modern history… and he’s not the only one, see the next ‘whacking.’
- Karl Rove says McCain went “too far” in his attack ads… (wait, what? Wow… if Karl Rove says you’ve gone too far, you know you’ve sunk to a new low. After all, who’s lower than Karl Rove??)
- On the news that Gov. Palin is about to go out on her own (I’ll believe it when I see it), Sen. Biden is about to go on the attack and will use his position as being a decades-long colleague to McCain as a bridge to accuse him of being a “sequel” to President Bush's two terms. (And when they say sequel, think “Shrek 3” as opposed to “The Dark Knight.”)
- And have we mentioned? That the fallout from “The View” and their shellacking of McCain continues? Cindy McCain criticized the media over the weekend and said the show’s hosts “picked our bones clean.” (Yes…yes they did. Which is what the media is supposed to do. McCain and Obama are running for the most powerful position in the land, and it’s the media’s right, as well as the voter’s right, to know what the candidates believe, support and think. None of the questions were out of bounds, and the McCain camp’s overwrought reaction is akin to their over-the-top reaction to LipstickpigGate… I mean, how dare people expect McCain and Palin to tell the truth and defend their positions… who do we think we are? Oh right; the voters!!)