Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

There are 74 days until President-elect Obama takes the Oath of Office

  • PE Obama continues to find his transition team and is vetting people for his cabinet.
  • CNN headline that makes me all warm and gooey in side; “GOP Looks to Regroup After Dems’ Triumph” Giggity…
  • Sen. McCain’s supporters are ‘wary’ of an Obama presidency… well, thanks for that insight guys… that must have taken you seconds to figure out. We know this… just as Obama supporters would be ‘wary’ of a McCain presidency. It’s up to both of them to ease those fears, and Obama’s request of having McCain help is a huge step in the right direction.
  • Assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Julie Myers announced her resignation yesterday, effective November 15th…
  • After holding a wrap-up meeting with his campaign advisers, Sen. McCain will be taking some time off before getting back to work with the Senate again and shift his focus to Iraq, Afghanistan and foreign policy issues… (McCain’s campaign was, at times, a mess. But if his concession is any indication, we might be seeing the rebirth of McCain version 2000…)
  • 71 million viewers tuned into election night television coverage Tuesday. According to Nielsen, 59.2 million viewers tuned in as President Bush defeated Sen. John Kerry in 2004 while 61.6 million watched the contest between Bush and Al Gore in 2000…
  • Gen. David Petraeus, now Commander of CentralCommand, has reportedly “decided to reduce the number of U.S. combat brigades in Iraq from 15 to 14 about six weeks earlier than planned” due to a decrease in violence. A brigade from the 10th Mountain Division that was slated to go to Iraq will instead deploy to Afghanistan… where it’s more needed.
  • And have we mentioned? That Gov. Palin is being thrown under the bus by Fox “News”? Fox campaign reporter Carl Cameron gave some previously undisclosed reports of Palin’s incompetence yesterday… it seems he was given comments on the condition that they not be released until the conclusion of the campaign (collusion anyone??). Not only did Palin NOT accept preparation for her interview with Katie Couric (and we all know how well that went over), but also; “There was great concern in the McCain campaign that Sarah Palin lacked a degree of knowledge-ability necessary to be a running mate, a vice president, and a heartbeat away from the presidency. […] We are told by folks that she didn’t know what countries were in NAFTA — the North American Free Trade Agreement. That’d be Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. We’re told that she didn’t understand that Africa was a continent, rather than a series — a country just in itself. A whole host of questions that caused serious problems about her knowledge-ability.” (Not. A. Surprise. Palin’s incompetence was evident for anyone with their own brain after her first interview with Charlie Gibson… she was obviously not vetted by the campaign and was in no way ready for her ascension to vice presidential running mate. Mark my words, she will go down as the case-study on how to NOT pick your running mate… ahead of Quayle AND Admiral Stockdale)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even though we didn't like Bush, he did have two very visible African-Americans in his administration. So far I have not heard anything about Obama doing this. We will wait and see. Emanuel is Jewish and that's good. They can't say anything else bad about Obama. I keep hearing Black people say Obama's rise to the presidency is not just for us it is for all Americans. But if he doesn't give any African-Americans or Hispanics a role in his administration that tune will change very quickly! Obama, I hope you are listening.

An African-American