Get your war campaigns on……. 28 August 2008Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.
hand crafted birds by Ann Woods
I see no reason McCain cannot fully leak his VPessa today, get down to work and wind this up by close of business Monday. Then they can glue chips of razorblades under their fingernails and slash each other in the hallway at school. I have never quite forgotten hearing, as a small child, that was a technique of gang battle at Balboa HS here in SF. Good enough for the gangs of the 50s, good enough for The – Used-To-Be – Maverick and The Historical One We Have Been Waiting For (Even If We Did Not Know That).
During the night, think I saw some film taken at Invesco… drenched colors, a deep blue (perhaps we are the Atlanteans!) and columns lit from below.
Where are the one armed bandits? Can I get a drink comped?… while the House wins?
ADDENDA: NYCO provided this link to AFP and GETTY still shots taken at the Invesco Field event that I saw… and may I say the thread at DKOS is loaded with chumps!
AND (via Geraghty):
The Celebrity Ad, Confirmed
This is beyond parody. Despite being infuriated by the “Celebrity” ad featuring Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, Obama’s campaign, in organizing his speech tonight used the staging supervisor… of Britney Spears’ concerts.
Speaking of the House winning, I also caught this during the night, ABC investigative report from Brian Ross on the ‘Pelosi 100’, a special strata of top donor being feted at the convention. Undercover film of Howard greeting them at a private room party at the Pepsi Center, his opening gambit? “You are part of the business plan of the Party”.
As Ellen Miller of the Sunlight Foundation (a very worthy org) said in interview:
“I think he [Obama] could have sent a signal to say I want this tamped down,” said Ellen Miller of the Sunlight Foundation, a political ethics watchdog group.
“But he has not,” she said, “so it’s party time.”
A spokesman for the Obama campaign, Ben LaBolt, said the Senator could not “make changes to this year’s convention” because of the “very late end to the primary season.”
As a result, lobbyists are once again spending millions of dollars here on gourmet food, top-shelf liquor and private lavish parties for Democratic elected officials who seem more than happy to play the role of world-class freeloaders.
Oh but they told us the party, the whole damned thing, is now run by ObamaRama… yes they did. That was never said for Kerry – a weak flop but a long time senator.
A lot of interesting scams being run…
In fact, one of the country’s leading lobbyists, Steve Farber, was chosen by the Democratic party chairman Howard Dean in 2006 to serve as co-chair and chief fundraiser of the Denver host committee that puts on the convention.
Farber, a Denver lawyer, is the founding partner of Brownstein, Farber and Hyatt, one the most prominent and active lobbying operations in Washington.
Farber and his team have persuaded some 141 corporations to contribute more than $50 million to pay the costs of putting on the Democrats’ convention.
Among other things, the exalted 100, of which there is an even more exalted 35, are being served the “rarest peaches in America”.
LaBolt said the candidate wants to “significantly change the way conventions are funded in the future should he be elected.”
“Barack Obama is committed to reforming our political system and getting the special interests out of politics,” he said, as the first of hundreds of lobbyist-paid parties were getting underway in Denver.
So clear that Obama is hired as Placater in Chief, keep the masses patted down…