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Into the mouth of babes

February 20th, 2008 No comments


I noticed something odd at the Hillary Clinton rally in Madison on Monday.  No one was allowed to bring signs in (the same went for Obama supporters when he was here last week).  I can understand that because signs are large and whatever, but I can’t believe something else.

Hillary campaign staffers provide not only the official-looking Vote for Hillary signs, but also the homemade-looking signs.  Yes, the “Results not Rhetoric” and “I [heart] Hillary” signs that look like Susie Homemaker made with posterboard and markers on her suburban kitchen table were actually made with posterboard and markers by a Hillary staffer in a suburban between campaign stops.

To the viewer at home, these signs look like genuine homemade signs that people toiled to make for the purpose of presenting their heartfelt message to the world.  In reality, they’re carefully crafted messages that the campaign shoves into people’s hands.  No doubt the person holding the sign agrees with the message on it – the people holding them are there, of course, to support the candidate.

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Hillary Clinton came to Madison

February 18th, 2008 No comments

And once again, I got some pics.  Oh yeah, Chelsea was there too.  Along with John Erpenbach, Barb Lawton, Kathleen Falk, and Gregory Meeks.

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Obama comes to Madison

February 13th, 2008 No comments

He filled the Kohl center, and I got press credentials.  Check out the photos.

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January 15th, 2008 No comments

According to MSNBC, Mike Huckabee made the following quote in Warren, Michigan on 1/14 (check out a video at Crooks and Liars):

“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that’s what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.”

Let me point out the specific part that should appall you “we need to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards”.  Sick.  Sick and wrong.  As an American you should be disgusted.

Almost equally worse, MSNBC’s David Shuster says after that “this is good and bad for Mike Huckabee because that shot was shot so far away that it might not get much newsplay because he was so off far in the distance”.  So Mike Huckabee makes one of the most vile comments yet in this election and it won’t get much airtime because you couldn’t see his face up close.  Perfect.  We don’t televise miserable quotes if they were recorded during a long shot.

The print media is going to cover the heck out of this, right?  Someone’s going to compare the first amendment to this quote and rip him apart, right?


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