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  • From the Pork Barrel: Goodbye White House, Hello Roadhouse

    * What if George Bush and Ron Paul were the stars of a comic book adaptation of the movie Roadhouse from 1989? Yeah, but what if?

    * Playing poker with Harry Reid has got to be the best money-making enterprise ever invented.

    * Turns out that it was Tina Fey and Katie Couric who were the ones exploiting Sarah Palin's manufactured image as a down-home hockey mom maverick. You owe me a Coke.

    * The Washington Post is calling Barack Obama "Nixonian" — conservatives, liberals alike despair for appropriate reaction.

    * Barack Obama decides to keep yet another Bush appointee on staff.

    * Politico: "Daschle floats through Senate hearing" — Sounds to me like somebody needs to call a paranormalist.

    Tags: Barack Obama, CBS, George W. Bush, Harry Reid, Katie Couric, Pork Barrel, Richard Nixon, Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, Saturday Night Live, Senate, Tina Fey, Washington Post
  • WINNER The Indecision 2008 Awards for Indecision 2008, Brought to You by Indecision 2008: The Best Sarah Palin Moment of 2008

    There can only be one very best Sarah Palin moment of 2008 (unfortunately). And we now know exactly what it is.

    But first, here are the nominees, as chosen by you…

    * Responding "In what respect, Charlie?" after being asked about the Bush Doctrine (DaveW)

    * Getting pranked by two Canadian DJs while thinking she was talking to the president of France (Cube)

    * Her inability to tell Katie Couric a single newspaper or magazine she reads (bearness)

    * Winking into the camera during the VP debate (Howie)

    * Casually talking with a reporter while turkeys were being slaughtered over her shoulder (Howie)

    * Saying "Those guys are jerks" in response to McCain staffers saying she was a diva (grmination nation)

    And the winner is…

    Her inability to tell Katie Couric a single newspaper or magazine she reads, as nominated by bearness.

    It never, ever gets old, does it?

    Tags: CBS, Indecision 2008 Awards, Katie Couric, Sarah Palin
  • Everybody Hates Sen. Jim DeMint

    The Republican Party is reeling, but they've regrouped somewhat since the election, buoyed by the powerful strategy of projecting everything that went wrong onto Sarah Palin. Because clearly this election was lost by expensive clothing, a pregnant teenager, and a lousy interview with Katie Couric, right?

    Wrong! It was also lost by total dickery, as evidenced by right-wing demagogue Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC).

    DeMint — who never met a Senate rule he didn't exploit, or a single mother he didn't try to ban from the teaching profession — has gotten so tiresome that even his fellow Republicans want nothing to do with him

    In the wake of this month’s electoral defeats, Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.)… immediately sought a series of changes to how Senate Republicans operate, called for a return to strict conservative values and began issuing not-so-veiled threats to fellow Senators who didn’t join his crusade.

    But instead of igniting a conservative revolution, DeMint has suddenly found himself on the outside looking in — following what GOP sources said was an angry rebuke of his reform demands from party elders during Tuesday’s closed-door Conference meeting.

    DeMint has tried the patience of colleagues with his moral grandstanding and manipulation of Senate rules to hold up legislation. He also has brushed shoulders with party stalwarts like Thad Cochran (R-MS) and the erstwhile Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK), who see the Senate primarily as a vehicle for pork projects, while DeMint feels it would be better used as a pulpit to bash gays.

    So let it be known from here on forward that Sarah Palin may be a drag on the GOP, but no more so than Jim DeMint.

    I mean did you really think DeMint would let Palin get all the glory after her Couric interview directly plagiarized from his own Miss South Carolina?

    Tags: Jim DeMint, Katie Couric, LGBT, Sarah Palin, South Carolina, Ted Stevens, Thad Cochran
  • Greta Van Susteren Loves Sarah Palin Almost as Much as ABC News Hates Women

    If we have learned one thing from the recent election cycle, it is that America hates women. If you don't believe me, consider these examples of rampant misogyny within our nation…

    * November 2006: 41% of Alaska votes against women for Governor.

    * August 2008: A bipartisan Alaska legislative council investigates whether women fired Public Safety Commisioner Walt Monegan to settle a personal score.

    * September 2008: Barack Obama calls women a pig.

    * September 2008: Katie Couric humiliates women on national TV with questions about Russia and newspapers.

    * November 4, 2008: 53% of the nation rejects women for higher office by voting for Barack Obama.

    Well there's more bad news for women. Someone hates them even more than America: ABC News.

    That's what Fox's Greta Van Susteren discovered during a recent viewing of ABC's This Week (don't tell Roger Ailes) which featured– gasp!– zero references to Sarah Palin

    I just watched ABC's show This Week and the guest is California Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger… he was just asked about the Republican Party's FUTURE and the Republican Governor's Association meeting this past week in Miami. ABC News then ran tape of Gov Pawlenty, Gov Jindal, Gov Barbour and Gov Crist. Who was invisible? Gov Palin… the woman Governor of the biggest state and recently on the ticket.

    Greta goes on — with grammar and syntax that aren't exactly helpful to the women's movement– at one point imploring her readers to "not read this blog as a pro-Palin blog entry but do read this as a pro-women blog entry."

    That isn't to say you can't find pro-Palin blog entries out there. In fact, here's one from Greta herself.

    And if you're more the TV type, you can always opt for her multi-part puff piece interview with the Governor, airing in a constant loop on Fox.

    Tags: ABC, Alaska, Barack Obama, Fox, Greta Van Susteren, Katie Couric, Sarah Palin
  • Sarah Palin Faithful Launch Voodoo Attack on Katie Couric

    The Secret Service — pledged to protect the lives of Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and Sarah Palin — might need to assign some agents to Katie Couric.

    Or maybe to the media in general, given the reception they're getting at Palin rallies. As the Washington Post's Dana Milbank reports

    Palin's routine attacks on the media have begun to spill into ugliness. In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric's questions for her "less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media." At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse.

    Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, "Sit down, boy."

    Attacking the traveling press pool to punish Couric is consistent with the "guilt by association" espoused by Palin in her endless "Barack Obama = Bill Ayers" cry from the stump. It's also consistent with the GOP's longstanding love of voodoo.

    But why stop with the media? If Palin fanatics want another group of people to collectively hate, they might turn their gaze to police officers.

    As you might have heard, one of their ilk has been giving Palin even more trouble than Katie Couric.

    Tags: Katie Couric, Sarah Palin