by Goldy, 08/29/2008, 4:12 PM

Obama speaks in Denver
The view from the WA delegation at Invesco Field

I’m sitting in the Denver airport waiting for my flight back, and once again struggling to obtain a reliable Internet connection, so rather than compose a lengthy post, I thought I’d just pass on a few brief notes and observation.

The Invesco Field Experience
Throughout the week folks have been asking me what it’s like to attend the DNCC, and I’ve consistently replied that while it’s an amazing experience, I kinda feel like I’m missing the convention.  Accustomed to viewing these made for television events on an actual TV, I’ve felt a bit out of the loop, and totally out of touch with how the average American experienced the convention… and that after all is the experience that really counts. Attending a convention is like a attending a football game:  it’s exciting, sure, but you don’t see the game nearly as well as you do at home on TV.

Well, the football analogy kinda holds up for the unprecedented event last night at Invesco Field, where 80,000 screaming fans packed in to watch Barack Obama give his acceptance speech.  It was like attending a Super Bowl or World Series game, only instead of a game it was about something that truly matters.  There was an open area between the WA and MA delegations, behind a camera platform, which was quickly transformed into a dance floor where singing and swaying gave way to tearful hugs and back again all night long, as joyful delegates celebrated history in the making.

John McCain could spontaneously burst into flames during his acceptance speech, and I doubt it would make for a more memorable political moment.

The Long and Winding Road
There was a certain irrefutable logic to moving Thursday night’s events to Invesco Field a setting that could visually and aurally convey the unprecedented grassroots support Obama has garnered… but logical as it may have been, the DNC clearly fell down on the logistics of moving 80,000 people in and out of a highly secured location.

On Thursday morning I received an email instructing me to pick up a media shuttle at 7th and Auroria, a several block walk through the midday Denver sun from the Pepsi Center, and about a mile from the “Big Tent” where we bloggers were hanging out, but when I got there, all I found was an amorphous snaking line about three miles long, and a handful of uninformed and unhelpful police officers.  No signs, no guides, no volunteers… nothing.  Just tens of thousands of people—delegates, press and guests alike—attempting to make their way into the stadium and a brief moment of American history.

A TV cameraman told that the shuttle buses were back near the entrance to the Pepsi Center, and sure enough, a 10 minute wait in line, a ten minute bus ride, and 10 minutes through security, and I was on the field.  Meanwhile, Darryl, Andrew and Garlin, who lacked the requisite press credentials slogged two and a half hours in the late afternoon heat before finally passing through security.

Egress was hardly any  better, as thousands of delegates and guests where channeled into narrow passages toward a chaotic parking lot where we were left to own own devices to find a shuttle bus to our final destination.  Oregon legislative candidate Jefferson Smith finally took charge of the Shuttle 7 contigent, his Oregon Bus Project experience paying off for the weary masses.  Democracy in action.

Annie Wagner is a Coward
When FOX News lying blowhard Sean Hannity showed up on the field, I shot a couple pictures, but none of them did him justice.  So I asked Annie Wagner (Defense Daily) to stand behind him and give him bunny ears as I snapped another shot.  She demurely declined, saying “I’m afraid of Hannity.”

Well, Annie may be a coward, but at least she’s a good tipper:

No, thank you, Annie.  And enjoy law school.

Jenny Durkan is No Coward
Throughout the convention the hotel where we stayed housed the delegations from Washington, Oregon, Arizona and FOX News.  Well, last night after the convention State Dem committee woman Jenny Durkan managed to corner Karl Rove in a hall and tell him “You’re not welcome here!”  Rove protested, asking if she ran the hotel, excusing his presence (and its unmistakable stink of evil) by pointing out that he was a paying guest, to which Durkan responded, “Well whatever they’re charging you, it isn’t enough to pay for the damage you’ve done to America.”

You gotta love Jenny.  (And love the fact that she’s on our side.)

Time to board the plane… more tidbits later.

82 Responses to “Convention Tidbits”

1. Roger Rabbit spews:

Ohhh, now I’m in love with Jenny Durkan, and I’d love her even more if she had crotch-kicked him! Does she hug rabbits?

2. michael spews:

I’ve never heard of Jenny Durkan, but now she’s my hero. Thanks for that.

3. ByeByeGOP spews:

Was Handjob Hannity on the field without his bodyguards? He usually never goes anywhere without them being the standard issue cowardly republican ass-licking punk that he is.

4. Troll spews:

Good for Rove telling that intolerant bitch off.

5. Alcina spews:

Jefferson Smith is going to make one heck of a good legislator. http://www.jeffersonsmith.com/
I met him in Boston at the Convention in 2004 and we have stayed in touch since then.

6. Troll spews:

Where does that cunt get off telling people that they don’t have a right to be somewhere because they don’t think like she does?

7. Dave spews:

@6 Troll:

Jenny’s not a cunt. That’s Cindy McCain. Get your facts straight, will ya?

Everyone’s entitled to expressing their opinion–or in this case, fact. I’m sure Karl Rove himself would agree that, in fact, he was not welcome there–what with all those Democrats all over the place, and Jenny getting in his face.

And whatever they’re charging him, in fact, could not possibly be enough to pay for the damage he’s done to America.

Simple expression of opinion and fact.

Sit Troll, Sit. Now roll over!… Good Troll! Now go fart.

8. Dave spews:

Jenny Durking is an American Patriot!

9. Troll spews:

So you people – you Nazis – believe that people who don’t think exactly like you, or hold your political beliefs, aren’t welcome in hotels?

10. Dave spews:

@8 Good fart, Troll! That’s right–the world is black and white. If you’re not with us, you’re against us. And the formula applies to everyone all the time.

Having said that, Troll, you’re certainly welcome here.

Good Troll!

11. sparky spews:

Troll-Off! Apply directly to the asshole! Troll-Off! Apply directly to the asshole!

Hey #9..perhaps you have not heard of Godwin’s Law”? That’s the Law that says if you have to bring up Hitler or Nazi’s you have already lost the argument!

12. Roger Rabbit spews:

@2 Jenny Durkan is very influential in the Washington State Democratic Party. Her father, Martin Durkan was a prominent state senator and ran for governor in 1968. She was a lawyer for the Democrats in the 2004 election contest lawsuit. Her sister, Ryan Durkan, is a well known Seattle environmental and land use attorney. The Durkans are good folks. They’re on our side.

13. Roger Rabbit spews:

@4 Rove is a fascist traitor. He’s a goddamn Nazi who steals elections so elites can exert totalitarian rule over the majority. The only thing he’s good for is fill dirt. Maybe we can use him as backfill in the light rail tunnel to Northgate.

14. Troll spews:

@10

Do you people believe your leader, Barack Obama, believes as you do?

15. Roger Rabbit spews:

@6 It’s easy. All we do is look someone like you in the eye and say, “Get the hell out of my country! You don’t belong here! Go live in North Korea!”

16. Roger Rabbit spews:

@9 Since people like you and your suck-buddy Dino think people like us aren’t welcome in public parks, whatever are you moaning about?

17. Roger Rabbit spews:

@10 Yeah, Troll, whatever you do don’t leave HA! We need you as a kicking tee.

18. Roger Rabbit spews:

@14 Close enough for government work and a hell of a lot better than what you’ve got.

19. ByeByeGOP spews:

Troll you’re slipping – you have to do a MUCH better job of pretending to be a Democrat if you expect ANYONE to believe you – not that anyone does, but I am just saying…

Speaking of what we believe….

Here’s what I believe. Rove AND you – are traitors. You should be executed. If I had my way – it would be public, slow and VERY painful and I’d volunteer to be the executioner.

Now as a right wing turd, I know you support the death penalty – so you’ll have to reconcile that not all of us liberals are alike. I support it when it’s used on traitors like you and Rove – and for the record, he didn’t tell ANYONE off. He just said BLAH BLAH BLAH.

Now – one last thing. Fuck you bitch.

20. Dave spews:

Note to HA: Do NOT vote for me! (I’m not even a liberal).

21. Dave spews:

BTW: What is the recommended procedure to follow when one realizes that s/he has encountered an anti-American terrorist–like Karl Rove? Any help would be appreciated!

22. Don Joe spews:

@ 21

What is the recommended procedure to follow when one realizes that s/he has encountered an anti-American terrorist–like Karl Rove?

Remember the Steve Martin, SNL, “Wild and Crazy Guys” method for breaking up with one’s girl-friend? You follow that method, only you substitute napalm for the dog shit.

23. Troll spews:

@19

I like the way you think. I also believe we should increase executions in America. We just don’t agree on exactly what should be a capital offense, for example, I don’t think being a blog troll should be on the list.

I think adults who smoke in the car with a child in it should be executed.

I think taggers should be executed.

You know what? I could go on and on, but what’s the point.

I just wanted to say good comment @19!

P.S. I think Mumia Abu-Jamal should be executed.

24. Jane Balough's Dog Biden spews:

Jenny Durkan???? My guess is she is a lezbo from Seattle. Heheeheheh

25. Dave spews:

@22 Hehehe…

That reminds me of the Cheech & Chong “Dog shit” bit… The one where they determine that, Gee.. it looks like dog shit, smells like dog shit, feels like dog shit, tastes like dog shit… Must be dog shit!

“Good thing we didn’t step in it!”

26. Jane Balough's Dog Biden spews:

Karl Rove kicks ass. You have to like a guy who gets this kind of reaction from the left.

27. Dave spews:

…and he gets the same reaction from me as well! You really gotta love that!

28. Roger Rabbit spews:

How Wingnut Is Palin?

1. She is a right-to-lifer.
2. She supports teaching creationism in public schools.
3. She is a member of the NRA.
4. She not only opposes gay marriage, but also any benefits for same-sex couples.
5. She supports drilling in ANWR.
6. She supports public subsidies to giant corporations.
7. She favors energy development over the environment.
8. She smokes pot.

Well hell, one out of eight could be worse.

29. Roger Rabbit spews:

So let me get this straight. The G.O.P. Party wants us to replace a cokehead with a pothead. I say why not a Democrat with a clear head?

30. Roger Rabbit spews:

@21 Aim hard kick between legs.

31. Dave spews:

@29 Rabbit: I’m sure they’ll get her to switch to ocycontin by the end of next month… Just before they completely ruin her political career when they’re done with her. Poor girl has no idea what she’s just walked into. She’ll be a homeless addict by the end of the year.

32. Roger Rabbit spews:

@31 I do get the feeling she’s being thrown under a bus and doesn’t know it. Could this be their revenge for her taking on Republican corruption in Alaska?

33. Troll spews:

@28

The second part of #4 is incorrect.

34. Jane Balough's Dog Biden spews:

I say why not a Democrat with a clear head?

Do they exist?? I am sure you would have better luck finding Big Foot.

35. Marvin Stamn spews:

28. Roger Rabbit spews:
How Wingnut Is Palin?

  
Wingnut enough that she has the support of the hillary democrats.
  
http://www.hillaryclintonforum.net/discussion/showthread.php?p=319459#post319459
  
Pages and pages of comments supporting her.
  
Obama blew it by not picking hillary. I wonder if he’ll throw biden under the bus (biden will cite some personal family matter and disappear) and pick hillary after all.
  
It’s his only chance.
  
Go ahead and visit the link and read what democrats are saying about obama.
  
Priceless!

36. Marvin Stamn spews:

How devastating is this pick for obama?
  
Look around, you don’t see many of the ha hooligans talking about the speech. It’s all about the new veep.

37. Dave spews:

@32 Rabbit: That’s what I think–At the very least, they’re pulling her out of Alaska and onto the campaign trail–where she can’t do anymore “damage” to the GOP in Alaska.

I think she’s less of a “maverick” than she is a “loose cannon”.

NOTE: She also appears not to have opposed the “Bridge to Nowhere”–until, of course, after it was already nixed by Congress:

Did Palin Really Fight The “Bridge To Nowhere”?

(The New Republic)

http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/08/29/did-palin-really-fight-the-bridge-to-nowhere.aspx

…so the “Pork Fighter” hook to McCain’s campaign seems to be vapor.

38. Marvin Stamn spews:

26. Jane Balough’s Dog Biden spews:
Karl Rove kicks ass. You have to like a guy who gets this kind of reaction from the left.

  
That tells you how successful rove was.
  
Obama and his staff announce their veep selection at 3am.
  
Mcsame announces his veep and steals all the media attention from the dnc.
  
Hey, didn’t obama give a speech or something last night?

39. Dave spews:

I dig how the trolls turn into Tasmanian Devils whenever the Palin “honor killing” topic comes-up…

40. Dave spews:

@38 That tells you how successful rove was.

By that logic, we’d have to conclude that Hitler was exceptionally successful as well. As was Osama Bin Laden.

Don’t get me wrong–it’s solid logic. Rove has been tremendously successful…

…at destroying liberty, freedom, conservative principles, and basically everything that has built America into the greatest nation on earth.

Good job. Al Qaeda loves this guy.

41. Marvin Stamn spews:

Gotta love it when democrats are quoting fox…
   

Obama spokesperson, Anita, is just on FOX now at 2:05, too long for a response, they must have been caught unprepared. YeS! Obama’s Titanic Ticket is not well run.

She, Anita, is talking about how Gov. Palin is not known on the National scene before so she is not up to the job, and reporter comes back with neither was Obama until he decided to run. Anita does a pause mouth open moment. Ooops!

Again, Anita trying to slam Gov. Palin on lack of experience, and again the reporter says, it is the same for Obama, at least Gov. Palin has governed for 2 years which is more than Obama. Anita has another mouth opened moment, nothing to say back moment. Oooops!
 
Obama/Biden advisors did not see this one coming and now have nothing ready to say to the fact that she is just as qualified, if not more, than Obama.

  
http://www.hillaryclintonforum.net/discussion/showthread.php?t=26179&page=9
  
  
Of course the haters will use words like vagina to denigrate her.

42. Dave spews:

Since the Stamnopqrst troll brought-up the topic of Obama’s speech last night…

For while Sen. McCain was turning his sights to Iraq just days after 9/11, I stood up and opposed this war, knowing that it would distract us from the real threats that we face. When John McCain said we could just “muddle through” in Afghanistan, I argued for more resources and more troops to finish the fight against the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11, and made clear that we must take out Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants if we have them in our sights. You know, John McCain likes to say that he’ll follow bin Laden to the Gates of Hell — but he won’t even go to the cave where he lives.

Oh, and about Sarah Palin…

While I’m sure they’re not giving-up the presidential campaign, I’d give at least some credence to Seattlejew’s suggestion (in a previous thread) that the Palin selection includes strategy for hanging onto some governor, senate, and congressional seats.

It’s also possible they want to pull her out of Alaska and onto the campaign trail where she can’t do anymore “damage” to the GOP in Alaska–and expose her own dirty laundry in a national forum as retribution for the damage she’s done to corrupt and very powerful “Republicans” in Alaska, along with their crooked Big Oil cronies. This could be an “honor killing” of the political sort…

Palin candidacy raises eyebrows in Alaska

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jiV2WBHEmiS0_TAkxcdOD_WFHDkAD92S74KO0

43. Marvin Stamn spews:

34. Jane Balough’s Dog Biden spews:
I say why not a Democrat with a clear head?
Do they exist?? I am sure you would have better luck finding Big Foot.

  
Big foot turned out to be a hoax.
 
Obviously there aren’t any clearheaded democrats working in the obama campaign.

44. sgmmac spews:

ROGER

ARE YOU STILL AROUND?

His speech was inspiring! I’ve never voted democratic but I’M finally tired of the wasted lives in IRAQ, billons of wasted dollars and I won’t vote for a tired old man who can’t remember how many cars or houses he has!!!!

45. Marvin Stamn spews:

The hillary democrats sure are smart. They see the truth and aren’t afraid to speak it.
  

WOW!!!! What an incredible moment!!!

Goog Lord!! Sarah Palin was A GENIUS PICK…GENIUS I TELL YOU!!!

Sarah Palin HIGHLIGHTS everything wrong with Barack Obama!

The pick highlights Barack Obama’s inexperience!! Here’s a woman a couple years younger then Obama with arguably more experience and accomplishments then Obama. How can HE possibly be President?

The pick highlights Barack Obama’s corruption!! Sarah Palin took on the corrupt politicians in Alaska while Barack Obama was buying a mansion that he was unable to afford on his own, from funds he was given from Rezko! Palin showcases ALL of Obama’s corrupt connections and brings his pay to play involvement to center stage!

The pick highlights Barack Obama’s obvious chauvinism! We knew he was a sexist pig all along, didn’t we folks?!!!

The pick highlights the fact that Barack Obama is a fraud!! He tried to make the people believe that he was an empty slate, a vessel for the people to use to govern their America. Yet when 18 million people spoke and told him that they wanted Hillary Clinton, he chose Biden as his running mate!!

The pick highlights the fact that Barack Obama is a divider and NOT the uniter he pretends to be!! He couldn’t find it within himself to unite with just one person, Hillary Clinton, how the hell did he think he was going to unite a whole party? He has stuck it to the people every step of the way. He has tried to strong arm and bully us into uniting! He even had to get in the last dig with the 3am text message and the sham roll call. Well my goodness, Barack, LOOK AT HOW WELL YOU UNITED US!!!!

The pick highlights the corruption withing the DNC!!! Howard Dean, Pelosi, Reid, Brazile…We all know how much you want to ruin the Clintons. You’re willing to blow the election in your attempt to shut them out. Donna Brazile, you told us that you didn’t need us, that our train was leaving and we’d better get on it…Hey Donna, dust off that resume, “sweetie”, because we took your advice!!!!

The pick highlights the fact that Barack Obama’s judgment is a liability to America on so many levels!

Today, John McCain sealed the deal for this lifelong Democrat!!!

McCain/Palin 2008
Hillary Clinton 2012

  
http://www.hillaryclintonforum.net/discussion/showthread.php?t=26179&page=9
  
  
hillaryclinton dot net isn’t some right-wing website. Even the ha hooligans would have to admit that.

46. Dave spews:

…I see that Stamnopqrst is cross-posting now. Good Troll! Here’s a biscuit:

Did Palin Really Fight The “Bridge To Nowhere”?

From The New Republic:

http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/08/29/did-palin-really-fight-the-b ridge-to-nowhere.aspx

Now go vomit.

47. Roger Rabbit spews:

@44 I would hope you have deeper reasons than that. Our country has become grossly unfair to working people. The tax code is unfair to wage earners. Employment relationships are one-sided and unfair to workers. And the drug industry, health insurance industry, and credit industry are all preying on consumers. Our toys, food, drugs, and drinking water are unsafe. Virtually nothing is working right anymore. Why? Because Republicans hate government, oppose using government for the benefit of the common people, and have done everything they can to screw up government — while making it bigger and more oppressive than ever before. There is absolutely no reason for anyone except the richest 1% to vote Republican, and no one who loves this country will vote Republican in 2008.

48. Roger Rabbit spews:

Stamn @ various: … yawn …

49. Roger Rabbit spews:

@41 “and reporter comes back with neither was Obama until he decided to run. Anita does a pause mouth open moment”

Who contrived this bullshit? Wingnut Central? Looks like it. Obama has been a household name ever since he keynoted at the 2004 Democratic convention.

50. K spews:

When you want to bury news, don’t you release it the Friday before a holiday weekend?

Just wonderin’

51. ByeByeGOP spews:

Remember when the right wing traitors were saying Darcy shouldn’t run for office because she’s a mother of a young child? And then I asked what if the situation were reversed and a republican mother were running for office, would they agree? They said yes. So let’s see the condemnation now righties. You said Darcy would be a bad mom if she ran so you’ll no doubt want to jump up and say the same thing about this bitch from Alaska. Right? Right?

52. Dave spews:

@46 Rabbit: I disagree with you on at least one of those points, the main one being…

The “Republicans” LOVE government–BIG government. The bigger, the better. The “Republicans” are socialist totalitarian plutocrats who depend on making government as big as possible–so they can get free money from people who are productive.

The Democrats, while they freely and proudly admit that they are in favor of social programs, simply do not expand government nearly as much as the “Republicans” do.

53. The Blatantly Obvious spews:

I regret not being around HA for as long as I have not been.

But is “Troll” actually “Hannah”/wondering/reel in a newbie?

sgmmac @ 44, I hope you are sincere. Nothing would make me happier to find someone once blind, but now can see.

54. proud leftist spews:

As said on a previous post, as a native Alaskan (born in Seward, and my Norwegian immigrant grandfather having done damned well halibut fishing in Southeast Alaska after having made a few bucks around Fairbanks goldmining after serving in the US Army without being a citizen, but just a simple Norwegian squarehead who did what he thought he had to do and eventually able to buy his own boat and move to Ballard), Alaska politics is small town shit. Everybody knows each other. Connections count. Sarah Palin got an undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho. Hey, I have nothing against Idaho, my father and sister live there (two of the few liberals who live there). But, she brings nothing to the table. She can speak more coherently than George Bush. Who can’t? Remarkably poor choice by McCain. Fuck, has Alzeimer’s already got him?

55. Dave spews:

@49 K: “When you want to bury news, don’t you release it the Friday before a holiday weekend?”

…Only if you delay it an extra hour-and-a-half until well after 12:00 PM on the East Coast–past the daily press deadline for the Eastern and Central news cycles. That just leaves Mountain Time, which is mostly Skinner Box voters, and the Left Coast–where many folks go hunting for their news anyway–instead of just relying on the daily feeding.

BTW: Have I mentioned that Sarah Palin did NOT oppose the “Bridge to Nowhere”?

From The New Republic:

Did Palin Really Fight The “Bridge To Nowhere”?

http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/08/29/did-palin-really-fight-the-bridge-to-nowhere.aspx

She’s not McCain’s sacrificial lamb… er, I mean–running mate–because she’s a “pork fighter”. She’s a GOP bungling loose cannon who’s made things worse for Ted Stevens and the Republican plutocracy in Alaska.

She actually believes they think she’s VP material!

They needed to pull her out of Alaska and put her on the campaign trail, where she can’t do any further damage in Alaska.

The presidential election will be determined only by whether Obama makes a mistake–it doesn’t matter (much) who McCain’s running mate is at this point.

56. Marvin Stamn spews:

48. Roger Rabbit spews:
@41 “and reporter comes back with neither was Obama until he decided to run. Anita does a pause mouth open moment”
Who contrived this bullshit? Wingnut Central?

  
Didn’t you notice the link?
  
Are you calling hillary supporters wing-nuts?
  
Oh yeah, you’re proud to be partisan, which means you can’t acknowledge the truth.

57. Marvin Stamn spews:

49. K spews:
When you want to bury news, don’t you release it the Friday before a holiday weekend?
Just wonderin’

  
Good point.
  
Except in this case it was planned to take all the media attention away from obama’s speech. And look how great that plan worked. It worked so well that this blog is going along with the mcsame plan.
  
How do you feel about obama’s veep pick being announced at 3am?

58. Dave spews:

…and the trolls wake-up and go into Tazmanian Devil mode again, mis-directing away from Sarah Palin. Big surprise, eh?

Sarah Palin!
Sarah Palin!
Sarah Palin!
Sarah Palin!
Sarah Palin!
Sarah Palin!
Sarah Palin!
Sarah Palin!
Sarah Palin!

Spin, Taz-troll, spin!!

59. Dave spews:

Naughty troll! Tazmanian Devil behavior will be punished.

Palin candidacy raises eyebrows in Alaska

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jiV2WBHEmiS0_TAkxcdOD_WFHDkAD92S74KO0

The GOP needed to pull “loose cannon” bungling Sarah Palin out of Alaska and put her on the campaign trail, where she can’t do any further damage to the Republicans in Alaska.

60. Marvin Stamn spews:

So all those old outdated links about sarah trying to get her ex bro in law fired was just left wing smears against a woman.
  

There was some concern in recent weeks that an investigation into an attempt by the governor’s office to have an individual state trooper fired could derail Palin’s VP chances. The trooper in question had been involved in a contentious divorce with Palin’s younger sister and reportedly threatened others. So far, independent investigators have found it was Palin staffers who made the contacts and Palin knew nothing of their efforts.

  
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/08/mccain-palin-vp.html
 
To think that the mcsame camp wouldn’t have vetted her about this before hand shows the ignorance of democrats. The mcsame camp knew how to eliminate the news being focused on obama and his speech.
  
Yet another lame attempt by democrats to smear a woman. The hillary supporters know damn well when the first time was.

61. proud leftist spews:

The spin I’m seeing on Palin is remarkable. I heard this blonde gal on CNN (admittedly attractive) declaring that Palin is the “most popular governor in the nation.” Should we evaluate that claim? Alaska has a few more people than our great city of Seattle. It has less people than does King County. Alaska is a diehard red state. I can’t remember the last time in my home state that a Democrat was elected to statewide office. So, being a popular Republican governor in Alaska (which I love, despite of its politics) somehow translates to national popularity. McCain fucked up.

62. Marvin Stamn spews:

57. Dave spews:
…and the trolls wake-up and go into Tazmanian Devil mode again, mis-directing away from Sarah Palin. Big surprise, eh?

  
Earth to dave.
  
Who’s mis-directing.
  
Why would we mis-direct, mcsame just said checkmate.
  
Game over for obama. In 2011 hillary will launch the “I told you so” campaign.

63. Dave spews:

Your Tazmanian Troll behavior will be punished!

The GOP needed to pull Sarah “Loose Cannon” Palin out of Alaska and put her on the campaign trail–where her continued bungling can’t mess things-up further for the corrupt and powerful Republicans in Alaska, and their cronies who work for certain oil companies that Palin was too stupid to kiss-up to.

From the Associated Press:

Palin candidacy raises eyebrows in Alaska

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jiV2WBHEmiS0_TAkxcdOD_WFHDkAD92S74KO0

Don’t mess with Stevens!!

Spin! Taz-troll, spin!!

64. ByeByeGOP spews:

@52 Troll could be Hannah. Troll is obviously a right wing ass-lick but there are only about three here posting under a collected 23 names.

65. Dave spews:

@59 proud leftist: Alaska is turning bright-blue this year. The bottom’s dropping-out due to scandals amongst the GOP Politburo in Alaska.

See #61

66. Marvin Stamn spews:

63. Dave spews:
@59 proud leftist: Alaska is turning bright-blue this year. The bottom’s dropping-out due to scandals amongst the GOP Politburo in Alaska.

  
]Wasn’t it the corruption by democrat governor tony knowles that enabled sarah to win the election despite being outspent?
  
Keep hoping there’s a scandal, otherwise we all know it’s over for obama.
  
Considering how the left-wingnuts here are clinging to hope there’s a scandal proves how much damage she’s done to obama.
  
It will be interesting to see obama’s lap dog biden go after a woman. Show all the women that vote just how democrats treat women.

67. The Blatantly Obvious spews:

@ 64 The Nonacceptance of Reality of the Delusional Mind.

McCain threw a Hail Mary pass.

His attempt is the definition of incompetence.

I would ask “Bring on the debates”

But that would be cruel.

It is over. McCain played his last card. It is over.

The Republican Party, by their lack of kicking out the Neocon infection of the party, are now deceased.

They, like the Brontosaurus, are universally despised and mocked fossils.

GOP RIP

68. Dave spews:

Stuff it Stamnopqrst troll. I’m not a Democrat–I don’t care the reason. It’s just a fact that the GOP in Alaska is experiencing a melt-down. And Ted Stevens is pissed, especially at ditz GOP members like Sarah Palin, who just messed things-up more.

And I thought I told you to knock it off with the Tazmanian Devil behavior?

Just for that…

Sarah Palin is so stupid, she actually thinks she’s got to where she is because of her talent, when, in fact, it was because of her apparent lack of it.

The trouble is that the GOP Politburo elite underestimated just how stupid she actually is. She became a dangerous loose cannon, creating even a bigger mess for the GOP in oil-rich Alaska.

She actually believes she’s VP material–when the GOP just wants to get her the hell out of Alaska.

Palin candidacy raises eyebrows in Alaska

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jiV2WBHEmiS0_TAkxcdOD_WFHDkAD92S74KO0

69. proud leftist spews:

marvistan @ 64
“Wasn’t it the corruption by democrat governor tony knowles that enabled sarah to win the election despite being outspent?”

Uh, no. I follow my home state’s politics, though it depresses me to do so. Sarah Palin won the Republican primary because of the incumbent Frank Murkowski’s corruption. Winning the Republican primary in Alaska is the equivalent of winning the election. The last time a Dem won Alaska’s electoral votes was in 1964, that would be LBJ. Marvie, might you name me a Democrat elected to statewide office in Alaska? It ain’t gonna happen. The GOP has been in total charge of Alaskan politics for one helluva long time. McCain fucked up. Senators–Stevens and Murkowski (Lisa, daughter of the corrupted former senator and governor), Representative–Don Young (soon to be indicted). Don’t fuck with me on Alaska politics, Marvie, you don’t know what you’re talking about, and neither did John McCain in picking Palen from the morass of Alaskan politics.

70. Marvin Stamn spews:

66. Dave spews:
Stuff it Stamnopqrst troll.

  
The truth hurts and you lashed out with the personal insults.
  
Did you check out that link to hillary’s site?
http://www.hillaryclintonforum.net/discussion/showthread.php?t=26179&page=9
  
Did you see how many of hillarys supporters are behind mcsame. I know, the truth is killing you.
  
Go ahead and insult me more. It doesn’t bother me. I just hope it makes you feel better.

71. Marvin Stamn spews:

67. proud leftist spews:
marvistan @ 64
Uh, no. I follow my home state’s politics, though it depresses me to do so. Sarah Palin won the Republican primary because of the incumbent Frank Murkowski’s corruption.

  
Oops, screwed up that one.
  
Interesting, corruption and they voted in another republican. I wonder why the same thing is going to happen in the national election.

72. Dave spews:

@68 Stamnopqrst troll: Personal insults? What personal insults? Heck, I know that nothing I write will bother you–it’s business for you, not personal.

…And when you do the Taz dance, I’m just going to feed the search engine more.

Sarah Palin is less of a maverick than she is a loose cannon.

Did Palin Really Fight The “Bridge To Nowhere”?

From The New Republic:

http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/08/29/did-palin-really-fight-the-bridge-to-nowhere.aspx

She’s not an anti-pork running mate for McCain.

73. proud leftist spews:

Marvie,
Why did you not quote the rest of my post: “Sarah Palin won the Republican primary because of the incumbent Frank Murkowski’s corruption. Winning the Republican primary in Alaska is the equivalent of winning the election. The last time a Dem won Alaska’s electoral votes was in 1964, that would be LBJ. Marvie, might you name me a Democrat elected to statewide office in Alaska?”

Are you truly as dishonest as you seem to be? As a Democrat, I want to believe in the best of people. I have to say, however, Marvie, that I’m starting to think that you aren’t a very honest person. Marvie, can you answer that last question I posed above?

74. proud leftist spews:

Is it true that John (Straight Talker) McCain had only met Sarah Palen once, maybe twice, before selecting her as his vice presidential candidate? At the same time, when he announced her selection, didn’t I hear him (the Straight Talker) say, “Once you get to know Sarah like I’ve gotten to know her,” (or words kind of like that)? He ain’t got an ounce of honesty in him. I pray, I truly down on my knees pray, that God spares us from the likes of McCain and Pallid, I mean Palen.

75. Marvin Stamn spews:

71. proud leftist spews:
Marvie,
Why did you not quote the rest of my post

  
To save bandwidth. The posts were only 2 away.
  
What are you, the quoting nanny?
  
You’re starting to think I’m dishonest? Ouch.

76. proud leftist spews:

Dave @ 70
Ketchikan was, more or less, my home for several years. (I was wandering at the time and considered Ketchikan my home address, just in case someone needed to get in touch with me.) For that reason, I never liked the term “The Bridge to Nowhere.” Fuck, I got married in Ketchikan, still have friends there. It ain’t “nowhere.” On the other hand, the ferry from Gravina Island to Ketchikan runs every half hour if a plane lands, and the crossing takes all of about 5 minutes. Oh, and there is a bar on the Gravina side. So, how much suffering must one do to get from the Gravina airstrip to Ketchikan? Nobody in Ketchikan complained when I lived there. The Alaska delegation in Congress has been disproportionately powerful for too long. Maybe that influenced John McCain to think that picking an Alaskan would help him. McCain fucked up.

77. Dave spews:

@74 proud leftist: Sorry about that–media term :-(

I’ve been to Prince Rupert. Ketchikan is a tourist destination and practically a cruise ship highway.

I have a friend I haven’t seen in years and years who lives on the Kenai Penninsula. If I say anything more than that, it probably would be enough info to identify her precisely. Now that’s “Nowhere!”

I think Palin was more likely forced on McCain–the way Bush was forced on Reagan. Who knows what goes-on with federal politics? They got her away from Alaska, at least for awhile, so other GOP folks can “clean-up” the mess she made for them by being a “maverick”…

78. Mr. Cynical spews:

Jenny Durkan==Childish behavior

It’s this kind of stuff that turns on the New Age Atheist Progressives….and turns off middle America and LADIES.

79. ByeByeGOP spews:

Palin was FOR the Bridge to Nowhere in 2006 – like FlipFlop McSame, she changed her mind when it became politically expedient.

80. Mr. Cynical spews:

ByeBye–
Palin was for infrastructure projects as Governor and when she made that statement.
Keep distorting….
O-blah-blah is running for Prez with no experience….unless you call pandering to Chicago felons like Rezko and nutjobs like Wright, Ayers & Flager experience.

81. Rick D. spews:

Goldy proves he’s a jr. High student stuck in an adult body.

You were better off in the cesspools of Philadelphia…

82. ByeByeGOP spews:

Uh CynCyn first of all – a bridge is indeed infrastructure but being a dumb, inbred monkey – I wouldn’t expect you to understand that.

But there are DOZENS of links showing she was SPECIFICALLY talking about THAT bridge. Here’s just ONE.

http://www.reuters.com/article/vcCandidateFeed7/idUSN3125537020080901

Now take your own advice you cum-drunk bitch and stop distorting. In fact, just stop breathing ass-lick!