You know what I think is the greatest thing to come out of this presidential campaign season? The fact that Joe Six-Pack and the hockey moms are finally getting the respect they deserve.
We can thank Sarah Palin for that as we can for so much recent amusement, you betcha.
In the vice presidential debate, Palin challenged hockey moms and Joe Six-Pack to keep Wall Street honest. And why not? It's not like they are encumbered by special knowledge that would complicate the task.Read More
David Christopher Kernell walked into federal court Wednesday morning in handcuffs, shackles and tennis shoes to plead not guilty to hacking Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account.
He can stay out of jail for now as long as he stays off his computer.
The University of Tennessee econmics major, who is the son of state Rep. Mike Kernell, D-Memphis, turned himself in after being indicted by a federal grand jury.Read More
Boxing cliches are popular in Presidential debates and, using one, John McCain needed to score a knockout Tuesday night to avoid losing his second debate with Barack Obama.
He didn't get one. So he lost.
Like the economy that is sinking his Presidential hopes, McCain's campaign is in free fall and his performance Tuesday night did nothing to slow the plunge.
It's not that he did anything wrong. He held his own but that wasn't enough.Read More
Republican John McCain expressed incredulity in the presidential debate Tuesday that Democrat Barack Obama would tip off the enemy by saying publicly that he'd attack al-Qaida in Pakistan under certain conditions. "Remarkable," McCain said during the presidential debate, meaning remarkably irresponsible.
Lost in his withering criticism: McCain took the same position as Obama, a year ago, when he said, "Sure. We have to," when asked if he'd go after Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
Both candidates stretched facts, sometimes past the breaking point, as they addressed the financial crisis and misrepresented each other's position on health care during their second presidential debate.
Slipping in the polls, Republican John McCain has decided, as his exuberant running mate has repeatedly urged, to "take the gloves off," and Democrat Barack Obama, perhaps sensitive to charges that he is too often slow to counterpunch, has decided to reply in kind.
The result has been entertaining in a professional wrestling sort of way but short on voter enlightenment. To take two examples:Read More