Monday, September 15, 2008

Quotes From Around Yon Blogosphere

Has anyone considered the possibility that the reason McCain lies all the time even though he's so honest and mavericky is because of injuries he suffered as a POW?

What happens when a politician lies and literally in the next breath tells the truth with the same bravado with which they just told the lie. Do we just look at her, eyes blinking, and move on, as if the statements are somehow reconcilable? I guess we’ll find out.

I am prepared. I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn't a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn't a governor for a short period of time.

-- JOHN McCAIN (October 21, 2007)

What Sarah Palin revealed is that she has not been interested enough in world affairs to become minimally conversant with the issues. Many people in our great land might have difficulty defining the "Bush Doctrine" exactly. But not to recognize the name, as obviously was the case for Palin, indicates not a failure of last-minute cramming but a lack of attention to any foreign-policy discussion whatsoever in the last seven years.


One of the, um, creepiest things about Sarah Palin is that her husband lurks around the Governor's business, sticking his nose in where private citizens should have no involvement.

Since there are no permanent friends or enemies in the Clintons' lives (ask Bill Richardson), their support of Obama requires close parsing.


My parents, John, need some help after the economic destruction Bush has wrought in the last eight years, but it's clear you're not the one who'll give it to us. America's working families no longer recognize you, nor does your own.

It's a sad commentary on the state of our news media that the toughest, most substantive, most unyielding interview John McCain has endured happened on "The View."


Reading the "press" in this surreal climate right now, one is tempted to despair. I'm not giving in to it, because I still believe that the actual truth matters in the world. If propaganda could win in the end against truth, then Bush's approval ratings would be somewhere in the high 80s. They are in the lower 30s. In the end, the American people are not fools.

Cartoon by Tom Toles/Universal Press Syndicate

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