Until the Republicans figure out a way to make the math work their offer cannot be considered a serous plan, because it is not even a “plan.” A plan requires specific ideas that at least stand a chance of achieving the stated goal.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Thursday October 30, 2008 12:33 pm|
The College Republican and McCain campaign volunteer who staged her own mugging and blamed backwards “B” scratched into her face on a fictitious big black Barack Obama supporter is out of jail.
Ashley Todd, 20, will be required to undergo mental health treatment. If she stays out of trouble, her criminal record will be expunged.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Monday October 27, 2008 9:47 am|
Americans have the right to petition their leaders for the redress of their grievances. Two campaign volunteers for Julie Feder felt aggrieved by Rep. Frank Wolf’s (R-Va) support for McCain’s crazy health care tax credit plan and by Wolf’s refusal to answer questions about his support for a plan that would end employer-based health insurance as we know it without instituting any alternative. Even more egregious, Wolf called Feder a “liar” for saying that the McCain plan would have to be paid for by the biggest middle class tax hike in US history.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Sunday October 19, 2008 10:43 am|
Young Political Majors is a GOP-linked consulting firm that has been accused of tricking California voters in to registering as Republicans under the guise of signing a petition to get tough on child molesters.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Monday October 13, 2008 8:47 am|
Sarah Palin replaced Alaska’s public safety commissioner with a man she knew had been accused of sexually harassing an employee.
An independent investigator concluded last week that Palin abused her power as governor by orchestrating a pressure campaign to fire her ex brother-in-law, state trooper Mark Wooten. Palin allegedly fired Alaska’s esteemed public safety commissione, Walt Monegan, because Monegan refused to fire Wooten.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Monday October 6, 2008 11:17 am|
Sarah Palin said last week that “[Barack Obama] is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country.”
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Sunday October 5, 2008 4:07 pm|
Rolling Stone‘s cover story, Make-Believe Maverick, is a brutal and brilliant expose of John McCain’s pretensions of valor. The story opens with a telling anecdote: In 1974 McCain runs into Lt. Col. John Dramesi, a fellow former POW. Unlike McCain, Dramesi refused to give a false confession under torture. So, the encounter is awkward. Both [...]
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Wednesday September 24, 2008 4:39 pm|
The McCain campaign claims that campaign manager Rick Davis separated from his lobbying firm, Davis Manafort in 2006:
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Tuesday September 23, 2008 9:06 pm|
John McCain boasted that he’d be glad to have his campaign manager’s lobbying record examined by anyone. The New York Times took him up on the offer. Davis claimed he never lobbied for Freddie Mac. It appears that he didn’t register to lobby for Freddie Mac–but that’s not the same thing. Freddie Mac said they were paying Davis’s firm fifteen grand a month to do nothing but keep Rick Davis close to John McCain:
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Friday September 19, 2008 10:26 am|
Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin refuses to say whether the Vice President belongs to the executive branch. There are a number of ways to parse Palin’s non-remarks: i) She doesn’t know, or, alternatively, ii) She’s building on Dick Cheney’s legacy and preemptively declaring the constitutional status of the Office of the Vice President a secret.