Sorry folks for the limited content over the last few days. Unfortunately, I had to make some very serious deadlines in Real Time. During the last few days there were several stories I wanted to comment on, but my Real Time obligations kept we away. So, stealing a page from our Lame-Stream Media with their drive by reporting, I am going to do a little drive by bloggin’
Buckle up and here we go.
I still cannot believe what a political blunder this White House/ Sestak job offer is. This administration is all about the political, yet they so easily stepped into such a political mess. I have two thoughts about why this happened. First, I think they allowed the Chicago Way to over take political sensibilities. Second, I think Obama and the gang let their Chicago habits take over, because they have grown too confident in the media’s willingness to cover for them.
Given how the media is feeling a little ignored by Obama and their willingness to show some anger over the BP oil spill, counting on the media at this point maybe a little risky.
What is truly risky is involving Bill Clinton in this mess. The media despite their bad feelings, will try to push this story off the national headlines and allow it to only exist in the Pennsylvania race. Pat Toomey will no doubt keep this scandal alive in his race against Sestak. Bill Clinton, being an ex president, does have the ability to drag this story back to national headlines at anytime, simply by dropping a comment here or there. If the Clintons are still smarting from their loss to Obama, what better way to pay him back than to keep this story alive with a leak or two?
Is this BP covering their ass before Obama arrived or is this BP helping Obama get that perfect photo-op? I think the media may want to take Sarah Palin’s advice and looking into those BP donations to the Obama campaign.
Given how terribly wrong this whole spill is going, it is high time we start figuring out who exactly is working for whom?
Both my BS Detector and my Hypocrisy Proximity Alarm both went off with this story. Only the most severe PDS sufferer could buy any of McGinniss’ nonsense.
Washington Post: When a source told Joe McGinniss that he could rent the house next to Sarah Palin's Wasilla, Alaska, home, the author was sold.
A room at the Best Western, not far away, would have been prohibitively expensive. The landlord of this house, meanwhile, offered it to McGinniss for $1,500 per month after a friend of the author recommended him as a solid alternative to the other people asking about the property.
"She was talking to this mutual friend of ours and said, 'I've got to find someone we're comfortable with,' " McGinniss said Friday evening from the deck of the house -- a deck that became famous after Palin posted a photo of it on Facebook this week. " 'My biggest concern is the Palins' privacy, especially the children.' So this mutual friend said, 'Well, you know, I think you're in luck. Joe McGinniss is going to be coming back here, and you couldn't find a better guy, just the right sort of person to move in and guarantee their privacy.'"
What happened next, said McGinniss, came as a total surprise. He had planned to keep the news off the Internet and tell the Palins himself that he'd be their neighbor as he wrapped up his biography of the former governor.Riiiiight. We are supposed to believe that old Joe is all innocent and everything. Meanwhile the creep is really good friends will all of the creepy anti-Palin Alaskan bloggers.
The Other McCain: Remember Jesse Griffin, who masqueraded behind the “Gryphen” pseudonym as a vicious anti-Palin blogger and Trig-Truther? And remember how he lost his job at an Alaska elementary school after his identity was revealed and school officials learned how he’d beenpromoting pornography and masturbation on his blog (extreme language warning) while being paid by taxpayers to supervise young children?
Well, guess what? Joe McGinnis is a “huge fan” of Jesse Griffin, as confirmed by none other than . . . Jesse Griffin:
I found the table that our host Phil Munger had reserved for us and sat down with some of his other guests, who I did not know, but who turned out to be fans of both IM and Mudflats. (Oh did I mention that AKM was with me?)
Soon I was introduced to author Joe McGinniss, who is up here researching HIS Sarah Palin book, and who also turned out to be a huge fan of both AKM’s and I. (I swear I will NEVER get used to hearing that.)
In case you didn’t get the reference, “IM” is Jesse’s “Immoral Minority” blog where he described his ironclad certainty that Sarah Palin’s fifth child “was not conceived in her uterus,” declared how much fun it is to “wank off” to amateur porn, advised youngsters that “your penis will respond more readily” if you practice by “watching porn on your computer.” and told the world that “it brings me joy to work with these children.”
When this porn-blogging Trig-Truther obsessive Palin-hater was forced to resign from Trailside Elementary School in Anchorage in August 2009, it wasn’t exactly a secret. so why — two months later, in October 2009 – was Joe McGinniss raving about being a “huge fan” of Jesse Griffin’s Immoral Minority blog? Why is McGinniss laughing it up with Griffin at the “celebrity table” all night?
Via: The New York Times
Via: The Washington Post
Via: The Other McCain