Tag Archives: 2008 elections

Sarah Palin To Republicans: Stop Playing The Victim

From an interview with the British tabloid Daily Mail: The (Mueller) investigation — which Palin called “a fishing expedition” — has been going on so long that it is bound to find something amiss, she said. ‘When we go fishing, have we ever stopped before we caught something? No…we keep fishing,” Palin told Palmer. “Unfortunately, that is what’s going on …

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Sarah Palin: Hearing That John McCain Now Says He Regrets Choosing Me Is Like A “Perpetual Gut-Punch”

The Daily Mail reports: Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin says hearing that Sen. John McCain now regrets choosing her as his 2008 running mate is “like a perpetual gut-punch” every time she hears about it. And the latest verdict from the ailing 81-year-old Arizona Republican, she said, is perplexing because McCain has told her very different things over and …

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McCain Regrets Choosing Palin As His Running Mate

The New York Times reports: It was at his Hidden Valley Ranch where the senator participated in a nearly two-hour HBO documentary and co-wrote what he acknowledges will be his last book, “The Restless Wave,” both of which are set to be released this month. While he continues to defend Ms. Palin’s performance, Mr. McCain uses the documentary and the …

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Sarah Palin: I’d Run For Office Again “In A Heartbeat”

Talking Points Memo reports: Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who ran with Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) in 2008, said Sunday she would run for office “again in a heartbeat.” Palin was asked about her 2008 bid by Fox News host Mark Levin during his show “Life, Liberty and Levin” Sunday and whether she was “glad” she ran for vice …

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Publisher: Coming McCain Book “Holds Nothing Back”

The bits on Sarah Palin should be amusing. Via press release from Simon & Schuster:  A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain—his most personal book in years—covering everything from 2008 up to the present. In a time when Washington, DC and the country is more polarized than it has been for decades, John McCain is the rare public …

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FLASHBACK: One Day More: Les Misbarack [VIDEO]

On the final day before Election 2016, many on Twitter are quoting lines from the Les Miserables anthem, One Day More. And that reminds me of one of our favorite moments from the closing days of the 2008 Obama campaign, when members of the Los Angeles-based Ultimate Improv troupe went viral with their lip-synced performance of the song from the …

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Sarah Palin: I Owe America An Apology For Costing John McCain The Election

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Nate Silver Compiles Prop 8 Donations By Staffers At Major Silicon Valley Companies

Using a Los Angeles Times database of donations to the 2008 Proposition 8 campaign, stats guru Nate Silver has compiled a list of how the staffers of major Silicon Valley tech companies weighed in with their wallets. The list includes Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Cisco Systems, Apple, Google, Sun Microsystems, eBay, Oracle, Yahoo, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Symantec. I limited the …

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Mozilla CEO Speaks To CNET

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has spoken to the tech site CNET in his first interview since controversy erupted over his 2008 donation to the backers of Proposition 8. Eich declined to discuss his personal views or say if he now supports marriage equality, but he repeated last week’s expression of sorrow for causing pain to LGBT people. CNET asked Eich …

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Sarah Palin: I Predicted Ukraine

“Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy Magazine. Here’s what this ‘stupid insipid woman’ predicted back in 2008: ‘After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision …

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Details. (Tipped by JMG reader Paul)

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Hope Poster Creator Turns On Obama

Shepard Fairey, the creator of the iconic poster that came to represent the 2008 Obama campaign, has turned on the president, much to the delight of right wing sites. A camera crew from TMZ asked Shepard Fairey if he’d use the same word underneath his portrait of then-Sen. Obama, given his track record as president. The 43-year-old Fairey paused for …

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NBC Announces Mini-Series About Hillary

This weekend NBC announced that it has green-lighted a mini-series about Hillary Clinton which will star Diane Lane. NBC announced here on Saturday that it was preparing a four-hour mini-series based on the life of Mrs. Clinton and hoped to broadcast it before any possible formal declaration that she was running. That would avoid the possibility of other candidates demanding …

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Sarah Palin: GOP “Brainiacs” Stopped Me From Telling Truth About Obama In 2008

If they censored her, why did her “palling around with terrorists” schtick become such a meme in the final weeks of the campaign?

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McCain On 2008: I Picked Palin Because She Was Better Than Romney

John McCain got rather pissy yesterday when reporters asked if he’d passed over Mitt Romney as a 2008 running mate due to his still unreleased tax returns. “Oh come on, because we thought that Sarah Palin was the better candidate. Why did we not take [Tim] Pawlenty, why did we not take any of the other 10 other people. Why …

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Open Thread: HBO’s Game Change

No point in a “spoiler alert.” We know how it ended.

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What Has Obama Accomplished?

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John Edwards: I Didn’t Break The Law

Edwards pleaded not guilty today to charges that he diverted campaign funds to cover up his affair.

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John Edwards Faces Federal Charges

Former presidential candidate John Edwards is facing federal prosecution for diverting campaign donations to support his mistress (and mother of his love child.) Edwards has been the focus of a lengthy federal investigation focusing on hundreds of thousands of dollars allegedly provided by two wealthy supporters. The government will contend those were illegal donations that ultimately went to support and …

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