Saturday, September 13, 2008

Padding a resume, or just flat out lying?

And the lies just keep on coming.

The McCain camp did the right thing today. That's one day in a row! They admitted that Sarah Palin never visited Iraq, but stayed in Kuwait. That's one of the problems with staying with the Army. They tend to tell the truth about such things.

So, one more resume pad has been removed.

More than that, the McCain campaign has been padding the number of people who show up at the McCain-Palin events. Bloomberg News went to the trouble of checking some claims made by McCain campaign, and the people who allegedly gave the McCain campaign the crowd size numbers say that they did no such thing.

Imagine that.

Then there is a smoke screen that is not quite a lie, but has the intention to deceive. When asked her opinion on the man made causes of global warming by Charlie Gibson, Palin said this: "Show me where I have ever said that there's absolute proof that nothing that man has ever conducted or engaged in has had any effect or no effect on climate change," Palin told ABC News in an interview broadcast Thursday and Friday. "I have not said that."

Nobody said you did, Sarah. What you have said goes more like this.

In an interview with the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner within the last year, Palin said: "I'm not an Al Gore, doom-and-gloom environmentalist blaming the changes in our climate on human activity."

Nothing there about absolute proof, she just doesn't believe it.

If a new drug were being brought to market and there were this many lies and misstatements and smokescreens and evasions, it would not only be pulled from the market, people in the company would be facing jail time. Sarah Palin is much more dangerous than a bad drug foisted on an unsuspecting public, because many more people's lives are at stake if she becomes president, God forbid.

She won't do. Gender has next to nothing to do with it. Lying and corruption and inexperience and her Rock F*#king Stupidity are the problem.


DCup said...

If Sarah Palin is the most qualified woman that McCain could find to run as his V.P., then I think it's safe to say that he is, in fact, quite sexist. Remember Dubya's "soft bigotry of low expectations?"

Palin was poorly vetted. The McCain campaign went with someone who could win, not someone who could, if necessary, lead our government.

McCain is unfit for the presidency based on his judgment.

Matty Boy said...

I'm not sure she can win. I think her record is going to hurt her, and the idea that she is a "celebrity" or a "rock star" is going to fade. She was great in those first 24 hours when she took Obama off the front page, but as she is now truly being vetted, both by the mainstream and the gutter press, she is becoming a liability.

As I have said before, I'm a better 'splainer than predictor, but the numbers over the next few weeks will show if the people who think she helps the ticket will stay fooled for sixty whole days.

Karlacita! said...

I think we need to stop talking about her and focus on Obama.

Any publicity is good publicity for undecided voters. Doctors swear up and down that taking tchotchkes from pharma reps has no effect, but darn it if the post-its for Prozac and the coffee mugs from Lipitor don't subtly weasel their way into the subconscious.

George Dub slid into office twice, regardless of his credentials. You gotta know the game and play it smarter - not just louder.

No more of these two. We need more positive ink on the people we WANT in office.

Distributorcap said...


a huge chunk of the public simply doesnt care about her lies, her lack of record or anything other than she is the new Britney.

she is train wreck tv -- (if she goes on) - her interview was disasterous.

but it doesnt matter -- america doesnt want leaders, it want 'slebs

Matty Boy said...

Karlacita! Not all publicity is good publicity. The "Obama is a Muslim who won't say the Pledge of Allegiance" is not good publicity.

But I will try to show more balance and talk positively about the Dems.

DCap: Celebrity is a rollercoaster, sometimes a very fast one. Some fall very fast, like Britney and Whitney. Whether they get back up or not is anybody's guess.

Recently, I've been thinking about Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. While Harding was the bad seed and impetus for the increased fame of both, after awhile, the public didn't care much for Kerrigan, either.

Karlacita! said...

Yeah - it exhausts people, and then they don't vote at all.

The savagery of the left and the savagery of the right is the same savagery. It's just us-ism and them-ism.

This theory of Repubs having strict and cold parents and Dems having loving ones is intriguing to me. But I think we miss the fact that people with loving parents expect someone to step in and make things correct and fair.

Whereas people with strict and unloving parents know that they're on their own and all that matters is that they survive and get something for themselves.

I think we don't know how to fight if we're from good families. Because I see liberals tarring and feathering Sarah in exactly the way the conservs tar and feather Barack. Even though we denounce tarring and feathering as bad form.

So I say we liberals start to think smarter. We lost the last 2 elections by being smart as anything but amazingly naive about the fact that a lot of people's mamas didn't raise them right, and therefore are very susceptible to fearmnongering, racism, nastiness, and pleas to the darkest aspects of the human condition.

Why don't we start a blogstorm that incorporates an intelligent, adult way to counter the tactics of the fearful and the unloved, instead of us just doing a pale imitation of those tactics that is just as impotent as it is nonfunctional?

I'm just sayin'.

I don't want to stand around like a dumbfuck again, bemoaning the facts that we've seen to be true for the last 8 years. People can very easily be motivated by their darkness, their weakness, their inhumanity, and their selfishness.

How does that change if we just stand on this side and throw poop?

Matty Boy said...

Karla, calling it lying when it is lying isn't throwing poop.

I know how important finding middle ground is for you, but you can't let them get away with nonsense.