Just about any southerner or country folk can tell you that the phrase, putting "lipstick on a pig," in as old as the hills and is not a slam at Sarah Palin, though it well could have been, IMHO.
After all, it is Palin who is supposed to be such an ethical slayer of bad old-boy-networks when, in fact, she is being investigated for abuse of power and just about everything she has said about her record as Mayor of Wassila and Governor of Alaska is either exaggeration or out-right lie.
If these two somehow manage to get themselves elected or keep the race close enough to steal with a little Rovian electioneering in swing-states and Rove's antics go unchallenged, again, I see no real choice but to get the hell out of here.
What's more, given the far-right's distrust of McCain and their worship of Palin and her own track record, John McCain would be wise to watch his back.
Did you hear about how
These stories have two things in common: they’re all claims recently made by the
Dishonesty is nothing new in politics. I spent much of 2000 — my first year at
But I can’t think of any precedent, at least in
Take the case of the Bridge to Nowhere, which supposedly gives
Oh, and when she finally did decide to cancel the project, she didn’t righteously reject a handout from
So the whole story of
Or take the story of
And then there’s the claim that
Why do the
They’re probably also counting on the prevalence of horse-race reporting, so that instead of the story being “
Still, how upset should we be about the
One answer is that the muck being hurled by the
But there’s another answer, which may be even more important: how a politician campaigns tells you a lot about how he or she would govern.
I’m not talking about the theory, often advanced as a defense of horse-race political reporting, that the skills needed to run a winning campaign are the same as those needed to run the country. The contrast between the Bush political team’s ruthless effectiveness and the heckuva job done by the
I’m talking, instead, about the relationship between the character of a campaign and that of the
And now the team that hopes to form the
What it says, I’d argue, is that the
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The Nazis, Fascists and Communists were political parties before they became enemies of liberty and mass murderers.