And On A Lighter Note...

And now for something completely different, a little Friday evening schaedenfreude that I think we can all enjoy:

A Tuesday fundraiser headlined by President Bush for U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign is being moved out of the Phoenix Convention Center.

Sources familiar with the situation said the Bush-McCain event was not selling enough tickets to fill the Convention Center space...

Heh. Sweet. But this might be my favorite part:

...and that there were concerns about more anti-war protesters showing up outside the venue than attending the fundraiser inside.

Awesome. Actually, wait, maybe this is my favorite part:

Another source said there were concerns about the media covering the event.

Ya, wouldn't want that.

And in case you were wondering, and oh so concerned, the fundraiser will still go on, it will just be moved to various private residences in the Phoenix area.

Phew!

Tags: George W Bush, John McCain (all tags)

Comments

34 Comments

Re: And On A Lighter Note...

God, thank you Todd.  Either shut down the site and let every take a little 5 minutes of deep breathing to calm down or make us laugh...or both.

by minnesotaryan 2008-05-23 05:59PM | 0 recs
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both Obama and Hillary are in Puerto Rico tomorrow; it should be interesting.

by Blazers Edge 2008-05-23 06:04PM | 0 recs
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How many gated compounds are there in Phoenix? dumbaya has to hide behind something after all...

by zerosumgame 2008-05-23 06:05PM | 0 recs
My favorite is in the Scottsdale foothills

where there is a gated community for the super-rich inside of a gated community.  That's probably where they will host the shrub.

by Eman 2008-05-23 08:01PM | 0 recs
Tee Hee

Got to love this bit of news.  It is a nice light and a good note to end the week on.

And we are worried we might lose with either Obama or Clinton?  Please.  The republicans are going down hard in November.

by pattonbt 2008-05-23 06:08PM | 0 recs
Thanks

A much better note on which to end the week.

by jsfox 2008-05-23 06:13PM | 0 recs
GOP strategist think it will be a blowout


Politico is back to carrying water for the Repugs.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/050 8/10585.html

I don't think McSame has a chance. Barack is already pulling ahead of Gramps. Once everybody sees that this McCain is not the independent straight talking 2000 McCain we will be golden.

It's going to be a cakewalk.

by spacemanspiff 2008-05-23 06:15PM | 0 recs
Re: GOP strategist think it will be a blowout

they always have, the fact that you let yourself be fooled, again, only reflects on you.

by zerosumgame 2008-05-23 07:03PM | 0 recs
Re: GOP strategist think it will be a blowout

I hope they keep thinking that way... lull them into a false sense of security.

by LordMike 2008-05-23 08:51PM | 0 recs
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So, where are they going to go?  Is there a gazebo nearby that they can use?

by rfahey22 2008-05-23 06:16PM | 0 recs
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Nah, that will be the designated 'Freedom Fires Zone" and dumbaya will be behind walls so his widdle brain does not have to deal with how many people know what a criminal fool he is.

by zerosumgame 2008-05-23 07:04PM | 0 recs
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I heard about this on KPHX radio (Phoenix Nova-M) today. Jeff Farias was on top of it. This is a real embarrassment in McSame's own hometown! Maybe they were afraid of Bush catching a glimpse of KPHX's billboards that are all over town right now:
http://www.1480kphx.com/
-and look who the billboard owner is. heh-heh.
by Ian S 2008-05-23 06:29PM | 0 recs
Re: And On A Lighter Note...

Props to Jeff Farias! He's a great local host and was key in bringing Air America and eventually Nova M Radio to Phoenix; the only liberal radio in town.

You can catch the show on iTunes radio in the talk section

(I am not affiliated with the show but a friend of the station and personal friend)

We will still be out there wherever the Bush Twins (George and John)show up!

by TimO 2008-05-23 06:38PM | 0 recs
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i've really been enjoying the fact that the "mcsame" meme has caught on in such a visible way and is no longer just a blog joke.

by truth hurts 2008-05-23 09:22PM | 0 recs
Some questions:

1.  Can you imagine McCain holding a fundraiser with Bush in, say, Los Angeles?  New York?  I think he could really draw a crowd.

2.  What does Bush typically do on a Friday night?  Solitare?  Play with the dog? Porn? Stairmaster?  He must be going out of his mind with boredom.  Ok.  Poor use of words. He must be bored.

3.  McCain needed Hagee to get through the primary season.  Then he threw him under the bus.  Can you guess the date that it will happen with Bush?

by smoker1 2008-05-23 06:42PM | 0 recs
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by smoker1 2008-05-23 06:42PM | 0 recs
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Now let's talk about how Obama doesn't stand a chance against this crowd.

by Freespeechzone 2008-05-23 06:46PM | 0 recs
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Love it!

by alegre 2008-05-23 06:49PM | 0 recs
Since this dairy is an island of sanity

And the diarist uses such lovely blockquotes.

A technical question...

How do I do blockquotes? Quick tutorial anyone?

Thanks in advcance!

by twinmom 2008-05-23 06:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Since this dairy is an island of sanity

verrrry carefully.

er... um...   like this

< blockquote> take out the space after the first"<" < /blockquote>

and it will look like this

by its simple IF you ignore the complexity 2008-05-23 06:57PM | 0 recs
Re: Since this dairy is an island of sanity

Thanks!

by twinmom 2008-05-23 07:18PM | 0 recs
HTML entities

allow you to write things like <blockquote> directly.  It makes it easier to explain HTML in a context when the explanation itself will get interpreted as markup.

List of XML and HTML character entity references

Essentially, you just write an ampersand, then the code for the symbol you want to insert, then a semicolon.  

For example, to output

<blockquote>

you'd write

&lt;blockquote&gt;

and the &lt; and &gt; get turned into brackets.

by semiquaver 2008-05-23 08:43PM | 0 recs
Re: HTML entities

also useful if you ♥ symbols.

by semiquaver 2008-05-23 08:46PM | 0 recs
Re: HTML entities

Or if you want to talk about the majestic møøse.

by RT 2008-05-24 01:40AM | 0 recs
Wait...

Exactly how many antiwar protesters did they expect to be attending the fundraiser inside?

by KCinDC 2008-05-23 06:56PM | 0 recs
Re: Wait...

LOL

classic

by its simple IF you ignore the complexity 2008-05-23 06:58PM | 0 recs
Re:Isn't it more satisfying...

...sneering at republicans than other democrats? This is fun!

by half nelson 2008-05-23 07:23PM | 0 recs
And On A Lighter Note...

I think this fundraiser with Bush is a horrible idea for McCain and I'm not quite sure what his political advisors are thinking.  They can't have it both ways.  You can't be different from the current administration and distance yourself from them and then at the same time have them playing offense for you(Israel) and trying to help you make money.  

by venavena 2008-05-23 07:33PM | 0 recs
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by lockewasright 2008-05-23 08:16PM | 0 recs
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That is hilarious.

In somewhat related news, I was at Sunrise, FL today for Obama's rally, 20,000 seat arena filled near to capacity, it was electric in there.

by Drew4Obama 2008-05-23 08:25PM | 0 recs
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Rough week for McCain.  His double distancing was fun to watch.  It made him seem very weak and misinformed.  

by bosdcla14 2008-05-23 08:51PM | 0 recs
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It seems like the beginning of the end of the nightmare.

by Shockwave 2008-05-23 09:17PM | 0 recs
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Remember how all the radio crazies for months keelhauled him..
by nogo postal 2008-05-24 04:22AM | 0 recs
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I am afraid I cannot partake of the lighter note:  The concerns raised by this story are legitimate and need to be addressed.

Obama's weaknesses demographically and in the crucial, BIG Electoral-Vote states mean trouble in November, no matter what McCain does or does not do.

Remember, after all is said and done, Bush still enjoys a 30% approval, and this will be McCain's to inherit.

Bush fought Kerry to a standstill in 2004; I still remember the joy of early-afternoon exit polling in Ohio, and the bitter disappointment after it dawned on us Rove had found a way, through the crooked GOP in Ohio, to both suppress and realign Ohio's votes to give Bush the slim margin in Ohio that carried him over the top.

Most analyses I've read say the same thing:  It's one thing to have charisma and carry caucuses, it's quite another to look at winner-take-all swing state politics.  Obama puts it in McCain's reach.

This is the main reason I've supported, and will continue to support Senator Clinton for President.

by dembluestates 2008-05-24 06:27AM | 0 recs

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