McCain won the convention bounce

Those who know me or have read my previous comments know that I am two things.

  1. Absolutely for Obama
  2. Not inclined to electoral panic.

But I must say that, relatively speaking, and taking all factors into account, McCain won the convention bounce.

For my admittedly convoluted reasoning, follow me after the jump.

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Clueless Republicans: Confusing Walter Reed Hospital with Walter Reed Middle School

Did you know McCain is a veteran? Did you know McCain is a POW? Did you also know he cannot tell the largest army hospital in DC from a middle school in Hollywood?

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Words McCain never mentioned: Afghanistan, Climate, Torture, Pakistan, Abortion, Osama...

Hey guys, this is my first diary.  I've cross-posted it at http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/9 /5/04017/37303/370/587450

After watching McCain's acceptance speech, I started a list of vital issues that John McCain never mentioned ONCE in his speech - not even to name-check them.  I think it would be fun for people to re-read McCain's speech and discover more issues where John McCain "just doesn't get it" - and to read Obama's speech and find out where Obama does.  Here goes...

#1 Climate Change
#2 Health Care/Insurance (okay, one sentence)
#3 Torture
#4 Abortion
#5 Police Work/Crime/Illegal Drugs
#6 Same-Sex issues (marriage, benefits, etc.)
#7 The War in Afghanistan
#8 Pakistan (or the Taliban)
#9 Counterinsurgency doctrine
#10 [drumroll, please...] Osama bin Laden

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BREAKING: John McCain's speech leaked

Yes my friends, I have the scoop. But I know you will all appreciate that I have decided to share it all with you. I have, due to some inside connections, received an advance copy of McCain's acceptance speech for tomorrow night. It is some pretty stunning stuff and really lays out a vision for the country that is..well I can't do it justice you should just read it for yourself.

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BREAKING: Palin Emails Leak - WaPo

Not much input as I'm listening to trash-talkin' Rudy while I write this.  Catch the full piece here:

Palin E-Mails Show Intense Interest in Trooper's Penalty

By James V. Grimaldi and Karl Vick
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, September 4, 2008; A27

EAGLE RIVER, Alaska, Sept. 3 -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the running mate for GOP presidential candidate John McCain, wrote e-mails that harshly criticized Alaska state troopers for failing to fire her former brother-in-law and ridiculed an internal affairs investigation into his conduct.

The e-mails were shown to The Washington Post by a former public safety commissioner, Walter Monegan, who was fired by Palin in July. Monegan has given copies of the e-mails to state ethics investigators to support his contention that he was dismissed for failing to fire Trooper Mike Wooten, who at the time was feuding with Palin's family.

"This trooper is still out on the street, in fact he's been promoted," said a Feb. 7, 2007, e-mail sent from Palin's personal Yahoo account and written to give Monegan permission to speak on a violent-crime bill before the state legislature.

"It was a joke, the whole year long 'investigation' of him," the e-mail said. "This is the same trooper who's out there today telling people the new administration is going to destroy the trooper organization, and that he'd 'never work for that b**', Palin'.)"

Asked about the e-mails, Palin's campaign spokeswoman, Maria Comella, said that Palin was merely alerting officials to potential threats to her family and that there is no evidence that Palin ever ordered Wooten to be fired.

Deceit after the bump.

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