Showing posts with label Not All Satire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Not All Satire. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bill Richardson Ad Transcript - "The Big One"


"I'm Bill Richardson.

And because no presidential candidate has yet found the stones, or ovaries, to talk about the terrific downsides of America's casual consumption of the world's natural resources, which is what got us into Iraq in the first place, I'm forced to promise you that I will pull ALL of our troops out of Iraq when I am elected President.

Which is total bullsh*t.

Because Iraq sits on top of 1/3 of the world's proven oil reserves and if you think that Washington's National Security Establishment, or the 98% of Americans who go batsh*t when gasoline prices spike, are going to let some first term President from New Mexico waltz into DC and throw into greater turmoil an area of the world that is of vital national interest to the status quo, well, you've been eating peyote.

If I was telling you the truth I would tell you that there is a better chance of us dropping The Big One on Tehran than there is of American troops coming out of Iraq in the next 10 years.

Speaking of The Big One. I'm hungry.

Let's hop in my campaign car and hit the drive-thru.

I'm Bill Richardson and I approved this message."

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Romney's New TV Ad Up In New Hampshire


Honestly, we think it's pretty good.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

McCain NH Field Staffer Follows Boss's Lead, Engages Romney Campaign


Only one day after John McCain engaged Mitt Romney over immigration, McCain NH Field staffer Matt Flanders decided to follow his (ultimate, ultimate, ultimate) boss into the political fray.

Our friend Jon Martin has the details.

We heard, but cannot confirm, that 21 year old Flanders told McCain National Communication Director Brian Jones, "Don't worry Brian, I've got this one."

And then Matt proceeded to go on the record to The Politico to "sort out" Romney's record on immigration.

Of course we're just kidding. A simple, honest mistake was made. Nothing more.

All Snarking aside, Matt is a terrific kid and well liked in NH political circles. He probably just got a little overexcited getting McCain's message out.

Email can be a dangerous thing. Funny. But dangerous.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Fornicating As Rome Burns?


Kelly McCormack has a really, really interesting article in today's Hill newspaper:

Was Henry Kissinger right when he said, “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac”?

Seeking an answer to that question, The Hill set out recently to discover whether dating has changed in the last six months, and whether Democrats, newly empowered, now have an edge on Republicans when it comes to dating prowess.

Many GOP aides say that it’s the same-old, same-old around the nation’s capital — they are sexier and they dress better. But some Democrats claim that being in the majority has meant more partying and more dates.

Due to the nature of this story — sex and dating — few aides were willing to discuss the subject on the record for fear of getting into trouble with their offices. They were also wary of having their personal lives or dating tastes made public.

The bottom line: Romantic opportunities have increased for Democrats. For one thing, there are now more of them around Capitol Hill — all the better for socializing. And some aides and political experts have noticed that Democrats have begun to dress the part and are looking better.
Fools names and fools faces are often seen in public places.

We wonder (again) what GAO head David Walker would have to do to get ink like this.

Maybe he should set himself on fire.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Levinson Attempts Damage Control As Giuliani Asks, "Ah, What's An Endorsement Really?"


This. Is. Embarrassing.

And no, we're not talking about the picture (we actually think Hiz Honor looks kinda cute).

We're talking about the latest "Rudy isn't serious about New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation Primary" narrative out this morning.

Of course the latest AP article isn't a critical blow to Rudy. At least in 49 other states.

Per the AP's Phil Elliot:

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani released his latest slate of New Hampshire supporters last week. One problem: Not all of them back the former New York City mayor.

Alongside a former state GOP chairman, a congressman and an executive councilor who do support Giuliani, a handful of people made the list of 125 supporters despite their objections.

Some are openly criticizing their mistaken inclusion. Others, who did not want to be quoted or to embarrass the Giuliani campaign, have since decided to join it.

Wendy Stanley Jones, named a state co-chair for Women for Giuliani, said she was considering Giuliani, but also was weighing staying out of the race because of a busy personal schedule.

In New Hampshire, ``we take our endorsements very seriously,'' she said. ``I wasn't ready to endorse. I'm not sure I will be endorsing. I'd like to think this is because of a little sloppiness.''

Mike Galante said a friend told him he had been named as the Carroll County small business chairman, although he never agreed to the post.

``I'd been traveling and there were messages on my machine. I hadn't returned them,'' Galante said.

Yuck.

If GreenMountainPolitics1 had asked Giuliani spokeswoman Katie Levinson for comment on the AP article we think she would have responded, "Oh whatever. New Hampshire would so be like a flyover state if it wasn't on the coast."

That's our Katie!