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In order to show himself a good father he took his motorcade to his daughter school

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller reports: Barack Obama dropped his two daughters off at school Monday  — in a motorcade complete with his secret service detail — for their first day back to school in Chicago.

I guess family is off limits unless he wants to manipulate it for his own advantage. Other details emerged

The elite charter school costs between $15,000 to $20,000 a year in tuition. Michelle Obama currently sits on the board.

I probably would have ignored this little piece of news if not for this

clinton_laughing.jpg picture by Robbedvoter
photo changed after reading madamab’s play, linked below

The New York Times had posted as their daily lie that Hillary will be drafter to attack Palin.

It became clear very soon that it was a lie

“We’re not going to be anybody’s attack dog against Sarah Palin,” a Clinton insider said yesterday.

and the circus won’t come to town

So, let’s get this straight. They didn’t choose her and her 18 million voters to put on the ticket. They gave the VP spot to Joe Biden. But now that Sarah Palin has arrived on the political scene, they’re promoting Hillary as the female answer to the Republican VP nominee. Awkward, to say the least.

And as one female democratic strategist tells me, don’t think that Hillary hasn’t noticed.

Wolfson confirms it in his new blog at TNR:

Clinton-Palin might drive ratings and sell magazines, but it wouldn’t be good for the Democratic party, or the cause of women’s rights.   Some might enjoy the spectacle, but don’t expect Hillary Clinton to play along.  Hillary Clinton has spent a lifetime resisting quick and easy stereotypes, and she’s not about to stop now.

yes, i know B0bots think they are entitled, but then again, they were also entitled to our votes and look how well that turned out

And for added merriment, here’s madamab’s play on the theme

HILLARY (laughing): Ah, Bill, you kill me! No, seriously. Let’s lay it out for them. Here’s the problem, folks. You already made your choice. It sucked, if I may be so blunt. You should have allowed me to become the nominee and let Barack be VP. As Palin has so amply demonstrated, he is barely even qualified for that position.

BARACK: HEY!!! You guys aren’t going to let her get away with talking to me like that, are you?

PELOSI and REID: Shut up, Barack.


NY Observer offers more – but it’s unnamed sources:

Most of the former and present Clinton staffers interviewed for this story, as well as Mr. Obama’s campaign, say that the limited role she has taken in advocating Mr. Obama’s candidacy is by design, and that she is doing precisely what is asked of her.

We’re not seeing more of her, in other words, because that’s how they want it.

“If they asked Hillary to do more, she’d be happy to do it,” said one Clinton adviser.

But one source close to the Clintons provided a slightly different version of events, saying that a high ranking Obama staff member indicated to a Clinton counterpart that they would like Mrs. Clinton to take a more aggressive tack, and that the answer was no.

and the comments from “Clintonland”

The consensus there, based on conversations with present and former Clinton advisers, is that the Obama campaign has isolated itself both as a result of its desire to break with the Clintons and establish itself as the future of the Democratic Party, and out of primary-victory-inspired hubris.

The effect, they say, has been a disastrous passivity.

To the Observer, Hillary said:

Asked by The Observer if she felt underutilized, Mrs. Clinton said, “They want to win and they are going to win. And we are going to make as strong a case as we can. You know, it’s not just me. There are thousands of people campaigning on behalf of this ticket, and we have to make the case, but I think we’ll make it effectively and I think we’ll win in November.”

A few months ago, Vastleft at Corrente wrote this classic entry that has been relevant ever since

America’s fastest-growing quiz sensation is “What Obama Really Meant.” Here’s how W.O.R.M. is played…

It’s been played a lot by the media lately to cover gaffes – such as when Michelle called Obama “pathetic”

I knew this man that I loved, he was sweet and pathetic, I thought. there was no way…….””
At that Walters the other hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd seemed to instantly realize what Obama did not–that you do not call a potential president of the United State pathetic,

Someone suggested that Obama really intended to say “empathetic.”

Goldberg spelled out E M P A T H…

And this Sunday it was Stephanoloupulos’s turn to play WORM:

What I was suggesting – you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith, and you’re absolutely right that that has not come –

MR. STEPHANOPOULOS: Your Christian faith.

SEN. OBAMA: My Christian faith – well, what I’m saying is –

Of course a real reporter would have paused and asked: are you saying your religion is actually Muslim?

But ABC reporters have been beaten over the head by the Oborg when attempting to ask Obama (not just Hillary) some actual questions in the last debate, so now, they offer the answer instead.

It’s a good thing that they picked our nominee based on eloquence. And that the media is so glad to help keep the illusion up.

I wonder if Freud ever considered that cure for slips…..

It had became a joke in it of itself. I stumbled on a site that helps make up silly accusations (Sarah Palin writes all in caps, rickrolled your grandmother – and a fresh one every day)

Meanwhile, this must’ve gotten old because the MSNBC  give-us-a-list anchormen Keith and Tweety have been unceremoniously demoted. Seems MSNBC is smelling the wind change and don’t want to be left in the wilderness when the candidate they surrogated for loses. Ah, and they were dead last in ratings too.(used to be #1 before starting to attack the Clintons – someone buy them a clue)

And the results are

10 points lead in the likely voters per Gallup

One point ahead for mcCain in tracking Rasmussen

In the first national polling results based entirely on interviews conducted after the Republican National Convention, McCain attracts 47% of the vote while Obama earns 46%. When “leaners” are included, it’s McCain 48% and Obama 47%.

– with women making the difference

en while Obama leads by three among women. On Tuesday, when Obama’s lead peaked, he had a fourteen point advantage among women.

Gee, all that “Palin is a bad mother and plays the retard card turned women against Obama? Who would have thunk it?

Updating with the CNN poll of polls that duplicates Rasmussen

When all three are averaged together for a new CNN Poll of Polls, the results have McCain up one point, 47 percent to 46 percent. That’s the first time in the CNN Poll of Polls that McCain has an advantage over Obama.

Unlike Rasmussen, CNN is trying to covince us that women stick with Obama

Holland also points out that despite a concerted outreach by the McCain-Palin team to former women supporters of Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, women nationwide seem to be sticking with Obama – 52 percent of women are planning to vote Democratic, while 51 percent of men are in the GOP column.

It’s barely a majority, so, Rasmussen seems to be right – Obama had a big majority with women, which he blew by attacking Palin. It’s how you read the numbers, non?

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