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Surprisingly, from NY Times

Two liberal groups – one of them directed by a brother of the Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean – will begin running a graphic attack advertisement Thursday morning raising questions about Senator John McCain’s health. Showing vivid and unflattering images of the fresh scar that appeared on Senator McCain’s face immediately after his last operation for melanoma skin cancer eight years ago,

and how is this legitimate?

the commercial ends with a screen headline that reads, “Why won’t John McCain release his medical records?”

and again, surprisingly NY Times tells us

(Mr. McCain, 72, did invite a limited group of reporters to inspect more than 1,100 pages of his medical records in May, though he gave them only a three-hour window in which to review the documents.)

They had previously a real swiftboating ad, getting a fellow POW to slander McCain. Now this

“We think this is an election issue,’’ said Mr. Woodhouse of Brave New PAC. When asked why the groups chose to show such graphic imagery of Mr. McCain’s scars, Mr. Woodhouse said, “We have pictures of him with a scar to show that he has a history of surgery.”

A history of surgery – let’s see – tonsilectomy, apendectomy and a few teeth extractions – seems I am unqualified too. Like most people in this country.

A history of surgery….from the Doctor’s brother. You know what they say: be careful what you wish for. You may get it

the ad

Some people would think surviving caner is a cause for celebration rather than mockery. I wrote American Cancer Society about that asking for a statement condemning this.

Update

AP article on this also ads

Obama has not released his medical records. His campaign instead released a one-page letter in May from his longtime physician, Chicago internist Dr. David L. Scheiner, that summarized 21 years of medical records and described Obama’s health as excellent.

Interesting NY Times missed this one. And typical for the hypocrisy in this campaign.

We also have a statement from McCain’s campaign

“The fact that Howard Dean’s brother and an adviser to the Obama campaign are behind despicable and cheap smear ads against Sen. McCain is deeply disappointing, but in no way surprising,” said RNC spokesman Danny Diaz. “Barack Obama has promised Americans an elevated debate offering nothing but gutter, Chicago-style politics.”

Under the circumstances, it’s an understatement

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ABC reports that

Former President Bill Clinton defended Sen. John McCain’s request to delay the first presidential debate, saying McCain did it in “good faith” and pushed organizers to reserve time for economy talk during the debate if the Friday plans move forward.

and he said on Good Morning America

“We know he didn’t do it because he’s afraid because Sen. McCain wanted more debates,” Clinton said, adding that he was “encouraged” by the joint statement from McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.

“You can put it off a few days the problem is it’s hard to reschedule those things,” Clinton said, “I presume he did that in good faith since I know he wanted — I remember he asked for more debates to go all around the country and so I don’t think we ought to overly parse that.”

Video is provided at the link

In the same vein, Bill Clinton at his Global Initiative

Clinton pressed that McCain’s work on global warming was not to score political points, “The point I want to make is there were any votes on this in Arizona. He just wanted to know and they dragged along some very skeptical Republican senators who now are prepared to vote for some kind of bipartisan legislation which will put America in a position to be a part of what is coming up by 2010 which is figuring out where we go next in the struggle against climate change. That’s what we want from everybody. We want some of us to be on the left, some of us to be on the right but all of us to want to know,” Clinton said. “John McCain wants to know and I am profoundly grateful to him coming here today.”

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New desperate lengths to stir racial flames from the Obama people

Florida Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings pointed to Sarah Palin on Wednesday to rally Jews to Obama.

“Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through.”

Moose-folk unite:

After saying that Palin “don’t care too much” about Jews and blacks, Hastings argued that African Americans and Jews should come together behind Obama because there are many issues on which they agree.

Personally, I think this is exactly the racism Obama acused us of

antipathy to people who aren’t like them

Hastings cartainly demonstrates it

And they actually asked Palin to weigh in on this

Asked about the Hastings criticism, Palin spokeswoman Maria Comella said, “We’re taking a pass.”

Yeah, I am speechless too

Update

When not equating moose with Blacks and jews Hastings was occupying his time thusly

Update

Seems Hastings defended his remarks in an ABC interview

n an interview with ABC news, Hastings defended his comment by stating that the comment was aimed at pointing out that Palin was a radical conservative who was out of touch with mainstream America.

Because an impeached judge from Florida is the arbiter on what’s Mainstream America ans what isn’t.

Here’s the upshot of Obama’s latest pandering attempt to the Christian right

For the new Barack Obama “faith tour” to have any success, it needs to be able to draw young and evangelical voters. Yet, at its first stop in the Virginia back yard of well-known pastor Jerry Falwell, just 15 people showed up for the event.

Oh, the heathens! Don’t they know Obama is a blessing from God?

Might have been just an error in advertising

The Obama ‘faith event’ might have been a bigger draw if they had advertised it as a circus show … or perhaps a desperately hilarious comedy show,”

So, now we know why he opposed going to Washington to solve the financial crisis

The Obama faith tour is beginning this week and is similar to the evangelical outreach Obama attempted in Iowa an South Carolina during the Democratic primaries.

This was published 3 days ago.

Politico reports on an e-mail from Tom Daschle (Mr “Bipartisanship himself)

“Jim Johnson and I have scheduled another informal breakfast discussion and update on the campaign early next month,” he wrote to a list including Senator John Kerry, James Carville, and Richard Holbrooke, as well as Clinton’s former top campaign aides, including Howard Wolfson, Geoff Garin, and Harold Ickes.

So, while Obama fired him from his VP search team for his ties to subprime lenders, the e-mail suggests he is on the same top level as Daschle is.

Here’s a refresher of the last jim Johnson emergence

Jr.jr strikes again – his campaign is like the Jr’s administration, where figures compromised in their public positions (Rumsfield, Perle) are popping behind curtains.

And with Obama’s colorful past kept hidden by a fawning media, one can only wonder who else is hiding there…

Update

It seems Jim Johnson and others may be facing federal investigation too

The inquiries will focus on the financial institutions and the individuals that ran them, the senior law enforcement official said.

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