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To my surprise, I found one SNL skit that is both funny and accurate

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Some highlights

After Nancy Pelosi (played by Kristen Wiig) blamed the Bush administration and Republicans for the current financial crisis, President Bush (played by Jason Sudeikis) interrupted: “Wait a minute. Wasn’t it my administration that warned about the problem six years ago? And it was Democrats who refused to listen?” When Pelosi protested, Barney Frank (played by Fred Armisen) corrected her, “Actually, this time, this time he’s sort of right.”

and also

George Soros (played by Will Forte) told viewers that all of the $700 billion coming from the recently passed bailout bill is going to him. Under his captioned name on the screen were the words “Multi-billionaire Hedge Fund Manager, Owner, Democratic Party.”

Video – now removed by NBC


Interestingly enough, NBC pulled the video from their website.

And they just took down the one on you tube. Luckily, I saved a copy. You tube took it down as soon as I uploaded it so you can now see it here


The Vachovia debacle and missing SNL skit

Herb and Marion Sandler were co-chief executives for Golden West Financial Corp., and were once hailed as “voices of reason” as they guided their company and it’s subsidiary, World Savings, safely through the 1980’s and 1990’s, when thousands of other savings-and-loan failed.

In October 2006, after 40 years of running what was once referred to as an “endearing mom-and-pop shop” they sold their business to Wachovia in a $24.3 billion deal as USA Today reports.

It also contains a link to the full transcript  with screen caps

Taking the advice I mentioned earlier, Palin told Bill Kristol

I pointed out that Obama surely had a closer connection to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright than to Ayers — and so, I asked, if Ayers is a legitimate issue, what about Reverend Wright?

She didn’t hesitate: “To tell you the truth, Bill, I don’t know why that association isn’t discussed more, because those were appalling things that that pastor had said about our great country, and to have sat in the pews for 20 years and listened to that — with, I don’t know, a sense of condoning it, I guess, because he didn’t get up and leave — to me, that does say something about character. But, you know, I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring that up.”

Let’s hope he does. After all, B0 himself said, in his bestest sppech ever on race that it’s a legitimate issue in the campaign.

So, Bring it on!

The heels are in and the gloves are off!

As an aside, her conversation with her son in Iraq

“He called the day of the debate, and it was so wonderful because it was the first call since they were deployed over there, and it was like a burden lifted even when I heard his voice.” Palin said that she told him that she had a debate that night. “And he says, ‘Yeah, I heard, Mom,’ and he says, ‘Have you been studying?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I have,’ and he goes, ‘O.K., well I’ll be praying.’ I’m like — total role reversal here, that’s what I’ve been telling him for 19 years.”

Politico has a feature where different notable figures give advice to candidates – you know, in the “impartial” Donna Brazile mold in the primaries.

Of all people featured today, I’ll quote Grover Norquist (yes the “shrink the government till you can drown it in a bathtub” Norquist) as his advice to McCain is the only worthwhile one:

To McCain: Please remember that this is a political campaign…..after elections one may choose to be ever so bi-partisan. Right now there is a knife fight going on so stop trying to sing Kumbaya with people who are trying to do you in–and that includes your former groupies in the establishment press.

Indeed. When choosing interviewers, did his campaign think this through? Both Gibson and Couric went as far as to edit words as to make Palin sound extreme – why were they even given a chance to do that?

Norquist’s Brazile-like comment is when he advised Obama to emphasise his consostency on raising taxes and gun control “Voters love consistency”

There’s also a less known adviser today, Tom Korogolos, former GOP ambassador

Past is prologue: Where is it written that Rev. Wright and Ayres and Rezko are off the table?

Seems McCain is slowly catching up to this – where is Wright I wonder? During the primary, everyone expected those to be back in the GE. Obama was even asked in a debate, on ABC and all he could say was his usual “Hillary would be attacked too”

So, here’s mine:

McCain: Go for broke. The media will attack you no matter what you do or say, so ignore them and use all the real ammunition against Obama – ALL OF IT!

Obama: Be yourself. Tell voters what you really think of them and the idea that you should earn their votes. Voters love honesty.

What’s your advice?

Not Your Sweetie