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The so called anti-war candidate is now showing his backers: Ken- Cakewalk-Adelman – also of the Iran Contra fame is on the Obama bandwagon.

Why?

reads the same talking points Powell did. And those DNC stooges did in the primaries.

Summing it all up: anyone who opposes Obama is repulsive. They disappoint us so much by running against Obama, we decided to support him instead..

Here’s the New Yorker  whitewashed bio on Adelman

Ken Adelman is a lifelong conservative Republican. Campaigned for Goldwater, was hired by Rumsfeld at the Office of Economic Opportunity under Nixon, was assistant to Defense Secretary Rumsfeld under Ford, served as Reagan’s director of arms control, and joined the Defense Policy Board for Rumsfeld’s second go-round at the Pentagon, in 2001. Adelman’s friendship with Rumsfeld, Cheney, and their wives goes back to the sixties, and he introduced Cheney to Paul Wolfowitz at a Washington brunch the day Reagan was sworn in.

It’s entirely based on Adelman’s own info

In recent years, Adelman and his friends Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz fell out over his criticisms of the botching of the Iraq War. Still, he remains a bona-fide hawk (“not really a neo-con but a con-con”)

It would seem fom the introduction of the new Obama fan that somehow it was Adelman who was right – about anything- re: the war in Iraq.

Interesting how coming for Obama clensed both the “cake walk” and iran Contra, non?

Politico reports the  spin from both sides about Joe vs Powell

Roy Blunt was right:

“I think Joe the plumber does matter here, not because he’s Joe or not because he’s a plumber but because of all that particular discussion represents,” Blunt said on CNN’s “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.”

House Republican Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri admitted he wished Powell would have endorsed McCain, but said that neither the endorsement nor Obama’s association with 1960s radical Bill Ayers will matter as much as Joe the plumber.

Our favorite unbiased, undeclared but not undecided superdelegate for Obama was also right

Democratic strategist Donna Brazile said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that Powell’s endorsement of Obama should “erase any remaining doubts about his national security agenda [and] his experience.”

Right on, Donna!  Anyone who may have still be thinking that Obama is anti-war can now refer to this iconic image for
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the truth: Obama will keep this war going like this equally opportunistic endorser.

He said he was reassured by the candidate’s response, which caused him to think that Mr. Obama might not differ all that much from Mr. McCain. Mr. Zebari said

So, in effect, both Joe and Collin inform us as to Obama’s agenda.

Joe the Plumber reveals the economic goals – or rather the ideological confusion of a man without any belief as much as the willingness to turn on voters, on the people if they inconvenience him.

..The only difference is that the media worships Powell and savages Joe. But that’s also revealing:

Start a war, praise their guy, you’re a hero. Question their guy – you’re public enemy #1.

So, do we vote for  their guy?

And what SYD noted brilliantly in the comments – the two are very revealing for the neo-progs real agenda:

they are willing to turn on working class Americans like Joe… and revel in the company of war criminals like Powell.

I am totally bewildered by what they…. groups like Move On or Kos… stand for at this point???

Yup. The guy who “made a speech” against the war is endorsed by the guy who held a test tube for it.

And  the working class is object of ridicule.

We have came full circle.

.How did Palin do wrong by New York Times this time?

According to the very title – she was …to good

Sarah Palin, Looking Like a Real Entertainer

Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska made her point by going on “Saturday Night Live.” She proved she has a sense of humor at a time when the country is still debating whether to take her seriously as a potential commander in chief.

Since the media has decided she – a governor – is not to be taken seriously, showing a sense of humor was not approved:

And that was what was so remarkable — and jarring — about her engaging, relaxed performance on “SNL,

Ms. Palin’s delightful performance on Saturday stood out from the efforts of other politicians who have made fun of themselves on the NBC late-night comedy show.

In other words: you were good, we hate you! And what’s worse, you had great ratings too! Again!:

Her appearance was seen by more than 14 million people, the largest audience for “SNL” since 1994. It was definitely entertaining, but it was hard at times to tell whether it was a bold political tactic or a show-business audition.

And just to show you how unbiased we are, we are not even going to speak for the Democrats this time. In order to hate you today, we’ll presume to speak for Republicans:

The comic tempo was just right; it was the strategy that looked a bit odd. Ms. Palin may have charmed Democrats who viewed her as a narrow-minded zealot; her performance did little to assuage the concerns that have troubled many Republican and independent voters.

And how does New York Times know what republicans feel? Well, the most credible newspaper of record has it from the most credible spokesman on record – they both sold us WMD together

It didn’t help that Mr. Powell chose to endorse Mr. Obama the very next day. “I was also concerned at the selection of Governor Palin,” Mr. Powell told Tom Brokaw. “She’s a very distinguished woman, and she’s to be admired, but at the same time, now that we have had a chance to watch her for some seven weeks, I don’t believe she’s ready to be president of the United States, which is the job of the vice president.

All righty then! We know this guy would never stir us wrong

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So, let’s recap what new Tork Times says here:

Sarah Palin is delightful on SNL: bad. Why? Because the guy who sold us the war says so. And that makes NYT  sure that the Republicans must be thinking it.

And that takes NYT surrogacy for the Obama campaign to new levels. Now they are biased and self-parody themselves at the same time.

Update October 21

The meme is carried on by ABC

“her appearance this weekend on Saturday Night Live was a boost for the show’s ratings, but an ABC News poll finds that 52 percent of voters said McCain’s choice of Palin made them less confident of his judgment.”

Not even it it’s PDF charts does the poll reveal its samples.

yeah. And Gore invented the internet.

Over at Huffpo, Alec Baldwin makes excuses for SNL for inviting Palin

He first puts himself out on a limb noting that Palin was polite and gracious, then sinks into the delusion of the relevance of SNL

However, I assume that, like Meet the Press, SNL feels an obligation to offer their special forum to any and all public figures and officials who are current. Headline making. And in SNL‘s case, would make for a hit show. Several people decried SNL for giving her a spot on the show. You’re kidding, right? The woman is the Vice Presidential nominee of one of the two major parties in this country. Don’t put her on SNL? With all of her exposure and the Tina Fey performance? What reality are you in?

only to try and maintain the opposite in the next paragraph

If you think an appearance on Saturday Night Live would sway voters and actually affect the outcome of the election, you may have more contempt for the electorate of this country than the Republican National Committee does. And that’s a lot of contempt.

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