Piper for President

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

WomenState appears to be a Hillary-supporting, anti-Obama PUMA who has transferred allegiance to Sarah Palin. Or perhaps to Piper Palin (thanks, Sarolta Cump): Piper is "clean," "loved," "tough," and "she listens." A good start.

Lipstick on a Map

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

OK one more lipstick thing. Aroma Cucina slyly combined the lipstick smears with her skepticism about Sarah Palin's mastery of foreign policy. Aroma says, "Had to look at a map so that I could understand the depth of Palin's knowledge about Russia." (Thanks, James Mills.) [Aroma Cucina / Flickr] It looks ...

The Tone of McCain/Palin

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

In the last few days, both Obama and Biden have accused the McCain/Palin campaign of dishonesty and nastiness in its attacks and ads. Many of their fellow Democrats feel similarly about the tone McCain and Palin have adopted. Jay Smooth is a hip-hop vlogger and ballotvoxregular who "leans left." You'll find ...

Drilling Psychedelic

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, September 11th, 2008

James Mills found this psychedelic "drill, baby, drill" mashup. It incorporates footage of the GOP convention, the interview in which Palin asks what the VP does every day, and dead birds, among other things. Set to music and "drill, baby, drill" soundbites. The video was made by BriareusTheYeti, a ...

Lying About Lipstick

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

[BrittneyBush / Flickr] Lipstick on a pig. It's absurd, but since our mission is to serve up smart citizen commentary from webworld, and since today everyone's talking about the new McCain/Palin ad, here we go. Yesterday, Obama said that McCain's offer of "change" is like putting lipstick on a pig. No reference ...

Against Palin… Before He Was (Sort Of) For Her

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

On the fence [slavetothemusic / Flickr] Ann Raber just discovered an interesting new blogger. He writes anonymously at Black Men for McCain. He says he's a black Republican and a Christian who dislikes Obama and intended his month-old blog to support McCain. Until, at least, McCain picked Palin: I’m a Republican because this ...

Not Like the Republicans She Knows

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Drill, baby, drill [kellyandapril / Flickr] Anne from Ann Arbor is a Democrat, a teacher, and a lover of folk art. She also has near and dear Republicans in her life (with whom she avoids talking politics). Anne saw nothing resembling them at the Republican convention last week (thanks, James ...

Sarah Palin’s Convention Speech

Posted by Katherine | Friday, September 5th, 2008

[Tom LeGro, NewsHour / Flickr] There were lots of favorable headlines in the mainstream media about Sarah Palin's convention speech. Here, from the blogosphere, is some of that same feeling as well as some edge. Jeff from Elk Grove, California, is going to vote for Obama, but he thought Palin nailed her ...

McCain-Palin Announcement Rally

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Emily is a political-science major at the University of Dayton. She spent last autumn in DC, and it seems to have cemented her political bug; she was on hand at the McCain-Palin announcement rally in Dayton, Ohio, last Friday. Emily caught the candidates here in a flurry of flags: [er3465 / ...

Bristol Palin’s Pregnancy

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Bristol Palin with family at VP announcement in Dayton [er3465 / Flickr] Elle is a Texas-based group blogger who thinks it's no one's "business" that 17-year-old Bristol Palin is five months pregnant. Elle was a pregnant teen herself, once. But she does take aim at the coverage of Bristol's pregnancy. Elle "can't ...

Does Selecting Palin Put America First?

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

[horizontal.integration / Flickr] Jack Wood -- retired lawyer from Nye County, Nevada, and Obama supporter -- thinks McCain was right to suspend the first day of the GOP's convention; he was placing America first. He also thinks Obama did the decent thing in condemning commentary about Bristol Palin's pregnancy. What impressed him ...

McCain Picks Palin

Posted by Katherine | Friday, August 29th, 2008

In Alaska [triciaward / Flickr] Impeccably timed to eclipse the Obama-convention-speech headlines, McCain has chosen Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin as the GOP's vice-presidential candidate. Archbishop Cranmer, who blogs about religion and politics with sixteenth-century wisdom, feels this spells "Barack who?": Governor Palin is a Protestant Evangelical Christian. Moreover, she is strongly ‘pro-life’, ...