Tech Grrl Deanna Zandt’s been helping out with social media efforts around Gustav, being spearheaded by NPR’s Andy Carvin. A lot of stuff is happening out there, but here are some main places that folks can get involved if you’re so inclined:
PDiddy vlogs that Sarah Palin is not experienced enough to be a "heartbeat away" from the oval office, and suggests that Michelle Obama would have been a better choice. Fuh real. (via Ari Melber)
The views of the Republican delegates on the issues, especially the economy, and on Mr. Bush are sharply at odds with voters generally. In mid-August, only 20 percent of voters said the economy was in good shape, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll of the nation.
It’s time for the GOP to fold its tent and go home. Some free advice: do not send Cindy McCain out on the Sunday talk shows to defend Sarah Palin (via Sully): All the Obama campaign needs to do is air this one over and over. How far has the
Gustav is running at 115 miles an hour and expected to hit the coast at around that speed. It looks like New Orleans may miss the worst of the Gustav. The current forecast is showing that Gustav will probably miss it, but there’s still a 43% chance of sideswiping it hard enough that levees might be over-topped or fail. Levies have still not been adequately rebuilt since Katrina. Even with New Orleans being missed, southern Louisiana can still expect to be devestated.
Yes, people they went there, it’s the new version of the terror alert — John McCain will protect us from hurricanes. Republicans are already citing Hurricane Gustav as a major reason why voters should pick Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) this fall. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) made the case Sunday that
Via the Wall Street Journal: Barack Obama said a storm like Hurricane Gustav raises “bipartisan concerns” and it’s “fine” that John McCain visited Mississippi’s emergency operations center Sunday morning. But he reiterated his worry that the security required for either presidential candidate could divert local law enforcement and other personnel
Presidential candidates have a single task to perform expertly between securing their party’s nomination and Election Day: the choice of a running mate. All else is politicking and speechifying. (And, by the way, wasn’t our guy’s speech just swell?) Debates and photo-opportunities are fine for Villagers and other rubes who read into them all kinds of sillliness.
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