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McCain/Palin: The Week That Was…Thus Far…But It’s Not Done Yet…Oh God…

Introducing, the new McCain/Palin official song. Put down all liquids…it really captures their essence. 

So, let’s recap:

— McCain campaign manager Rick Davis not only worked for Freddie Mac, but Davis persuaded the troubled lender to pay his lobbying firm, Davis Manafort, $15,000 a month for not working because he was close to John McCain

—  Alaskans are now beyond miffed at Palin’s troopergate machinations.   Especially since it’s McCain folks from outside Alaska who are roiling the political waters.

— After a disastrous interview with Charlie Gibson, and bizarre spoon-fed answers with Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin moved into the Katie Couric Zone of Death.  Wherein Palin promptly sucked.  That Katie, she’s a tiger:

Couric: …Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?

Palin: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.

Couric: I’m just going to ask you one more time – not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.

Palin: I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you.

Sarah Palin let Katie Couric give her homework. Uh. Mah. Gawd.

— Palin did so badly that McCain tried a reverse maneuver to overshadow her crapitude.  (With McCain’s $5,000 make-up pro in tow?) 

— To do this, McCain had to cancel Letterman.  By lying.  What’s worse than pissing off a comedian with a daily late night show?  Other comedians now must one up Letterman’s snarking about your craptastic idiocy.  Because comedians cannot help themselves.  Just tack a "big joke" sign on McCain’s forehead now.

— Palin.  Witchcraft exorcism.   Um…

Then there’s the too frazzled to debate maneuver with a side of chicken.  And the leaked McCain memo on selling it.

Did I miss anything?  Oh yeah, the economy is still tanking…as are McCain’s electoral numbers.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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