Well, now we know what it takes to get a response to legitimate questions about their candidate out of the McCain/Palin campaign: Appear on CNN. I did so today, on Rick Sanchez’s CNN Newsroom program, where were discussed the Salon piece Max Blumenthal and I co-wrote and its ramifications.
Video from the home of Sarah Palin’s biggest and oldest fans.
Wingnut Lars Larson resuscitated the “Clinton caused it” theory about 9/11 on CNN tonight. Too bad his theory is the precise reverse of reality.
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League seems to think that Pastor Thomas Muthee, the self-proclaimed witchhunter who prayed over Sarah Palin in that video — and who Palin credits with her electoral success — is simply an exotic African kind of Christian evangelist doing God’s work in his own peculiarly cultural way. Problem is just what Pastor Muthee defines as a “witch” — and how he went about hunting them.
Max Blumenthal has been busy in Alaska …
There’s an ugly below-the-radar campaign involving naked racial appeals being waged against Barack Obama in various locales around the country. In at least one case — in Roxbury, N.J. — white supremacists have been involved…
It may have not just been a coincidence that Sarah Palin posed with an article from the John Birch Society’s house organ for that City Council portrait in 1995. That’s because, according to Palin’s predecessor as the Wasilla mayor, a chunk of Palin’s base of support came from the community’s far-right fringe element that likely sent the piece across her desk in the first place.
According to Ben Smith, Team McCain has an explanation for that copy of The New American that Sarah Palin was displaying in the 1995 photo of her that appeared in the New York Times: Namely, it was part of an innocent packet of materials provided by local citizens. But not everything about that explanation fits.