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That’s the official figure.  Like more or less everything else “official” it’s false, phony, fake.  Jiggled.  Double it and maybe – maybe – it’s more or less accurate.   So yesterday the Republican wrapped their convention, McCain gave his “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along” talk, after his self-described lipsticked pit-bull had made clear just why.   McCain is running against DC, where he’s been for too long to remember.  Ah well.  So we enter our slightly shortened presidential campaign period, 8 weeks of blather, while operative of the RNC jiggle the voting machines, laws, etc. and do their best to bend the machinery enough to win with their “mavericks” McCain and Palin.  Well, who knows anymore just how the fix can be fixed.

So we enter the ridiculous once-every-four-years US election cycle countdown.  2 more months.  Blather blather blather.   I haven’t seen any recent polls to suggest Palin bounced things up or down, nor anything else.  Just a lot of hyperventilating, distraction from McCain, the issues (but McCain operative says the election isn’t about issues…), etc.   Par for the course….


  1. Last week one of The Maverick’s ops, responding to some remark his boss uttered replied, “He [McCain] doesn’t speak for the campaign.”

    Well…Ok. This is eerily like the observation made by a “senior advisor” from the ’04 Bush campaign: “The aide said that guys like me were ”in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who ”believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ”That’s not the way the world really works anymore,” he continued. ”We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”

    It is just so utterly strange being alive at this moment…

  2. ah, you just made a connection as to why that god awful film “the secret” and it’s new age “you create your own reality” philosophy became so popular this past decade. It’s the GW Bush philosophy! Now please excuse me while I go try and manifest some sanity. Wish me luck, I will need it!

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