Monday, October 06, 2008

Palin' Around with Terrorists... and Bob Graham too!

Hear today's episode of Radio or Not by clicking here (runtime 29:22)

Ooh, Sarah "If I smile and wink maybe they won't realize I don't have a freakin' clue" Palin said on the stump that Obama's been "palin' around with terrorists." (I think that's how you spell 'palin''-- that's pal-ing, without the g at the end, as we learned on SNL... she omits the g at the end of 'ing' words, right?)

Thanks to an email from listener Mike in Ft. Lauderdale, CNN did the rebutting for us!

But now that the gloves are off, and we see that the McCain campaign is going to dredge up all kinds of dirt (ie nonsense), the Obama campaign is bringing out the facts they've been sitting on thus far.

Although I've been screaming about the Keating Five and wondering why they've been silent on it, I now realize that they were probably waiting for the home stretch. The difference between this and the mud that the Cons will sling is that this is all true, and it relates directly to the economic crisis in which we're now enmeshed. And John McCain was smack dab in the middle of it.

The Obama camp today launched a new website at And it contains this 13 minute documentary. Please watch it and forward it to everyone you know (if you want to forward this site, of course, I wouldn't be opposed to that either!)

Oh... and this afternoon I had the opportunity to chat with former Florida Governor and Senator Bob Graham. He was on a cell in his car on the way up to Gainesville, so the reception is, in spots, spotty. But he's always great to listen to, so I hope you will!

Hear today's episode of Radio or Not by clicking here (runtime 29:22)


SBVOR said...

The evidence, from the admittedly “Liberal” New York Times, as well as the very “Liberal” PBS Online News Hour PROVES that this pathetic and unfounded attempt to smear McCain with the crimes of Keating is unmitigated BUNK!

1) Although McCain had dealings with Keating (who was a constituent in McCain’s district), McCain was NOT connected in ANY WAY to the CRIMES committed by Keating (and even The New York Times ADMITTED IT).

2) McCain did NOT support, IN ANY WAY, Keating’s request for regulators to ignore his violations (much less eliminate the regulations).

3) In FACT, even the New York Times admits that the Keating scandal ONLY involved Democrats (which is precisely why the Dems were so DESPERATE to lynch the ONLY Republican they could even REMOTELY connect to Keating)!

Quoting the New York Times:

“The special counsel to the Senate Ethics Committee has recommended that the panel clear two of the five Senators under investigation for their links to the savings and loan debacle, Congressional officials said today.

In a confidential report submitted to the committee on Sept. 10, the special counsel, Robert S. Bennett, concluded that there was not adequate evidence to merit a full-scale investigation of John Glenn, an Ohio Democrat, and John McCain, an Arizona Republican, several officials said.”

“If Mr. McCain is dropped from the investigation, the political implications could be significant: He is the only Republican under scrutiny, and Republicans could portray the scandal as a Democratic one.”

4) Quoting the very “Liberal” PBS Online News Hour:

“The Senate Ethics Committee concluded that Glenn and McCain's involvement in the scheme was minimal and dropped the charges against them. In August 1991, the committee ruled that the other three [DEMOCRATIC] senators had acted improperly in interfering with the Federal Home Loan Banking Board's investigation.”

Click here for the UNDENIABLE FACTS on what REALLY caused the current housing mess (AND the Keating related S&L mess).