Change.gov

It took them very little time to get Change.gov up. Looks like they are going to make a lot of the transition public.

This is a welcome change from the past eight years of opaque government.

First 3 Predictions

  1. The conservative mainstream pundits will claim that the results are actually a victory for conservatism; that McCain lost because he wasn’t a real conservative or conservative enough and this election proved that America is a center-right nation.
  2. The GOPers and assorted right wing nuts will claim that Obama won due to fraud from Acorn. They will claim the election was stolen and advocate for all kinds of draconian voter validation laws.
  3. There will be proof that the outgoing administration used much of its final time in office to destroy evidence and pardon co-conspirators.

Hitchens Unjumps Shark

It therefore seems to me that the Republican Party has invited not just defeat but discredit this year, and that both its nominees for the highest offices in the land should be decisively repudiated, along with any senators, congressmen, and governors who endorse them.

From
Vote Obama – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine

Hitchens’ well written take down of McCain reminds me of why I read him the first place.

Issue Isn’t Faith and Family

It is not snobbish to recognize that the job of vice president of the United States at this point in history requires a broad understanding of our diverse, globalized world and ways to strengthen the weakened position in it that this country has suffered over the last eight years.

From With Palin, the Issue Isn’t Faith and Family

A new acronym for this election, ITIS (pronounced it-is) for It’s The Incompetence Stupid. Palin is under a cloud of corruption, cronyism and abuse of power. She expects to avoid answering questions by demanding reverence. This should be a big red flashing warning sign of someone who could not, should not and must not be trusted with power.

Mississippi’s Ballot Trick

Defying state law, they have decided to hide a hard-fought race for the United States Senate at the bottom of the ballot, where they clearly are hoping some voters will overlook it. Their proposed design is not only illegal. It shows a deep contempt for Mississippi’s voters.

From Mississippi’s Ballot Trick

Remember the good old days when elected officials used to try and hide their law breaking rather than flaunt their contempt for laws they find inconvenient?

Robert Reich on Vetting

Do you believe Sarah Palin was put through anything remotely like this before John McCain decided she would be his vice presidential candidate, and possible President of the United States?

Robert Reich’s Blog: Vetting

Robert Reich discusses the vetting process he went through and suggests that maybe Mrs. Palin was actually picked based on one five minute meeting and a second five minute phone call. Scary. Looks like McCain thinks being sloppy, lazy and unprepared is the best way to show he is still that Maverick from 2000.