For all the braying by the Senate’s top three hawks about how the U.S. wasn’t doing enough to oust Libyan dictator Col. Muammar Qaddafi from power, one might be surprised to learn that exactly two years ago, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were in Tripoli meeting with the erratic leader and giving him assurances that relations between the nations were on the mend.
According to a leaked August 2009 U.S. diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks recounting the Senators’ junket, the neoconservative Connecticut Senator captured the dynamic of aligning with a brutal dictator:
They were for it before they were against it and against it before they were for it.
To put it succinctly: the press can’t violate Palin’s First Amendment rights. If the government were to criminalize her speech, that would be a violation. But what the press is doing in criticizing Palin is exercising the First Amendment.
Ouch. That was painful.
The original Maverick asked Karl Rove if he could pick Joe Lieberman for vice president. Karl said no. The Maverick said okay.
Still looking at this story. Not sure if I buy it. It would make sense that the shadow party picked Palin since McCain had only two five minute conversations with his soul mate before she was picked. And if there was a Shadow GOP, Rove would be in it.
Short answer: no. Follow the link for the long answer.
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 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.
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Note to John McCain, W and everyone else. Unless your home is a place where you or people you employ raise cattle/sheep/goats/etc and/or a place where you have horses; then it isn’t a real ranch. Please stop calling your home a ranch. It’s a villa. Thank you.