John McCain -- You're Fired!

September 19, 2008 by susan
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The Wall Street Journal editorial board has blasted John McCain for saying that Christopher Cox, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Committee, should be fired. Okay, Cox is one of their own, so this isn't a huge surprise, but their harsh condemnation of the man who most likely will receive their presidential endorsement is. More, but not much.

McCain says Cox should be fired because he has "betrayed the public trust". Seems to me that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. (Or mud, or sleaze.) Responsible Republicans, from columnist Richard Cohen to Chuck Hagel, have stated that by choosing Sarah Palin to be his VP, McCain put his own self-interest over his country's best interest. Yeah, you might call that betraying the public trust.

Yesterday Donald Trump endorsed John McCain. Today he should fire him.

As I post this, McCain and Palin are arriving in Blaine, MN, a suburb north of here. And I'm biking downtown to the rally on Peavey Plaza to snub them. I'm sure they'll miss me.

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kimbers (not verified) | September 19, 2008 - 9:16pm

Hi Susan, it was a wonderful rally. Sorry I missed you.

If anyone you know couldn't make it, I took quite a few pictures and made an obnoxiously long slide show here, if they want to see what they missed:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11006093@N02/sets/72157607382416461/

Have a great weekend!

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susan | September 20, 2008 - 12:44am

Kimbers -- you wrote, "Hi Susan, it was a wonderful rally. Sorry I missed you."
Well, you didn't because I'm in some of your photos! So is Jim. Could it be that you didn't recognize me seeing as it's been -- oh, about 20 years and my hair is once again long (I had a short hair decade) and, um, silver? Okay, grey. And I'm a bit pruney, or as we now say, dried plum-y.
So if you're wondering, I'm in photo #26, way in the upper right hand corner in sunglasses. And I'm in #32, foreground, talking to Sam and Sylvia Kaplan. (Sylvia's the woman with the shock of short white hair.) Big ol' blue bag hanging over my shoulder. I'm a dot in a few others, but then Jim shows up big as life in #67, handsome guy with a back pack and a silver -- okay, white, beard.
Yeah, I clicked through all 94+ of them. Thanks a lot for posting them. I took some photos as well, but haven't downloaded them and they're probably not as good as yours anyway.

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kimbers (not verified) | September 20, 2008 - 8:20am

I saw Jim,(he was right behind me) the Kaplan's, and a few other friends in the photo's when I got home and downloaded.

It's interesting to think that if I hadn't been looking at the world thru a camera lens, I very likely would have 'seen' all of you!

: )

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kimbers (not verified) | September 19, 2008 - 10:03pm

What happens when something on FOX news catches my attention :

VAN SUSTEREN: What do you make of Senator McCain saying that if he were president he would fire Christopher Cox, who is head of the SEC?

TRUMP: Well, it's certainly a strong statement, and I guess he's saying that he wants tighter regulation. But a lot of people like Christopher Cox and I think he's done a very good job. But certainly it was a very strong statement today by Senator McCain, who's a very talented guy.

ME: That's right, Donald, McCain has been the poster child for tighter regulations...

VAN SUSTEREN: You say he's a talented guy. You have now formally endorsed him. I know that last spring that you stayed a little bit out of it, and you donated some money to Senator Clinton. But now have you gone "On the Record" that Senator John McCain is your guy?

ME: , Greta, Greta, Greta, Donald Trump doesn't stay out of anything, especially people he spends money on.... he becomes delusional and thinks he owns them.....

TRUMP: Well, I have. And I've known him for a long time, and I've known Hillary for a long time. But I don't have to make that choice any longer.

I was amazed that she wasn't chosen as the vice-presidential candidate. I think things might have been a lot different for Obama.

ME interupting Donald: Oh yeah, things would have been alot different alright.... talk about passive aggressive wishful thinking

Back to Donald: Right now it's a very close race, and I even have seen some polls where McCain is leading.

Gosh I'm so rude, interupting again: Bwahahahahahaha! This from the guy who said The Apprentice would be back bigger and better than ever! Live by the ratings die by the ratings Donald!

Donald: But I've known Senator McCain for a long time. He's a great guy, a great man. He's just a very strong guy, a very strong leader, and he's very, very smart.

Me: Ah Donald.... I actually watched the first two seasons of The Apprentice... you say that about everyone!! I mean everyone!! Those exact words!!

VAN SUSTEREN: Are you endorsing him because you've known him for a long time, or is it--tell me the difference between Senator Obama and Senator McCain in your eyes.

Me: WOW Greta!! That's actually a great question too bad you're wasting it on Mr he's a great leader... a brilliant guy who will be the best president ever... that I've known for years!

TRUMP: Well, I can tell you one of the differences is that Senator Obama wants to raise taxes beyond belief, and senator McCain doesn't. And in a fragile economy like we're in right now, you cannot go around raising corporate taxes and lots of other taxes. You just can't do it. Then you really will see the great depression.

Me: I'm so disapointed in you Donald, you actually gave a real answer to this... not a good answer.... but a real one... HEY CHLOE!! (the dog) get your nose out of my popcorn!

VAN SUSTEREN: But when we talk about taxes, you're a rich guy Donald. You just sold a house for an enormous amount of money. You're one of the richest guys. Senator Obama says he's not going to raise taxes on the people who aren't rich.

Me: Wow! Twice in one night you've gotten it pretty right Greta! Fox is not going to be happy about you even being close to accurately stating an Obama platform!

TRUMP: You know what I find? I find when people say that, and yet they're raising the taxes on the rich, they ends up raising the taxes on everybody. And ultimately, that's what would happen. Whereas John McCain is not going to be raising taxes and could even be lowering taxes.

Me: Sure.. Donald... You need to loosen you combover...

Donald continues: And frankly, that's the language I like to hear....

Me: See! Words ARE powerful!! So powerful that sometimes they can make you believe things that aren't real!!

Donald again: Stop interupting me Kimbers (ok he really didn't say that) because the economy is very weak,
it's very fragile. And any talk of tax increases, it's over, it's going to be over.

Me: It's over alright Donald. Remember, you said it first....

So I endorsed John McCain. I've known him for a long time. He's a brilliant guy, and I think he'll be a great president.

Me: I knew it!!! He had to say it!!! Cause Donald never disapoints!! Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

This campaign season is making me nuts!! : )

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susan | September 20, 2008 - 12:56am

(I hate the way our comments run and if we keep the CLB going, we're going to get around to rearranging this part of things. And others.) BUT, I thought the Fox news thing you did was a hoot. And yes, this campaign season is making many of us nuts. Did you perhaps see Annie Lamott's piece in Salon? http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/09/16/anne_lamott/

Here's an excerpt:

I had to leave church Sunday morning when it turned out that the sermon was not about bearing up under desperate circumstances, when you feel like you're going crazy because something is being perpetrated upon you and your country that is so obscene that it simply cannot be happening.

I sat outside a 7-Eleven and had a sacramental Dove chocolate bar. Jeez: Here we are again. A man and a woman whose values we loathe and despise -- lying, rageful and incompetent, so dangerous to children and old people, to innocent people in every part of the world -- are being worshiped, exalted by the media, in a position to take a swing at all that is loveliest about this earth and what's left of our precious freedoms.
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On the other hand, there are lots of bits of good news out there. Like the latest poll showing that of the four people on the two tickets, Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin, Palin is now ranked the least favorite.
And there are also smart people out there saying that every time we say that word, Palin, we do their side a favor. As long as we continue to fuss over how unfit she is, we keep her front and center. So even though I can't promise, I'm going to try to avoid using the letters P, A, L, I N, in that order.

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