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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by TheWalkingFox
She isn't THAT out of it.
She is polling third for the Republican nomination...and she hasn't even entered the race.
I don't support her...I think she is absolutely insane when it comes to policy...but she has a following of like minded crazies.
I would LOVE for her to get the nomination...because I support Obama
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by ColoradoJens
I do love that he's getting the Billy Carter / Roger Clinton treatment. Obama's the straight guy, Biden's the frat bum. There needs to be a sitcom.
Originally posted by ColoradoJens
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
I just had to do it - The Onion has had a field day with Biden...
WASHINGTON—Taking advantage of the warm spring weather Monday, Vice President Joe Biden parked his 1981 Trans Am in the White House driveway, removed his undershirt, and spent a leisurely afternoon washing the muscle car and drinking beer.
Biden Washes Trans AM
DALLAS—Following dozens of complaints from waitstaff and numerous incidents of property damage over the past 10 years, representatives from the Dave & Buster's corporation, a bar-restaurant chain offering a wide variety of arcade games, announced today that Vice President Joe Biden has been permanently banned from all 55 locations nationwide.
Biden Receives Lifetime Ban From Dave and Busters
"I need to steer clear of D.C. until some # blows over," said Biden, sitting in the far corner of a Mexican cantina with his back to the wall and taking a long swig from a bottle of Tecate Light. "It's nothing I can't handle, but let's just say there was a little misunderstanding. Somebody didn't get something they were supposed to get."
Biden Cools his Heels in Mexico for awhile
The stories on his all women body guards are hilarious.
Sarah Palin book McGinniss returned to Alaska, site of the critically acclaimed Going to Extremes, in 2008 to research an article for Conde Nast's business magazine Portfolio about then-governor Palin's championing of AGIA, $26 billion plan to construct a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope of Alaska to a pipeline hub in Canada. In 2009, McGinniss signed a contract with Broadway Books/Random House to write an unauthorized biography about Sarah Palin and began extensive research, which took him to Alaska that fall and again in the spring of 2010. In late May he was offered a rental on Lake Lucille in Wasilla and moved next door to Palin's home. On her Facebook page Palin warned him to stay away from her children and stated: "Wonder what kind of material he'll gather while overlooking Piper's bedroom, my little garden, and the family's swimming hole?" Palin's Facebook entry, widely repeated by the media, caused a brief international media frenzy.
She doesn't pull any punches in calling others out...why is it so bad when others call her out???
Political science has for its object to ascertain in what manner and by means of what institutions political and personal freedom may be secured and perpetuated: not license, or the mere right of every man to vote, but entire and absolute freedom of thought and opinion, alike free of the despotism of monarch and mob and prelate; freedom of action within the limits of the general law enacted for all; the Courts of Justice, with impartial Judges and juries, open to all alike; weakness and poverty equally potent in those Courts as power and wealth; the avenues to office and honor open alike to all the worthy; the military powers, in war or peace, in strict subordination to the civil power; arbitrary arrests for acts not known to the law as crimes, impossible; Romish Inquisitions, Star-Chambers, Military Commissions, unknown; the means of instruction within reach of the children of all; the right of Free Speech; and accountability of all public officers, civil and military.
Truths are the springs from which duties flow; and it is but a few hundred years since a new Truth began to be distinctly seen; that MAN IS SUPREME OVER INSTITUTIONS, AND NOT THEY OVER HIM. Man has natural empire over all institutions. They are for him, according to his development; not he for them. This seems to us a very simple statement, one to which all men, everywhere, ought to assent. But once it was a great new Truth,---not revealed until governments had been in existence for at least five thousand years. Once revealed, it imposed new duties on men. Man owed it to himself to be free. He owed it to his country to seek to give her freedom, or maintain her in that possession. It made Tyranny and Usurpation the enemies of the Human Race. It created a general outlawry of Despots and Despotisms, temporal and spiritual. The sphere of Duty was immensely enlarged. Patriotism had, henceforth, a new and wider meaning. Free Government, Free Thought, Free Conscience, Free Speech! All these came to be inalienable rights, which those who had parted with them or been robbed of them, or whose ancestors had lost them, had the right summarily to retake.
~ Albert Pike
McGinniss became an overnight success when his first book, The Selling of the President 1968, landed on The New York Times bestseller list when he was 26 years old, making him the youngest living writer with that achievement. The book described the marketing of Richard Nixon during the 1968 presidential campaign. McGinniss stumbled across his book’s topic while taking a train to New York. A fellow commuter had just landed the Hubert Humphrey account and was boasting that 'in six weeks we’ll have him looking better than Abraham Lincoln.' McGinniss tried to get access to Humphrey’s campaign first, but they turned him down. So he called up Nixon’s, and they said yes.".
The book was very well received by both critics and the public, and has been recognized as a "classic of campaign reporting that first introduced many readers to the stage-managed world of political theater." It "spent more than six months on best-sellers lists, and McGinniss sold a lot of those books through television, appearing on the titular shows of Merv Griffin, David Frost and Dick Cavett, among others." Conservative writer William F. Buckley "assumed McGinniss had relied on 'an elaborate deception which has brought joy and hope to the Nixon-haters.' But even Buckley liked the book."
In 1995, McGinniss sat through the O. J. Simpson murder case trial, expecting to write a book about it, but returned the $1 million advance after Simpson was acquitted, saying the trial had been "a farce." His next book, the critically acclaimed The Miracle of Castel di Sangro, followed the fortunes of an Italian soccer team from a tiny town during one dramatic season in the big leagues.