Money Trail: What Hurricane? Lobbyists, GOP Party On
As NOLA Residents Flee, Republican Party Officials Don Pink Boas and Swig Vodka Shots
By BRIAN ROSS, RHONDA SCHWARTZ, AVNI PATEL, ASA ESLOCKER, and ANNA SCHECTER
Sept. 1, 2008
MINNEAPOLIS -- As residents of New Orleans were fleeing Hurricane Gustav, top Republican party officials donned pink boas and swigged vodka shots at a wild whirl of corporate and lobbyist-paid parties this weekend in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Many corporate sponsors and their lobbyists carried through with plans for lavish entertainment of GOP lawmakers and others despite calls from the campaign of Sen. John McCain that Republicans should tone down the convention festivities.
"We will be contacting corporations and others to ask them to be respectful of events in the gulf," McCain campaign manager Rick Davis said Sunday afternoon.
Yet, last night lobbyists for the National Rifle Association, Lockheed Martin and the American Trucking Association put on a raucus six-hour party at a downtown bar featuring music by the band "Hookers and Blow." There was no evidence of any actual prostitutes or cocaine.
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That's great JTT, why don't you take it up with the cartoonist!
H2O MAN wrote:That's great JTT, why don't you take it up with the cartoonist!
and then you have to discover that the cartoonists have let you down!
Ooooh, the lefties must hate Lieberman!
Lieberman 2006: I Will Help Obama “Reach to the Stars”
Here’s Joe Lieberman praising Obama back in ‘06. This is more evidence that Joe has attached himself to McCain out of fear of being ‘left behind’ in the Senate and not because he believes McCain is the right choice for President.
“As far as I’m concerned [Barack Obama] is a ‘Baruch,’ which means a blessing. He is a blessing to the United States Senate, to America, and to our shared hopes for better, safer tomorrows for all our families. The gifts that God has given to Barack Obama are as enormous as his future is unlimited. As his mentor, as his colleague, as his friend, I look forward to helping him reach to the stars and realize not just the dreams he has for himself, but the dreams we all have for him and our blessed country.”
Joe proclaims that Obama will make America safer and said he would help Obama realize all the dreams for our country.Will he say this with pride during the RNC convention? Let’s see if the media brings this up when they cover his speech.
It's best that the scum is all kept to one end of the pond.
There are plenty of parents who provide education, condoms, access to other birth control, are 100% pro choice, yadda yadda and wind up with pregnant teenage daughters.
Rove: Bush Had Foreign Policy Experience Because Texas Is Near Mexico
In fact, Washington Times columnist Frank Gaffney today argued that Palin knows foreign policy “by osmosis“:
Speaking of geography, Alaskan territory is also along the trajectory of ballistic missiles launched eastward out of Stalinist North Korea. For that reason, among others, Alaska’s Fort Greely was selected as the site for the principal U.S. ground-based defense against such missiles.
As that state’s governor, Sarah Palin would know more by osmosis " if nothing else " about the necessity for U.S. anti-missile systems than either Messrs. Obama or Biden.
Yesterday on Fox’s Hannity and Colmes, Karl Rove took this argument a step further, claiming that President Bush was qualified to be commander-in-chief for a similar reason: because Texas was close to Mexico:
COLMES: And Obama has more foreign policy experience than George Bush had when Bush…
ROVE: Alan, no, no, no. George Bush " George Bush was Governor and he dealt with the Mexican border.
COLMES: He didn’t know the general " general of Pakistan.