Wake-Up Call: Silver Alert

  • Although his camp “says it was always meant that way,” McCain “made an overnight change” to his new homeowner bailout plan, “making it more generous to financial institutions and more costly for taxpayers” (Politico).
  • Meanwhile, responding to what he called “over-the-top attacks,” Obama told ABC’s Gibson he was “surprised … that [McCain] wasn’t willing to say it to my face” (“World News”).
  • According to his sworn statement, Todd Palin was on a “crusade” for “years” to get ex-brother-in-law/state trooper Mike Wooton fired, “whom he considered to be a bad cop” and “a threat” to his family (Anchorage Daily News).
  • “Tens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states have been removed from the rolls” or “blocked from registering in ways that appear to violate federal law” (New York Times).
  • FL Gov. Charlie Crist (R) signed an order yesterday establishing “Silver Alerts,” to be issued to media outlets “when a person over age 60 with mental impairments cannot be found” (Miami Herald).
  • Esquire has endorsed Obama. So, I guess we can all go home now.
  • β€’”You’ve got a hot bod; don’t keep it to yourself. … Welcome to the Lower 49, girlfriend” – Paris Hilton, on her “advice” for Palin (New York Post).
  • Joining the winner of the “Ultimate Hockey Mom” regional contest, Palin will be in Philly on 10/11 to “drop the puck at the ceremonial opening face-off” between the Flyers and the Rangers (release).
  • Jon Stewart says “it’s pretty clear” which WH candidate he’s supporting, especially because he thinks Palin “is like Jodie Foster in the movie ‘Nell'” (New York Daily News).
  • ID resident Tyler Hurst says “he decided to name his little girl Palin after watching” Palin’s speech at the GOP convo. “He called his wife” and “pitched his proposed domestic policy, and she agreed” (AP).
  • For some reason, talk radio host Hugh Hewitt‘s new book, “How Sarah Palin Won the Election … And Saved America,” does not, “as yet, have a publisher” (New York Observer).
  • Jay Leno, on this week’s debate: “I never thought a political event in Tennessee could be that dull without the help of Al Gore” (“Tonight Show”).
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