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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:00 AM
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Maurine Dowd doesn't trash Obama in her column today. A first?
The smoother his trip has gone from sinking a 3-pointer with the troops in Afghanistan to presenting the Obama-Maliki withdrawal plan for Iraq the more panicky Republicans back in Washington have become.

The image of John McCain in a golf cart with Bush 41 in Kennebunkport with Poppy charmingly admitting that they were a little jealous of all the Obama odyssey coverage was not a good advertisement for the future, especially contrasted with the shots of Gen. David Petraeus and Obama smiling at each other companionably in a helicopter surveying Iraq. (Asked by a Democratic lawmaker a while back why there werent more Democrats in the military, General Petraeus smiled slyly and said there are more than you think.)

A foiled and frustrated McCain trying to get covered when the entire media world has gone fishin for Obama stories took the Hillary tack of mocking the press for having a love affair, as his campaign said, with the senator. McCain is hopping mad that the surge that he backed, and Obama resisted, has now set the stage for the Bush puppet Maliki to agree with Obamas exit strategy. But Obama has a better batting average with his judgment on how we shouldnt have gotten into Iraq, we should have gone after Osama and we should talk to Iran and other foes, if only to better assess their psychology. Then we might have deduced that Saddam had the Beware of Dog sign up without the dog.

It doesnt work for McCain and his foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger to keep insisting that timetables will lead to defeat.

The Angry One can try to paint The One as having bad judgment. But who is being advised by Kissinger, the man who helped keep us in Vietnam and get us into Iraq?



http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/23/opinion/23dowd.html?_...

("the One" is the nickname McCain's ppl call Obama ha ha. "The Angry One is Dowd's.)
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:07 AM
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1. I also like O-Force One
"O-Force One, as The Chicago Sun Times mockingly calls the candidates freshly branded 757"
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Stardust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:46 AM
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2. MoDo: The Queen of Snark [snip]
"The king of Jordan personally drove the prince of Chicago from the palace to the airport on Tuesday night...As the senator got out of the passenger seat, King Abdullah jumped out to chat some more, as though the two, who had only met in passing on the Hill, were old pals.

Obama finally found a Muslim with whom hes willing to be photographed."

She still pisses me off, but thanks for sharing.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:48 AM
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3. Stupid shit..mediawhores will find
anything they can to dip their poison pen in.
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Sensitivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:03 AM
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4. INTERESTING!! Dowd let's slip a rumor I had heard last year -- Petraeus is a DEMOCRAT.

(Asked by a Democratic lawmaker a while back why there werent more Democrats in the military, General Petraeus smiled slyly and said there are more than you think.)
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crankychatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:21 AM
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5. she reminds me of one of my exes... I think her Obama snark is over reaction to her naughty thoughts
yup

the only thing more fun than fighting, is making up
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