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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:49 AM
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So...the top post on Talking Points Memo is 1 word long...one name, really...and a question mark...
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 12:49 AM by WilliamPitt
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com /

"Eagleton?"

:)

Link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Eagleton

For the edification of any who don't yet know about one of the more remarkably grotesque political debacles in modern American history.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:50 AM
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1. I don't get it...is it the replacement thing or the mental health thing?
Or is there some other significance to the name.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:53 AM
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3. Less elliptic version here....
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:54 AM
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4. The replacement thing. They are implying she will have to be replaced. They might have used "Miers?"
Too.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 01:51 AM
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12. "Miers" makes (way) more sense in this context. n/t
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 01:56 AM
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13. Well, McGovern lost the election after Eagleton thing. I think they are implying this could
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 01:56 AM by Hissyspit
cost McCain the election if he has to replace her.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:52 AM
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2. LOL.
There goes that whole experience and judgment thingy, John.

:rofl:
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:53 AM
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16. Well, THAT went out the window...
...the moment he announced her, IMHO.

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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:55 AM
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5. yes
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:56 AM
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6. Who would he choose for his encore?
Trying to think of some "appropriate" GOP in-laws ....


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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:58 AM
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9. He'll go with somebody really safe and unassailable,
like Giuliani.

:rofl:
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:54 AM
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17. Jeb, obviously...!
That'll get the BushCo election-stealing machine fully operational for November!

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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 08:26 AM
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19. Jebby
:scared:
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:56 AM
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7. it has that look
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:56 AM
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8. So he thinks McCain going to have to replace her huh?
That could be...they are finally vetting her, going up to Alaska and all...

Good vetting, wait till it hits the blogs and papers down in the lower 48 and then we'll look into it...
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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 02:46 AM
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14. He could always replace her with one of the Bush twins...
I think the one that wrote the book prolly makes the most sense, yah?
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 01:10 AM
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10. they're having a lot of fun there - liked the Graham Cracker clip. nt
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eshfemme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 01:13 AM
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11. I dunno, in comparison to Palin, Eagleton seems all right to me.
Plus, from what I understood of that situation, he never really hid that he had undergone electroshock and he apparently did get pronounced mentally sound by his doctors, which is more than I can say for McCain who doesn't seem to have received the mental treatment he should have gotten. Plus, you have to respect a man who'd give his body to science and leave his parting words as "Vote Democratic." C'mon!
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:07 AM
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15. That's what Mr. H said Friday night: She's Eagleton all over again....
He came in from watching an old interview that PBS did with her, and he had two things to say: one was that she is very smart; and the other was that thing about Eagleton, because it was so clear even then that she had not been vetted.

Eagleton, for those who don't remember, was tapped to be a VP running mate and then had to be un-tapped. It was very bad all the way around.

Hekate




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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 08:24 AM
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18. Ouch.
That'll leave a mark. :rofl:
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 08:47 AM
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20. Yeppers...I Feel Josh Might Have Been Channeling Me...
Actually he's far smarter than I could ever dream of...but the thought crossed my mind the other day when the media began to feast on the Troopergate mess and there's more in her closet that still hasn't come forward (and not the baby story, either).

The cynical game here was to do something/anything to steal Senator Obama's thunder. After his speech on Thursday, I scanned past Faux Noise and all one heard for five minutes was silence. It was like the sprinklers had gone on again in their booth...the silence spoke volumes.

Gramps needed not only to grab the news cycle (which he had lost for over a week) but also to fire up a base that had to feel like they've been hit by a truck. Palin did two things...gave the fundies a bone to fill the church busses on election day and, even more important, write checks. Just call her the Honey Moneybomb as the last report I saw he had pulled in $5 mil in the wake of her naming.

That said...it's all downhill from here. The PR offensive is already sputtering...and the backlash cometh. She's not a maverick...and more imporant, she's NO Hillary Clinton and the only women who would swallow this bullshit weren't going to vote for Obama anyway (and dare I say cause he's black)...this gives them cover.

It's clear Palin wasn't fully vetted and now the corporate media is going to turn over a lot of rocks to learn what they can. Such goodies as her mismangement of her little town's finances and the "was for the Bridge to Nowhere before She was against it" are just too juicy not to get some buzz. She's waaaaay outta her league here and methinks Camp Gramps already is sensing this...why the vicious spin. If the polls start dropping like a rock, so will she.

I very much remember Thomas Eagleton in 1972...and the shame was this good man was smeared for having a legitimate illness that our country still refuses to see as a sign of weakness.

Cheers...
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 08:52 AM
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21. I posted this the first night of the Grandma Palin story...
This is getting TOO easy...

Where does this end up? With Palin giving a tearful press conference after "those MEAN Democrats destroyed her and her daughter's life"?

Again, too easy. Smells like a setup. How did it make it past McCain's vetting?


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Kansas Wyatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 09:01 AM
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22. Trap to get all Democrats to say she has NO experience.
Bait and switch, then slam Obama with the statements made Democrats.

They already have a sympathetic easy out for her, by saying that she is needed too much by an infant with a medical condition.
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