"The Man Who Never Was."
Vanity Fair editor Todd S. Purdum
follows up his 2007 profile of then-Senator John McCain
and a scathing
2009 profile of Sarah Palin
by asking whether McCain, "...the leader so many Americans admired — and so many journalists covered — ever truly existed." (Previously)
The Palin Mob
"It's no wonder that the slightest incitement from Sarah Palin or John McCain will turn one of their rallies into a lynch mob. Just talk to the folks who attend.
My camera was rolling for literally seconds before people happily said to me, on camera, that Barack Obama is a terrorist. If I hadn’t spent most of my time at the event inside, waiting for the candidates to show up, I could have gotten dozens of these people on tape."
Via Blogger Interrupted
Donna Brazile Is Not Going to the Back of the Bus.
Stirring remarks from an October 4, 2008, New Yorker panel discussion
, "If I Were Running This Campaign." [more inside]
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain may be computer illiterate
, but his campaign does think highly of eBay. Sen. McCain and Governor Palin have each suggested eBay as a fix for the economy
, tool for government reform
, and strategy for homeland security
. Perhaps it's because former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, in spite of disagreeing with parts of his technology platform
, is co-chair of McCain's campaign?
Last year, as McCain's campaign seemed stumbling into the grave, it applied for federal matching funds for the primary season. After Super Tuesday, McCain withdrew from the system. Or did he? If he didn't, he's capped at $54 million to spend till September -- and he's already spent $50 million of it. Former FEC Chairman Brad Smith tells, in bravura detail, the whole whirling story.
(via Election Law Blog
) [more inside]