Technical Difficulties and Republican Dissonance

We had a bit of down time today, as we were unable to login to post anything new.  After spending many hours poring over threads in the WordPress support forum, I think (hope) that I’ve fixed the problem.

Two things that tickled my fancy today:

On the way to work, I heard a snippet of John McCain’s acceptance speech where he said, “And let me offer an advance warning to the old, big spending, do nothing, me first, country second Washington crowd: change is coming.”  Okay, am I confused, or is McCain?  He does remember that he’s running as a Republican, right?  And that he’s been in Washington since 1982?  Sounds to me like he dissed his own party, and himself, big time.

Yesterday, Del sent me a post by an Alaska blogger detailing Sarah Palin’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request for emails sent by two of her aides.  She claimed executive privilege for some of the emails despite releasing logs that showed her husband was included on the distribution list.  Seems to me giving access to a private citizen might just negate a later claim of privilege, but that didn’t stop her from trying.  Gee, does this sound like anyone we know?  This morning Del sends me a link to a Salon piece entitled “Sarah Palin’s Real Soul Mate,” who would be none other than Mister Executive Privilege himself, George W. Bush.

Oh, goody.  Just what we need.

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Let me be clear, lest anyone misunderstand.  I have no problem with Palin talking shop with her spouse.  Who doesn’t?  But when he (a private citizen, remember?) is copied on emails that are later withheld from the public, something smells.  And it doesn’t smell like the transparent government she championed when she ran for office.

2 Responses to “Technical Difficulties and Republican Dissonance”

  1. Almod says:

    It’s something that’s been confusing me this whole week. I’ve seen Republican after Republican railing on about how we need to go against the establishment and such. YOU ARE THE ESTABLISHMENT!!!

  2. Kathy says:

    I guess they figure it’s been working well for Obama so they might as well try to appropriate it.

    YOU ARE THE ESTABLISHMENT!!!

    They forgot this part. :)

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