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My Respect for John Doe’s IQ is Fast Sinking

12 September 2008

Did you hear about how Barack Obama wants to have sex education in kindergarten, and called Sarah Palin a pig? Did you hear about how Ms. Palin told Congress, “Thanks, but no thanks” when it wanted to buy Alaska a Bridge to Nowhere?

These stories have two things in common: they’re all claims recently made by the McCain campaign — and they’re all out-and-out lies.

—from Blizzard of Lies by Paul Krugman

I have been amazed at the straight-faced lying coming out of the McCain-Palin campaign. Amazed in a fearful way. What the hell, people?

Read the rest of Krugman’s piece. It’s short. It’s what I’m feeling these days.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. 12 September 2008 11:19 am

    Did you see anything about this?


    I already hoped the democrats get in, but that’s really scary.

  2. Peaceable Imperatrix permalink*
    12 September 2008 11:27 am

    Sadly, yes, B. It’s all over the papers here today.

    Well, maybe not “sadly” if supporters read about this and are shocked. But with our competely misdirected media, I’m not sure anyone on the fence or pro-Republican will even look at it.

  3. 12 September 2008 12:06 pm

    That piece was/is really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Cateling permalink
    13 September 2008 12:39 am

    Ugh. My dad keeps telling me how “spunky” she is. Must be part of the talk-radio chatter this week.

    OK, read the linked editorial and … The contrast between the Bush political team’s ruthless effectiveness and the heckuva job done by the Bush administration is living, breathing, bumbling, and, in the case of the emerging Interior Department scandal, coke-snorting and bed-hopping proof to the contrary. WHAT? Where is the coverage of this golden nugget?

    And, this guy has got it right on. Where is the OUTRAGE over the pack of lies that the McCain campaign trots out every single day? Why doesn’t anyone care? I’m disgusted.

  5. Cateling permalink
    13 September 2008 1:16 am

    Oh, here’s some outrage. Or cited outrage, anyway.

  6. 13 September 2008 12:54 pm

    Spunky? That’s a word I’d use to describe my dog, or Katie Couric, but I don’t think either of them is qualified to be president.

    Although, my dog has traveled in more countries than Sarah Palin.

  7. 14 September 2008 11:38 am

    It’s an excellent piece. As is Bob Herbert’s:

  8. Peaceable Imperatrix permalink*
    15 September 2008 1:19 pm

    Cate: That’s right — your father. I remember you mentioning him in the past. Must be quite an experience during the campaign season with him!

    Kathy: Your dog is part of the liberal elite, all right!

    Ellie: Yes, I liked the Herbert piece, too (which I saw later in the day). Thanks for sharing the link.

  9. 16 September 2008 4:33 pm

    Mmmm-hmmm. Did I mention they’re going to be spending the better part of October with us? Fun times!

    Just got around to reading Katha Pollitt’s Sept 10 column. Can we clone her?

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