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JibJabs 2008 Campaignn

JibJab's 2008 Campaign'n

Anyone who remembers JibJab‘s hilarious rendition of the 2004 presidential election between Bush and Kerry will greatly appreciate the political subtleties exploited in this year’s campaign parody. We’re always told to be informed and politically active, maybe we can finally live up to those expectations, only I’m sure this isn’t what they had in mind.

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Tim Russert R.I.P. Special Report on NBC

In a profession that has become tarnished by partisanship and cheap shots, Tim Russert stood apart. On Friday, June 13, Tim Russert died after collapsing at work of a heart attack. The NBC News Washington bureau chief and host of “Meet the Press” was a model journalist. He was fair to all sides, did his homework, reported honestly, and was always a gentleman. His appetite for politics was voracious. He loved his family, his people, this country, and we will miss him tremendously. Tim understood journalism, politics, and the meaning of integrity in both to its core. May his memory serve as a standard of excellence across all levels, especially in our lives.

Here is an additional article released by the Associated Press only minutes after his death.

Tim had an extraordinary talent for interrogation. Ronald Kessler, a Washington insider, provides a typical exchange during a presidential debate in September:

“Russert read a blind quote from a “Meet the Press” guest who had approved of torture in extreme circumstances. Sen. Hillary Clinton said in the debate that she disagreed with the assertion, and Russert told her that the quote was from “William Jefferson Clinton.

Doesn’t that mean she disagrees with her husband? Russert asked.

“Well, he’s not standing here right now,” Hillary said.

As the audience cheered, Russert pressed her further for some acknowledgment that she disagreed with her husband.

“Well,” Clinton said. “I’ll talk to him later.”

For more on Tim Russert, read here.

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Dick Morris Interview: No Chance Barack will pick Hillary

Political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax correspondent Ashley Martella that “America is a better country today” because Hillary Clinton did not win the Democratic presidential nomination.

I’ll leave it to you to make that call for yourselves.

Rock Bottom for Clinton

This was an image that I found at a fellow blogsite. Apparently the only reason Hillary Clinton is still in the race is because she’s looking for the 3 a.m. shift at the White House. Whatever the case, I’ll be sure to provide the latest.

Thanks in advance for sharing your voice and telling the media establishment that you want a fair and balanced place for news.

Obama Seals Nomination: Clinton Won’t Let Go

Cry me a river; build me a bridge, and get-over-it.

Over the course of the past 16 months, Democrats have been anxiously waiting for their presidential nominee. Yesterday, the epic battle came to a close as Barack Obama delivered a 30 minute speech that claimed his victory of the nomination. Mathematically, this is correct. It takes 2,118 delegates to “clinch” the nomination at the convention, and Obama has 2,144 by the latest AP count.

Still, Hillary has made no indication of withdrawing from the race. With the primary season over and the curtain lifted on the stage of the national election, the last thing people want is another Bush v. Gore standoff when what’s on everyone’s mind is the soaring costs of gasoline, mortgage foreclosures and the Iraq War.

The race must move on and the candidates need to get along. Here’s the scoop on the latest news, and a good story on what Hillary wants, but not what she will do.

Obama Clinches Nomination

When it comes to the campaign trail, I always wonder how every major US news organization can choose a candidate and come up with countless charts and pretty pictures that all invariably show their lead in the race. To me it’s all hogwash.

Opensecrets shows that when it comes to Banking on Becoming President, all the candidates are going into debt over getting ahead in the race, because they all know that there is no certain lead until the actual vote count–and even then–Floridians can’t be too sure. But, reports show that the Democrat guessing game on who is their nominee is winding down. With Obama only 40 delegates shy of clinching the nomination, Clinton is said to be backing out. Here’s the scoop on the latest news.

For all other speculations, I like to rely on good ol’ Forbes, which has recently published a fantastic photo-op that matches the three candidates with what ordinary people identify as their most negative and positive attributes.