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Saturday, November 15, 2008

blizzard of lies

The NYT has lots of good stuff up.

First, here's a meaty article on Palin:

Ms. Palin walks the national stage as a small-town foe of "good old boy" politics and a champion of ethics reform. The charismatic 44-year-old governor draws enthusiastic audiences and high approval ratings. And as the Republican vice-presidential nominee, she points to her management experience while deriding her Democratic rivals, Senators Barack Obama and Joseph R. Biden Jr., as speechmakers who never have run anything.

But an examination of her swift rise and record as mayor of Wasilla and then governor finds that her visceral style and penchant for attacking critics — she sometimes calls local opponents "haters" — contrasts with her carefully crafted public image.

Throughout her political career, she has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and sometimes blurred the line between government and personal grievance, according to a review of public records and interviews with 60 Republican and Democratic legislators and local officials.

The editorial board is unimpressed with Palin

Herbert further dismantles Palin here

Theres also an article on McCain's lying

Krugman has more on the lying

perhaps the media starting to catch on? See here and here for signs of hope

This is just silly, but it made me laugh

also funny (vid)

and i loved this headline

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