Keating Economics – John McCain’s albatross returns

James Carville said that when your opponent is drowning, “throw the son of a bitch an anvil.”

Anvil #1: while conservative pundits will forever think that Sarah Palin winked at them during the VP debate, everyone will remember “On the issues that matter … John McCain is no maverick.”

Anvil #2: John McCains previously “untouchable” war record is questioned.

Anvil #3: Keating Economics, sponsored by the Obama campaign. This will stick to McCain much more effectively than McCain’s weak smear campaign, because there’s a Senate Ethics committee hearing in which John McCain was reprimanded over his “poor judgment,” McCain has vehemently espoused the same economic policies that led to the collapse of the S&L industry, and the current financial crisis/meltdown has made clear the present importance of this issue.

McCain has already pulled out of a swing state (MI), is defending traditionally red states (including, I’m happy to say, NC), and is trying to battle over 1 EV from Maine, while Obama is putting even frackin’ Georgia in play. McCain’s drowning, and he’s having to deal with a whole series of anvils. This is starting to get beyond the reach of even the Republican voter purge/disenfranchisement strategy.

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Personal growth in a time of hardship

The Succulent Wife’s Favorite Things: Why This Scary Economy is … Good For Us?.

Read it. I think we all have some thinking to do. One thing about the gas crunch in Asheville is that I’ve really had to think about whether it was necessary to take a petroleum-consuming vehicle a particular place or another. I’ve really had to cut back.

He was for it before he was against it

Daily Kos: McCain: Change You Can Believe I Came Up With Yesterday.

And now, he’s both for it and against it at the same time! I said it before and I’ll say it again, McCain will say any and every thing to get elected, regardless of the facts and truth. I like Obama’s campaign subtheme that McCain is less willing to lose an election than his integrity.