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  •  Silly (7+ / 0-)

    The most telling part:

    "It would be fantastic," said a McCain insider. "You would have every TV camera there. The entire country would be watching. It would shut down the race for a week."

    Think about that for a second. The best outcome the unnamed McCainiac can hope for is to "shut down the race for a week".

    The goal is not to bring your adversaries to their knees but to their senses. -- Mahatma Gandhi

    by kingubu on Sun Sep 28, 2008 at 05:12:24 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly. Nevermind the kids' happiness, (5+ / 0-)

      just focus on how this helps McCain and Palin win an election.

      Contemptable.

      "Hew out of the mountain of despair A Stone of Hope." -Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by Patch Adam on Sun Sep 28, 2008 at 05:15:24 AM PDT

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      •  You're surprised? (2+ / 0-)
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        yellowdog, Patch Adam

        Hell, McCain just used the whole nation's financial security as a prop in a campaign stunt. The potential material effects on Mayor Mooseburger's kids don't even appear on the radar.

        The goal is not to bring your adversaries to their knees but to their senses. -- Mahatma Gandhi

        by kingubu on Sun Sep 28, 2008 at 05:27:50 AM PDT

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        •  I can command several levels of surprise. (2+ / 0-)
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          yellowdog, A Chicagoan in Naples

          It helps me find new characterics in routines and prevent me from creating expections.

          Sure, we all presummed the McSame/Phalin lackies would come up with more stunts to distract voters from their deficits (plans, ideas, social conservative or opprotunistic natures), but I can still find some amazzement in the low remarks an insider makes regarding the potential benefits from exploiting a teenage wedding.

          At the very least, it offers the challenge of creating new synonyms for shameful. :)

          "Hew out of the mountain of despair A Stone of Hope." -Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

          by Patch Adam on Sun Sep 28, 2008 at 05:35:48 AM PDT

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      •  And if this was a couple of black kids (3+ / 0-)
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        Glic, Patch Adam, around the way girl

        O'Reilly and Co. would be talking about how horrible it was that these kids were going to end up eventually on the public dole, because they didn't get the advanced education to support themselves and their brood.

        Hell, O'Reilly called Jamie Lynn Spears a "pinhead" for doing exactly what Bristol did (get pregnant and marry the dad) and blamed her parents -- and at least it's likely that Spears had at least some money socked away from her acting career plus probably will have residuals coming from her TV shows at least for a little while.

        Once Sarah Palin's out of the spotlight, what's going to happen to the Johnston family (Levi, Bristol, and Player To Be Named Later)? At least they seem to have family support -- there are a lot of kids who wouldn't be that lucky.

    •  a week? Fat chance.... (0+ / 0-)

      if they end up doing this, the media will give it 15 minutes, and the coverage will not be favorable (except maybe on Faux).  Pa-the-tic

    •  Walk and chew gum ... (0+ / 0-)

      he couldn't get a pass on suspending the campaign for two days during a major national emergency -- so how is he going to get a pass for doing it for a week due to a wedding.

      I mean, when I got married I was at work the day before the wedding and only took a two week honeymoon -- and it was MY wedding!

    •  And another point (0+ / 0-)

      my guess is it would only shut down the Palin part of the campaign, another attempt to hide her from anyone who knows how to use a question mark.

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