Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Morning Brew...Cable Desk Clerks, Arrogance, Over Confidence, VP Getting Hot...

meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2008


Morning Desk Clerks, Going After a Blind Item in Washington Post

The chirping of these cable desk clerks was hot and heavy this morning due to a blind item from the Washington Post.

This item is based on a second hand quote from someone at the Democratic Caucus Meeting held yesterday in Washington, D.C.

The problem is that it is not a direct quote, with the person's name attached and it is an assumption. Here is the quote under question:

"I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions," he said.

Well, the morning shows was chattering away, especially morning joe. The dissection of a quote that may or may not have been said is ridiculous. And now finding out that the pushback from Obama and the Democrats at the meeting is that what is being reported is false and the statement out of context.
But, a Democrat who was in the room tells The Page: “His entire point of that riff was that the campaign IS NOT about him. The Post left out the important first half of the sentence, which was something along the lines of: ‘It has become increasingly clear in my travel, the campaign, that the crowds, the enthusiasm, 200,000 people in Berlin, is not about me at all. It’s about America. I have just become a symbol … .”

In other words, folks, all this is bullsh*t. Period. And Chuck Todd said this was all taken out of context.

Democratic Caucus Pictures


Oh, Holy, Veepness Continues...

They are hot and heavy on Governor Tim Kaine (D-VA). I wrote about it last night in the Evening Roundup. My bet is on Governor Kaine as the VP for Obama.


Michelle on the Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List


Indicted Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK)


McCain Charge Against Obama Lacks Evidence
For four days, Sen. John McCain and his allies have accused Sen. Barack Obama of snubbing wounded soldiers by canceling a visit to a military hospital because he could not take reporters with him, despite no evidence that the charge is true.

The attacks are part of a newly aggressive McCain operation whose aim is to portray the Democratic presidential candidate as a craven politician more interested in his image than in ailing soldiers, a senior McCain adviser said. They come despite repeated pledges by the Republican that he will never question his rival's patriotism.

The essence of McCain's allegation is that Obama planned to take a media entourage, including television cameras, to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany during his week-long foreign trip, and that he canceled the visit when he learned he could not do so. "I know that, according to reports, that he wanted to bring media people and cameras and his campaign staffers," McCain said Monday night on CNN's "Larry King Live."

The Obama campaign has denied that was the reason he called off the visit. In fact, there is no evidence that he planned to take anyone to the American hospital other than a military adviser, whose status as a campaign staff member sparked last-minute concern among Pentagon officials that the visit would be an improper political event.

"Absolutely, unequivocally wrong," Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said in an e-mail after McCain's comments to Larry King. continue

and stuff to look at...

The Slime Behind The Pentagon-Germany Visit....

The Morning Cable Desk Clerks Are Busy Chirping Away!!!

Battleground Missouri....Obama is there today....

Obama Needs to Know His Role (and shut his mouth)....

Record Spending on TeeVee Ads.....

Outreach to Hispanics the Dems will spend 20M.....

Missed Evening Wrap Up? Here.

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