Quote of the Day: Focus on the Puck

by matttbastard

Is McCain’s VP choice bad? Sure. But we don’t need her to go to the penalty box in order to win the game. McCain threw the elbow, now the American public is going to referee the follow-up. Now that their attention is drawn to that corner of the rink, they’ll be watching to see what happens next. Frankly, most Americans don’t give a rat’s ass about Troopergate, or any of the other scandals surrounding McCain’s VP pick. Should they? Probably. But the fact is they don’t.

Now, do we spend our energy trying to make them care? When most of them are trying to pay mortgages, pay for college, or just simply eat a decent meal?

Or do we put our focus on the puck?

Let’s make sure that what happens next keeps our focus where it should be.

– AndrewMC, All Democrats Would Do Well to Read This (Or, “How 538 Nails It”)

h/t pale via IM

(Note to our Canadian readers: will begin our no-doubt obsessive Canadian election coverage later tomorrow.  Be afraid.)

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Noun, verb…

by matttbastard

Looks like the McCain campaign has finally stumbled upon someone in the national news media who is willing to show due deference to the GOP’s not-ready-for-prime-time VP candidate:

Republican vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin is offering her first televised interview to ABC News in the coming week in Alaska.


A McCain-Palin adviser says an interview was offered to ABC’s Charlie Gibson several days ago and that they expect it to happen in the latter part of the week in Alaska.

$10 bucks sez the Gibson interview takes place on September 11th, complete with all the hagiographic fixins.

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