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Sarah Palin rumors: Separating myth from reality

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The McCain and Palin clans hit St. Paul, Minn., today. (AP)

By Jeff

There have been a ton of rumors about Sarah Palin that have surfaced since she was announced as the Republican VP nominee. It shouldn’t come as a surprise; nobody had really heard of her until it was announced, and so the rush for manufactured news began. What is a surprise, is that the press has been publishing...

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Et tu, Fred and Joe

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By LaShawnda

Last nights theme at the Republican National Convention was "Country First." The signs could have just as well read "Hypocrisy First"!

President Bush referred to Democrats as the “angry left” via satellite at the White House. His address was surprisingly and blessedly short. But, has he not heard? McCain is known for his temper!

Fred Thompson said he will...

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The RNC: A quick summary so far

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The GOP is moving toward a "reform" platform at its convention, Jeff observes. Sound familiar? (AP)

By Jeff

Quick thoughts on the start of the RNC Convention:

1. It’s clear that the Republicans have largely abandoned the “experience” angle, and are moving more toward a “reform” platform, which is eerily similar to Obama’s “change”...

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— LaShawnda...

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GOP guvs don't deserve Gulf storm credit

By Dontre

Last night, as the Republicans kicked-off their version of stagecraft known as a national convention, there existed an overt sense of self-aggrandizement. Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, took to the stage reminding everyone that they should wear "American hats" instead of Republican hats, as they prepared for the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav in...

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Trickery!

I see how it works now.

McCain picked Sarah Palin because her lack of experience highlights Obama's relative lack of experience.

McCain picked Sarah Palin because her past membership with a political party advocating Alaskan secession will only remind voters of Obama's relationship with Jeremiah Wright.

McCain picked Sarah Palin because her extended (and growing!) brood means Obama...

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From a feminist's point of view ...

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By LaShawnda

I’m disgusted! I literally laughed hysterically to keep from crying in a rage while getting caught up on McCain’s campaign last night (after four days away from TV, papers and Internet).

I can imagine Hillary Clinton feels quite a bit more rage and affront than I do. After all, she was the first woman in history to almost beat a man in a national contest for a...

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The Palin factor: An Independent's lament

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Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greets supporters in O'Fallon, Mo., but how many such supporters will she bring to John McCain. Meg's dissection. (AP)

By Meg

John McCain, a man who once could do no wrong in the eyes of this blogger, continues to disappoint me.

With his out-of-nowhere pick of Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate, it’s clear that McCain has decided...

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Palin's daughter's pregnancy represents family values?

The announcement that VP pick Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant was made to address rumors that Palin had falsely claimed to have given birth to her fifth child. Whew.

Bristol's decision to keep the baby and married the father may be a demonstration of the party's strong family values. No?...

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As seen as on the 'Internets'

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By Kimberly

It seems to me a bit alarming that both parties are essentially running the same candidate formula re: minority with little experience and old white guy.

I hate to say she told me so, but Obama/Clinton just may have been the unbeatable ticket. But the bloggers are already chattering about the months of parody in store for the new veep pick Sarah Palin as played by Tina Fey.

And...

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