So… um… John McCain had met Sarah Palin once before offering her the veep spot.
McCain’s first encounter with Sarah Palin came at a Washington meeting of the National Governors Association in February, according to a campaign-provided reconstruction of how the little-known Alaska governor was thrust into the national spotlight. The two discussed the position by phone on Sunday before McCain invited her and her husband to Arizona to formally make the offer. McCain, joined by his wife, Cindy, did just that yesterday morning at their home near Sedona, Ariz.
Does that say something about his… uh… temperament?
The Democratic ticket is packed with funny names. Joe Biden’s middle name is Robinette.
Michael Kuhnhausen hired a hitman to kill his estranged wife. The hitman broke into her house and attacked her with a claw hammer. She fought back and strangled the hitman to death.
Journalists calling her for comment received this message on her voicemail:
I want you to know that our lives are all at risk for random acts, but more likely random acts of love will come your way than random acts of violence.
Look, we gave the blood. Now give us the oil! What? You’ve made an oil deal with China? We’ve been had!
via Talking Points Memo
Barack Obama attended a Lutheran church in Wisconsin and talked a bit with the church’s pastor:
For about 15 minutes after the service, Obama greeted and took pictures with congregants. He spoke briefly with Kerr on his way out the door, explaining that his next event, at the Rod and Gun Park, was being billed by sponsors as a BBQ.
But Obama told Kerr it didn’t meet his standards for barbecuing.
“If you’re not barbequing, it’s not a barbecue,” the senator said. “It’s a cookout. It’s a picnic. It’s a bratfest. It’s not a barbecue.”
Glenn Greenwald has a round up of retarded things “the Right” said about John Kerry that could also apply to John McCain:
having a wife who provides you with a private jet and eight multimillion-dollar vacation homes provides for a comfortable life. But is this the right preparation for becoming president?
How dare you, sir! He was a POW!
also via Andrew Sullivan