“I’m no racist, but I’m not crazy about him either,” said Mr. Piroli, 77. “I don’t know, maybe ’cause he’s black.”
He winces at himself. “We was raised and worked with the black, the Serb,” he said. “It was a regular league of nations. And the economy now, it’s terrible.”
“I’ve got to vote for him,” he said finally.
Him? “The Democrat, Obama,” Mr. Piroli replied. “I can’t be stupid.”
In Ambridge, a Beaver River factory town named after the company that gave it fame — American Bridge — Olga Permon, a 71-year-old steelworker’s widow and a lifelong Democrat, climbs the stoop of her yellow-brick home. She considers the field: Mr. McCain? A grouchy old man. Ms. Palin? Please. No way. What about Mr. Obama?
Her pause goes on and on. “He scares me,” Mrs. Permon said. “The coloreds are excited, but my friends and I plan to write in Hillary’s name.”
Four one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch Kids dolls crafted in the likeness of presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain and vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Palin will be auctioned on the eBay.com Web site.
Yes, I’m anxiously awaiting to see what the other dolls look like. Those are some serious cankles on the Sarah Palin doll.
UPDATE: Found a picture of the Barack Obama and Rush Limbaugh John McCain dolls. But, no Joe Biden. Where are you Joe? UPDATE 2: Found the Joe Biden doll! That hair is hilarious!
From NYTimes.com: Palin’s Makeup Stylist Fetches Highest Salary in 2-Week Period
Who was the highest paid individual in Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign during the first half of October as it headed down the homestretch?
Not Randy Scheunemann, Mr. McCain’s chief foreign policy adviser; not Nicolle Wallace, his senior communications staff member. It was Amy Strozzi, who was identified by the Washington Post this week as Gov. Sarah Palin’s traveling makeup artist, according to a new filing with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday night.
Ms. Strozzi, who was nominated for an Emmy award for her makeup work on the television show “So You Think You Can Dance?”, was paid $22,800 for the first two weeks of October alone, according to the records. The campaign categorized Ms. Strozzi’s payment as “PERSONNEL SVC/EQUIPMENT.”
This one woman economic stimulus plan is a little more extensive than I thought.
A Washington Post tracking poll released earlier this week indicated that Republicans and conservatives, for the most part, believe Palin’s selection demonstrated the strength of McCain’s ability to make sound decisions.
More than seven in 10 Republicans, and just under that number of self-identified “conservatives,” said McCain’s choice of Palin made them more confident in the kind of decisions he’d make as commander in chief.
Hopefully the majority will disagree with them on Nov. 4th.
I had to answer this question today in the course of signing up some for some online grocery coupons. (I’m researching this for a topic that I’d like to write about). I wonder what the marketing company is trying to learn from me with this question. Are there coupons for love? If so, I didn’t get one, but I did get a coupon for contact lens cleaning solution.