by Scott Ott for ScrappleFace
(2008-09-28) — Sen. John McCain said reluctant Republicans would sign on to a $700 billion federal bailout of “Big Finance”, as soon as Democrats agree “to require criminally-negligent Wall Street CEOs and their enablers in Congress to perform a videotaped and broadcast perp walk, of not less than 10 yards per million dollars squandered.”
You know you would pay to see that...and buy the DVDs and T-shirts....maybe a coffeetable book with photos. Begin in nice business attire, surrounded by family and all the good things that came with their lifestyle. Follow it by prison jumpsuit attire, new "roomies", and a graphic that represents how much tax payer money they were responsible for squandering.
Turn it into a soap opera reality TV show and I bet that there would be a rapid increase in financial crisis experts.
Sergeant...um...Jopek's family had asked Obama not to wear the bracelet with their son's name on it.
The soldier's father seems to support the war in Iraq and doesn't want his son's death to be made into a campaign issue. The comments following the post about this differ on whether the mother doesn't want a connection to the military to hurt Obama's campaign or whether she is afraid that strongly insisting he not wear the bracelet could hurt the campaign.
My thoughts are that if he can't remember the young man's name after wearing it on his wrist for several months, he should have known the name on it and if any member of the family asked that it not be used as a campaign prop, that should have been honored.
One last thing about the bracelet. I have a bracelet too. I haven't worn it for over 30 years but I don't need to look at it to remember the name on it. I never knew the soldier (at the time he was listed as MIA) or his family, but my thoughts were with him every day.
"I have a bracelet too!"
Also, why does Obama keep calling McCain by his first name? It seems so rude.
The Obama campaign tried to smear Governor Palin by accusing her of trying to ban books when she was mayor of Wasilla. They must have thought she had amazing foresight since some of the books hadn't yet been published when this was supposed to have occured.
Reports of other pages that have disappeared from Obama's site after getting critical attention:
- Comparing Obama supporters and Hillary supporters a field slaves and house slaves
- an anti-semitism page that was up for about three months before being deleted.
- he's so used to seeing the dead vote in Chicago, it didn't seem odd that the men and women that Memorial Day honors would be in the audience.
- criticism of the surge removed from his site before the trip to Iraq
- an endorsement from Wright has also gone missing.