Thanks again, Bill :)

After reading this, I see another RNC/McCain ad with Bill Clinton featured prominently coming soon (via ST reader NC Cop):

Barack Obama cultivated the image of a cool and collected leader during the height of the economic crisis last month, when lawmakers on Capitol Hill scrambled to draft a workable bailout package after a meltdown on Wall Street.

And when John McCain suspended his campaign to dive head first into the fray, Obama’s campaign accused the Republican of being “unsteady.”

But to hear Bill Clinton tell it, the Democratic nominee didn’t quite have a handle on the situation himself.

“I haven’t cleared this with him and he may even be mad at me for saying this so close to the election, but I know what else he said to his economic advisers (during the crisis),” Clinton told the crowd at a Wednesday night rally with Obama in Florida. “He said, ‘Tell me what the right thing to do is. What’s the right thing for America? Don’t tell me what’s popular. You tell me what’s right — I’ll figure out how to sell it.'”

Clinton said when the crisis broke, Obama called his own advisers as well as those of the former two-term president, Hillary Clinton, Warren Buffet and others.

“He called those people. You know why? Because he knew it was complicated and before he said anything he wanted to understand,” Clinton said. “That’s what a president does in a crisis.”

Here’s the video, via CollegePolitico. The relevant comments start at the 8:25 mark:

Truly, the Bubbinski can be a Republican’s best friend sometimes :D

Prostitutes for Obama-Biden

Here’s some Thursday afternoon humor for you:

They’re convicted streetwalkers, escorts and brothel babes collared in 2000 and from 2003-2006, uncovered during a Trib special report on local prostitution that will be published after the election.

Based on the prostitutes’ voter registration cards, they’re destined to become Obama girls in November. That’s because 78 percent of them registered as Democrats. Countywide, Dems make up only about 62 percent of voters, according to the Division of Elections.

The Illinois senator also has the advantage with local “johns” — 72 percent go Democratic. And convicted pimps: Four out of every five register Democratic. And for the most special of special interest groups — male transvestite hookers — they’re batting a thousand for Dems, albeit in drag.

Question: Wonder if they’d be eligble to receive a “tax cut” under Obama’s tax plan? :-?

It ain’t over: Encouraging early voter/poll numbers

Jim Geraghty’s got several posts up this morning on early vote numbers coming out of Nevada and Florida that look promising for Mc so far – especially related to they “youth vote” turnout, new polling information showing that it looks like Mc is closing the gap PA, and he also reports that Obama will be holding a rally in Iowa tomorrow, which is interesting considering he’s been leading in the polls there for months. Do their internal poll numbers show a tighter race?

Stay tuned …

Joe the plumber’s privacy invaded by Obama-supporting government worker

in Ohio. Where’s the outrage from The Usual Suspects?

Where’s the condemnation from Obama? You know had this been a McCain supporter using their government position to access the private records of an Obama supporter for political purposes, there would be an immediate demand for McCain to condemn the abuse of power – not just from far left liberals, but from the mainstream mediots as well. We’d hear about it for days on end.

In related news about underhanded tactics from Democrats in Ohio, the Times-Herald Record reports:

NEW PALTZ — Congressman John Hall (D-Dover Plains) fired one of his long-time campaign advisers Tuesday, after learning that she’s embroiled in voter fraud investigations in Ohio.

Amy Little, 49, has been a registered Democrat in New York since 1991, and Ulster County election officials said she voted in the party primary here in February.

But in October, Little registered to vote in Ohio. On her registration paperwork, she indicated she moved from her home at 142 Guilford Schoolhouse Road in New Paltz to a place at 1979 N. 4th St. in Columbus, near Ohio State University.

That Ohio address also doubles as headquarters for a grassroots get-out-the-vote group called Vote Today Ohio. The organization’s pro-Obama Web site says it targets “young people from campus/urban centers” and drives them to early voting sights in Ohio. The group also offers housing to out-of-town members.

Franklin County Board of Elections officials said four people, including Little, registered from Vote Today Ohio’s address in October, just before the state’s deadline. Little requested an absentee ballot, which election officials said she has submitted.

According to Ohio election laws, voters must reside in the state at least 30 days prior to the election and must intend to stay there after November.

What group was ahead of the game on this story? Palestra.net, the group an Obama lawyer recently tried to intimidate into silence.