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Obama gets help from Californians in the battle for Nevada

Over the weekend, Barack Obama and John McCain campaigns blitzed Nevada fighting for those undecided voters. Many of the political analysts have slotted Nevada in the column of swing states– those still up for grabs in this heated presidential race. For weeks now the Obama camp has been targeting Nevada. Some of the recent Obama e-mails I have received included urgent requests for California supporters to volunteer to go to Nevada to help get out the vote. No one is saying how many Obama folks from the Golden State have made the dash to... Read More →

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Sarah Palin’s fashion controversy

Sarah Palin shows off her fashion style at the Republican National Convention last month. I’ve never been impressed with the political babble of Republican V.P. candidate, Sarah Palin. I don’t buy into the Alaska governor’s boast that one of her qualifications for the second most powerful position in the nation is that she’s “a hockey mom.”  However, Palin gets the props and kudos from me for her campaign fashion style. I love the tailored jackets and skirts with just the right amount of flair; and the cool eyewear. Now, it turns out that while Palin... Read More →

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Tina Fey’s major book deal

           Sarah Palin                 Tina Fey Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been very good to entertainer Tina Fey, ah, creatively speaking. Fey, an Emmy winning writer and actress, has received tons of kudos and buzz for her recent performances impersonating the Republican V.P. nominee on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”  Also, Fey created the popular and widely acclaimed TV comedy series, “30 Rock.” Today, Little, Brown Publisher confirmed speculation that it has made a deal for a Fey book. There was a bidding war and some reports say the final deal may be somewhere... Read More →

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Political bytes

Round two: Presidential debate in Nashville on October 7 Senators Barack Obama and John McCain are preparing to go at it again in a different presidential debate format this Tuesday. Obama and McCain will be required to answer questions from voters in a town hall  setting at Belmont University. The moderator will be NBC’s Tom Brokaw. The first Obama and McCain debate drew about 52.4 million viewers.The September 26 debate occurred as congress was beginning to wrangle with the mega-financial bailout. First the Senate and then on Friday, October 3, the House passed the... Read More →

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The V.P. candidates trade jabs in their only debate

         Th spin is on today as each presidential campaign is touting the good points of its V.P. candidate’s performance last night. In their first and only debate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Delaware Senator Joe Biden came out swinging in St. Louis.  As in the first presidential debate, there was no knockout, but each candidate landed some pretty good shots. And more importantly, no big blunders by either candidate, especially the less experienced Palin who has stumbled in recent interviews. Some are saying Biden won the debate, but Palin... Read More →

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How many watched the first Obama & McCain debate?

Google image Millions of people tuned in to watch last Friday’s presidential debate between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain. How many? The debate at the University of Mississippi drew 54.4 million viewers, according to the Nielsen ratings. That’s about 16 percent less than the first debate between President George Bush and Senator John Kerry in 2004. Still, the most watched presidential debate remains the 1980 face-off between President Jimmy Carter and Republican contender/California Governor Ronald Reagan. That showdown pulled in 80.6 million viewers. Tomorrow, the vice-presidential candidates, Senator Joe Biden and Alaska... Read More →

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Huge anti-Sarah Palin rally in Alaska

                                                                   Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is back on the campaign trail now after taking a break to spend some time in her home state of Alaska. Palin and her husband were cheered by a large crowd of supporters when they arrived in Fairbanks on September 10. For the next few days, Palin would sit down with ABC’s Charles Gibson for her first TV interview, speak at the deployment to Iraq ceremony for her son Track’s Army unit, and then wrap up her stay with a rally of 1,500 in Anchorage.  Palin flew out of... Read More →

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A very different Sarah Palin book

Another publisher is rushing to print and ship thousands of copies of a Sarah Palin book. On August 29, Republican presidential candidate John McCain picked little-known Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for his running mate. Since then, books about Palin have been in big demand. First to hit the bookstores, “Sarah: How A Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment Upside Down” by Kaylene Johnson. Coming in the next two to three weeks, “Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader,” by Joe Hilley. The third book headed to the marketplace takes a different approach. “101 Things You –and... Read More →

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More Sarah books to hit the market

                             The small publisher of the only biography out of GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been overwhelmed by the demand for the book. “Sarah: How A Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment Upside Down” was first released in April with a slightly different title.  It didn’t start flying off bookstore shelves until GOP presidential candidate John McCain announced he had picked Palin as his running mate on August 29. In the days that followed, Epicenter Press valiantly tried to keep pace with the demand. Epicenter has shipped around 60,000 copies of... Read More →

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Sarah Palin, community organizers, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Looking back on the historic events of the past week, GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech before the Republican National Convention stands out. The Alaskan governor was in full blown attack mode throughout the speech. The RNC loved it: the delegates broke out in applause and cheers numerous times during Palin’s speech. In the days since, Palin’s speech has been praised as one of the highlights of the convention. Many of the zingers and jabs thrown at the Democrats by Palin are being repeated over and over again. One that the Republicans... Read More →

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Sarah Palin and the US magazine controversy

More controversy for GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Only a few days ago, on Wednesday September 3, Palin gave her much-watched acceptance speech before an enthusastic crowd at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Earlier on Monday, Labor Day, the Alaska governor and her husband shocked a lot of folks when they released a statement admitting their 17-year-old daughter was pregnant.That sparked a storm of reports in the media. US Weekly put Palin and her baby Trig on its September 15, 2008 cover. Also inside the magazine, a pretty extensive story about Palin’s... Read More →

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Demand for the Sarah Book grows

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has captured the interest of the country and it’s sending the book sales of her biography through the roof. A little publisher in Washington state, Epicenter Press, has rushed to print more than 75, 000 copies of “Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment Upside Down.” And the publisher may need to go to press again because the orders for the book are nearing 100,000, according to Publishers Weekly. The book, by Kaylene Johnson, first hit bookstore shelves last... Read More →

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Sarah Palin comes out fighting

  photo by Mary Knox Merrill/Christian Science Monitor A lot of discussion today about GOP V.P. candidate Sarah Palin’s speech last night before the Republican National Convention and a nationwide audience. I listened to the speech on KNX 1070 newsradio. Palin was plain spoken and direct. She spent little time talking about policy and issues. Nevertheless, she left an impression: positive for some, negative for others. Most of Palin’s 40 minute speech was allocated to introducing herself and family members, praising GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s leadership and military record; while throwing verbal jabs at the media and the Democratic ticket, particularly Senator... Read More →

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Sarah Palin’s bio gets a title change

While the GOP V.P. nominee’s public profile continues to change with every new revelation, you would think there would be some stability in her published book bio.  Nope, not the case. When it was released in April of 2008, the book by Kaylene Johnson was called, “Sarah: How a Small Town Girl Turned Alaska’s Political Establishement on Its Ear.”   Barnes & is still advertising the hardcover, which was ranked at 15 last night, for sale under the old title. The paperback edition was at number 52 and it carries the new title, “Sarah: How... Read More →

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Book Bytes–Sarah, Leah, and Boys Night Out

Big Buzz on Sarah Palin book The new Republican V.P. nominee, Sarah Palin, has a book out and it’s a hot bestseller on Barnes & and Amazon. “Sarah: How a Small Town Girl Turned Alaska’s Political Establishment on Its Ear” has been out a while. The biography was first published in April of 2008, before Palin’s recent problems were disclosed in the national media. Last Saturday, “Sarah” ranked number eight on the Barnes & bestsellers list. By Sunday evening, it had jumped to number five. Then on Labor Day Monday, the highest ranking... Read More →

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John McCain’s surprise choice

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain made a bold move that demonstrated the changing times. Today, Senator McCain announced the selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential pick. At a rally in Dayton, Ohio, McCain introduced Palin, a relatively unknown politician, as the running mate who will “… help me shake up Washington.”   Before becoming governor of Alaska in 2006, Palin served as a mayor and council member of a small town in that state. She is 44, married, the mother of five children... Read More →

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