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Friday’s Political Roundup

Posted by thelanetrain on October 24, 2008

Hah, this actually happened last week (I think) after Sen. John McCain mistakenly walked off the stage in the wrong direction (and not, according to popular belief, by trying to initiate a game of grabass with Sen. Obama).  But aside from this attention grabbing (pun intended) picture, two very important political items occurred this week, one local and one bizarre.  Details after the jump.

After The Jump: A mayor for life and a Hockey Mom goes to Neiman?

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Gawker Totally Pwns Palin Family

Posted by thelanetrain on September 18, 2008

If there was any doubt that the editors over at Gawker have an agenda in this political election, we clearly know who they’re rooting for (or rather, who they’re rooting against).  Aside from the daily headlines slamming McCain and the MILF, the NY-bassed Gossip and Media rag came out on the offensive against the Palin Clan, and in particular, their pleasantly pregnant daughter Bristol.  First, they reported that B-Pal (I love that name) smoked pot on camera while smiling (damn how I wish they had a funny video to go along with that) and was apparently dubbed “the makeout queen” of her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.  Then, they later got a hold of Bristol’s private voicemail greeting (not so scandalous, but more like, how the hell did they get that?).

But the big story?  Somebody hacked into Sarah Palin’s personal Yahoo account and exposed all of her private emails.  Awesome.  Vultures need not be interested though, as the post contains mostly benign email messages, and silly pictures of family members being all goofy with Trig, the Downs Syndrome Baby.  Although the government did react violently and call the leak a huge breach of privacy, which I guess it is.  But you know what else is a huge breach of privacy?  This thing (which a lot of GOP members support, like this guy).  I mean, as long as she has nothing to hide, what does it matter.  She’s not a terrorist, right?  Right?

For all those still wondering, they changed her password like totes ASAP so nobody could read her private emails anymore.  I don’t know about you, but I’d be lookin’ out for her, Dubya.  She’s suspicious…

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So….Who is Sarah Palin?

Posted by thelanetrain on August 29, 2008

 

As I reported earlier today, Republican hopeful John McCain picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.  But aside from being female (read: the GOP is more than just a bunch of stodgy old conservative white guys) and a representative of one of America’s least populous states, who is this woman on the verge of becoming America’s second most powerful politician?  The Lane Train investigates the trials and tribulations of the Lady of the Last Frontier.

After The Jump:  Deconstructing Sarah Palin

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Well, No Matter What Happens, We’ll Make History

Posted by thelanetrain on August 29, 2008

Last week, Democratic hopeful Barack Obama picked Delware Senator Joe Biden, an aging white male (but he has foreign policy experience!) as his running mate.  So in a bold move that is sure to shake up the presidential race this fall, Republican hopeful John McCain picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be on the GOP’s ticket.  According to ABC News, Palin has mutiple claims to fame as Alaska’s youngest governor, a reformer (whatever that means), and owner of the nickname “Sarah Barracuda”.  This is also the first time that the GOP has ever nominated a woman for the VP office.

And somewhere in the Rayburn office building, Hillary Clinton is slowly, slowly weeping…

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Breaking News: She Still Ain’t Givin’ Up Yet, Folks

Posted by thelanetrain on August 14, 2008

According to the L.A. Times, Hillary Clinton has submitted her name for nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Denver later this month.  Said candidate Barack Obama:

“I am convinced that honoring Sen. Clinton’s historic campaign in this way will help us celebrate this defining moment in our history and bring the party together in a strong, united fashion.”

After making said statement, Obama immediately called for double security and demanded that any known staffers of the Clinton campaign, including the ex-contender herself to be monitored at all times.  Lord knows we don’t want another one of these fiascoes happening.

Also, according to this week’s issue of Rolling Stone, the Clintonistas have already snapped up the internet domain Hillary2012.com.  I think we know who she’s voting for come November…

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Spike Lee Envisions “Chocolate City”, Ray Nagin Unavailable for Comment

Posted by thelanetrain on June 20, 2008

All eyes have been squarely focused on Illinois senator Barack Obama since capturing the Democratic nomination earlier this year, but there’s also been a close look at some of the loony people he’s been associated with. Well, for those keeping track, please add director and Knicks season ticketholder Spike Lee to that list.

After The Jump: Lee’s shrewd choice of words

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