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Month: June 2008

June 8, 2008
Gas Hits $4 a Gallon; Bush "Hadn't Heard That"

Just a little over three months ago, President Bush declared he "hadn't heard" that gasoline would soon reach $4 a gallon. Today, the milestone anticipated by all save the President of the United States came to pass: "Drivers are paying an average of $4 for a gallon of gasoline for the first time. AAA and […]

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June 8, 2008
McCain Reverses Position on Balancing the Budget. Again.

On Friday, the campaign of John McCain continued its game of "he loves me, he loves me not" with the federal budget deficit. His chief economic adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin pledged McCain would implement a balanced budget "by the end of his first term." Of course, that was a reversal of Holtz-Eakin's proclaimed target in April […]

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June 7, 2008
McCain's '98 Joke, B*tch Episodes a Reminder for Clinton Voters

As Hillary Clinton prepard to formally announce her endorsement of Barack Obama for President, some of her disappointed and disheartened supporters have vowed to support John McCain. Angered by what they see as sexism and disrespect from the media and political establishment, these Clinton backers threaten to turn to a Republican who stands opposed to […]

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June 6, 2008
McCain Proclaims Himself a Fool in New Ad

Just three days after his calamitous "green screen" speech, John McCain today released his first general election ad, one which may prove similarly damaging. Declaring "only a fool or a fraud talks tough or romantically about war," McCain invited Americans to revisit his still-jaw dropping "bomb bomb Iran" joke during an April 2007 town hall […]

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June 5, 2008
Phase 2 Report Ends Roberts' Iraq Intel Stonewall

Four years after Kansas Senator Pat Roberts triumphantly cleared the Bush administration of misusing pre-war Iraq intelligence, the Phase 2 report of the Senate Intelligence Committee he once chaired today reached a much different conclusion. After Roberts successfully stonewalled past the 2004 and 2006 elections the studies examining White House statements on the Iraqi threat […]

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June 5, 2008
McCain and Friends Rewrite History on Iraq

Aided and abetted by the conservative echo chamber, John McCain this week launched a campaign to rewrite his dismal history of faulty forecasts and disastrous predictions on Iraq. Demonstrating that experience is truly no substitute for judgment, John McCain like President Bush was sadly wrong at almost every turn in promoting the invasion and occupation […]

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June 4, 2008
John McCain's Extreme Makeover

In a doddering performance Josh Marshall deemed "frighteningly sad," John McCain tried to steal Barack Obama's thunder on Tuesday night. As he lambasted Obama and reached out to Hillary Clinton's supporters, McCain laid out his strategy for the fall campaign. Making a mad dash to the center for the general election, the born-again 2000 maverick […]

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June 3, 2008
Olmert Deals Bush Double Defeats on Syria, Settlements

On Wednesday, embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and lame duck American President George W. Bush will meet in Washington in a gathering of the walking wounded. Bush's fading hopes to secure a Middle East peace agreement before leaving office have dimmed further as scandal enveloped his Israeli counterpart. Worse still, by moving ahead with […]

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June 2, 2008
McCain, Like Romney and Cheney, Runs Afoul of Iran Divestment Pledge

Addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) today, Republican presidential nominee John McCain called for a global campaign of divestment from Iran. He might want to start with his own campaign manager, Rick Davis, whose work on behalf of Ukrainian mogul Rinat Akhmetov included business dealings with Tehran. As it turns out, John McCain […]

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June 1, 2008
McCain's Future Perfect Presidency

After being pilloried by Barack Obama and the press for his erroneous assertion that "we have drawn down to pre-surge" troop levels in Iraq, John McCain once again resorted to grammatical sleight of hand to extricate himself. Speaking about possible future events as if they happened in the past, McCain claimed credit in the present. […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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