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Month: August 2008

August 15, 2008
Presumptuous McCain Plays President on Georgia Conflict

Back in July, an envious McCain campaign blasted Barack Obama for being "presumptuous" during his tour of European capitals. That charge was not only echoed in the right-wing media, but amplified by the Washington Post's Dana Milbank. But with conflict now raging between Russia and Georgia, it is the presumptuous John McCain who is pretending […]

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August 13, 2008
Rice Missing Again as "Putin Determined to Strike in Georgia"

One of the most enduring moments of the 9/11 Commission hearings came when Condoleezza Rice casually recalled the now infamous August 6, 2001 presidential daily brief (PDB). "I believe," she said, "the title was, 'Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States.'" Now almost exactly seven years later, Secretary of State Rice seems to […]

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August 12, 2008
CBS Does McCain's Bidding on Russia, Edwards Stories

In ways large and small, CBS News continues to offer John McCain's presidential campaign a helping hand. Less than a month after Katie Couric edited out McCain's shocking confusion over the timeline of the surge in Iraq, CBS News on Monday featured Robert Kagan, not identified as McCain foreign policy adviser, as its lone analyst […]

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August 12, 2008
Coming Soon: John McCain's Georgia Miracle

The announcement this morning that Russia will halt its military operations in Georgia will almost certainly be followed by another. No doubt, the McCain campaign and its conservative amen corner will claim that John McCain's tough talk is responsible for it. As with the July release of Colombian hostages and the recent dip in oil […]

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August 10, 2008
Elite Prep School Student McCain Bashes Obama's Education

Back in early April, presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain kicked off a week-long "Service to America" tour. Headlining that biography-building swing was a visit to Episcopal High, the ultra-elite DC area prep school McCain attended during the 1950's. But now, with Barack Obama vacationing in Hawaii, the McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee […]

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August 9, 2008
McCain's Podium Envy

If nothing else, John McCain has cajones. On the very day the McCain campaign announced its rhetorically-challenged man would deliver likely the shortest acceptance speech in modern American political history at the upcoming Republican National Convention, McCain took to the airwaves to mock Barack Obama's stirring oratory. As the Washington Post reported Saturday morning, McCain's […]

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August 8, 2008
Fighting in Georgia Highlights McCain's Confusion Over Russia

As the conflict over the breakaway region of South Ossetia threatens to explode into all-out war between Georgia and Russia, Republican presidential nominee John McCain weighed in. "What's most critical now," McCain said, "is to avoid further confrontation between Russian and Georgian military forces." But given his confused and contradictory statements about expelling Russia from […]

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August 7, 2008
McCain Yanks "True Conservative" Ad from YouTube, Web Site

Just one day after the McCain campaign proclaimed its man the "Original Maverick," Barack Obama blasted that assertion both on the stump and in a new ad of his own. "You can't be a maverick when politically it's working for you," Obama said, "and not a maverick when it doesn't work for you." Which may […]

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August 6, 2008
McCain's Dueling Ads: "True Conservative" or "Original Maverick?"

Yesterday, John McCain unveiled a disingenuous new ad touting himself as the "Original Maverick." Designed to distance himself from President Bush, the spot portrays McCain as a rebel battling the special interests in his own party. Of course, during the Republican primaries McCain was telling a much different story. Then, the original Maverick was a […]

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August 5, 2008
More McCain Fibs in New "Original Maverick" Ad

After two weeks of ads peddling lies about Barack Obama, John McCain is now lying about himself. In a new spot ironically titled "Broken," McCain tries to resurrect his battered maverick image tarnished by his endless flip-flops and gutter politics. But as it turns out, the man the ad describes as "the Original Maverick" is […]

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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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