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Simply The Best category:
Yes we can. Greatest speech by a political leader in the United States in the 21st Century. Certainly the greatest concession speech ever given. January 8, 2008. For the full video of the speech, go here.
From the Alaska Women Reject Palin rally in Anchorage, AK, on September 14, 2008. h/t Mudflats.
You can't argue with the power of 18 million cracks. Despite what anyone thinks I think, I actually do think that Hillary exited this hard-fought race with dignity and grace.
"Senator Obama, I am not President Bush. If you wanted to run against President Bush, you should have run four years ago."
Campbell Brown is my hero. Here she is giving her now famous "Free Sarah Palin" editorial.
Other clear winners in the media portion of this election cycle: Jack Cafferty, Rachael Maddow, and yes, Keith Olbermann. Jury still out on Chris Matthews. I have also been somewhat impressed by Pat Buchanan's ability to gain a broader, occassionally non-partisan view of reality. Jon Stewart's commentary didn't seem as biting this year as the folks on the legitimate news themselves.
Then there's The Worst. Who can forget these memorable moments? I get verklempt just thinking of these.
The hands-down winner? Or should I say the "hands-up" winners??
"Senator McCain....Do you believe in evolution?"
"I'm curious, is there anybody on the stage that does not believe in evolution?"
Question asked during the GOP primary debate.
For those of you scoring at home, from left to right that's Brownback, Huckabee and Tancredo with their
"Our opponent … is someone who sees America it seems as being so imperfect that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country." Sarah Palin stump speech, various locations.
The Ashley Todd racism incident that wasn't.
Who can forget the mocking of community organizing that went on at the Republican Convention?
This goes beyond offensive in my book. Rudy Guiliani is a dick.
KATIE COURIC: "You've cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?"
SARAH PALIN: "That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land boundary that we have with, uh, Canada. It's funny that a comment like that was kinda made to, char..., I don't know, you know... reporters."
KATIE COURIC: "Mocked."
SARAH PALIN: "Yeah. Mocked. I guess that's the word. Yah."
KATIE COURIC: "Well, explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials."
SARAH PALIN: "Well, it certainly does because our..our next-door neighbors are foreign countries there in the state that I am the executive of."
I'd go on, but honestly, I find it too painful and I was trying to be non-partisan.
Pat Buchannan flip-flops on Sarah Palin selection. My favorite part is where he says "If I was a Republican I would have been disheartened going to my convention if they had chosen an good man, a nice guy, in Gov. Pawlenty, we wouldn't even be talking about this."
IF he was a Republican?