I don't read shock jock material. I did not read any of the Obama books or Bush books (other than the presidential biography, Dead Certain). They are tantamount to summer fads. Besides, a book's staying power is at least as half important as the material it covers. I'm not saying I wouldn't buy any of those books. I am just saying I would rather spend $30 bucks on a better one.
"Look, all you have to do is go down Union Street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie's restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me where I spend a lot of time, and you ask anybody in there whether or not the economic and foreign policy of this administration has made them better off in the last eight years."
Turns out the restaurant he was referring to closed down 20 years ago.
Ann Coulter points out more in ways only she is capable of
Biden said about Hezbollah: "When we kicked -- along with France -- we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon." Hezbollah was never kicked out of Lebanon.Of course none of this was mentioned, covered, or laughed about. The focus was on Palin, and the criticisms and doubt were exclusively reserved for her. This and on top of hundreds of lawyers and investigators dispatched to Alaska to dig up dirt. Personally, I have no opinion on her as a candidate except to say she is able, likable, and durable. I just used her as the perfect illustration.
He continued: "I said and Barack said, 'Move NATO forces in there. Fill the vacuum, because if you don't, Hezbollah will control it.'" This is madness -- Lebanon is not a NATO country, nor had any NATO country been attacked by Lebanon.
Somebody please tell me that Biden wasn't picked for the Democrat ticket based on his knowledge of foreign policy.
Biden also gave a long speech at the debate on vice president Dick Cheney's "dangerous" belief that "he's part of the legislative branch." The great constitutional scholar Biden cited Article I of the Constitution as proof that Cheney "works in the executive branch" and has "no authority relative to the Congress." Biden huffily added: "He should understand that. Everyone should understand that."
Palin would have had to deny that Alaska is a state in the union in order to say something comparably stupid.
Article II, not I, describes the executive branch. Someone tell Biden, who is supposed to be a lawyer. Apart from getting the Articles of the Constitution mixed up, what on earth does Biden mean when he says that the vice president "has no authority relative to Congress," apart from breaking ties?
"It is worth noting that you have not employed your investigative assets looking into Michelle Obama. You have not tried to find Barack Obama's drug dealer that he wrote about in his book, Dreams of My Father," Dowd wrote.With all the bailouts, inside baseball, pet-projects and a hyper-partisan congress in charge, we need accountability and demand objective coverage on our nations leaders. The fact that 4 in 10 Americans cannot trust the media to do so is un-American and troubling.
"Nor have you interviewed his poor relatives in Kenya and determined why Barack Obama has not rescued them. Thus, there is a terrific lack of balance here.
"I suggest to you that none of these subjects on either side are worthy of the energy and resources of The New York Times. They are cruel hit pieces designed to injure people that only the worst rag would investigate and publish. I know you and your colleagues are always preaching about raising the level of civil discourse in our political campaigns. I think taking some your own medicine is in order here."