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Lord Knows, The Banks Need That Tax Relief

Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 4:02 AM

We may be less than 75 days from a new president, but for the Bush Administration, it's business as usual, as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's unchecked authority to manage the bailout includes a suprising revision to the tax code.

Sarah Palin is decrying the rumors about her intelligence and the increasingly expensive shopping spree as 'cowardly' and 'mean-spirited.'

Because it's clearly Someone Else's Fault. Her performance in the interview with Couric? It's the gotcha media, and a staff that didn't support her properly. The shopping spree? It's not For Me, it will be given to charity after the election.

It makes me wonder if her skipping from college to college was because of a similar perception that her professors didn't like her. And it puts a new spin on Palin's reputation for ousting people who are critical of her abilities.

The conventional wisdom being spouted by conservative talking heads is that McCain wasn't conservative enough and didn't appeal to voters on the center-right.

But, as has been pointed out, measures on traditional marriage passed handily in three states. So if McCain wasn't free market enoug, not right-to-life enough, not traditional marraige enough ... why did voters fail to support him?

Could it be that voters were responding to other criteria than the usual conservative trifecta, such as two botched wars, a crashing economy, and theories on a unitary executive that promise to become a trip into the Twilight Zone if an incompetent trollop like Sarah Palin lands a heartbeat away from the presidency?

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