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Friday, September 05, 2008

Stand Up, Stand Up . . .

And be counted. The unemployment rate rose to 6.1 percent in August, the highest in the past five years. Meanwhile, the night before this report came out, John McCain stood before the usual assembly of Republican drones and explained how awful the media was, and how mean the Democrats are, and how he is going to reform a Washington that his party has pretty much run since Bush has been in power.

What does all of this mean? Well, if you're one of the 84,000 who has lost his/her job it means John McCain wants to push forward with the same Bush policies, while blaming the Democrats for Republican failures. If that's the sort of change you can live with, The Peach truly feels sorry for you.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ben Stein: Palin Selection "Peculiar"


Ben Stein, former speechwriter for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, has been added to the long list of Republicans who are now questioning John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as running mate. In this piece Stein goes as far as saying, "I don't think she's said a word in her whole life about the national economy."

Does this mean if this pit-bull makes it to the White House, someone will have to start spreading out old newspapers?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

From Their Own Mouths


Mike Murphy, who worked on the John McCain campaign in 2000, and Peggy Noonan, former speech writer for Ronald Reagan, were caught on live mic condemning John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as running mate.

Public Unveiling

After all this talk of the moral imperative to keep Bristol Palin's pregnancy a private matter The Peach has learned that Sarah Palin intends to trot out future son-in-law Levi Johnston at the RNC. Details have not come in as far as what young Levi's role will be. Regardless, The Peach strongly encourages Palin handlers keep the boy as far away from a microphone as possible (is Alaska far enough?). It probably wouldn't be a good idea for him to yet again announce how he is a redneck who doesn't want children.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

McCain the Girly-Man


John McCain has canceled a long-scheduled interview with Larry King as punishment for Campbell Brown's treatment of McCain adviser Tucker Bounds (how many right-wingers are there named Tucker?) during a CNN interview.

The Peach watched the interview and was glad someone was putting these Republican idiots' feet to the fire and trying to get them to give a straight answer to a simple question.

From this day forward The Peach will be a great admirer of Campbell Brown. You go girl!

Let's Google That

The LA Times is reporting that a Republican strategist with close ties to the McCain campaign disclosed that the McCain team used little more than a Google search as part of their review of Sarah Palin's past and potential as running mate.

It is also rumored that McCain's policies sprouted from a mish-mosh of information collected from Wikipedia, Yahoo, Dictionary.com, and Nickelodeon Jr.

Big Time Staredown


Daddy John may be ok with inviting the whole Palin clan to dinner, but The Peach would like readers to take a look at this staredown battle between Meghan McCain and both Daddy and Willow Palin. Meghan has a "I can't believe I have to sit with this trailer trash" look written all over her.

In case any of these contestants are reading The Peach (highly unlikely), The Peach would like to direct them to the National Association of Staredown Professionals for further advice on maintaining their competitive edge in their shortlived relationship.

The Future Son-in-Law

Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol's child and self-described "F---in' redneck"
Bristolgate continues. Word has gotten out that Levi Johnston is the father of Bristol's baby. In his Myspace page, Levi states:
"I'm a f - - -in' redneck" who likes to snowboard and ride dirt bikes.

"But I live to play hockey. I like to go camping and hang out with the boys, do some fishing, shoot some s- - - and just f - - -in' chillin' I guess."

"Ya f - - - with me I'll kick [your] ass," he added.

He also claims to be "in a relationship," but states, "I don't want kids."

Just your everyday teenager looking for a room at the White House.

Follow Up: Palin Lobbying Firm

The Washington Post has picked up the news story The Peach posted previously. You can read the Post's piece by clicking here.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Somebody Pinch Me!!!

After eight years of waiting for the Republican Party to crash and burn it looks like they have finally done it. The McCain camp announced that Sarah Palin's 17 year old daughter, Bristol, is five months pregnant. McCain advisers confirmed the information and stated that Palin's daughter will marry the supposed father of the child (shotgun wedding?). The spokespeople also stated that it knew of the pregnancy, but wanted to protect the family. Meanwhile, The Peach has found out that McCain's team has returned to Alaska to vet Palin and her people once again.

Oh boy, and it just gets better. According to sources close to her, when Sarah Palin announced she was 7 months pregnant with her fifth child, daughter Bristol was in the midst of a 5 month absence from school. The Palin family claimed that the absence was due to a severe case of mono. Yet, many bloggers believe that Sarah's fifth child, Trig, is actually Bristol's. This belief gained traction when those around Sarah stated that she never looked pregnant and Mama Palin's own description of what one journal called a "lengthy and circuitous trip" to the delivery room.

This event sends up so many red flags. If this is how McCain uses his judgment, can we really trust him to be president? Can we really trust someone who acts first and asks the important questions later? What happen to the old "abstinence only" mantra? Are Republicans ignoring unsafe sex while promoting their "Christian" agenda?

The Peach feels it is only a matter of time before Sarah Palin pulls out (no pun intended :)). If so, McCain can see if Lynne Spears is available.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Palin Lobbying Firm Under Investigation

It appears that John McCain's newly selected running mate, Sarah Palin, is not the anti-corruption crusader she claims to be. There have been many reports on her flip-flop over the now failed "bridge to nowhere," refuting her claims that she said "thanks but no thanks" to the federally funded project.

Now The Peach has come across another piece of curious doings during Palin's tenure as mayor of that booming metropolis, Wasilla. While mayor, Palin hired a Washington lobbying firm to secure $8 million in congressionally directed spending projects, better known as earmarks. The lobbying firm was headed by Steven Silver, a former chief of staff to Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, the main force behing the "bridge."

Steven Silver is a member of the firm Robertson, Monagle & Eastaugh, a lobbying firm with offices in both Virginia and Alaska. The firm is connected to a long running corruption probe of oil money, legislators, and lobbyists in Juneau's Statehouse. In the summer of 2007 the F.B.I. raided the homes of Sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Don Young as part of the investigation. So, while Palin trumpets her political reform horn, the reality is that she used the same lobbying firm that was under investigation in 2007.

The concern over the investigation became so great that the firm has recently changed its name to Hoffman, Silver, Gilman & Blasco. The Peach can only wonder if the name change also occured to avoid any embarassment or connection to Palin.