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Palin Cleared (but don’t let that bother you)

Well, Palin has been officially cleared over the clothing scandal.

Not that anyone will care – it was clearly a stick to beat her with in the first place.

Well, as of May 15, the FEC ruled that there was no ethics violation and the clothing spending was deemed legal. One would think that this news concluding the story would make as big of a splash with the Old Media as the beginning of the tale did. Naturally, crickets have been heard throughout the media establishment as little notice has been paid to this story.

Boy is that a thin resume!

Obama’s resume is now under scrutiny by the MSM – only a few weeks too late.

It’s even thinner than anyone imagined. Boy, the next 4 years are going to be fun. Now who was it who said that the presidency was no place to learn on the job….?

Morain doesn’t directly ask these questions in his piece, wisely preferring to let the facts talk to the reader. But, a careful read of his L.A.Times piece cannot help but elicit the pertinent question: what the heck was Obama doing during those four years, anyway? After all, it sure doesn’t look like he was doing much legal work!

Here’s how Morain sums up Obama’s paper trail:

30: The approximate number of legal cases Obama was involved in:

4: The number of years Obama was a full-time lawyer

70%: The amount of time Obama spent on voting rights, civil rights and employment, generally as a junior associate. (The rest of his time was spent on matters related to real-estate transactions, filing incorporation papers and defending clients against minor lawsuits.)

3,723: The number of billable hours Obama accrued while working at Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Gallard.

According to Morain, some of Obama’s “big” cases were the case of a shortchanged babysitter, the case of a cold building tenant, and a lawsuit against a corporation that owned low-income housing on behalf of a guy that slipped and fell down. Additionally, Obama was involved in the enforcement of the federal Motor Voter law in Illinois — at lest that one being a higher profile case.

So, it appears Obama has less billable hours during those four years than most young lawyers are expected to accrue (which is up to 2,000 hours a year according to some estimates), worked on but few cases, and only on one notable one. On top of that, he was rarely more than a “junior associate” the whole time.

…and I do wonder how foolish those people who were “concerned” at Palin’s experience, when McCain is still alive and kicking in 4 years time.

Yep, as long as the Reupbiclians can get their act together, this shoudl come together nicely – so long as The One doesn’t destroy us all first.

Oh, and this gem via LGF.

Nor did the Republican ticket lose because “values voters” stayed home. On the contrary, according to exit polls, such voters made up a larger proportion of the electorate this year than in 2004 — 26 percent, up from 23 percent. Extrapolating from those data, McCain actually won more votes from self-identified white evangelical/born-again voters than Bush did four years ago — 1.8 million more. But that was not enough to offset the loss of so many moderates.

Get that: McCain lost moderates, while the base stayed with him.

Think about that: the moderates didn’t want to vote for a moderate.

That’s so screwed up it’s not funny.

Popular Vote

CNN is reporting the popular vote (for the guy who asked)
63,493,372 – Obama
56,142,078 – McCain

As I expected, all the late counts are going to Obama, being the large, inner city booths. Last night (early morning US time) when I checked McCain was about 1m votes closer.

McCain Ahead… in popular vote

Heh, now here’s something that no one was predicting.

McCain has crossed the 9m mark on cnn.com, but Obama is ahead 102 – 34 on the electoral college.

But again, this is a big yawn, early stages and all that.

50 to 49

CNN is reporting that McCain is at 49% of the popular vote, which suprised me as the first polls to close are in the east, which is more liberal.

However, looking more closely one sees that reporting percentages are only on single digits. Translation: big, city booths that will favor Obama have not yet finished counting.

Palin Cleared

“Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been cleared by a new report of abuse of power in firing Alaska’s top law enforcement official.

An independent investigator appointed by the Alaska Personnel Board said she had violated no ethics law. “

I guess the damage is done, there’s no way this is going to undo the mud that was thrown as a result of the last report.

McCain pulls his finger out

Finally, McCain is talking like he’s in it to win.

Watch the video, he rips into Obama and totally demolishes him and the democrats on the subprime crisis.

Shocker – Palin Not Idiotic in Debate

The liberal media are in shock after Palin didn’t fall over herself in the debate yesterday.

I mean, why wouldn’t she? In all those interviews where she was thrown questions that the interviewers knew were impossible for her to answers she looked stupid.

Did they really think that deliberately creating an interview to make her look stupid would somehow change her ability to debate? Really?

Who’s stupid now?

Dick Morris on the VP Debate

From Stop the ACLU

Love the way he knocks back Colmes.

Why do they hate Palin?

DRJ (who is female) at Patterico, pontificates on why some women hate Sarah Palin.

In other words, Palin has what many women want.

That alone might make some women jealous but I suspect what is most galling is that Palin has accomplished all this without embracing the politically correct, feminist pro-choice/nanny/single woman lifestyle. Palin is living proof that there is more than one path to marriage, motherhood, and a successful career. That must be a disheartening concept to those who view liberal feminism as the best path for women to achieve success.

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