And the finger pointing begins.
The Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate, according to Mccain’s aide , did not know that Africa was a continent, could not name all three countries in the North American Free Trade Agreement (that would be the US, Canada and Mexico) and declined to prep for her now infamous Katie Couric interview. She also argued that South Africa was simply a region of the larger country of Africa.
Furthermore, the McCain aides told that Mrs Palin threw tantrums over bad press reviews and was a shopaholic. He also reported that chief McCain foreign policy advisor Randy Sheunemann was fired late in the campaign for allegedly leaking details of the splits.
One senior aide told the magazine that she was told to buy three suits for the Republican National Convention and hire a stylist, but instead, the vice-presidential nominee began buying costly goods from stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.
At one point during the campaign, Palin’s youngest daughter, seven-year-old Piper, was photographed carrying a US$800Louis Vuitton bag.
Two sources told Newsweek the goods were bought by a wealthy donor, who was flabbergasted when he saw the bills. Palin also allegedly instructed low-level staffers to buy her new clothes with their credit cards, something the McCain campaign only discovered last week when the aides tried to get reimbursed.
Even if these reports are accurate, why was she okayed as running mate?
Source _ canadian Press , Telegraph UK
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US Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin unwittingly took a prank call from a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The call was made by a well-known Montreal comedy duo Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel. The two are Known as the Masked Avengers and are notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state.
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With less than a week to go before voters are expected to head to the polls in record numbers, a bogus flyer directing Republicans to vote Nov. 4 and Democrats to vote Nov. 5 has surfaced in Virginia (Read Here)
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Is this the best Sarah palin can do?
She is now saying that Obama has ties with a radical professor khalidi. Khalidi on the other had said that “I am not speaking to the media at this time, and certainly not until this idiot wind passes.”
At an event Wednesday in Raleigh, North Carolina, Obama said McCain has spent the last few days calling him “every name in the book.””I don’t know what’s next. By the end of the week, he’ll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten. I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich,” Obama said. (Click here for complete article)
aides to Sen. John McCain say they weren’t happy that running mate Sarah Palin went off script Sunday and turned attention back to the controversy over her wardrobe.
A Palin associate, however, said the candidate is simply trying to “bust free” of what she believes was a damaging and mismanaged roll-out.
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Sudheera Kulkarni had written an open letter to Raj Thackeray in Lok Satta. Here is a part of his response( Read the entire response here)
Gujaratis celebrate Garba in Maharashtra with a bang. We also enjoy it. Bengalis celebrate Navratri. We too participate in it. South Indians perform Ayyappa’s rituals and Marathis pray there. But chhatpooja is not just a religious festival. At least it is not celebrated as one in Mumbai. It is an akhada (wrestling ring) erected on Mumbai’s chest by Bihari leaders to show their strength. There lies the root of our opposition. Sudheendraji, are you aware of any widespread chhatpooja being celebrated by Biharis living in Mauritius, Dubai or any country close to the sea?
Seems like what is bothering Raj Thackeray is Chhath Pooja. Well Chhath is a festival dedicated to the Sun God, considered to be a means to thank the sun for bestowing the bounties of life in earth and fulfilling particular wishes. This festival is also celebrated in the northeast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and some parts of Chhattisgarh.
He and his party has done nothing but spread hatred , and divide this nation . He once said that “Hitler had everything. The one thing he did not have was the ambition to conquer the world,” Raj said, adding, “you can draw whatever conclusions you want from my remarks.”
He has criticized Amitabh Bachchan who is one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema of (listen to this) being “more inclined” towards his native state than Maharashtra. Amitabh Bachchan is one person who has inspired people the way you may never understand. Mr Raj Thackeray I would like to ask what have you done for Maharashtra? Have you done anything for drought-hit Maharashtra farmers who are left to fend for themselves. How can people from Maharashtra trust you ,when you yourself wants to burn Maharashtra.
“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent” , probably true in the case of Raj Thackeray. Raj Thackeray has drawn a lot of attention over the past few days . Simply due to the stand taken by him and his party on the North Indians living in Mumbai and Maharashtra. In fact Raj Thacekray has been a struggling politician and his party only won 7 seats in 2007 municipal elections.
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