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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.
Joe the plumber makes $250,000 a year whereas according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wage for plumbers in the United States in 2007 was $47,350.
Why are these politicians calling him a plumber when in reality he is a businessman. I bet next they will next call Bill Gates an electrician.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) — Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin abused her power as Alaska’s governor and violated state ethics law by trying to get her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state police, a state investigator’s report concluded Friday. “Gov. Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda,” the report states.
Palin and her husband, Todd, have consistently denied wrongdoing, describing Wooten as a “rogue trooper” who had threatened their family — allegations Branchflower discounted. “I conclude that such claims of fear were not bona fide and were offered to provide cover for the Palins’ real motivation: to get Trooper Wooten fired for personal family reasons,” Branchflower wrote.
The Branchflower report states Todd Palin used his wife’s office and its resources to press for Wooten’s removal, and the governor “failed to act” to stop it. But because Todd Palin is not a state employee, the report makes no finding regarding his conduct.
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Is the govenment doing anything for the common man whos on the street because of the financial crisis? Is the governemnt here to bail out big companies only and not the common man who is on the street? Why are profits privatized and tax payer money is being used to bail out companies which no other private comapny wants to buy?
Between the $29 billion the Fed pledged to swing the Bear Stearns sale to JPMorgan in March, $100 billion apiece to rescue mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, up to $300 billion for the Federal Housing Authority, Tuesday’s $85 billion loan to insurer AIG and various other rescue deals and loans, taxpayers are potentially on the hook for more than $900 billion.
Why is that no one is punishing heads of these organization who are responsible for this crisis?
Earlier this year, Fuld, a 30-year veteran of the once-venerable Wall Street investment bank that filed for bankruptcy protection this past weekend, was awarded $22 million in retirement pay. Merrill Lynch chief E. Stanley O’Neal picked up $161 million from the Wall Street brokerage when he left last October after $40 billion of subprime-related write-downs. Former Citigroup head Chuck Prince stepped down with a $68 million package. Even former Bear Stearns chairman Jimmy Cayne picked up a reported $60 million after selling some of his Bear stock in the aftermath of that firm’s fire sale to J.P. Morgan earlier this year- Forbes
CNN’s poll of polls had earlier shown that Palin was the driving factor behind John McCain’s lead over Obama. (McCain leading 47 to 45 on 8th September). But it seems the Palin effect is over and Obama is back in the lead (47 to 44 18th of September). Palin’s favorable rating is at 40 percent, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll. That’s down 4 points from last week. Her unfavorable rating is at 30 percent, rising eight points in a week.
Economy is the fundamental reason behind this change . McCain said Monday that “the fundamentals of the American economy are strong. Probably not a smart thing to say on the day of financial meltdown. Most Americans see Obama as more capable than John McCain when it comes to handling the economy, polls show.
Also “Thanks but no thanks to bridge to Nowhere” comment has angered many Alaskans and people are learning that she had earlier supported the bridge .
Former Bush adviser Karl Rove predicted Wednesday that Palin’s star power would wear off.
“Nothing lasts for 60-some-odd days,” Rove told The Associated Press. “Will she be the center of attention in the remaining 48 days? No, but she came on in a very powerful way and has given a sense of urgency to the McCain campaign that’s pretty remarkable.”
Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican, is questioning whether Palin has enough foreign-policy experience to serve as the country’s second-in-command. “She doesn’t have any foreign policy credentials,” Hagel told the Omaha World-Herald. “You get a passport for the first time in your life last year? I mean, I don’t know what you can say. You can’t say anything.”
“I think they ought to be just honest about it and stop the nonsense about, ‘I look out my window and I see Russia and so therefore I know something about Russia,” he added. “That kind of thing is insulting to the American people.”