This is in very bad taste. If you are not a fan of Sarah Palin, I recommend ignoring her existence entirely. Not only is this lame attempt at a joke in poor taste — and not only in light of reported Obama effigies (most recently at a Christian university in Oregon — but acknowledging Palin in such an extreme way (or any way) only gives her more credibility / recognition. As it is there will be no shortage of Sarah Palin drag queens at this week’s Halloween Parade. Ugh… From tonight’s CBS2 news:
“I know if we had done it with Barack Obama, people would’ve probably thrown things through our windows,” [creator of the display Chad Michael] Morrisette said. “The image of a hanged black man is a lot more intense than the image of a hanged white woman — for our country — in the history of our country.” […]
“It should be seen as art and it should be seen within the month of October. It is Halloween. It’s time to be scary. It’s time to be spooky,” Morrisette said.
CBS/KCAL is the only network to report on this, even though it was pointed out as early as Thursday by WeHo News. The display is on this house at the corner of Fountain Avenue at Orange Grove.
Sarah Silverman that is… Here’s an introduction to her Great Schlep for Obama ’08 Initiative if you haven’t already seen it:
My relatives no longer hang out in Florida, but if they did… well, now that I live in California, it would take a lot to drag me to out California, but with the Florida Dems using desperate, embarrassing fighting words to suggest Obama is the lesser of two evils, perhaps Sarah Silverman is Florida’s last great hope. And everybody else?
Here’s a disturbing chart from the Project for Excellence in Journalism detailing the top campaign stories filling the newshole for the first week of September. Who exactly is controlling the news-cycle these days? Will the media buy into any good story at the risk of endangering our democracy? Read the report.
I won’t say we’re off to the races just yet… While McCain’s Sarah Palin debacle may help inflate Obama’s numbers in the near term, you can be sure the GOP has some nasty nasty tricks up its sleeve come October. Still, Gallup’s latest tracking poll sure looks good, as do the latest Gallup/USAToday polling numbers:
The new survey shows Americans settling into their choices. Twenty-one percent of registered voters say they either haven’t decided or might change their minds. In a USA TODAY Poll before the convention, 30% were swing voters.