Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:45 PM ET, September 6, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Charley James / The LA Progressive:
Alaskans Speak (In A Frightened Whisper): Palin Is “Racist, Sexist, Vindictive, And Mean”  —  “So Sambo beat the bitch!”  —  This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama's win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Thanks, Guys  —  The media's attacks on Sarah Palin backfire.  —  The editors of THE WEEKLY STANDARD believe in giving credit where credit is due.  The presidential race looks a whole lot better today than it did two weeks ago.  For this, thanks are owed to two men—Barack Obama and John McCain …
RELATED:
P.J. Gladnick / NewsBusters.org:
Sally Quinn Does Complete U-turn on Sarah Palin  —  What a difference a few hours make.  It is almost like Sally Quinn, the Washington Post faith columnist, was blinded by the light of truth on the road to Damascus.  On CNN's “American Morning” on Friday, Quinn repeated her doubts …
Discussion: Don Surber
David Harsanyi / Post-Ed Notes:
Republican Recycling  —  This morning, Republicans tell me that a worker at Invesco Field in Denver saved thousands of unused flags from the Democratic National Convention that were headed for the garbage.  Guerrilla campaigning.  They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin.
RELATED:
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The Recycled Flags of the DNCC  —  Democrats brought out tens of thousands of American flags to Invesco Field, saluting Barack Obama as he spoke from the Styrofoam columns of the Barackopolis at the conclusion of the Democratic convention.  Perhaps some of them took the flags home as souvenirs, but where did the rest go?
Fox News:
McCain Camp ‘Rescues’ Flags From Obama Rally  —  Democrats are not caring for their Stars and Stripes.  At least that's the message out of John McCain's campaign.  —  McCain supporters, claiming they rescued 12,000 miniature American flags from the site of Barack Obama's nomination acceptance speech …
Discussion: Stubborn Facts and Betsy's Page
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama's Edge Shrinks to 2 Points  —  Election Preferences Nearly Tied Again, 47%-45%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama's advantage over John McCain has been shrinking since the start of the Republican National Convention, and is now down to just two percentage points — 47% to 45% — too close to call.
RELATED:
Don Frederick / Top of the Ticket:
Sarah Palin will be missing from action Sunday a.m.  —  As is The Ticket's custom, a post listing the entire roster of appearances on this Sunday's interview programs will pop up Saturday at noon PDT (3 p.m. EDT).  —  But here's an advance heads up, in part because of who WON'T be found on any of the chat shows.
RELATED:
Jed Lewison / The Jed Report:
New GOP Spin: Palin's Not Ready
Discussion: pandagon.net and Taylor Marsh
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Obama rebukes Palin on earmarks  —  TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Barack Obama made his first direct criticism of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Saturday, saying she pretends to oppose spending earmarks when she actually has embraced them.  —  Speaking to 800 people …
RELATED:
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
George W. Palin  —  Frum again: … This decision is not worthy of a great power.  Whatever skills Palin may turn out to have, however fabulous a person she may turn out to be, even if she becomes the Eva Peron of Christianism, McCain … He winged this.  That's the critical, unavoidable, devastating point.
Discussion: Jack & Jill Politics
RELATED:
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THOSE OF US WHO ARE ABOUT TO TIRE SWING ...  It always brings a tear to my eye when I see the Grey Lady hopping on the McCain tire swing.  But there she goes.  Yesterday the McCain campaign was all mum on the Walter Reed/Green Screen goof until deep in the evening when they released …
RELATED:
David Frum / New York Times:
The Vanishing Republican Voter  —  I LIVE IN WASHINGTON, in a neighborhood that is home to lawyers, political consultants, television personalities and the chief executive of the TIAA-CREF pension fund.  Not exactly an abode of the superrich, but the kind of neighborhood where almost nobody does …
Discussion: The Other McCain
New York Times:
An Adviser Puts His Stamp on the McCain Campaign  —  ST. PAUL — It was what aides to Senator John McCain describe as probably the worst night of his campaign.  As Senator Barack Obama claimed the Democratic nomination before a cheering sea of faces on national television …
Discussion: Emptywheel and TIME.com
Washington Wire:
McCain, Obama Set Joint Sept. 11 Appearance  —  Laura Meckler reports from Colorado Springs, Colo., on the presidential race:  —  The rancor of the presidential campaign will come to a pause on Thursday as Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama jointly visit Ground Zero …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
RELATED:
Associated Press:
McCain, Obama plan joint stop at Ground Zero
Discussion: Wake up America
Jim Myers / Tulsa World:
Inhofe says patriotism question will sink Obama  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe predicted voters' uncertainty over whether Barack Obama really loves his country will help Republicans win the White House again in November.  —  A spokeswoman for the Democratic nominee …
Washington Post:
The Trail  —  One of the most compelling anecdotes in Sarah Palin's repertoire is that she auctioned off the Alaska governor's jet on eBay after taking office — a swift move made by a reformer hoping to clean up the excesses of her predecessor.  —  In fact, the jet did not sell on eBay.
RELATED:
CNN:
Alaska state jet didn't fly on eBay
Cris Barrish / delawareonline:
Analysis: Biden's wealth in his house  —  Senator benefited from 2 deals with supporters  — What's this?  —  Joe Biden likes to say he is the embodiment of the American dream — a middle-class kid who became one of the U.S. Senate's most-respected members and, now, the Democratic nominee for vice president.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Spin Cycle
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Palin inexperienced?  Not really  —  Greta van Susteren took a look at the “inexperienced” criticism of Sarah Palin by interviewing people who worked with Palin in Alaska.  She spoke with the current mayor of Wasilla, which is — surprise! — one of the five largest cities in Alaska …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
RELATED:
Michael M. Phillips / Wall Street Journal:
Palin's Hockey Rink Leads To Legal Trouble in Town She Led  —  WASILLA, Alaska — The biggest project that Sarah Palin undertook as mayor of this small town was an indoor sports complex, where locals played hockey, soccer, and basketball, especially during the long, dark Alaskan winters.
Discussion: Eunomia, Daily Kos and TIME.com
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 5:45 PM ET, September 6, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Site News: 

Nothing recent. See Techmeme News for earlier news.

 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
Mini-memeorandum: memeorandum for mobiles
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Rocky Mountain high for McCain-Palin
Discussion: TIME.com
Sean Quinn / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Wrapping Up the Conventions - What Did We Learn?
Charlie / Explorations:
Palin Rumors  —  Cripes, this has gotten ridiculous.
Discussion: The Corner
Satyam / Think Progress:
Kyl: McCain's earmark pledge is ‘more symbolic than it is signficant.’
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Palin appears to disagree with McCain on sex education
Media Matters for America:
Levin: “It's not the National Organization of Liberal Women.
Discussion: pandagon.net
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Smell Of Fear  —  The Captain is funny with this link …
Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
Palin: More and less than she seems
 Earlier Items: 
The Smoking Gun:
One Palin Mystery Solved
Jeffrey Bell / Weekly Standard:
Why They Hate Her  —  Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left.
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Mortgage Industry Nationalized
Associated Press:
Democrats post big gains in voter registration
Alan K. Ota / CQ Politics:
After RNC Speech, Republicans Court Lieberman to Make the Switch Official
Washington Wire:
Obama: 'I'm Not Going to Take Your Guns Away'
Jed Lewison / The Jed Report:
Joe Biden On Fire
 

 
From Techmeme:

Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Facebook Launching Mobile Ad Network At F8 Conference

Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Aereo's CEO on the future of Netflix, TV sports and the public airwaves

Dorinda Elliott / Fast Company:
Tencent: the Chinese internet giant founded by Ma “Pony” Huateng guns for global expansion

 
Sister Sites:

Techmeme
 Tech news essentials
Mediagazer
 Must-read media news
WeSmirch
 Celebrity news and gossip