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2:10 PM ET, September 6, 2008

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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 …
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and HorsesAss.Org
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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
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Newsweek:
Nominee's ally moves to curb probe of Palin  —  Key Alaska allies of John McCain are trying to derail a politically charged investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner in order to prevent a so-called “October surprise” that would produce embarrassing information …
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Jeffrey Bell / Weekly Standard:
Why They Hate Her  —  Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left.  —  For months John McCain has apparently been hoping to use his selection of a running mate to shake up the presidential race.  By picking Alaska governor Sarah Palin, McCain has accomplished that …
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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.
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 …
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Sarah Palin as Alaska National Guard commander  —  The job involves important managerial responsibilities but provides little, if any, foreign policy experience, military officials say.  —  WASHINGTON — Seeking to buttress the foreign policy credentials of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Palin inexperienced?  Not really  —  Greta van Susteren took …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Smell Of Fear  —  The Captain is funny with this link to Barack whining about how he has a funny name and mean Republicans are going to attack him.  —  Now, the Captain describes this as playing the race card.  My thought - if a Republican says anything at all, such as …
Discussion: Don Surber
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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.
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Chicago Tribune:
Palin claim on eBay plane sale doesn't fly
Jed Lewison / The Jed Report:
Joe Biden On Fire  —  This is awesome — Joe Biden just tears John McCain and Sarah Palin apart for completely ignoring every single major economic issue facing America and for offering nothing but sarcastic personal attacks.  —  YouTube link
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
McCain, Obama tied in TV audiences  —  NEW YORK (AP) - As a television draw, John McCain was every bit the equal of Barack Obama.  —  The GOP presidential candidate attracted roughly the same number of viewers to his convention acceptance speech Thursday as Obama did before the Democrats last week, according to Nielsen Media Research.
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Crowds turn out for Palin, McCain
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: Daily Kos and TIME.com
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 …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
The Smoking Gun:
One Palin Mystery Solved  —  Privacy, not intrigue, behind pol pal's bid to seal divorce records  —  So why did an associate of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's husband file an emergency court motion Wednesday to seal all the documents in his divorce case?
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.
Associated Press:
Democrats post big gains in voter registration  —  CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — Five days a week, Linda Graham trolls tattered neighborhoods of this once thriving steel city outside Pittsburgh for unregistered voters she can sign up as Democrats — one of thousands of unknown volunteers whose work outside …
 
 
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Seema Mehta / Los Angeles Times:
Palin appears to disagree with McCain on sex education
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Media Matters for America:
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Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
Palin: More and less than she seems
Jed Lewison / The Jed Report:
New GOP Spin: Palin's Not Ready
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Manya A. Brachear / Chicago Tribune:
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Washington Wire:
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Alexander Marquardt / CNN:
Obama: ‘Not about the issues’ comment means making stuff up