Rachel Maddow Gets Her Own MSNBC Show!

And she’s still going to do the “Rachel Maddow Show” on Air America too! Yay!

Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow

Rachel is IMO one of the, maybe just the, most intelligent political analysts out there.

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~ by B.T. Murtagh on August 19, 2008.

2 Responses to “Rachel Maddow Gets Her Own MSNBC Show!”

  1. I love the fact that Sarah Palin is getting so much press from Rachel Maddow. The only problem is, Rachel should check her facts before she starts talking about Sarah Palin.

    The “bridge to nowhere”, It is true she was for it initially, however, she didn’t receive the earmark, the Governor before her received it and according to the government it was not required that if they did not build the bridge that the money was to be sent back to the government. So she changed her mind. Perhaps after being elected and being on the inside she was able to obtain more information and make a better decision. And so she said that she voted against the bridge to nowhere. What person hasn’t stretched the truth in a job interview to put the best favorable light on their accomplishments? At least she does have experience in running a State, unlike Barack Obama who is promising the moon, stars, etc, and has nothing to prove that he can back up any of his claims. I say GO McCain/Palin! I believe that McCain/Palin are at least honest, not sure about Barack Obama.

  2. So, you admit she ‘stretches the truth for a job interview’ (aka ‘lies to give the voting public a false picture of herself’), but she’s ‘at least honest’ – pardon me, but are you a theologian by any chance?

    No, sorry, even granting your premise that she had a change of heart after suddenly noticing that the bridge was a world record boondoggle – something difficult to square with her continued defense of it long after all the facts were common knowledge, much less the photo-op of her with the “Nowhere” t-shirt – it certainly isn’t honest to pretend she was against it all along.

    I also don’t think it speaks well of her honesty to accept a per diem travel allowance for nights spent at home. It doesn’t speak well of either of them that they pretend to be anti-lobbyist when their campaign staff is absolutely stuffed with lobbyists.

    Barack Obama’s track record is pretty damn impressive, as is Joe Biden’s, and there’s not a whole lot you can point at to suggest dishonesty – I haven’t seen Obama caught out in one lie yet, or even a noticeable misrepresentation. It’s McCain who has the Keating 5 scandal, the Abramoff ties, the shady land deals, the refusal to open tax records, the “charitable donations” that coincidentally match so well the foundation’s gifts to his children’s schools, the skirting of the campaign finance laws he helped author himself for crying out loud. Not to mention the drizzle of petty little lies, like changing the football team he listed to his Vietnam captors to match the city he happens to be campaigning in, or the attempts to paper over the nasty history of his infidelities leading up to his divorce.

    Sarah Palin doesn’t have enough of a record yet to really compete with that, but she’s a promising rookie; in addition to the aforementioned expense account padding and lobbyist-aided pork-barreling (the BTN is only one example, under her watch Alaska has received more federal earmark money than any other state), she has already been involved in a murky takeover of a dairy business in which her friends made out very well, an over-budgeted sports arena in Wasilla pushed through on land with title problems, and several abuse of power questions, ‘Troopergate’ again being only the most prominent of several, and we’ve only been looking at the woman for a few weeks! It really does make one wonder what’s in the thousands of official emails she’s keeping under wraps using a very shaky “executive privilege” pretext.

    Certainly the way those two are campaigning is no paean to pure honesty. It’s been a parade of stupid distractions and half-truths, heavily garnished with provable untruths. The latest scurrilous attempt to paint Obama’s bill to teach kids to avoid sexual predators as an explicit-sex-ed-for-kindergartners bill is dishonest, dishonorable and just plain disgusting.

    I really don’t think you’re in any position to chide Rachel Maddow on fact-checking, if your ‘research’ has led you to conclude that McCain/Palin are the honest ones, while doubting Obama/Biden for no reason you’ve made clear. If you have some damning facts (as opposed to baseless innuendo) about Obama or Biden that are even remotely in the league of the ones I’ve mentioned about McCain and Palin, let’s have ’em.

    You needn’t restrict yourself to the topic of dishonesty as I have here, either; if you want to discuss ethics or character, then as the saying goes, that’s a debate I’m very willing to have. (Hint: a man’s sense of humor can be very revealing.)

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