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I read an interesting New York Times Article http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/us/politics/07needs.html?pagewanted=1&ref=todayspaper that analyzes one aspect of Sarah Palin’s speech to the Republican National Convention where she promised that c
August was a wild month for me. I went from an incredible trip to Beijing to watch my son David compete in the Olympics as a member of the U.S. Rowing Team and then almost immediately to Denver, where People For the American Way hosted a forum on the Supreme Court and the 2008 elections. Here’s a picture from the forum, which was really quite successful.
A few months ago, I was standing in the shower, I realized that everything I want to do with my life- change the course and the conversation about international human development both at home and abroad, ensure the continuation of life on earth - will be influenced by who wins this presidential election.
A couple of years ago Nike had a campaign to promote Lebron James called Witness, this campaign was focused on the idea, that James was the next big thing in basketball, that he was a the heir apparent to Michael Jordan, and even in time would be better and we should all WITNESS, this new star.
Like many people I wondered if Joe Biden was a good choice for Barack Obama. However after reading a CNN article which analyzes the first national poll taken after Obama’s selection of Biden I don't think so. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/24/election.2008.poll/index.html
However, as it turns out inflating your tires will actually save you more money in the next year than offshore drilling will save you in the next twenty. How much more? DOUBLE! Bill continues:
On Thursday, conservative radio host Sean Hannity claimed Obama said, "All you need to do is inflate your tires. That's all you need to do. If every American would join in this effort, of inflating one's tires, then it's all going to be fine. And we can still import 70% of our oil from Saudi Arabia. Just keep those tires inflated."
Conservatives -- lovers of childish mockery over substantive ideas -- later today are apparently planning to distribute tire gauges at an Obama energy event.
I'm torn. I really am. I thought I could think about T.Boone Pickens as an unambiguous dick. Pickens, a life-long republican, put 3 million dollars into the verb-creating, candidate destroying Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. He then offered a 1 million dollar award to anyone who could disprove their claims. This happened. He changed his mind.
From wikipedia "In its December 2006 article on the "100 most influential Americans"
in history, in which its ten invited historians voted Nader 96th, The Atlantic Monthly stated: "He made the cars we drive safer; thirty years later, he made George W. Bush the president.""