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Politics Saturday Night Live (SNL) TV

Tina Fey As Sarah Palin And Queen Latifah As Gwen Ifill In Saturday Night Live‘s Mock Of Vice-Presidential Debate

Saturday Night Live mocked the recent Vice-Presidential debate in a skit with Queen Latifah playing moderator and author Gwen Ifill, Jason Sudeikis as democratic candidate Joe Biden and Tina Fey reprising her role as Alaskan republican candidate Sarah Palin.

Latifah poked fun at the controversy surrounding Ifill’s impartiality and her upcoming book Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama while Fey referred to Palin’s overuse of the word maverick and the drinking games played in the Alaskan governor’s honor with the hilarious closing line, “oh, and for those Joe Six-Packs out there playing a drinking game at home -maverick.”

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ObamaNation Politics

John McCain’s Veep Choice: A Tactical Distraction or Complete Oversight?

On the surface, Senator John McCain’s vice presidential choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, 44, seemed like an obvious decision: she was young, attractive, female and inexperienced, and seemed to have those qualities that would rival Barack Obama.

But with all of Palin’s skeletons running out of the closet, it seemed the 72-year-old war vet and seasoned Washington politico had actually lost his damn marbles!

As we all know, Republicans have a track record of winning elections–even at the price of risking their candidates’ credibility. Remember, even Dubya won TWO presidential elections!

Last week, Obama was on top of the world: He made history as the first African American presidential nominee, gave a goosebump-inducing speech, and got tough with McCain.

BUT once McCain announced Palin as his VP pick, Obama’s spotlight faded…and guess who took center stage? Sarah Palin!

With her Miss America good looks, down syndrome baby, pro-life speak and teen daughter Bristol’s pregnancy, Palin beamed in the spotlight–and it seemed the Republicans and McCain made the most tactical choice: PULLING the media’s glare away from Obama, and turning the focus onto McCain’s unknown, headline-drawing VP pick.

Even pop tart Lindsay Lohan felt distracted by Sarah Palin’s teenage baby woes, writing on her MySpace blog:

“I am concerned with the fact that Sarah Palin brought the attention to her daughter’s pregnancy, rather than all world issues and what she believes she could possibly do to change them – if elected. I get Sarah Palin’s views against abortion, but i would much prefer to hear more about what she can do for our country rather than how her daughter is going to have a child no matter what.”

But what worries Blindie is this: Say the Republicans win this election and McCain happens to pass away during his first term (remember: he is in his 70s!), do we really want Palin and her baggage in the White House?!

PHOTO: Reuters

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A Campaign of Change: Will America Choose A Black President or A Female VP?

It seems Senator John McCain flipped the switch on Friday, with his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential candidate.

Calling her “the running mate who can best help me shake up Washington,” McCain is not only tapping into a fresher, younger demo (Palin’s 44, three years younger than Obama), but he’s selected a woman–a beautiful one, who was actually a former Miss Alaska runner-up!

“To have been chosen brings a great challenge,” Palin said. “I know that it will demand the best that I have to give and I promise nothing less.”

Blindie suspects McCain is hoping to win over disgruntled Hillary Clinton voters who feel shafted that their female messiah was “cheated” of her White House dream by a less-experienced man.

Regardless, the 2008 Presidential campaign will be a historic one of change–whether it’s Obama in the White House, or Palin in the Vice President’s Residence.

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Confessions of an ObamaVoter

Confessions of an ObamaVoter: This Joe is No Average VP

It’s official: Senator Joe Biden of Delaware is on the Barack Obama ticket for Vice President–and now its Blindie’s turn to weigh in with a classic pro/con list.


  • Experience in Washington. With 36 years in Senate, Biden brings a lot of Judiciary and Foreign relations accomplishments to the table. He’s been around long enough to know how to work the fat cats and get things done.


  • Biden keeps it real…and keeping it real can go wrong. Biden’s outspoken style has gotten him into trouble. Like, when he said of Obama, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” (Click in for full list!)
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Gimme Five ObamaNation Politics

GIMME FIVE: People Who Are Definitely NOT On Obama’s Veep List

As the nation eagerly anticipates the announcement of Barack Obama’s running mate, Blindie has compiled a list of people who definitely won’t be making the cut as the nation’s potential next Vice-President:

1. Rev. Jesse Jackson, who says he had the burning desire to cut Obama’s “nuts off.”

2. John Edwards, who is busy with a cancer-stricken wife, a mistress, a baby he denies fathering, and dodging the National Enquire.

3. Country singer Toby Keith, who thinks Obama “don’t talk, act, or carry himself as a black person.”

4. Rev. Jeremiah Wright whose fiery sermon is a pesky reminder of America’s shameful history.

5. Ex-Senator Larry Craig whose “inappropriate” behavior in a Minneapolis airport bathroom prompted his resignation. He insisted, “I am not gay and never have been.”

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Condoleezza Rice Politics Race Matters

Condolezza: U.S. Has Come A Long Way

Condoleezza Rice has expressed approval of Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy, saying it’s a remarkable accomplishment that shows the U.S. has come a long way.

The Secretary of State, who is only the second black person, after Colin Powell, to achieve such a high position in the American government, said in a TV interview over the weekend that she knows which candidate she will vote for in the fall–but will not reveal it to the public.

Rice is still not considering a role as Vice President, but is planning to write a book about America’s foreign policy at the end of Bush’s term.

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