Carnival of the Liberals #73
Welcome to the 73rd edition of Carnival of the Liberals! As I’m sure you know, the Republicans had their convention in St. Paul this past week, and boy was it a…well….something. Between Gramps McMaverick and Sarah “Liar, Liar, Lipstick Pitbull on Fire” Palin, I feel pretty good about November. Am I the only one who found it amusing (at least in a sense) that there was a hurricane afoot during the RNC? You’re doing a heckuva job, whitey.
Without any further ado, let’s get this party started! As you might imagine, most of the pieces this week have to do with the RNC and Palin in particlar. Lori at Between Us Girls gives us her take on Palin’s VP bid in Sarah Palin for President? I Think I Need a Reality Check.
Of course, Palin played the elitism card at the RNC (a card which, frankly, I’m sick-and-freaking tired of seeing trotted out). Submitted to a Candid World has a great piece up calling her (and anyone that plays those games) out on it with Just a Small Town Girl… .
I was somewhat concerned, like some others, that some disillusioned Hillary supporters might jump ship and get behind the McCain/Palin ticket…that is, until Palin opened her mouth. Holly at Menstrual Poetry gives us a succinct breakdown of why we shouldn’t worry in Sarah Palin is Not a Feminist. On a slightly comic bent, Madeline at Mad Kane’s Political Madness gives us a nice little ditty in Sarah Who???.
Meg at Simpson’s Paradox also fills us in a bit on Palin as well as the election in a more general sense with respect to Obama’s appeal to a younger audience in Obligatory Election Comments.
Ed, who is apparently rub-a-dub-dubbing in Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub, takes a look at the positions that McCain takes on education – and the consequences of those positions – in McCain Offers to Sacrifice American Education.
Barry at Staring at Empty Pages provides us with a good read on Palin’s religious tendencies as well as reasons why religion should stay the hell out of politics in general in “God is my dictator”. Related, The Ridger at The Greenbelt discusses the discussion/debate that Obama and McCain had with Rick Warren in Beyond Good and Evil.
If you want to read something that doesn’t have to do with the RNC, then I suggest you read these pieces on economics which I found to be quite good. Top-Down v. Bottom-Up – Economics 101 by Tracee at BlogFabulous gives us the choice between working at Walmart or Google; personally, I think working for Google would be hawt. In addition, Jeffrey Stingerstein at Disillusioned Words does a nice job shredding a WSJ editorial on how Bush has been really super-duper for the economy in Holding the Wall Street Journal’s Feet to the Fire on the Economy.