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Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel appeared in an interview with the staunchly pro-Obama Pacifica radio. They expected Gravel to bash Sarah Palin, and tell them what the Republicans “haven’t told us about Sarah Palin.” Sounds pretty ominous….
Instead of obliging, Gravel says nice things about Palin.! And then takes a few shots at today’s Democrats for being “imperialists.”
Gravel is a former Democratic United States Senator from Alaska, who served two terms from 1969 to 1981, and a former candidate in the 2008 presidential election.
He served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1963 to 1966 and became its Speaker of the House. Gravel was elected to the United States Senate in 1968.
As Senator, Gravel became nationally known for his forceful but unsuccessful attempts to end the draft during the Vietnam War and for having put the Pentagon Papers into the public record in 1971 despite risk to himself. He conducted an unusual campaign for the Democratic nomination for Vice President of the United States in 1972, and then played a crucial role in getting Congressional approval for the Trans-Alaska pipeline in 1973. He was re-elected to the Senate in 1974, but gradually alienated most of his Alaskan constituencies and his bid for a third term was defeated in a Democratic primary election in 1980.
Gravel followed up the interview on Pacifica Radio with an article in CounterPunch explaining what he finds so appealing about his fellow Alaskan–it comes down to her integrity, staunch independence, and not having the taint of years in Washington:
“Sarah Palin has a sense of personal outrage over political corruption that plays extremely well with the public, something the others have lost long ago. She has demonstrated the personal courage to publicly confront and overcome Republican Party corruption and has successfully taken on the oil industry over taxation and oil leasing issues. She has publicly stood up to Senator Ted Stevens and Representative Don Young on the “Bridge to Nowhere” and the policy of federal earmarks arguing for a public transparency process.
Sarah has literally come to the national scene without owing anything to any party or corporate interest––not even McCain––he needs her more than she needs him. Imagine a person a heart beat away not owned by the military-industrial complex, Wall Street, corporate America or AIPAC. WOW! Can this last? Probably not. But she does have an uncanny sense of political direction and the ability to capitalize on change like putting the public interest above Republican Party interests.”
Don’t look for this interview to mentioned on any of the radical leftist blogs at The Atlantic, and its soul mate, Daily Kos, as Gravel has been something of a hero there, and this will shock those poor boys Goldberg, Sullivan and Ambinder. They have little real tolerance for liberal icons straying off the reservation, and they certainly won’t like hearing Gravel confirm Palin stopped that damned “Bridge to nowhere”, or that the so-called “Troopergate” will be resolved in Palin’s favor, and that the Trooper in question should have been fired.
This item is based on an item that appeared in: The Western Standard. I highly recommend you add them to your Blog Roll, and subscribe to their updates! Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the Western Standard is a fortnightly news and views magazine. It’s your online source for news and views from a Western Canadian perspective.
July 28, 2008 2:39 p.m.
“BOSTON — Conservative political commentator Robert Novak announced Monday he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Mr. Novak, 77 years old, fell ill on Cape Cod this weekend while visiting his daughter and was rushed to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he said he was diagnosed Sunday with the tumor.
Mr. Novak has been a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for decades. His assistant, Kathleen Connolly, told the newspaper that doctors hadn’t yet done a biopsy to determine if the tumor was malignant.
She said Mr. Novak was alert and talking in the hospital’s intensive care unit. Mr. Novak’s office refused further comment to the Associated Press, other than to confirm the comments on the newspaper Web site.
Hospital spokesman Kevin Myron confirmed Mr. Novak was a patient, but said Mr. Novak requested that no further information be released.
Last week, Mr. Novak was given a $50 citation after he struck a homeless man with his black Corvette in downtown Washington. Mr. Novak kept going until he was stopped by a bicyclist, who said the man was splayed on Mr. Novak’s windshield.
Mr. Novak is best-known as the longtime co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire,” where he bumped heads with liberal co-hosts from 1980 to 2005, when he left to join Fox News as an occasional contributor.
Mr. Novak was criticized after he was the first to publicly reveal the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame in a 2003 column. His column came out eight days after Ms. Plame’s husband, Joseph Wilson, said the Bush administration had twisted prewar intelligence to exaggerate the Iraqi threat.
House Republican Whip Roy Blunt, of Missouri, said Novak’s record of reporting and commenting on American elections “has never failed to demonstrate keen insight and a peerless political acumen.”
“I want to join the many wishing Bob all the best as he confronts this challenge and a speedy recovery as he looks to resume his work,” Blunt said in a statement.”
I wonder how long it is before the DailyKos and Huffington Post blogs are filled with hate, talking about how much he deserves to die, just like they did with Nancy Reagan? WOW….didn’t take long at all! Notice the “ratings” given all that hate….
I’m so sick (5+ / 3-)
Of how people demonize and hate others until they get a brain tumor or something, and then all of a sudden we’re supposed to come together in the spirit of humanity and all that bullshit.
I, for one, stand by my many utterences that I hope this man gets cancer and dies. Why shouldn’t we? Just because he’s facing his own morality we’re supposed to have compassion for him?
Nuts to that, I hope he lingers and goes slow and hard.
I’m not going to get warm and fuzzy toward him (5+ / 0-)
But I would not wish that “he lingers and goes slow and hard.” Cheney will put my humanity to the test, but I don’t wish dreadful ends for my enemies. Going quietly is fine, as long as they go.
Now, go spread some peace, love and understanding. Use force if necessary. – Phil N DeBlanc
I’m with you. But be prepared for the beating (2+ / 2-)
that’s about to take place from all the “appeasers” in our progressive camp.
There’s people here who’d weep if Hitler were alive and got a brain tumor.
I declared “good riddance” to Tony Snow and got days and days of harrasement over it.
People die everyday, from every form of disease and mishappenings. Good people, bad people, every color, every polictical leaning, every moral type….
I for one am glad whenever another human who contributes negatively to our society bites the dust. It’s one less of that “negative” army we need to fight.
Bob Novak is a scurrilous shill, an agent for the far right-wing agenda. That sounds like some crazy rant, but it’s well sourced and documented– mainly from the man’s mouth himself.
I don’t wish for anyone’s suffering in life, but if you are here contributing to other’s suffering and undermine fairness and democracy, then i would bid you good riddance when you take your dirt nap.
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Now the following just takes the cake, as one of the Kos haters declares that the thread in question, including the posts above, are not hate at all!!
There is no hate here…. (5+ / 0-)
Please read posts with an objective mind. You are interpreting hate where there is none.
To feel apathetic or indifferent about your enemy’s demise is not hate. It’s normal…
Contrived compassion when none existed previously is disengenuous and dishonest.
And to those who keep citing “Karma”– if you do some research on the true meaning of Karma, it is not some simple law that says something “bad” will happen to you if you do something “bad”. It’s quite a bit deeper and more meaningful than that.
And in this case, i have no worries about the karmic consequences.
Puhleez…Isn’t this a little convenient? (1+ / 0-)
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Novak is about to do some jail time for a hit and run and suddenly has a brain tumor. It smacks of Junior Soprano.
He needs to live by his rules. (0+ / 0-)
No physicians to helped who were trained by tax dollars, who are not white males.
No hospitals built with public funds.
No drugs that were developed by NIH or by Public Universities.
He’s a typical narcisisstic right winger.
“Yes we can!” Barack Obama “Hey you kids, get off my lawn!” John McCain
When all teh EVIL congregates in one (0+ / 0-)
small area of your body, shit happens. Fortunately for Novak, he doesn’t have as much EVIL as some…
That man is a walking tumor.
Wherefore do ye toil; is it not that ye may live and be happy? And if ye toil only that ye may toil more, when shall happiness find you?
And the hate just continues at the Kos…
It’s tragic… (0+ / 0-)
… when anyone is hit with a cancer diagnosis. That being said, if SOMEBODY has to have a brain tumor, I’m glad it’s Robert Novak.
Distract, Distract, Distract!
NAS and the George Soros-funded MoveOn.org continue with their distraction, diversionary tactics with the bread and circuses tour…..delivering petitions [purportedly] signed by 600,000 extreme left loons and misguided, hapless followers, “decrying” Fox News for being racist.
In what has become his trade mark deceit, Soros and his lackeys who run MoveOn, offer a circus to keep the attention of his base. While they clamor on the one hand to appear on Fox News, place their spin-meisters on Fox, the highest rated cable news network, they pander to the hard-core nutters of their base by giving them something to occupy their protesting hearts, the political equivalent of “busy work”.
This all the better to keep the far-left activists from dwelling on Barack Obama’s selling them out with FISA, the Faith Based Initiative, No Child Left Behind and Iraq/Afghanistan.
Since Soros makes a large portion of his un-taxed, off-shore, income from munitions (like the land mines many of us are fighting against) being sold to the Third World, he doesn’t want his minions too focused on reality. Thus any old whipping boy will do, and who better to focus them on than Fox? It is an easy choice because it was Soros and his billions, along with hired-gun PR people, who turned Fox into the radical left’s bogeyman as Soros’s answer to attacks on the Main Stream Media by the Right.
It is more than amazing that those who Soros manipulates continue to turn a blind eye towards his immoral activities, yet they condemn others for making their money in less odious ways. Hasn’t anyone told those nutters that two wrongs don’t make one right?
I guess their pent-up hate always makes their hoped for “ends” justify any means. That is just so lame. More than that, it is sad.