Sunday, February 24, 2008

Election news...

Ralph Nader announces plan to let his write-in votes cancel out Ron Paul's.

"We felt it was unfair that the GOP should be the only party to have votes siphoned off by a Quixotic idealist," said the famous Corvair basher.


Anonymous said...

This is huge. I had originally planned to vote in the Texas Democrat primary for Obama as I felt that he was the weaker candidate of the two.

But now, I want all those disillusioned Obama supporters voder for the Corvair King instead of Hillary.

phlegmfatale said...

Still insane at any speed after all these years.

Weer'd Beard said...

On Meet the Press today he managed to both sound batshit insane AND Right of Obama.

Creepy all the way around!

Comrade Misfit said...

Ralph Nader, the Punxsutawney Phil of politics.

(not original to me)

Anonymous said...

Darph Nader, villain.

What is he saying?

Mulliga said...

One difference between Ron Paul and Nader: I don't think Nader's ever actually been elected to any public office.

Anonymous said...

One year Nader's group said the VW bus was the most dangerous car on the road. When an editor from Road & Track magazine asked them what the second most dangerous car was, all they got in answer was a rant against the "Car of the Year" magazine. Which was not R&T, but Motor Trend.

perlhaqr said...

"McCain is now breaking the law by ignoring the campaign spending restrictions for the Republican primary that came when he asked for federal matching funds -- funds he used as collateral on a loan that helped keep his campaign going.

But now that the lobbyist and special interest money has started pouring into his campaign, he's trying to back out of the promise he made just a few months ago. They're feeding so much cash into his bank account, this
"reformer" wants nothing to do with federal campaign finance laws anymore.

That's why today, we're filing a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission demanding that John McCain be held to the campaign finance laws. Trying to back out shows a total lack of integrity and honesty -- he made a deal with the American people to abide by the law, and in return, he was guaranteed taxpayer money that he used to back a loan."

I think the law sucks, and normally I'd never advocate charging anyone with it. But I have to make a special exception for hoisting the man with his own petard.