MCCAIN AIDES DISPUTE PORTIONS OF PALIN’S NEW BOOK
If you’re not sick of Sarah Palin yet … you will be by the time she finishes pimping her book all over every media imaginable.
While you listen to her “aw, shucks” rhetoric for the foreseeable future, keep in mind that there seem to be a lot of discrepancies, including many with John McCain’s camp surrounding the 2008 presidential run.
The unbiased Associated Press also did a fact-check on her book, “Going Rogue”, and found several big discrepancies, too.
My take: It doesn’t surprise me, but who are you going to believe — the media-created monster that Palin became or the McCain camp? Anyway, there’s a lot of speculation that she’s testing the water for a run at the presidency in 2012; we’ll see how that goes.
For now, though, it appears the public isn’t buying her act — 52 percent of Americans view her unfavorably, while only 43 percent have a favorable view of her.
SEARCH ON FOR MISSING FAYETTEVILLE GIRL
In the most disturbing story of the past week, a search is on for the body of a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl whose mother allegedly sold her into prostitution, among many other horrible things.
My take: I was in Raleigh all weekend and the TV news was all over every angle of this story — and yes, it’s all disgusting. This mother was deep in debt and prostituted her 5-year-old, who is probably dead somewhere.
Remember our death squad talk of a week ago? Yep, it applies here, too. If it’s proven without a doubt that this mother is responsible for her beautiful 5-year-old dying and being made to have sex with men, there’s nothing that can happen to the mother that she doesn’t deserve.
I’m sure you’re with me on this.
BELICHICK ISN’T AS SMART AS HE THINKS HE IS
A really, really dumb call by New England head coach Bill Belichick cost his team a win at Indianapolis as the Colts rallied past the Patriots 35-34 last night.
Instead of punting on fourth and 2 with a little over 2 minutes remaining in a 34-28 game, Belichick had his offense go for it. It failed and the Patriots fell to 6-3 while Indy stayed perfect at 9-0.
My take: There’s overcoaching … and there’s what Belichick did last night. Common sense says you punt the ball and make Indy go 70 yards for a win — not 29 yards.
But the man has won three Super Bowls, so there’s something to be said for that. But his cockiness hurt his team last night.
The iPod shuffle
Behind Blue Eyes — Limp Bizkit
Redneck Woman — Gretchen Wilson
All Summer Long — The Beach Boys
Fortunate Son — Creedence Clearwater Revival
Dumb — Nirvana