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America’s Call To Arms / The Arms Of Government

In President Obama’s inaugural address he appealed to America to “pick itself up and dust itself off”. Republicans in the meantime appear determined to demonstrate that nothing has changed. Basking in what appears to be a self deluded state occasioned by voting 100% against the Democrats’ stimulus proposals in the house and close to that in the Senate, they believe they have Mr Obama’s measure. Regardless of the state of the economy, foreclosures, education, health care and the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Republican’s clear objective is to make life as difficult as possible for the President.

Inaugural Rough Justice

The Chief Justice posed the question, “Are you prepared to take the oath Senator?”. Senator? It is a matter of public record that Barack Obama had resigned from the US Senate on and as early as 16th November 2008.

Mr Obama’s Date With Destiny

The understandable euphoria which surrounded Barack Obama’s election as the first man of colour to reach the White House as President, tended to disguise the fact that the 2008 Presidential election was won by the brightest, the most qualified and the most appealing candidate. Voters, many for the first time, were interested enough to examine and study the Obama candidacy and what it potentially offered.

A Dear John Letter

But as bad judgement would have it, in looking for a running mate you got “impalined” by lipstick.The Alaskan red on a pitbull look. A little too aggressive for Estee Lauder to sell I believe. John since you’ve been palinised, you now seem paralysed. Why in the name of Arizona John, would you choose a running mate like Sarah Palin, aka, Barracuda?

Clinton’s Convention Oration / Beware!

I won’t apologise for attempting to seize the nomination. Only I can beat McCain. No one is going to beat a Clinton. Bill and I know how to play hardball. We play to win, no rules, whatever it takes. There will be no “fairytales” for Barack Obama – Friends, Democrats and Countrymen – This is your comeback queen – Yes I Am – I think?

Obama’s VP / The New Chief of Staff a Clue

With this stunning appointment the Obama campaign, in one stroke of the pen, has resurrected her career. Big time. David Axelrod and Barack Obama would also have fairly strong views about the attitudes of others involved in her original sidelining and an appreciation of the events involved. They obviously respect her professional record and value greatly her eight years of White House experience. As will her future boss, Obama’s new VP. In the meantime Ms Doyle will be more than capable of managing the affairs of Obama’s running mate during the general election campaign.

Ferraro / The White Wright

In saying she would have difficulty voting for Obama if he is the nominee, Ferraro is sending a coded message on behalf of Clinton to all women. If Obama gets the Democratic nomination then her message decodes to “If its not Hillary – vote for McCain”. In the meantime Clinton will do her best to ensure that Obama is so badly undermined he might not prevail against McCain. This will be done by appearing to be supportive and attempting in the name of her supporters to gain a place within his inner circle.