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McCain On SNL

Senator McCain appeared on Saturday Night Live last night alongside Tina Fey as Sarah Palin.

In the opening skit, McCain attempted to raise funds by hosting a QVC show featuring McCain themed purchases to counter Obama’s 1/2 hour ad. A real life Cindy McCain served as the Senator’s jewelry model. The Ayers’ freshner and McCain’s extensive set of pork knives seem particularly appealing! Palin even stepped aside to hock her Palin 2012 t-shirts. Stock up now!

McCain also appeared on Weekend Update.

The most important endorsements of all

Sure, much has been made of Barack Obama’s impressive list of major newspaper endorsements, including the Anchorage Daily News, Denver Post, Chicago Tribune, and Providence Journal, all of which endorsed George Bush back in ’04. But the Big O also leads McCain 63-1 in an even more important category: college newspaper endorsements.

In addition to a sweep of the five NESCAC papers that have endorsed a candidate–Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Middlebury, and Tufts–and the obvious ones such as U. of Illinois and Penn, Obama has racked up endorsements from some unlikely sources, including Davidson, Duke, Northwestern, Indiana U., West Virginia U., and the Universities of Kansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and even Arizona. Ole Miss’s (U. of Mississippi) Daily Mississippian is the lone holdout in the wave.

Forget about being up just one point in your own home state. Failing to win the endorsement of its flagship university is truly a crusher. Maybe instead of blabbering about how no one will delay the World Series when he’s president, Johnny Mac should’ve promised voters no one would screw over ‘Cats basketball if he’s in charge.

Editor & Publisher: BMOC: College Papers Back Obama, 63 to 1

Sarah Palin: an earmark unto herself

John McCain talks a lot about his zeal for cutting earmarks. But, could his running mate be an earmark unto herself?

As governor of Seward’s Icebox Alaska, Sarah Palin not only billed the state to live in her own house, she also “charged the state for her children to travel with her, including to events where they were not invited, and later amended expense reports to specify that they were on official business,” reports the Associated Press.

The charges included costs for hotel and commercial flights for three daughters to join Palin to watch their father in a snowmobile race, and a trip to New York, where the governor attended a five-hour conference and stayed with 17-year-old Bristol for five days and four nights in a luxury hotel.

As if treating her kids to a week at the Ritz—while they watched daddy race a snowmobile—wasn’t enough, the spending blitz continues; this time, on the RNC’s dime.

Politico reported yesterday that the Republican National Committee has funded Palin’s haute couture since she appeared as numero dos on the Republican ticket. While it’s definitely made her the sexiest vice presidential candidate that I’ve ever seen, it sure has sapped some cash from the RNC’s campaign funds:

The Republican National Committee appears to have spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.

According to financial disclosure records, the accessorizing began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74.

The records also document a couple of big-time shopping trips to Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, including one $75,062.63 spree in early September.

The RNC also spent $4,716.49 on hair and makeup through September after reporting no such costs in August.

If John Edwards’ $400 haircuts were excessive, and McCain’s $520 leather shoes were over the top, how does $150,000 fit in? McCain prides himself on cutting wasteful spending… maybe he should take a look at the $49,425.74 outfit on the woman campaigning at his side.

Health Care Documentary and Discussion Tuesday

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Date: Tuesday, Oct. 14th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge

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