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VP debate moderator Ifill releasing pro-Obama book
Focuses on blacks who are ‘forging a bold new path to political power’

By Bob Unruh
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

The moderator of Thursday’s vice presidential debate between Democrat Sen. Joe Biden and GOP Gov. Sarah Palin is writing a book, to come out about the time the next president takes the oath of office, to “shed new light” on Democratic candidate Barack Obama and other “emerging young African American politicians” who are “forging a bold new path to political power.”

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What would you do if God said this to you?

Go from your country
and your kindred
and your father’s house
to the land that I will show you.
And I will make of you a great nation,
and I will bless you
and make your name great,
so that you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
and him who dishonors you I will curse,
and in you all the families
of the earth shall be blessed.

Would you trust him? Call him nuts? Do what he said? Freak out? Ignore him? Celebrate? Start getting people you didn’t like to dishonor you so they’d be cursed? Would you have the faith to pack up your family and possessions and leave all you’d ever known for a land you’d never seen?

Abraham did:

And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.


You Gotta See This

One of the best football catches you’ll ever see. Even if you’re not a sports fan, you’ll appreciate this catch from a game last Saturday between Winston-Salem State and Morgan State. Really, you will. C’mon, just hit play. You know you want to watch it.


A little more than eight years ago, I was in this building:


with these people:


Now, all are gone.

God, send your grace on this land, for without it there is no hope.

[The Islamabad Marriott Hotel (AP Photo) and Arif and Kathy Khan — (Ephraim Daniel)]

Which Candidate Would You Investigate?

From the National Review Online Media Blog:

Sarah Palin Running for President — Unopposed … [Kevin D. Williamson]

 … or so you’d think from ABC’s The Blotter. A reader shares:

Here’s all you need to know about the state of the elections…

A tally of name appearances at 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 16, on the ABC News website at “The Blotter from Brian Ross and The Investigate Team”


Palin: 24

McCain: 2

Biden: 1

Obama: 0


One is tempted, and I think I will, to use the “Send Tips to Brian” link in the upper right of the page to let him know that not only is Sarah Palin not running for President, but I have heard Barack Obama might be….


To Hug or Not to Hug?

Check out this article on a different facet of the Palin pick: how should McCain greet her on stage? Handshake? Hug? Kiss on the cheek?

For now, the rule is simple: Hug your running mate, kiss your wife.

 When Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, came out on stage to congratulate his running mate, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, after her acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul last week, he gave her a hug, not a handshake. Palin got another hug at a rally here outside Kansas City on Monday.

The same McCain-Palin embrace — businesslike, to the point — was on display at a rally over the weekend in Colorado Springs, but this time McCain’s wife, Cindy, was on stage. Moving quickly after his clasp of his running mate, John McCain took a short side-step and planted a peck on his wife’s cheek.

It has been nearly a quarter century since Walter Mondale almost never touched Geraldine Ferraro in public when they shared the Democratic presidential ticket in 1984, and it is safe to say that times have changed. Back then, Mondale had a strict “hands off” policy and did not even put his palm on Ferraro’s back when the two stood side-by-side and waved with uplifted arms.

The experts (How do you get to be an expert in etiquette, anyway? Is there a school? Imagine saying, “I’m majoring in manners!”) seem to think the hug is okay since McCain (the boss) initiated it.

On a related note, if a man is hugging a man, well, things can get awkward. Read this post to get a better idea of how to do it or not to do it (there’s a photo of McCain not doing it well) — the back slap is crucial. Or, you can just watch this video (h/t: Ryan Bays):



The media seem to think there are lots of unaswered questions about how the McCain campaign vetted Sarah Palin — the implication being that they did a lousy job and there’s much more dirt they don’t know about.

But consider this alternative explanation: McCain vetted Palin thoroughly and decided that she would make an excellent vice-president, with nothing in her background (even her daughter’s pregnancy) major enough to affect her candidacy in a negative way.

That’s not as exciting, though.