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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Barack Finally Texted Me

posted by on August 23 at 1:53 AM

So much for being the first to know. Text says:

Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee. Watch the first Obama-Biden rally live at 3 pm ET on Spread the word.

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Still havent gotten mine. This is BULLSHIT. I'm voting McCain!

Posted by catnextdoor | August 23, 2008 2:03 AM

That is, McCain, a prisoner of war.

Posted by catnextdoor | August 23, 2008 2:04 AM

Isn't Biden the one who called Obama "clean"?

Posted by anon | August 23, 2008 2:25 AM

I haven't gotten mine yet, either. Three hours and counting.

We should see if there's a pattern to the missing VP texts based on which cell carrier one has. I'm halfway wondering whether some of the carriers filtered it as spam due to the huge addressee list.

I'm on AT&T-Cingular.

Posted by OrganizedLightning | August 23, 2008 2:40 AM

Biden voted for the credit card companies, the Iraq war, and DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). What a terrible choice.

Posted by Not Biden | August 23, 2008 3:00 AM

Barack voted for FISA. What a terrible choice.

Anyhow, here's the new McCain ad:

Posted by stinkbug | August 23, 2008 3:33 AM

Oh crap. Obama-Joe Biden is too close to Osama bin Laden. And I got my text at 12:58, t-mobile. Will it be McCain-Lieberman next?

Posted by asteria | August 23, 2008 3:36 AM

You're all morons.

Posted by Matthew | August 23, 2008 4:31 AM

I never got my fucking text message.Screw Obama! I'm voting for Nader right after I move to a battleground state.

Oh, and Biden is running with Obama since he is clean and articulate. If Obama wasn't clean and articulate, Biden would have turned him down. The man has standards damn it!

Posted by Whitworth Fag | August 23, 2008 5:47 AM

Human Right Campaign gives Biden 100 per cent good mark.

He has a Bill Clinton mouth .... looks nice and old so the ticket will go in Arizona and Florida, he will help to anchor the BIG eastern states ... had a sad car wreck, dead kid and dead first wife, whew .... apparently wife two keeps him at home, let's hope ...

I still liked Hil better ....

Unity will be repeted so many time we will have common universal - "I wnt to puke reaction in 30 days

Going to be close, if Mc Cain wins prepare for some nice nuke exchanges, caue we are going to prove all if he is on the button, God what a stress threee months....

Posted by Adam | August 23, 2008 6:52 AM

Ok, now Slog can start making a lot of age jokes about Biden.

Really, go ahead.

I'm waiting...

Posted by John Bailo | August 23, 2008 6:53 AM

Person one: Biden is sooooo old!

Person two: how old is he?

Person one: I don't know, but he's not as old as McCain!

How's that?

Posted by Biden Joke | August 23, 2008 7:16 AM

waaaa waaaaaa, sorry. . . all that hype for nothing.

Posted by um | August 23, 2008 7:16 AM

Joe Biden is so old, he was born when John McCain was eight!

Posted by Biden Joke | August 23, 2008 7:31 AM

@12 thanks for the laugh - very cute!
Just owke up and kinda bummer OB did pick my 1st choice, Bayh.

I did sign up for the text. Iheard it was just a way to gather numbers so they can call and hit up folks for contirbutions.

i also figgured it'll be all over thte teevee news and IF texters were the 1st to know, I'd be 2nd.

Looks like I was one of the 1st tho', heard on cable news MSNBC last night. Think it was about 10:30 PM PST.
I am a little fuzzy on the time I had just hit the bed and in that state of almost being asleep my ol' man ran it and yells "honey look" I was barely able to lift my head to see the news he flip on the boob tube. . .I sais "aw Biden, dern, oh well he was my second choice" and I was out in seconds. I'd had a little surgery and last night had taken a couple pain killers "narcotics!". . .and a litte toke. . .and a little voddy. . .helped me sleep off my depression OB didn't pick Bayh.
But man is this campaing gonna get gooooood now. Go get em Joe!

(DISCLAIMER: I typically suck at grammer, puncuation, spelling and/or getting my thoughts across - mistakes above, may or maynot be the effects of last evenings medications, etc.)

Posted by irl | August 23, 2008 7:39 AM

@15 correction. . .

Just woke up and kinda bummer OB didn't pick my 1st choice, Bayh.

I didn't sign up for the text. I heard it was just a way to gather numbers so they can call and hit up folks for contirbutions.

Posted by irl | August 23, 2008 7:43 AM

sad to hear texting didn't work perfectly - think the new young voters could have turnout increased by 20% if they get the texting to really work - texting trees maybe - group texting - rhymes well

Posted by McG | August 23, 2008 7:58 AM

@4 Also on Cingular/AT&T with no text.

Posted by Kim | August 23, 2008 8:35 AM

@5: its not a pick intended to throw us progressive tree hugging elitists a bone. it's red meat: a hawkish dem with foreign policy bona fides, a catholic, an old white guy.

on the practical side, it shows obama is thinking about governing: the VP is the president of the senate, and having an insider's insider there is along the lines of bush picking cheney. he knows how to operate the levers of power.

suck it up. this is the way it works. trust michelle to keep obama from indulging in any of biden's anita-hillish misogyny.

Posted by maxsolomon@home | August 23, 2008 8:36 AM

@4 & 18

I am with AT&T and still no text. hmmmm...

Posted by wiseblood | August 23, 2008 9:36 AM

@4, 18, and 20: I'm on Verizon with no text. My fucking mom called me this morning (and woke me up!) to see if I got a text.

Posted by Jessica | August 23, 2008 10:24 AM

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