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Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Money Pit

posted by on September 25 at 16:30 PM

Sorry; this isn’t related to armpits at all. Mudflats sez:

Today we hear that Palin has requested, and received, a four day extension for the disclosure of her personal finances. The new release date for these forms? October 3rd, the day AFTER her scheduled debate with Joe Biden.

I wonder what she’s hiding? How many more squirm-inducing moments can Sarah Palin offer up in the 39 days left before the election? And, as Ari Melber pointed out this morning, Palin’s running mate needs to do some disclosing of his own:

So it’s rather surprising that as the general election hits the homestretch, the McCain campaign has effectively squashed efforts by journalists, medical experts and the political class to fully examine his medical records.

The most recent review of McCain’s records cannot be described as independent or thorough. In May, the campaign gave a limited group of reporters only three hours to review thousands of documents. Aside from the time limit, the selected reporters were “ensconced” in a cone of silence, as CNN reported. The campaign banned the use of cell phones or e-mail for journalists, who might have consulted with experts while assessing the medical information. It’s not clear why so many news outlets consented to such terms.

As Palin keeps bombing, the issue of McCain’s age and health become more and more important.

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As Andrew Sullivan has repeatedly pointed out, for the sake of being fair, we should also be requesting Biden's medical records. His aneurysm history is also important. Because if Barack wins, Biden is one heartbeat away from being president.

Posted by Will in STL | September 25, 2008 5:18 PM

Not to be flippant, but what kind of "history" does one have with aneurysms? You either die or you don't, and I don't think that people have multiple ones, do they?

I mean, I don't know. What's the deal? Grandfather Vel-DuRay died of one, so I figure that might be the way I go. And this election might just drive me to it.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | September 25, 2008 5:23 PM


Posted by Raven | September 25, 2008 5:26 PM

@1- You are correct, but Biden's health is a lot less important than McCain's. If Biden dies, Obama can replace him. If McCain dies, we the people cannot replace Palin.

Posted by east coaster | September 25, 2008 8:05 PM

When are we going to see Joe My-Head-Already-Exploded-Once Biden's medical records?

And have we seen a recent chest x-ray from Barack Tu-Pak-A-Day Obama?

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | September 25, 2008 8:32 PM

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