Philadelphia, You Make Me Proud

In case anyone didn't hear, last night Sarah Palin was in Philadelphia to drop the puck at the Flyers game. It was all a part of a hockey mom competition that was going on. Watching the clip below couldn't make me any prouder to be from Philly right now!

Listen to how loud they played the music when she was out there, obviously a poor attempt to drown out the boo's. It's gonna be hard for even Fox News to pretend she was greeted warmly.

Handschumacher.Veterans.for.Truth under our recent student posts reported this video first, I was just able to find a better clip. So great job Handshumacher!

Debate Time!

At every point during this campaign that people have questioned whether Obama was doing this or that wrong, or missing opportunities, he has held steady to his gameplan. During the primaries and this general election, at every major inflection point, Obama has done what he needed to.

The debate may be interesting, but keep this in mind when the vapid pundits yak about what he did or didn't need to do. Chill the fuck out. He's got this.

The Boss for Obama

Bruce Springsteen played a free concert on Saturday on the parkway, and after a morning of canvassing, we went over as a group. It was a beautiful day, and worth the wait.

This video is a short clip of Bruce making a rather eloquent appeal to the crowd about what this election means.

Sarah Palin Debate Flow Chart

(Via DKos).

Is this funny? You betcha!

I'd like to hear what everyone thought of the debate. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Palin-drome (Pay-lin-drome) n.

Palin-drome: A sentence that makes as much sense read forward as backword. Example:

So healthcare reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, um, scary thing, but 1 in 5 jobs being created in the trade sector today.

And read backwords

Today sector trade the in created being jobs 5 in 1 but, thing scary, um, competitive a as not, opportunity as trade see to got we've, trade and, Americans for relief tax and, reductions tax accompany to got has spending in reining and taxes reducing and reform healthcare so.

Named for the lead-tounged Vice Presidential candidate from Alaska, Sarah Palin, who was otherwise known as this nations foremost expert on energy issues.

Wow........ All I can say is you need to watch these videos

And the horror the difference between Biden's response and Palin's response to the same questions.

Thank You Rachel Leigh Cook and Mehcad Brooks!

As you all know, actor Mehcad Brooks and actress Rachel Leigh Cook stopped by Drexel on Monday to help with our voter registration efforts. I have to say, they both did a great job! They got students excited and won a few converts; students who weren't going to register but ended up doing it when they realized how important this election is.

Thank you Rachel and Mehcad, as Drexel students and as Americans, for your work and dedication!

Here is Rachel registering a first time voter. I have to think that if Mehcad and Rachel were registering students all this week, people wouldn't mind being asked for the 5th or 6th time if they were registered!

I'm Looking Forward to Thursday...

...When Palin and McCain debate Joe Biden. What's that? McCain won't get to hold her hand during the debate? Oh, then it may be even more interesting!

What a wise decision by John McCain to nominate Sarah Palin to help lead the country during rough times. Country first and all... (By the way, Tony Lukes is not a "pizza place.")

Rachel Leigh Cook and Mechad Brooks at Drexel!

Unfortunately...Zach Braff and Drew Barrymore have cancelled their appearance scheduled for tomorrow.

But there is good news...Rachel Leigh Cook and Mechad Brooks will visit Drexel. Many of you know Rachel from from She's All That or the "This is your brain on drugs" PSA's and Mechad from Desperate Housewives.

Drexel Dems are excited to have them with us registering what's left of Drexel students to vote. Come out and see them from 9:30- 11 am outside of the Bookstore/Caf.

In case you didn't know...there's just 8 days left to register for the election so keep registering everyone you know!

Low Ranking Monkeys and Demonizing Opponents

This, from a TPM reader, sounds about right to me;

I think people really are missing the point about McCain's failure to look at Obama. McCain was afraid of Obama. It was really clear--look at how much McCain blinked in the first half hour. I study monkey behavior--low ranking monkeys don't look at high ranking monkeys. In a physical, instinctive sense, Obama owned McCain tonight and I think the instant polling reflects that.

Also, this exchange (also stolen from TPM about McCain's contempt for Obama stands out. He's either contemptuous of, or afraid of, Obama, and it shows. We all noticed how odd it was that McCain couldn't look Obama in the eye.

Personally, I thought that when Obama listed the errors in judgement that McCain made before the Iraq war was a striking moment. Nobody has ever been held to account for that, and I for one think it's about goddamn time. Good for Obama. Glad to see he won the debate.