Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Missouri Republican newspaper endorses Obama

A clever press release from the Obama campaign about an exciting development:


St. Louis, MO -- Today, the Joplin Globe endorsed Barack Obama for president, saying that Obama can make "'change' more than just a campaign slogan, but a launching point for a brighter future for all Americans."

The last time that the Globe - located in Jasper County, which voted over 70 percent for George W. Bush in 2004 - endorsed a Democrat for president was one hundred years ago, when the paper backed William Jennings Bryant in 1908.

To put things in perspective, here are some other headlines from 1908:

* The Ford Motor Company debuts the Model T with a purchase price of

* The University of Missouri opens the first school of journalism.
* The Grand Canyon is designated a National Park.

* A ball signifying New Years Day is dropped in New York's Times
Square for the first time.
* Mother's Day is observed for the first time.


Here is a telling bit from the Joplin paper's endorsement:

"We are uncomfortable with Sen. John McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. With the Palin pick, McCain rallied his base but undercut his theme at the time that experience matters. We remain unconvinced that she is ready to step into the No. 1 spot if needed."

Speaking of Sarah Palin, the always on-point California Nurses Association has developed a hilarious Dress Like Palin game that tells you what you could buy that nurses need with any of the expensive used to outfit Palin with Republican campaign money. I wish they all could be California nurses.


1908 Model T ad from a car ad website.

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