Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kaine Chosen for Henchman at

Or maybe that should be "henchperson"?

As Ashe Schow speculated yesterday (or was it the day before), Hillary has confirmed that she's chosen Tim Kaine, former governor of Virginia, to be her running mate, generating loads of excitement. Ace: Hillary Picks Tim Kaine as Her Running Mate, for Some Reason. Althouse: I don't know if I really need to put up a post for this, because it's very boring... ... but Hillary picked Kaine. Instapundit shouts: WHAT, YOU THOUGHT HILLARY WOULD CHOOSE A RUNNING MATE WHO WASN’T CORRUPT? Kaine accepted clothes, vacation as gifts. Pretty much like his successor, Bob McDonnell, the Republican governor of Virginia who was indicted, tried and convicted by the Obama Justice Department, only to have the conviction overturned by the Supreme Court, who basically said what he did was tawdry, but necessarily against the law. Donald Trump has already made the link: Donald Trump Compares ‘Ethically Challenged’ Tim Kaine to Bob McDonnell

In the Guccifer 2.0 emails hacked from the DNC we find Leaked DNC Emails Reveal Discussions About Attacking Bernie Sanders’ Religion. Remember, Hillary's team also brought up Obama's supposed Kenyan origin long before the Republicans.
In an email dated May 5, DNC CFO Brad Marshall apparently floats the idea of trying to raise Sanders’ potential atheism. The email does not mention Sanders by name. The email says, “It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”
In his defense, Communists are supposed to be atheists.

In case you were wondering where Hillary stood when it comes to police
Word comes that Hillary Clinton has invited Michael Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden to speak at the DNC Convention next week. McSpadden is the mother of Michael Brown. Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson after Brown refused a lawful police order, assaulted Wilson and then tried to take Wilson’s weapon, which was discharged in the police cruiser. Brown was killed as he charged Wilson, again refusing to obey Wilson’s lawful orders. The facts can be reviewed in the video here. Michael Brown, as did Alton Sterling, brought on his own demise. Subsequently, McSpadden got into a fight over the sale of Michael Brown merchandise. Brown’s family has filed suit against Ferguson and Darren Wilson. Despite having done nothing wrong, Wilson remains in hiding to this day because of death threats.
I wasn't really wondering where Hillary stands when it comes to police; like Bonnie and Clyde going for banks because that's where the money is (yeah, I know that was Willie Sutton), Hillary and Bill go where the votes (and money) are. Right now, that means trashing the police for the black vote. When it comes to November, I expect her to "triangulate" and try to split the difference, and hope the SEIU can enforce discipline on the police.

A Sanders voter makes the case for anybody but Hillary: I (was a lifer) am a Dem and I’m Voting for Trump. Let’s talk about it… #DemExit
Ivanka Trump in $138 dress

Ivanka Trump wore a $138 dress at RNC — and you can buy it
Unlike so many politicians and their families, who wear outrageously expensive clothes when they give speeches, Ivanka wore a simple pink sheath dress that cost $138. It's from her own fashion line, and after her speech she tweeted out a link for people to purchase the dress.

I get the obvious angle of Ivanka using her speech as a way to enrich herself. On some level I find it to be a cheap stunt, but on another level I'm just fine with this.

I find it difficult to find nice work clothes, and always end up seeing things that female politicians wear and wondering where they purchased their clothes. This made it easy to see a simple but nice dress and know where to buy it.

Even better, it only costs $138. She's the daughter of a billionaire, married to a billionaire and successful in her own right. She could have worn a dress that cost thousands of dollars, but she wore something that cost a little over a hundred. Yes, she did it to sell that dress, but she still could have tried to sell a more expensive dress.
Hillary Clinton in $12,000 sack

This is unlike, say, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who wore a $12,000 Armani jacket while giving a speech about inequality. Her supporters can claim she did so to highlight inequality all they want, but the optics don't work in her favor.

Clinton still received more of a defense than did Mitt Romney's wife Ann, who wore a $900 shirt on TV and was criticized heavily by the liberal media. Other female politicians and family members – like first lady Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin – have been criticized by various media outlets.
I look forward to the "first daughters" debate.

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