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September 17, 2008

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Here's the script from the ad:

In the past few weeks, Wall Street’s been rocked as banks closed and markets tumbled. But for many of you – the people I’ve met in town halls, backyards and diners across America – our troubled economy isn’t news. 600,000 Americans have lost their jobs since January. Paychecks are flat and home values are falling. It’s hard to pay for gas and groceries and if you put it on a credit card they’ve probably raised your rates. You’re paying more than ever for health insurance that covers less and less.

This isn’t just a string of bad luck. The truth is that while you’ve been living up to your responsibilities Washington has not. That’s why we need change. Real change. This is no ordinary time and it shouldn’t be an ordinary election. But much of this campaign has been consumed by petty attacks and distractions that have nothing to do with you or how we get America back on track.

Here’s what I believe we need to do. Reform our tax system to give a $1,000 tax break to the middle class instead of showering more on oil companies and corporations that outsource our jobs. End the “anything goes” culture on Wall Street with real regulation that protects your investments and pensions. Fast track a plan for energy ‘made-in-America’ that will free us from our dependence on mid-east oil in 10 years and put millions of Americans to work. Crack down on lobbyists – once and for all -- so their back-room deal-making no longer drowns out the voices of the middle class and undermines our common interests as Americans. And yes, bring a responsible end to this war in Iraq so we stop spending billions each month rebuilding their country when we should be rebuilding ours.

Doing these things won’t be easy. But we’re Americans. We’ve met tough challenges before. And we can again. I’m Barack Obama. I hope you’ll read my economic plan. I approved this message because bitter, partisan fights and outworn ideas of the left and the right won’t solve the problems we face today. But a new spirit of unity and shared responsibility will.

and interestingly BIG news today is on Palin and her personal Yahoo account, being hacked into --- http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/09/group-posts-e-m.html

This is not going away it seems, and seems very real -- not only would this show her "conducting state business" in a personal way (something W has had issues with) but also lack of judgment.

I wonder who is going to explain all of this to mcsame - since he doesn't use email....

So again Obama -- moving forward with his running mate on issues.

mcsame -- learning the importance of vetting a running mate, and of technology.

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Damn. That's scary, from a personal privacy standpoint. A lesson to us all, especially people who try to do political/personal business on government time. Not that anyone in Idaho does that. (coughoffman)

Well I think it is a reality check - MOST people I would think in this day and age KNOW that:

when you hit delete, it is not really gone

when you have something online, it can and will be found

and Yahoo? seriously??

Here is the update from the AP - confirming the story and the "shock" of mcsame ...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080917/ap_on_el_pr/palin_hacked

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