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I’ll dispense with hyperbole and sarcasm.

I want to congratulate and thank the people who are making Gustav a better experience than Katrina.

The People of the Gulf Coast

You rebuilt, prayed, and left your homes, business, and schools in God’s able hands.  You were rewarded, or will be, for, not only your wisdom in retreating from nature, but your perseverance and faith.  You deserve our help, our thanks, and our support.

Ray Nagin

Mayor Nagin was a laughing stock during and after Katrina.  Since then, he’s rebuilt a major American city and guided it through another hurricane.  Those are tough jobs that small men would not take on, particularly after the treatment we gave him 3 years ago. 

Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal was not the governor in 2005.  I get the feeling that Katrina would not have been so bad if he had been. He’s been a true leader throughout.  Congratulations to this outstanding governor.

Homeland Security

I still think we should disband this bureaucracy, but they performed well here. 

Army Corps of Engineers

Rivers belong where they can ramble (Stephen Sch

wartz).  You guys disagree with that.  Somehow, you shored up and improved the levees and stood by them.  Good job.

New Orleans First Responders

As always, you put your asses on the line and did the job.  Get a big kiss from your S.O.  And a raise.

George W. Bush

The man in charge.  Everything that went wrong with Katrina was heaped on your shoulders.  Everything that went right with Gustav belongs on your resume.  Congratulations, Mr. President.

John McCain

In the Hanoi Hilton, you said, “no” when self-preservation ran up against your country.  Today, you put your country before your White House ambition.  You deserve great credit for your sacrifices–all of them.



Still, and always, the shining city on a hill whose best days are always before us. 

Palin Disaster: Priors

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More bad news about John McCain’s selection for Vice President emerged tonight.  Sarah Palin was cited for fishing without a license.

CNN is sending a team of reporters and producers to Wasilla, Alaska, to cover this emerging scandal.

The citation does not indicate what she was fishing with or for, but the fact that a would-be Vice President of the United States did, with malice aforethought, cast her line into known fishing waters with the intent of extracting–or reasonably expecting to extract–a live fish demonstrates her unfitness for office of any kind.

No wonder the libtard media are so down on Sarah. 

Palin’s Eldest Daughter Pregnant, To Marry Baby’s Father

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Sarah Palin’s eldest daughter, Bristol, is pregnant and will marry Levi, the child’s father, Todd and Sarah said today in a press release [].

The 17-year-old unwed daughter of John McCain’s new running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is five-months pregnant, Palin and her husband, Todd Palin, said Monday in a written statement.

McCain’s campaign told FOX News that the presumptive Republican presidential candidate knew about Bristol Palin’s pregnancy before he chose Palin as his running mate last Friday, and that Bristol is planning to marry the father of her child.

The Palins felt compelled to release the information to dispel idiotic left-wing reports that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover the pregnancy of Bristol.

The left will have a field day with this, mostly because liberals consider the voluntary murder of children through abortion every woman’s responsibility.  By marrying the father and raising her baby, Bristol Palin will demonstrate everything liberals hate.

Momentum Impact

This news should not slow the momentum McCain has picked up since announcing Palin as his choice for Vice President.  It highlights the evil hatred of liberals who forced a private family matter onto the front page by creating unfounded rumors and treating them as fact.

While the publicity of the situation will put strains on the Palin family, it has nothing to do with Sarah Palin’s fitness for office.  Moreover, by marrying and raising the child, Bristol exemplifies the pro-life stance her mother has held throughout her public life.

UPDATE:  Allahpundit has more.

Marine Jose Luis Nazario NOT GUILTY!

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The Marine who was charged in civilian court with murder for doing his job on terrorists in Iraq was found NOT GUILTY (h/t wizbang) by a jury of his peers.

Congratulations to Jose Luis Nazario!  Thank you, Marine, for you proud and noble service to me, my family, and our country.  Thank you, jurors, for rejected the sick arguments of that jack-booted thug federal prosecutor. 

May this serve as a warning to anti-military prosecutors.  The jury system prevails.

More from Black Five

More news on the trial available. From FoxNews:

One of the jurors, Ingrid Wicken, hugged Nazario’s sobbing mother, Sandra Montanez, without speaking after the verdict was read. “I watched her all week. She was being tortured every day,” Wicken said later.

Wicken said the panel acquitted Nazario because there was not enough evidence against him.

“I think you don’t know what goes on in combat until you are in combat,” she said.

Liberal Media

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Isn’t it strange that the same reporters who refuse to provide life-saving information to American troops under the banner of objectivity are willing to endorse and ordain a candidate for president?

Seems hypocritical to me.