Friday, October 10, 2008

Who is John McCain?

I was, I admit, a bit cranky when I posted the following. But after so many speeches and websites and viral emails asking "Who is Obama?" and suggesting erroneous connections to people who aren't close to him at all, I thought it would be worth pointing to some concerns I have about McCain's truly close associates. It is interesting how the "conservative" media ignores the following stories.

Who is John McCain? And what can we make of the people he chooses to associate with?

His wife used a nonprofit organization to fill prescription drugs for her own use--using the names of her employees.

His running mate was found guilty of abusing her position as Governor to settle a score with her sister's ex-husband. Oddly, most of the conservative press has completely overlooked this story.

His campaign has accepted money from anonymous and fictitious donors, and accusation he raises against his opponent.

One of his major campaign contributors also funded a project on which William Ayers served on the board. McCain now denounces Obama for a similar association.

A Senate ethics committee found McCain guilty of "bad judgement" for his relationship with a savings and loan goon.

The Busy Season: Sankofa Marketplace, New Orleans Film Festival take over the schedule

I'm bracing for an insanely busy weekend, beginning tonight with the opening of the New Orleans Film Festival. Tonight, I'll be introducing Mike Leigh's new film Happy Go Lucky at Canal Place; tomorrow night, I'll be introducing another British film, How to Be, followed by a Q and A with actor Robert Pattinson via phone and Mike Pearce in the flesh. On Monday at the Prytania, I'll be introducing War Eagle, Arkansas (which has some really great performances) and hosting a Q and A with the producer afterwards.

And tomorrow from 10-3pm, I'll be at the Sankofa Marketplace at St. Claude and Caffin, with fresh produce including shrimp, sweet potatoes and more. Also, great live music throughout the day, health screenings, arts and crafts, and so on.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Voter Registration deadline is TODAY

If you haven't yet registered to vote, today is your last chance. If you aren't sure if you are registered, today is your last chance. If you are sure that you are registered, confirm it today so that you aren't surprised in November.

Sunday, October 05, 2008