Shirley The Shrew (UPDATED: She’s a Republican Delegate)

GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. – A woman in the affluent Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe Farms has doled out political tricks by refusing Halloween treats to children whose parents support Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Shirley Nagel passed out candy Friday, but only to those who shared her support for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin.

Television station WJBK says a sign posted outside Nagel’s house, about 10 miles northeast of downtown Detroit, served this notice to trick-or-treaters: “No handouts for Obama supporters, liars, tricksters or kids of supporters.”

Nagel tells WJBK that “Obama’s scary.” When asked about children who were turned away empty-handed and crying, she said: “Oh well. Everybody has a choice.”

via Boo! Who? Supporting Obama? No treats for you — chicagotribune.com

Yea, that’s a good point there, Shirley, “Everybody has a choice.”   I remember well the day I picked my parent’s political leanings.  I must have been four or five at the time, and such an important choice weighed heavily on my pre-pre-pre-adolescent mind.  However, I made that choice, and I stuck with the consequeces.

 Ya frickin’ idjit.

Here’s the “woman” herself.

UPDATED: Oh my lord.

O.k. so this woman actually has a history and has been quoted in the national news media before.

Let’s go back to the Republican National Convention….hmmmm….who is that over there? The woman from Michigan. I wonder what she has to say.

ST. PAUL, Minn, Sept. 3 — In the front row at the Xcel Energy Center, Michigan delegates Shirley Nagel and Nancy Cassis leaned into the aisle, scanned the stage and waited. Past 10 p.m. and still no sign.

Nagel, a retired schoolteacher from Detroit, had anticipated few events as eagerly as she did Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin‘s speech Wednesday night. Ever since Sen. John McCain named her his running mate Friday, Nagel had watched clips of Palin on television, read stories about her in the newspaper, and learned enough about her family — the new baby, the pregnant daughter, the daughter’s boyfriend — to feel, Nagel said, “like we’ve known each other for 20 years.” All that remained, she said, was a formal introduction.

“You judge a book by its cover, and we’ve been waiting for that chance with her,” said Nagel, dressed in a hockey jersey like the rest of the Michigan delegation. “We want to see how tall she is, if she wears heels, how she wears her hair. That’s stuff us Republican women need to know.”

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Wow, not only does this woman think young children should pay the price for their parents’ political views, she thinks it’s perfectly rational to judge a book by it’s cover.    She’s also used that vast intellect to determine that Sarah Palin is a near perfect Republican woman (I mean, when you spend that much on clothes and make-up, how can you not be?)

This woman, and her history, need a whole lot more coverage.  Between this and the Palin Prank (not the one McCain tried to pull, the Canadian one) I think there’s enough ammo to carry this thing through for Obama.

You know him, he’s that scary one.

Yon Bush Stuck in Infinite Victory Loop

Bush to hail prospect of Iraq “strategic victory” – Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush will acknowledge on Wednesday the Iraq war has been fought at a high cost but will insist a U.S. troop buildup has opened the door to a “major strategic victory” against Islamic militants.

“The successes we are seeing in Iraq are undeniable,” Bush will say in an upbeat assessment of the U.S.-led campaign in a speech marking the fifth anniversary of the war, according to excerpts released on Tuesday.

With less than 11 months left in office and his approval ratings near the lows of his presidency, Bush is trying to shore up support for the unpopular war, which has damaged U.S. credibility abroad and is sure to define his legacy.

Hmmm, how can we encapsulate this one….

Worst Pretzeldent Ever

In straight robot: “Does not compute.  Does not compute.”