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Wednesday Morning Jane

Topic: Morning Jane | By CJP | September 17, 2008

Good morning, Janes! If you have a gigantic failing business, or made a few big bets on the tables that didn’t pan out (always bet red on Tuesdays!), guess what: Our rich Uncle Sam is here to help. So if you’re taking on water, the tax payers are bailing.  Yay!

Why don’t you call your broker to decide what to do with your golden parachute, and we’ll do the rest. Here’s your Morning Jane…

Top Domestic Story: Campaign 2008

  • Obama and McCain will both focus on the economy today, running ads to tout their solutions and trying to seem like the guy who can fix the mess. We’ll have those ads in a bit. [NY Times]
  • Not helping on the “Ready to Lead” front yesterday was Carly Fiorinia, former HP CEO, who said that neither John McCain, Sarah Palin, Barack Obama nor Joe Biden is qualified to run a large company. Do not look for Fiorina in interviews any time soon. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • Barack Obama sopped up misty, water-colored memories and $11 million at a fundraiser in Hollywood last night sponsored by Barbara Streisand. Will Ferrell, Leonardo diCaprio and Jodie Foster were just a few of the Hollywood types paying $28,500 for dinner. [Washington Post]

Top International Story: An attack on the American embassy in Yeman has killed at least 16 people. A group called Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack, which included a car bomb and rocket fire, and is the second attack on the embassy in six months. The U.S.S. Cole was docked in Yemen when it was attacked in 2000. [BBC]

The feds ponied up $85 billion in 2-year loans to AIG, the biggest insurance company in the country, in exchange for nearly 80% of the company and a pink slip for the CEO. AIG insures everything from consumer mortgages to homes just damaged by Hurricane Ike and rental agreements of companies like…Lehman Brothers. [WSJ and CNBC]

The debate continues on BPA- the chemical used in everything from plastic baby bottles to bicycle helmets. The FDA has deemed it safe, but outside scientists complain the FDA is relying on industry-sponsored studies, and is not focusing on babies that are exposed to higher doses of the chemical. [USA Today]

Drill, baby drill! The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed an energy bill that will allow states to decide if they want to expand oil drilling off their coasts. It also ends tax breaks for oil companies and allows the sale of oil from the strategic reserve, but does not expand nuclear power. [The Hill]

On sale now: Lynne Spears book, “Through the Storm,” that actually poses the interesting dilemma – “We all want our children to succeed. What happens when they do?” [Amazon.com]


2 Responses to “Wednesday Morning Jane”

  1. Carolyn Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 7:27 am

    I am thinking that there is hope for the DEMS!! Dear God, I hope so. I know that Pat M. and Eve E. are working hard and the NOW group have supported Obama. I think when people really see Sarah for what she is and the fact that McCain is 70+ they may rethink their support when they pull the lever.

  2. George Spink Says:
    September 17th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    “Barack Obama sopped up misty, water-colored memories and $11 million at a fundraiser in Hollywood last night sponsored by Barbara Streisand. Will Ferrell, Leonardo diCaprio and Jodie Foster were just a few of the Hollywood types paying $28,500 for dinner.”

    Doggone, I didn’t get an invitation from Barbra Streisand! Yes, she spells her name “Barbra,” not “Barbara.” Too bad she didn’t invite me, because I would have loved to shell out big bucks to help Senator Obama.

    Instead, I watched Gov. and VP Candidate Sarah Palin (Rep – AK) on Hannity & Colmes. I normally do not watch Hannity & Colmes because Hannity has been taking swipes at Senator Obama every night this year. But I wanted to see and hear Sarah answer his questions. She did very well.

    Sometimes the camera showed her legs and ankles. I noticed she was wearing dark ankle socks, bringing a smile to my face. I remembered how my mother and her sisters always wore ankle socks of various colors all the time, even after they moved from Chicago to Santa Barbara. They saved their nylons and later panty hose for Mass on Sundays or Holy Days or special occasions.

    Since Sarah Palin was nominated three weeks ago, Greta Van Susteren at FOX News has been going out of her way to hype Palin. I assume her fixation on Sarah will eventually wind down — but it might last until November 5th and even beyond.

    George Spink
    Los Angeles

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