Thursday, May 19, 2016

The same guy who brought us Sarah Palin in 2008 is now vetting possible VP choices for Donald Trump. No I am not kidding.

What could go wrong?
Courtesy of the International Business Times:  

They say people learn from their mistakes, so perhaps A.B. Culvahouse Jr. learned from his. The 67-year-old Washington insider -- who helped vet Sarah Palin before she became Republican presidential nominee John McCain's running mate in 2008 -- will now head the team that will screen vice presidential candidates for presumptive 2016 GOP nominee Donald Trump. 

Culvahouse, a former counsel to the late Republican President Ronald Reagan, was among those taking criticism for the choice of Palin, the former Alaska governor who many critics blame for McCain's loss to then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in the race for the White House eight years ago 

Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Culvahouse met with Trump at his Trump Tower headquarters in New York City. While Trump has said he would welcome VP advice from a number of people, including his former campaign rival Ben Carson, lawyer Culvahouse has the qualifications to dig into any vice presidential hopeful’s background.

Oh yeah, and we all know how good Culvahouse is at digging into a VP candidate's background, don't we Senator McCain?

Once again I am at the point where I am not sure if we should laugh or cry.

Though it is hard to imagine anything worse than having Donald Trump as our Reality Star-in-Chief, a VP hand picked by Culvahouse might prove that statement ultimately naive.

You know I keep pinching myself, but for some reason I just cannot seem to wake myself up from this particular nightmare.


  1. Anonymous8:31 AM


    1. Anonymous9:04 AM

      Thanks +2,000

    2. Anonymous9:40 AM

      Isn't Thelma and Louise a staple in the liberals video library?

    3. Anonymous9:49 AM

      I am happy for Hillary. She can be done with anything close to progressive.

    4. Anonymous10:09 AM

      ...While Mr. Sanders says he does not want Mr. Trump to win in November, his advisers and allies say he is willing to do some harm to Mrs. Clinton in the shorter term if it means he can capture a majority of the 475 pledged delegates at stake in California and arrive at the Philadelphia convention with maximum political power.

      Tad Devine, a senior adviser to Mr. Sanders, said the campaign did not think its attacks would help Mr. Trump in the long run, but added that the senator’s team was “not thinking about” the possibility that they could help derail Mrs. Clinton from becoming the first woman elected president.

      Much of this is consistent with what I hear myself which is that this is being driven and fueled by Sanders himself, with two or three of his closest advisors in tow.

      They also seem to be making it up as they go along.

    5. Anonymous10:10 AM

      Bernie Sanders, Eyeing Convention, Willing to Harm Hillary Clinton in the Homestretch

    6. Anonymous10:30 AM

      Hillary knows best.

  2. Anonymous8:39 AM

    t’s unclear why or how Trump made money from a business that has been defunct since 2011 and facing litigation since 2013.

  3. Anonymous8:42 AM

    I am crying, can't laugh at this.

    Truly sad...

    1. Anonymous10:59 AM

      The expression on his face reminds me of when my kids were babies, and filling their diapers! They eventually grew up, unlike this clown.

    2. Anonymous11:41 AM

      10:59 Like This? LOL POOFACE
      Don’t fear the mess! Show us your baby’s Pooface… #PampersPooface

  4. Anonymous8:50 AM

    He said Palin was "High Risk ... High Reward". His team collected resources for only one week compared to eight weeks for other candidates. Want to know more there is a link from 2012.
    I wouldn't be surprised if Sarah is on the VP vetting team this time...

    1. Anonymous9:21 AM

      "High Risk ... High Reward"

      Trump thrives on that.

    2. "I wouldn't be surprised if Sarah is on the VP vetting team this time..."

      Then Trump is a bigger dumb ass than I thought.

    3. Anonymous11:01 AM

      Who got the rewards? $carah, in the form of speeches, reality shows etc.

  5. Anonymous8:56 AM

    You're betraying your ignorance on this.

    Do a little research and you will find that Culvahouse rated Sarah Palin at "high risk high reward".

    The rest is history which you have rewritten but that's what liberals do to fit their agenda.

    carry on....

    1. I guess John McCain is still waiting to receive that "high reward" part.

      By the way I rewrote nothing, I simply revealed what Culvahouse failed to find. That's called "vetting."

      Hey, maybe Donald Trump should hire me for the job!

    2. Anonymous10:04 AM

      Are you honestly SO damn stupid? Unbelievable!

    3. Anonymous10:08 AM

      Betraying? More like displaying.

    4. Anonymous11:02 AM

      How has Gryphen rewritten history?

    5. Anonymous11:11 AM

      "High risk, high reward" was the clumsy and weak argument barely explored in the week allowed. "High risk period is what Sarah Palin turned out to be! Very bad advice. Hope Culvahouse is more thoughtful in his work for Trump.


    6. Anonymous11:13 AM

      Awwww,someone got hurt in the fee-fees.

    7. Anonymous12:10 PM

      8:56 AM Are you still sniffing Sarah Palin's panties? You should have passed out long ago. Does she pay you to post stupid comments in her favor?

    8. Anonymous12:53 PM

      Culvahouse must be one mighty fine vetter if he can choose someone without so much as an Associates degree as a likely candidate for VP. What worked for a sparse population in AK just doesn't fly with the rest of the U.S.

      He must have limited his search base to one of those online sites for $39. Still wouldn't have yielded much with her long standing policy of having her own and her family's records sealed. Or maybe he was just 'drunk-vetting' and tired the day he googled her FB page and called it a day.

      Whatever he thought of her 'that' day was certainly turned upside down by the next 2,738 days of her constant yammering about everything contrary to reasonable thought and ideals.

    9. Anonymous1:24 PM

      This should eliminate Palin as a VP pick this time around. If you read Culvahouse's comments closely, it's clear he realizes what a disastrous mistake Senator McCain made in picking Palin in 2008. No way he signs off on her again.

  6. Anonymous8:57 AM

    Culvahouse has already thoroughly vetted Sarah Palin and her family in 2008. We hope since Donald picked Culvahouse to vet his vp picks that's a sign Sarah Palin will be picked again. Sarah is a veteran, she has done this before and will help Donald defeat Bernie Sanders.

    1. Anonymous9:51 AM

      Think of the money a fiscal conservative can save by not having to vet her again. Smart move.

    2. Anonymous9:55 AM

      Sarah has been vetted...give me a break! That clown has 8 more years of nonsense to be looked at plus a do-over of the first vetting. Keep dreaming!

    3. Anonymous10:05 AM

      Remember back to 2008 and verify the facts!

      Sarah Palin was not vetted properly, or in depth! So much came out about her that was detrimental AFTER she was named to the ticket w/McCain!

      They lost to President Obama after her racists speeches! Plus, she turned out to be an idiot when it came to the first interviews! Thereafter, McCain sat next to her in an interview and answered questions directed at her!

      She had a big part in their losing the race. And, thank God they did!

    4. Anonymous10:06 AM

      What about Sarah?
      The walls of A.B. Culvahouse Jr.’s office are the only remarkable things in it. For a corner perch on the tenth floor of a modern downtown DC building, the space is understated. Surely the man who occupies it—a former White House counsel and the chairman of the international law firm O’Melveny & Myers—deserves something larger and nicer.

      But the mementos on the walls are impressive. One photo shows Culvahouse during his first day on the job at the White House with President Ronald Reagan. Another shows him in the Oval Office with Reagan, Vice President George H.W. Bush, and Reagan chief of staff Howard Baker. Culvahouse says he’s not supposed to have that one—it’s an original print of the meeting that took place the day former national-security adviser John Poindexter testified about his role in the Iran-Contra affair.

      There are framed thank-you notes from some of the high-profile figures Culvahouse has helped through vetting and confirmation processes, an area that has become a specialty of his since he left the White House. Supreme Court justice David Souter, now retired, sent along his words of appreciation after he was confirmed to the high court with Culvahouse’s assistance. Current Defense Secretary Robert Gates wrote a thank-you after Culvahouse helped Gates become George H.W. Bush’s CIA director.

      There is, however, a notable omission.

      Few people outside the Beltway had heard of Culvahouse before the 2008 presidential election, when the Republican nominee, Arizona senator John McCain, asked him to vet his vice-presidential contenders. There isn’t a shred of evidence on the walls that would indicate the role Culvahouse played in launching the national career of McCain’s choice, Alaska governor turned queen of the Tea Party Sarah Palin.

  7. Sometimes I think we will wake up to Trump actually on the television talking about his new reality show called Who Wants To Screw the Country?

    1. Answer: "I do!" Trump said, just before he screws up his lips to say FUCK YOU, GOP!

  8. Anonymous9:39 AM

    My nightmare began when i heard that presidential candidate John McCain on August 29, 2008 picked Sara. We as a country NEED to WAKE UP.

    1. Anonymous10:14 AM


    2. Anonymous10:48 AM


    3. TwoBlueJays11:34 AM

      Me too, the minute I Googled her and knew her wild ride story was completely bullshit.

  9. Anonymous9:40 AM

    Where is the smelly skank these days? Must be under the knife again. Needs to look 20 years younger so her boyfriend will pick her for his VP.

    1. Anonymous11:35 AM

      I think Sarah has been busy bringing Dakota into the fold. Just a matter of time before we see "Veteran" MOH on stage endorsing Trump.
      Check out his post on FB and tell me he wrote that...right!

    2. Anonymous11:47 AM

      Well i hope they fix her upper lip, fix her wonky eye, redo her macarches, give her brazul butt, fix her boobies, carve out her chin or get brissy chin. Lol

  10. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Trump Blames Terror Before Facts Emerge

    Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Hates Gays, Loves Police-Dog Brutality

    1. Anonymous10:32 AM

      That is why they love him. He says whatever he thinks at the moment.

    2. Anonymous11:02 AM

      When Trump stated that one of the most dangerous places in America was Oakland, CA.,
      Mayor Libby Schaaf had this response:
      "The most dangerous place in America is Donald Trump's mouth."

    3. Anonymous11:30 AM

      11:02 Hallelujah! Mayor Libby....

  11. Anonymous9:54 AM

    Trump Accuses Bill Clinton of Rape

    1. Anonymous11:05 AM

      Ivana accused tRump of raping her, plus pulling out her hair.

    2. Anonymous11:28 AM


  12. Anonymous10:02 AM

    Hillary Clinton Looks Headed Towards Primary And General Elections Wins In New Jersey

    A new Quinnipiac University poll of New Jersey found Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders by 14 points in the primary election and Donald Trump by 7 points in the general election.

    1. Anonymous10:30 AM

      Unsurprising biased politicususa left out the inconvenient truth that in the same poll Bernie beats Trump by +12.

      In state poll after state poll, Bernie beats Trump by greater margin than Clinton and in GA & AZ beats Trump while Clinton loses to Trump.

      The superdelegates have little choice than to pick the guy who beats Trump by the highest margin.

    2. Anonymous11:11 AM

      Don't be so stupid.Trump is making an effort to help Old Bernie now. He has made a major effort to hurt Hillary.If Bernie was to get the nod,all of Trumps effort would be brought to bear on him.There is so much ammunition in his history that the polls will change dramatically. What you ignore is that Hillary has 3 million more popular votes than Bernie as of right now. Many of Bernies supporters feel there is little difference between voting for him and voting for Trump anyway. Bernie will burn out.

    3. Anonymous11:26 AM

      Yes, Bernie’s waging war on the Democratic Party — but if Hillary loses, it won’t be his fault

    4. 66gardeners3:47 PM

      The only poll that matters is the one at the ballot box. Hillary wins that one, the only one that counts.

  13. Anonymous10:03 AM

    Oklahoma Republicans Pass An Insanely Unconstitutional Bill Making Performing Abortions A Felony

    Oklahoma Republicans ignored the Constitution to such a degree that the only doctor in the state's Senate called the bill that makes performing an abortion a felony "insane."

  14. Anonymous10:06 AM

    Dying GOP Senator Apologizes to Muslims for Donald Trump

    Bob Bennett spent his last days letting Muslims know how sorry he was that an Islamophobe had become his party’s all-but-certain nominee.

    ...Instead, with a slight slurring in his words, Bennett drew them close to express a dying wish: “Are there any Muslims in the hospital?” he asked.

    “I’d love to go up to every single one of them to thank them for being in this country, and apologize to them on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump,” Bennett told his wife and son, both of whom relayed this story to The Daily Beast.

    The rise of Donald Trump had appalled the three-term Utah senator, a Republican who fell victim to the tea-party wave of the 2010 midterms. His vote for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, had alienated many conservative activists in his state, who chose lawyer Mike Lee as the GOP nominee for Senate instead.

    But as Bennett reflected on his life and legacy in mid-April, following the stroke, he wasn’t focused on the race that ended his political career. Instead, he brought up the issue of Muslims in America—over and over again.

    He mentioned it briefly in a hospital interview with the Deseret News, a Utah news outlet. “There’s a lot of Muslims here in this area. I’m glad they’re here,” the former senator told the newspaper in April, describing them as “wonderful.”

    “In the last days of his life this was an issue that was pressing in his mind… disgust for Donald Trump’s xenophobia,” Jim Bennett said. “At the end of his life he was preoccupied with getting things done that he had felt was left undone.”

  15. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Maryland Trump delegate indicted after ATF agents find explosives, machine gun and child porn

    A delegate for Donald Trump from Charles County, Maryland was indicted this week on charges related to illegal transport of explosives, possession of a machine gun and child pornography.

    In a press release on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice said that ATF agents began investigating 30-year-old Caleb Andrew Bailey after postal inspectors discovered a package with .50 caliber cartridges with M48A1 incendiary projectiles and other ammunition with explosive projectiles.

    On May 5, law enforcement executed a search warrant “at adjoining properties associated with Bailey, including his residence, and seized a machine gun,” according to the statement.

    Court documents allege that Bailey also used a minor to produce child pornography, and that child pornography was found in his possession.

    Bailey faces over 50 years in prison if found guilty of all charges.

  16. Anonymous10:22 AM

    Sarah Palin was vetted in 08? Really? Who knew? ;)

    1. Anonymous11:06 AM

      Maybe Sarah was petted, but definitely not vetted.

    2. Anonymous11:43 AM

      They didnt pet her belly for tight

  17. Anonymous10:22 AM

    Back to pushing the ridiculous Palin VP theory again, just days after walking back your previous push ridiculous Palin VP push courtesy of not to be taken seriously Ben Carson. Blog count must really be down to have to depend on the old standby so much. Palin is your life raft.

    1. Anonymous12:01 PM

      10:22 AM Palin is your troll orgasm.

    2. 66gardeners3:51 PM

      As the first female GOP nominee for Vice President of the Unites States, $arah$aysPayme will always be relevant politically.

  18. Anonymous10:46 AM

    OT: FAILS.....

  19. Anonymous11:11 AM

    It's not a nightmare. It's the scenario where Hillary wins.

  20. Anonymous11:42 AM

    This is idiot palins establishment at work. My god there are millions of working professionals and he selects one of the same stupid people. Fat orangutang is sh8t for brains.

  21. Anonymous12:13 PM

    New GOP talking point to “defend” Trump: He’s just BS-ing to bamboozle the yahoos of our base

    Republicans are defending their support of Trump by arguing that he doesn't mean the things he says

    Republicans know they have to line up behind Donald Trump, but one reason there’s likely some hesitation is that it’s genuinely difficult for them to do so without signing off on some of the more over-the-top things he says. It seems Republicans are starting to form their main talking point: Trump’s just a liar who will say anything to our yahoo voting base to get elected.

  22. Anonymous12:52 PM

    Another Trump delegate bites the dust:

  23. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Let's see what opportunities does the 2008 Republican Party Vice Presidential Pick has.

    1. 2016 GOP VP nominee

    2. 2016 Supreme Court Justice Nominee - Judge Sarah

    3. Secretary of Energy - Until Secretary Palin closes that agency

    4. Return to Alaska State Governor job

    5. Go back to Wasilla and raise Track and Bristol.

    1. Balzafiar4:06 PM

      #5. Sorry, no do-overs. Once a slut, always a slut. A druggie can recover, but most don't.

  24. Anonymous2:06 PM

    I think that he did such a good job in picking Palin that of course he should pick Trump's running mate.

    1. Balzafiar4:09 PM

      It's not that hard to pick two losers in a row; try playing the lottery sometime. Why they are paying a high-priced lawyer to pick a loser is beyond comprehension. I guess at least they'll have someone to blame.

    2. Anonymous2:17 AM

      4:09 I wonder if Culverhouse will sue tRump for non payment? Donald has a habit of leaving creditors holding the bill. Luckily they are both gop, so of course they do not have any flaws (Yeah, right) Maybe this time the vetting of $carah will expose ALL of Bristles babies, Taaahhhd's pimping career, the strange birth of Track and Trig. Also, too the free house the clan lives in with Wasilly taxpayers footing the cost.

  25. Anita Winecooler5:07 PM

    I wonder whose palm prompter he got that name from? What a brainiac. What is it they say about doing the same thing twice and expecting different results?

  26. bwahahahaha^∞ (raised to the power of infinity)


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