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debates, polls and YouTube

Howdy folks,

So, what did you all think of the debate Friday between McCain and Obama?

We’re running an opinion piece today by a senior radio/tv major who still hasn’t made up his mind about who he’s voting for. He gives his thoughts and opinions in today’s paper about how he thought the debate went. Be sure to check it out.

Here’s the full video of the debate if you didn’t get to see it.

The vice presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden is Thursday night. Our “independent thinker” will be writing his opinion on that as well in Monday’s paper.

We at The Herald are also working on a survey, which we plan to distribute to the student body soon so YOU can tell US who you plan on voting for and why. So be looking out for that!

Do you still have any unanswered questions about this year’s election or about the candidates? Let us know if there is an angle we need to cover!

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Hello all!

So, in case you haven’t heard, there may or may not be a presidential debate tomorrow night. The first of the debates between John McCain and Barack Obama is scheduled for tomorrow night at Ole Miss. (side note: I tried to get a press pass, but I asked just after the deadline :P) Anyway, now John McCain has requested to postpone the debate until congress can pass an economic bailout plan. He’s gone back to Washington to help work on that and has suspended his campaign in the meantime. Obama, on the other hand, is doing just the opposite– launching new TV ads and pushing for the debate to go on.

Today’s Herald (which will come out around 4 p.m.) includes an article in the Fast Feed from the Daily Mississippian, the student newspaper from Ole Miss. According to the article, Ole Miss’s chancellor said they are continuing to prepare for the debate as planned. He said he has not been contacted by the McCain or Obama campaign, and until that happens, plans are moving forward.

Some are saying the debate should happen, but the candidates should discuss the economy, not foreign policy as was planned.

What do you think? Should the debate happen? Should they postpone until Congress figures out a plan to solve the financial crisis? Should they debate the economy instead of foreign policy?

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blah blah monday…

It’s only Monday, but it sure doesn’t feel like I just had a weekend. I definitely could use another one. I could use sleep period… and food. But I haven’t had time to get either.

Anyway, Dirk Halstead is speaking tonight as the first speaker in this year’s lecture-concert series. He’s a photojournalist from TIME magazine, which is pretty cool. (It’s at 7 in the Student Union auditorium)For more info, go here.

By the way, our new Herald Web site is getting closer to being a reality… We should have a test site up soon. Get excited 🙂

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Homecoming week…winding down

So, it’s finally the weekend! I hope you’re all planning on going to the Homecoming game tomorrow and watching ASU pick themselves up after last week’s heartbreaker.

So,what’s been your favorite part of Homecoming week so far? 94 percent of the people who voted on our Web site said it’s the sorority step-show! To vote, click here.

And speaking of step-show, I took along a video camera and was totally planning on putting the highlights up online, and after the second performance, my battery died 😦 So, I’m really sorry, but I can’t put up just two performances and not all four.

In case you’re wondering though…

AOPi won first place
AGD got second
Chi O got third, and
DZ got fourth

Also, the AKA’s did a halftime performance, which was really good.

Anyway, for those of you who are seniors like me, I hope you’re soaking up every last activity from Homecoming week you can — whether it’s step-show, tail-gating or just cheering your heart out at the game! We may never have these chances again!

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Hello Readers!

Well, it’s Homecoming week! Visit this link for a full listing of all the events going on!

Wednesday night I’m going to video the stepshow and put it on The Herald site, so if you can’t be there that night, you can see the highlights online!

Also, this Wednesday is Constitution Day here at ASU. And although that sounds incredibly boring, I think it is actually going to be pretty interesting this year. It’s all about the presidential election and what issues are going to be important. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. in Centennial Hall on the third floor of the Union. Julie Barko Germany, director of the Institute for Politics, Democracy, and the Internet at George Washington University, is the keynote speaker.

The session I’m looking forward to is at 11 a.m. in the Student Union auditorium. Representatives from the Obama campaign and from the McCain campaign will be there to discuss issues that could possibly determine the outcome of the presidential election.

For more information on Constitution Day, go here

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ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!


I am absolutely blown away right now. I’m watching (recorded) the second part of Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin. I have NEVER seen anything so BIASED in my entire life! He is absolutely on the ATTACK!! I can’t believe he is supposed to be a journalist. He’s giving her these “go to Hades” looks and just digging at her as much as possible. Is this supposed to be an interview so we can learn more about Sarah Palin? or is this- let’s see how much we can rake her, so we can stop this lead John McCain is getting in the polls! I am absolutely disgusted with Charlie Gibson and ABC for running this ridiculous excuse for journalism. I honestly don’t know how Sarah Palin kept a smile on her face through these two days of SOLID ATTACKS! Every SINGLE question Gibson has asked her has been in the ATTACK form. Again, I’m disgusted!

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Palin mania

Oh my goodness! It’s unbelievable how much media attention Sarah Palin is getting! Now, I haven’t had time to watch too much news, but every single time I flick the TV on, guess who they’re talking about!

Last night CNN played this special, “Sarah Palin’s Faith,” and all they talked about was the church she went to, her pastor, etc. Today, when I was standing in line at Wal Mart, I saw her face on magazines with headlines like “Five children, lies & scandal.” This is ridiculous! The poor woman is being ridiculed for having five children. I read a blogger the other day who was criticizing her saying, “If she would have only used birth control, she wouldn’t have had a baby with down’s syndrome!” Can you believe that?? It’s absolutely ridiculous the way the media is attacking her… When asked if Palin being elected would be a step forward for women, Joy Behar said on Larry King that it would actually be “a step backwards for women.” Riiiiight…

I personally fell in love with Sarah Palin while watching her speech at the RNC, as did millions around the country. (notice John McCain’s poll numbers are rising…)If you haven’t seen her speech, you need to get online and watch it. She’s quite the fire-cracker 🙂

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