ClimateGate news

Friday, October 31, 2008

The tale of the tape (updated)

The Michelle Obama tape that is. (see update below)

A final agreement has been reached between African Press International (API) and Fox News Network (USA) on the dates to air the Michelle Obama tape arising from a discussion Mrs Obama had with the API two weeks ago. The show will take place any day/time from now, with a 15 minutes alert on when it is to take place. Other programmes will be interrupted. This is a precaution taken to avoid interference from any quarter.
What's that curious reference to interference from any quarter? Who would want to interfere with the airing of this tape of Michelle Obama?
Six hours after the release of information by API on the planned broadcast by Fox News Network of the Michelle Obama tape, in accordance with an agreement that has been reached between API and Fox News Network, API was contacted by Obama’s Campaign Manager.


Obama’s campaign manager contacted API by telephone and email offering 3 million US dollars followed with a request to API to cancel the deal with Fox News Network.
Change you can believe in. Lots more info at the links above.

Related from Hot Air: Credit-card experts explain the extent of Obama’s deception. This kinda 'splains how BHO can afford to spend $3 million on an infomercial to get the word out, or should that be to stop the word from getting out.

Update: From the comments, a reader claims that the Michelle Obama tape is a hoax.
Now that the deadline given by Korir of API for the airing of the Michelle Obama tape has come and gone, Korir and his group of insiders have disappeared from the sight.
Seems that the author of the original story has a rather questionable record.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


More evidence of our cooling planet:

The coldest air of the season, with temperatures at mid-January levels, has blanketed the Carolinas. That will mean near-record daytime temperatures today in Charlotte, and possibly a few inches of snow in the mountains.
and this...
A potent nor'easter will blast the Northeast today with strong winds, heavy rain and wet snow as a huge dip in the jet stream pushes cold air as far south as central Florida....

According to the Winter Weather Center, up to a foot of snow will fall in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania through tonight, while even more than a foot of snow will be dumped in the Adirondacks of New York.
Meanwhile some people remain out of touch.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


If Saturday Night Live had great humour like this, maybe more people would watch it once in a while. Via Newsbusters:

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fred Thompson sums it up very nicely

In this new video from the RNC Sen. Fred Thompson gives his thoughts on liberalism, conservatism, responsible change and just exactly what an Obama Presidency would mean for America. It's over 12 minutes but worth every second.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

So you think you can dance?

What if election competitions were like this?

Another fun election video at Just Right!

Voter Fraud and ACORN

via Investors Business Daily:

That the greatest attempt at voter fraud in the nation's history is being funded in large part at taxpayer's expense is more than a bit ironic. House Minority Leader John Boehner wants it stopped and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, wants the group allegedly behind the fraud, ACORN, criminally investigated and prosecuted.

ACORN calls itself a "nonpartisan" group seeking to register minorities and the poor. But its political arm has endorsed Barack Obama, who both trained the group's staff and sued the state of Illinois on their behalf. And Obama's campaign has given ACORN affiliates $800,000 for a get-out-the-vote drive.

In fact, it's a get-out-the-vote for Obama drive as evidenced by a video recently aired by Fox News that showed just how "nonpartisan" the group is.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Kyoto suit dismissed

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by greenies against the Canadian Government to force it to prepare a plan for meeting the emissions targets of the Kyoto Protocol.

Such an order would be so devoid of meaningful content and the nature of any response to it so legally intangible that the exercise would be meaningless,'' Judge Robert Barnes said in a 40-page ruling issued today.
For his part, back in April Environment Minister Baird said,
...that Canada couldn't meet its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol without causing a recession. An economic impact report presented by Baird said implementing the Kyoto plan would result in 275,000 job losses in 2009 while the cost of electricity would rise 50 percent after 2010 and gas prices would increase 60 percent.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Wither Stéphane

Like everyone else, I was eagerly awaiting news of Stéphane Dion's press conference earlier today. Not because I wanted to gloat over his expected resignation as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. But rather because I contemplating doing something different - like saying something nice about him.

I had words rolling in my head about how he was a decent sort of fellow, a poor politician and party leader, but still a decent chap. I thought I would say that he pushed his failed agenda because he truly believed in his Green Shift as a step towards solving all that global warming nonsense. He wouldn't be alone. Millions of Canadians have drunk that kool aid and Dion would be following his beliefs. Not such a bad thing. Misguided, but still a noble thing.

With his anticipated departure, I was even contemplating making a few changes to this blog, which after all takes it's very name from the fact that Stéphane named his own dog after the disastrous Kyoto accord. I was going to remove that little graphic that says Stéphane Dion is not a leader. I felt that this blog could continue on without Stéphane Dion. After all, Kyoto is a "dog" in its own right, without any help from M. Dion.

That was before I heard the news.

Instead of doing the graceful thing and stepping down as leader immediately, Stéphane Dion chose to stay on until a leadership convention can be held in the spring. And that's not so bad either. He is the leader and this was his decision. Still OK.

But then he went on to explain his decision. Dion refused to accept the blame for losing the election, the poorest showing for the Liberal Party since 1867. He blamed the Conservative "propaganda machine" for "misrepresenting his leadership and goals".

Come on, Stéphane don't you know this is politics? Its a blood sport, you know. The Conservative campaign was effective in portraying you as an ineffective leader only because you let them. Besides, you Liberals have done your best to misrepresent Stephen Harper over the years, remember "scary" and "secret agenda".

Next he blamed his own Party for poor fundraising! He said they couldn't compete with the spending of the Conservatives. This is true but who is going to carry the blame for that if not the leader himself? A strong leader can motivate the grass roots and fill the party coffers. You need look no further than to Stephen Harper for proof.

As for his Green Shift, which proved unpopular with voters, Dion said "at the end of the day, people thought it was a carbon tax and were afraid of it". He is implying that Canadians didn't understand his Green Shift. If it hadn't been for those nasty Conservatives, people would have understood!

I beg to differ with M. Dion on this one. I think Canadians understood all too well what it meant to allow the Liberals into power with a mandate to implement a massive new tax on everything. And they wanted no part of it.

Stéphane Dion's leadership has left the Liberal party broke and disunified. More so than when he took the helm. But most importantly, Dion, wrapped in his own arrogant self importance has just shown us that he still doesn't get it.

It would have been better for him to have just slipped quietly into the night.

But hey, I won't have to change the curtains around here for a while yet.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Iron Curtain revolt

The financial crisis trumps the so called "climate crisis":

Europe’s commitment to ambitious green goals became the latest victim of the global financial crisis yesterday when a growing number of EU countries rebelled, claiming that the plans were now too expensive.

Plans for binding European legislation by December were dropped as the EU watered down the carbon dioxide blueprint that it had announced with a fanfare 18 months ago.

The revolt by eight countries, led by Italy and Poland, left the EU’s self-proclaimed mission to shape a global, post Kyoto agreement on greenhouse gases in disarray.
Actually, financial crisis or not, it would have eventually come to this anyway. The only way to meet the EU's crazy carbon targets would be to severely curtail industrial production and throw their economies into a tailspin.
President Sarkozy of France, which holds the rotating EU presidency, led the way in appealing to all 27 countries to stick to their targets.

But tempers flared at the quarterly European Council in Brussels, with Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister, clearly furious at the pressure being applied. During a stand-up row behind the scenes, he told Mr Sarkozy that the targets would crucify Italian industry.

“Our businesses are in absolutely no position at the moment to absorb the costs of the regulations that have been proposed,” Mr Berlusconi said later.

Donald Tusk, the Polish Prime Minister, said: “We don’t say to the French that they have to close down their nuclear power industry and build windmills, and nobody can tell us the equivalent.”

In an extraordinary break with EU protocol, both leaders said that they did not have to stick to the deal because neither had been in office when it was signed by their predecessors in March 2007.
Bravo to Italy, Poland and the other renegades for putting their economies and their people's welfare first and not giving in to the EU on this.

Let Mr. Sarkozy commit Kyotocide if he wishes. Vive le revolution!

Update: Looks like the Euros have got the UN worried.

The collapse of environmentalism

The next commodity to collapse will be mass-marketed environmentalism, says Lawrence Solomon in Friday's Financial Post:

Stock market indexes have plummeted from their inflated peaks. Oil and other commodities have likewise plummeted. The next commodity to tumble from unsustainable peak levels: environmentalism.

In part, I am making this prediction because, in my 30 years as an environmentalist, I have never seen so many governments and so many corporations so profusely espousing so many environmental causes. Where promoting environmentalism was once seen as daring and counter-cultural, today it has become banal, no longer the exclusive preserve of a Body Shop chain, but of every retailer down to Wal-Mart. For the same reason that clothes go out of fashion after the masses embrace them, mass-marketed environmentalism will come to be disdained. That won’t sell for long.

I am predicting a collapse of today’s Wal-Mart environmentalism for another reason, too: Much of it is misguided, based on misunderstanding and vacuity.
The economy will always trump environmentalism. When it comes down to it, people will be all for environmentalism - until it affects their pocket books.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Not a pretty story

Obama's influences include radicals, a terrorist and felon writes Salim Mansur:

Among those with whom Obama worked in Chicago's corrupt politics were the radical preachers Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father Michael Pfleger, the unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, and the convicted felon Antoin Rezko.

Alinsky was a radical socialist. He invented community organizing as a political camouflage for subverting America's democracy and capitalist economy.

In Rules For Radicals, Alinsky described the means and ends of his politics as did Karl Marx in the Communist Manifesto. Alinsky wrote, "Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity."

This is the Trojan horse principle of destroying the enemy -- capitalism and democracy -- from the inside.
Update: John McCain finally gets it.

Updater: The Obama-Odinga connection.

The longer version of this video is here.

h/t: CFP.

The godfather of Kyoto

A fascinating interview with Maurice Strong in the Wall Street Journal's Weekend Review by Claudia Rosett, who asks "Is the godfather of the Kyoto treaty a public servant or a profiteer?":

Often described as an "international man of mystery," Mr. Strong during his long, globe-trotting career has been one of the most influential architects of the opaque cross-border bureaucracy that is today's United Nations. He is probably best known as godfather of the U.N.'s 1997 Kyoto treaty, and as a former U.N. top adviser who in that same year received a check for almost $1 million, bankrolled by the U.N.-sanctioned regime of Saddam Hussein.


The apple-faced Mr. Strong was born in 1929 in rural Canada. He grew up with a hankering to see the world. His travels took him to New York, where he spent a few months working in 1947 as a junior security officer at the U.N. He went on to tour Africa, and returned home to climb the corporate and public-sector ladders in Canada. In 1970 he returned to the U.N. for the first in a series of high-level incarnations that included organizing the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the environment, founding and becoming the first head of the U.N. Environment Program, and chairing the 1992 Rio summit on the environment.
Now, Mr. Strong is no fan of Ms. Rosett who has written much about him in the past, especially concerning his connections to other characters implicated in the UN's Oil for Food scandal like Tongsun Park and Benon Sevan. So just the fact that Rosett was granted this interview is something in itself.

Here's a couple of select comments from the interview...
He says that when he left New York in 2005, "I didn't just run away to China, I already had an apartment here." He adds that his departure from the U.N. was motivated not by the Oil-for-Food investigations, but by his sense at the time, as Mr. Annan's special adviser on North Korea, that the U.N. had reached an impasse. "It just happened to coincide with the publicity surrounding my so-called nefarious activities." He insists: "I had no involvement at all in Oil-for-Food . . . I just stayed out of it."
On his current activities in China, Strong tells Rosett:
"My advice gets to the highest levels." he says. He has also been involved in setting up the Tianjin Climate Exchange for trading carbon credits: "the first climate exchange in China." It's a joint venture with several entities, including the Chicago Climate Exchange, where he holds a seat on the board.
There's much more, so be sure to read the whole thing.

h/t: Newsbeat1

Update: Strong publishes his views on the Future of China. Curiously the essay is marked "NOT FOR PUBLICATION IN AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, IRELAND, POLAND, THE UNITED STATES, AND THE UNITED KINGDOM". But you can read it at the link.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Harper victorious

My election prediction was way off. Thankfully.

A strengthened minority for Stephen Harper's Conservatives with 37.6% of the popular vote and significant gains in Ontario. And a possible career change for Stephane Dion?

Record cold all over the place


Temperatures dropped to 31 degrees in the Ukiah Valley on Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the coldest Oct. 12 morning since record keeping began in Ukiah in 1893, said Troy Nicolini, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Eureka. The previous record was 34 degrees in 1916.
Cold temperatures set several new record lows this weekend, including a low of 22 Saturday in downtown Pendleton that broke a 118 year-old record of 24.
Never before in the history of a research project dating back to 1946 had the Juneau Icefield witnessed the kind of snow buildup that came this year. It was similar on a lot of other glaciers too.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Election predictions

Just for fun tonight, Kate has a "seat projection thread" going at small dead animals. For what it's worth, I posted my prediction there.

BQ = 55
Conservatives = 132
Green = 0
Liberal = 85
NDP = 34
Other/Independent = 2
I also predicted the percentage of the popular vote for the winning party at 38.5%

I would like to see the Tories win bigger, but I think my projection is fairly realistic. Unless of course, there is real 3 way split on the left between the Grits, the NDP and Greenies. In that case the Tories could win a lot more seats.

We should know in a few hours!

Election Day Blogburst

"I am a Canadian,
a free Canadian,
free to speak without fear,
free to worship God in my own way,
free to stand for what I think right,
free to oppose what I believe wrong,
free to choose those who shall govern my country.
This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold
for myself and for all mankind."
These words of Canadian Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker from the Canadian Bill of Rights have been on the sidebar of this blog since day 1. They are worth repeating on this day when we exercise our hard earned right to elect a government of our choice.

Other blogs bursting with these words today include Blazing Cat Fur, Blue Like You, Covenant Zone, Dust my Broom, Damian Penny, Five Feet of Fury, Halls of Macademia, Just Right, Kitchener Conservative, Political Staples, Right Girl, small dead animals, stubble jumping redneck, The Great Pumpkin and Wonder Woman.

Now get out there and VOTE!

Monday, October 13, 2008

The red-green pact

Could those rumours be true that the red red Liberals and the green Greens are making "secret deals"? Well, better take a look at this CPAC video of Green Party candidate Larissa Shasko and Liberal candidate Cal Johnston discussing a "coalition" in Saskatchewan.

Via Climbing out of the Dark

The Greens and Liberals (with Carolyn Bennett present) try to form a coalition in the riding, but the NDP will have none of it. All this, just to stop those scary Conservatives. They never stop to think that people might actually like the Conservative platform and think that lefties are wrong. It never even enters their carbon riddled brains, that they just might be the ones who are off track.
Let's give the NDP candidate credit for having the good sense of not allowing himself to be drawn in to this sorry mess.

h/t: SDA

Green Party in chaos over May's "secret deal" with Dion

As the Canadian Federal election enters its final days, news is emerging of a possible "secret deal" between Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion. Via Bourque Newswatch, a top Liberal organizer "fears a secret deal has been cooked between Dion and Elizabeth May":

...which may explain why she has been meeting with "key Liberal organizers" and is now actively telling Green Party supporters to vote Liberal, of all things.

This, according to our Liberal insider, in exchange for a possible Senate seat and a place as Environment Minister in a Dion-led government. To be clear, Ms May's curious strategy of backing Dion is creating ill-will within her own party to the point that "a lot of Green candidates are upset", according to one national news report this morning. Add to that the fact Dion himself is urging Greenies to go red and join the Liberals.
There's more...
In recent hours, Bourque has heard from a number of senior political operatives, notably senior Green Party standard bearer David Chernushenko, who told Bourque that
"Integrity is when you make your actions consistent with your words and your promises. We all look for leaders with integrity. Too bad they are so hard to find. Green Party candidates should expect nothing but full and unwavering support from their leader. They have not received it. She has failed utterly in this one and most important obligation. To back them all to the end. In our 2006 leadership race, only when pushed by me, she promised Green Party members that of course she would back GP candidates 100 percent. Alas, the facts speak for themselves. If I were a candidate, I would be furious. I would feel let down by my leader when I needed her most. I wanted to stay out of this campaign entirely, but when I saw Green Party candidates, voters and donors being sideswiped, I could not stay silent. My friends and family deserve more respect. The Green Party is is not a "flag of convenience" to be raised and lowered on a whim."
Elizabeth May and the Green Party: politics as usual. Stephane Dion and the Liberal Party: desperation.


He [Dion] characterized Ms. May as “courageous”, saying that “for the sake of Canada she wants me as prime minister of Canada.”

Mr. Dion was speaking to a small but enthusiastic crowd of about 75 Liberals at a rally in the Ottawa area riding of Ottawa Orleans
OK, so we are in the final days of the election and all Dion can do is muster the support of 75 Liberals? in the nation's capital? Holy shit.

Election sign courtesy of

Updater: Blue Like You asks, "why isn’t this situation being investigated by Elections Canada?"

Updaterer: Angry explains about Section 481 of the Canada Elections Act.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Earliest snowfall on record

2008 is already shaping up to be one of the coolest years in a long, long while. Now this: Boise gets earliest snow on record:

Big snow flakes fell early Friday evening, turning Downtown Boise into a giant snow globe for people on their way home from work. The snow caught many people off guard, including this bicyclist heading down Idaho Street between 8th and 9th around 5:45 p.m. Across the Treasure Valley, tree branches heavy with wet, snow-covered leaves fell on power lines, causing scattered power outages.

This is the earliest measurable snowfall in Boise since recordkeeping began in 1898, according to the National Weather Service. At 10 p.m., the Weather Service said 1.7 inches of snow had fallen. The previous earliest recorded snowfall was Oct. 12, 1969, when a little more than an inch fell.

Does this disprove global warming? Does this mean we're headed into a period of global cooling. Of course not. It's just an isolated incident. But on the other hand, if this were a heatwave, it would be all over the mainstream media.

Update: Winter has arrived in Saskatchewan too:
REGINA — Although autumn officially began just three weeks ago, winter is making an appearance in southern Saskatchewan.

Forecasters predict Estevan will get up to 15-centimetres of snow by tonight.

The Red Star reports:
Environment Canada reported as much as 12 centimetres of snow had fallen and another 10 centimetres was forecast for overnight, along with a slight chance of freezing rain.
Updater: It was exactly 2 years ago this weekend that an early winter storm shut down the city of Buffalo, NY.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

McCain hits back about Freddie and Fannie

Perhaps this is a preview of tomorrow's Presidential debate.

Senator McCain should challenge all the major news media during the debate on national TV to fact check the record. Dare them to report who pushed for greater regulation of Fannie and Freddie. Dare them to report who fought against those regulations.

Dare them to do some journalism.

The pot calling the kettle....

It would appear as though over a quarter of Stephane Dion’s speech at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2005 was plagiarized directly from a 2004 speech given to the U.S. Senate committee chaired by none other than…..John McCain.
Read all the gory details at Return of the Tory.

Update: Link fixed.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Obiden's lies

I have updated an earlier post about the VP debates where I said that Joe Obiden had uttered a number of falsehoods which should provide McCain with some good ammunition for new commercials going into the home stretch of the campaign and added a link to American Thinker's Biden's Big Lies All 14 of Them.

That's all well and good, but here is the full list from

1. TAX VOTE: Biden said McCain voted “the exact same way” as Obama to increase taxes on Americans earning just $42,000, but McCain DID NOT VOTE THAT WAY.

2. AHMEDINIJAD MEETING: Joe Biden lied when he said that Barack Obama never said that he would sit down unconditionally with Mahmoud Ahmedinijad of Iran. Barack Obama did say specifically, and Joe Biden attacked him for it.

3. OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING: Biden said, “Drill we must.” But Biden has opposed offshore drilling and even compared offshore drilling to “raping” the Outer Continental Shelf.”

4. TROOP FUNDING: Joe Biden lied when he indicated that John McCain and Barack Obama voted the same way against funding the troops in the field. John McCain opposed a bill that included a timeline, that the President of the United States had already said he would veto regardless of it’s passage.

5. OPPOSING CLEAN COAL: Biden says he’s always been for clean coal, but he just told a voter that he is against clean coal and any new coal plants in America and has a record of voting against clean coal and coal in the U.S. Senate.

6. ALERNATIVE ENERGY VOTES: According to, Biden is exaggerating and overstating John McCain’s record voting for alternative energy when he says he voted against it 23 times.

7. HEALTH INSURANCE: Biden falsely said McCain will raise taxes on people's health insurance coverage -- they get a tax credit to offset any tax hike. Independent fact checkers have confirmed this attack is false

8. OIL TAXES: Biden falsely said Palin supported a windfall profits tax in Alaska -- she reformed the state tax and revenue system, it's not a windfall profits tax.

9. AFGHANISTAN / GEN. MCKIERNAN COMMENTS: Biden said that top military commander in Iraq said the principles of the surge could not be applied to Afghanistan, but the commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force Gen. David D. McKiernan said that there were principles of the surge strategy, including working with tribes, that could be applied in Afghanistan.

10. REGULATION: Biden falsely said McCain weakened regulation -- he actually called for more regulation on Fannie and Freddie.

11. IRAQ: When Joe Biden lied when he said that John McCain was “dead wrong on Iraq”, because Joe Biden shared the same vote to authorize the war and differed on the surge strategy where they John McCain has been proven right.

12. TAX INCREASES: Biden said Americans earning less than $250,000 wouldn’t see higher taxes, but the Obama-Biden tax plan would raise taxes on individuals making $200,000 or more.

13. BAILOUT: Biden said the economic rescue legislation matches the four principles that Obama laid out, but in reality it doesn’t meet two of the four principles that Obama outlined on Sept. 19, which were that it include an emergency economic stimulus package, and that it be part of “part of a globally coordinated effort with our partners in the G-20.”

14. REAGAN TAX RATES: Biden is wrong in saying that under Obama, Americans won't pay any more in taxes then they did under Reagan.
Haven't heard about these from the mainstream media? What a surprise!

Now National Review has the list too with some extras:
Below, you’ll find a list of 14 “lies” Biden told last night, distributed by the McCain campaign. I’d just note two observations: first, when you tell stories of things that didn’t happen with the frequency of Joe Biden, coupled with his fervent belief of these untrue and inaccurate statements, I don’t think “lie” is the appropriate term. “Hallucinations” seems more accurate, I think. Second, they missed a bunch, so Biden’s list of li- er, hallucinations is well beyond 14.
Worth the read.

Harper Government Record

A compilation by Crux of the Matter:

There are “62″ accomplishments on this list. They are only examples of the many Harper government achievements.
h/t: Newsbeat1

Rae: Let's hold on to 2nd place

Bob Rae, former NDP Premier of Ontario and now federal Liberal MP and leadership contender, was in Saskatoon yesterday to give his party some strategic advice for the closing days of this election campaign.

"In the last 10 days, we've really got to focus on what are the real choices. And I honestly believe the NDP is not a viable choice anymore," Rae said after rallying about 40 supporters.
This man, who came close to becoming the leader of the Liberal Party in 2006, drew a crowd of only 40 supporters to a rally during the election campaign! That says something about the sorry state of the Liberal Party.

That plus the fact that Rae is effectively recommending that, by shifting their focus against the NDP, the Grits should give up on winning this election and try to hold on to second place.

He even urged "the anti-Conservative electorate to avoid splitting their votes between the Liberals and New Democrats". That sounds a lot like strategic voting to me. Not a tactic usually employed by a party intent on winning.

The real battle in this election is going to be who forms the Official Opposition, the Liberals of the NDP.

Friday, October 3, 2008

The knockout punch of the debates

Too many debates to watch last night, if you can call that attempted ambush and gang rape of Canadian PM Stephen Harper a debate. The VP candidates in the US were much more civilized and interesting.

I'm not going to analyze either of them, other than to say that 1) Harper clearly won by not lowering himself to the level of "the gang of three and a half" opponents and that 2) Governor Palin delivered very nicely thank you against Senator "Papa Joe" O'Biden, who for his part uttered a number of falsehoods which should provide McCain with some good ammunition for new commercials going into the home stretch of the campaign.

There was really only one knockout punch delivered in the entire evening. It begins at the 2:05 mark of this interview of former Clinton advisor Dick Morris on Fox News Hannity and Colmes.

Ouch! It must hurt to be Alan Colmes.

Update: American Thinker has the list of Biden's Big Lies All 14 of Them