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Sarah Palin Speaks Out

January 9, 2009

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is still upset over the coverage she received during the presidential campaign. She believes that if she were from a different political party, the her coverage would have much better.

From the Associated Press:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says CBS News anchor Katie Couric and comic actress Tina Fey have been “exploiting” her.

Palin also is questioning whether Caroline Kennedy is getting better treatment from the news media in her quest for a Senate seat than Palin herself received as Republican John McCain’s running mate.

Palin reflected on her campaign for national office in an interview this week with conservative radio talk-show host and filmmaker John Ziegler. Clips are posted on YouTube.

Palin gave Couric a rare interview at the beginning of her campaign, and Fey frequently impersonated Palin on “Saturday Night Live.”

Palin says she thinks there may be a “class issue” involved in the press coverage of Kennedy and her own bid for office.

From ABC News:

In excerpts of a Jan. 5 interview with a conservative filmmaker, Palin unleashed a barrage of criticism at CBS News’ Katie Couric, comedian Tina Fey and the media in general.

In the video clip, which is just over nine minutes long, the former vice presidential candidate told John Ziegler, creator of the upcoming documentary “Media Malpractice,” that she endured lazy reporting, unequal scrutiny and bias from the “mainstream media.”

If she had been a Democrat, Palin said, the media would have “loved” her.

She also appeared to still be angry over reports that she had spent $150,000 of GOP cash on a new wardrobe while she was the party’s VP candidate.

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2008: Caylee Anthony, Barack Obama and More…

January 2, 2009

First before I go any further in recapping 2008, I want to say thank you to the more than 275,000 people who have taken the time to stop by, read and leave a comment on my site. When I started this blog back in August, I never thought that I would reach 1,000 readers, much less nearly 300,000! It absolutely blows my mind!!!

As most of you already know, I only blog for fun during the spare time I have before work, after work and after the kids have gone to bed at night. I’m not a professional. I don’t break the news, I just pass along stories that I find of interest and hope to spark discussion amongst those who stop by the site. I did get interviewed by MSNBC for an article that came out this week. That was pretty cool, possibly the highlight of my year!

Judging by the number of people who have visited the site, it seems that a lot of you have many of the same interests that I have, and I appreciate you taking the time to read! 🙂 I have enjoyed reading each and every comment that has been left and every email that has been sent to me @ roaddawg33@aol.com. (I read them all and try to respond to all as well) Feel free to drop a line anytime via email or visit me on Twitter, Facebook or MySpace.

I would  have to say that the  most read stories I have posted this year have been about Casey and Caylee Anthony. This has been a truly sad story from the beginning. The loss of a little girl who none of us knew until July who it seems was taken by her own mother. (Yes, I believe that she did it and more than likely her family knew about it at some point in time).

I have said this before, and I’ll say it again: I wish that I never had to cover this story. I wish that Caylee Anthony was still alive, with a loving family, celebrating the holidays. I wish that she had the opportunity to grow up, go to school, get married and start a family of her own. Having a 3 and 1 year old is the greatest experience I’ve had in my life. I can’t understand how anyone would ever harm their own child. It makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE TO ME!

Unfortunately, not all people live with the same morals and values in this life. This has been a tragedy and I hope that closure will come with the trial in 2009 and those who were a part of the death of a sweet, innocent young child, will face the consequences that they deserve.

When I started the blog in August, I thought that I would only be covering politics, music and sports. I went to my fair share of concerts including: Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Gary Allan, LeeAnn Rhimes, Phil Vassar, Lonestar and Luke Bryan. All were great shows and I can’t wait for another lineup of great acts to come through the Bay Area in 2009. Thanks to KRTY for all the great shows at the Rodeo Club! Bring back Phil Vassar!!!! Best show of ’08.

The Olympics took up quite a bit of my time this summer, watching Michael Phelps run for 8 gold medals in Beijing. Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh also dominated Women’s Volleyball again this year (and Misty got her butt slapped by the President) and who can forget the US Dream Team taking home the gold!

The 2008 Presidential race was one for the ages! In the end, Barack Obama defeated his Republican counterpart John McCain in what could be considered a convincing fashion. Saturday Night Live made Tina Fey famous once again for her impressions of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

There’s been a lot more this year that I just don’t have time to mention: TechCrunch Vs. PR, The Economy and much, much more. You can take a look back through the archives and see what has been discussed. I know there has been a lot! Thanks again to everyone who has taken time out of their day to stop by Kreuzer’s Korner. I’ll try to keep you updated, as always, with the news that I find interesting next year!

Happy New Year Everyone! Here’s to a GREAT 2009!

John Kreuzer

John McCain to Appear on Saturday Night Live

November 1, 2008

Live from New York…It’s John McCain. Aides to the Republican presidential candidate have stated that McCain will make a detour from his tour of battleground states to appear on “Saturday Night Live” this Saturday evening.

From the Associated Press:

Hosting the show this Saturday is actor Ben Affleck, a supporter of Democratic candidate Barack Obama. The musical guest is singer David Cook.

When McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, appeared on the show Oct. 18, “Saturday Night Live” earned its best ratings in 14 years. Former star and head writer Tina Fey, a Palin lookalike, has been at the center of the show’s recent parodies of the campaign.

“SNL” regular Darrell Hammond impersonates McCain on the late-night show, now in its 34th season.

McCain last appeared on “Saturday Night Live” in May, after clinching the nomination and while the Democratic primary continued. The 72-year-old Arizona senator joked about his age, saying: “I ask you, what should we be looking for in our next president? Certainly, someone who is very, very, very old.”

When McCain hosted “SNL” in 2002, he mocked singer Barbra Streisand’s political advocacy by performing a medley of her songs.

Presidential Cabbage Patch Kids…Palin, Obama and More

October 27, 2008

Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, John McCain and Joe Biden…Four one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch Kids dolls are being crafted in the likeness of the presidential and vice presidential candidates and will be auctioned on the eBay.com Web site.

Sheila Clevenger / Jakks Pacific Inc. via AP

Credit: Sheila Clevenger / Jakks Pacific Inc. via AP

From the Associated Press:

The dolls sport outfits inspired by their counterparts, with the Palin doll wearing the Republican candidate’s signature rimless eyeglasses, red suit and heels. Their faces were hand-painted and their outfits were hand-tailored, with detailed attention paid to their jewelry and custom-crafted shoes.

“These four folks in particular seemed like the perfect candidates, if you will, to become one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch Kids,” said Jakks Pacific Inc. spokeswoman Genna Rosenberg. “We’ve had a great history with making celebrity look-alikes with these Kids. We’ve done everyone from Elvis to Donald Trump to Ellen (DeGeneres) and Oprah (Winfrey).”

All proceeds from the auction, which begins Thursday and ends Nov. 4, will benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Jakks Pacific will also auction six limited edition 25th-anniversary dolls that have been created to look identical to the original Cabbage Patch Kids that were first released in 1983.

Amy Poehler Gives Birth to Baby Boy

October 26, 2008

Amy Poehler will be missing from Saturday Night Live this evening as she gave birth today to a baby boy, Archie Arnett. Obviously, this should mean that we will not see Poehler’s portrayal of Hillary Clinton tonight. Will we see Tina Fey as Sarah Palin? Who knows but for now, congratulations Amy!

From Fox News:

On behalf of Poehler and her husband, Will Arnett, “I can confirm that Amy gave birth to Archie Arnett on Saturday,” read a statement from Poehler’s spokesman, Lewis Kay.

The baby was born early Saturday evening in New York, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Mother and child were “healthy and resting comfortably,” according to the statement.

Poehler, who performed on Thursday night’s special edition of “SNL” and is known for playing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, was rehearsing the show until Friday.

Sarah Palin: New Hampshire in the Great Northwest?

October 16, 2008

Sometimes you have to feel bad for someone when even the simplest of mistakes gets broadcast around the world on the Internet. Sarah Palin drew some boos and cry’s of confusion today while speaking in New Hampshire when she mistakenly claimed that the state was part of the “Great Northwest.” This has the makings of another Saturday Night Live skit with Tina Fey.

From the Huffington Post:

“I like being here,” she told the crowd in Laconia, “because it seems like here and in our last rally too — other parts around this great Northwest — here in New Hampshire you just get it.”

It’s tough video and an innocent mistake, to be sure. But it certainly doesn’t help the preexisting image of Palin as being intellectually incurious. For the record, she hasn’t been in the Northwest for quite a while, if at all while on the trail.

From the Associated Press:

For all her praise of New Hampshire, however, she misspoke about its location, at one point talking about Dover and “other parts of this great Northwest.”

Palin was making her first trip to the state that launched McCain to the GOP presidential nomination but where he now trails Obama in polls. About 1,000 people turned out for her first rally at Dover High School.

Tina Fey Once Again Plays Sarah Palin on SNL

September 30, 2008

In another great portrayal of Sarah Palin, Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live this weekend to reprise her role which was seen on the season premiere. This week, Amy Poehler took on the role of Katie Couric in a parody of Palin’s interview this past week.