[UPDATE: Barack Obama stated this morning, “Without going through the details too much, she’s gravely ill. We weren’t sure and I’m still not sure whether she makes it to Election Day…We’re all praying and we hope she does, but one of the things I want to make sure of is I had a chance to sit down with her and to talk to her. She’s still alert and she’s still got all her faculties. And I want to make sure that I don’t miss that opportunity.” Please send prayers and good thoughts to Sen. Obama and Madelyn “Toot” Dunham and the rest of their family. Her birthday is Sunday. Also keep Jill Biden and her family in good thoughts, as she lost her mother a few weeks ago.]
Keith Olbermann and Sam Seder rightfully go after this McCain surrogate who, with utter contempt, compares Obama going to visit his ailing Grandmother with Palin’s $150,000 shopping spree. Seder makes a good point that had the roles been reversed and an Obama surrogate suggested the same thing about McCain it would dominate the new narrative until election day. The would call the democrats anti-family, grandma haters. However, Obama has something more important to do than play this stupid tit for tat. He has a gravely sick grandma that he needs to be with. Family Values folks…Family Values.