Irony, thy name is Al Gore.
Just a quick note to let everyone know that Karen's WebNursery is now online. We should have birth announcements and pictures in the mail to everyone in about two weeks.
...and by "fish" I mean, of course, all of the conservative voters McCain reeled in by naming Palin as his Veep.
When asked by George Stephanopoulos, McCain refused to say whether he would support Sarah Palin if she ran for president:
"Listen I have the greatest appreciation for Gov. Palin and her family and it was a great joy to know them," McCain said. "She invigorated our campaign and she was just down in Georgia and she invigorated their campaign."
"But I can't say something like that," McCain said, "We've got some great other young governors, Pawlenty, Huntsman."
Stephanopoulos then pressed McCain regarding why he picked Palin to begin with, to which he replied:
"Well sure, but now we're in a whole election cycle... Have no doubt of my admiration and respect for her and her viability... but at this stage my corpse is still warm!"
Well, McCain has one thing right: he is a corpse - politically speaking, with respect to all of us conservatives who held our noses to cast our votes for him despite the stench of his duplicitous treatment of both conservatism and the Republican party that nominated him. And if it hadn't been for Palin, he wouldn't have had enough remains even to identify as a corpse.
H/T Josh Painter at RedState, who reacted appropriately:
The man rarely misses an opportunity to stab conservatives in the back, except when he kicks them in the stomach... Aside from his military service for his country, John McCain has proven time after time that to him, such values as honor, loyalty and respect are a one-way street.
John McCain: you are but a fraction of the person Sarah Palin is. You also aren't half the presidential prospect she is - something the conservative base you alienated will prove to you in four years should Palin decide to run. You can take your stinking corpse and your disrespect, and shove them both back into your RINO senate seat.
Lorelle lists several reasons to upgrade immediately. Ryan Boren discusses the release, including what features were moved to the 2.8 (or later) blueprint. He also notes that WordPress 2.7 was downloaded 100,000 times in the first 20 hours after release (the counter reads 195,849 downloads at the time of this post), and that some bug fixes are already making it into the planned 2.7.1 release.
I upgraded late last night, and the upgrade went apparently smoothly. As always, let me know if you notice anything amiss. I will be working on some of the new features, such as nested/paged comments, in the near future.
This morning, at 8:09, we welcomed into the world Karen Elizabeth Bennett:
She was born via c-section at 8:09am; she weighed 6lbs, 10oz, and was 20" long. Both baby and mommy are doing well, and are recovering.
Nana and Papaw brought her Big Sister Lily to the hospital to meet her this afternoon. We'll have more pictures up soon.