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September 22nd, 2008
07:07 PM ET

What will Sarah Palin and Hamid Karzai talk about?

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Sarah Palin will be meeting with a number of heads of state and dignitaries this week at the United Nations General Assembly. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Leaders from all over the world are gathering in New York this week for the fall session of the United Nation's General Assembly.

And with all the possible conversations between heads of state and other political leaders that will go on there...One meeting is creating so much hype, the flies are fighting for spots on the wall to listen in.

Alaskan Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is scheduled to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The meeting comes as the McCain-Palin camp works to assure voters she has a good enough grasp of foreign policy to be one heartbeat way from the presidency.

Until now, Palin's foreign policy experience involves a trip to Kuwait and Germany to visit Alaskan National guard members...And something about being able to see Russia from her house.

According to the Washington Post, while in New York Palin will also meet with the presidents of Georgia, Iraq, and Pakistan as well as the Indian Prime Minister.

Here’s my question to you: What will Sarah Palin and Hamid Karzai talk about?

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Filed under: Hamid Karzai • Sarah Palin
September 22nd, 2008
05:52 PM ET

Do you care how many cars John McCain owns?

The Cadilac CTS assembly line in Detroit, MI.  One of McCain's thirteen cars.

The Cadilac CTS assembly line in Detroit, MI. One of McCain's thirteen cars.

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

With just 43 days left until the presidential election, we've officially entered "silly season."

A new piece on Newsweek's web site points out the number of cars each of the presidential candidates owns.

John and Cindy McCain have 13 cars while Barack and Michele Obama have just 1. This is according to vehicle registration records. Two of McCain's cars - a Honda sedan and a Volkswagen convertible - are foreign-made... Even though he's said before that he only buys American.

The Democratic National Committee quickly pounced on this car issue and organized a conference call with United Auto Worker Union president Ron Gettelfinger. The UAW has endorsed Obama. Gettelfinger said on the call that the revelation about McCain's vehicles shows he is not being truthful with Americans. And he went on to say that owning these two foreign vehicles is undermining American autoworkers. The car McCain uses for personal business, by the way, is a 2004 Cadillac CTS, made by general motors.

Barack and Michelle Obama's only car is a 2008 Ford Hybrid Escape.

And why anybody cares about this is beyond me.

Here’s my question to you: Is the number of cars John McCain owns an important issue to you?

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Filed under: John McCain
September 22nd, 2008
02:00 PM ET

How can your confidence be restored in the US economy?

As the financial crisis worsens can your confidence be restored in the US economy?

As the financial crisis worsens can your confidence be restored in the US economy?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

The Bush Administration wants Congress to approve that $700 billion bailout package of troubled Wall Street firms… and fast.

President Bush said this morning "the whole world is watching to see if we can act quickly."

But let's remember this is Congress we're talking about.

Senate Democrats want to put their stamp on it and have sent around a plan of their own by way of a counter-proposal from Senate Banking Committee Chair Christopher Dodd.

Democrats are a little worried about protecting homeowners in the future.

They're also concerned about signing over a blank check to the Treasury Department without any clear plan to protect taxpayers.

They want some oversight of the bailout plan.

The government is sailing into uncharted waters, and there are no guarantees whatever they come up with will do the trick.

The idea seems to be that doing nothing would have been disastrous… so doing something is better than that.

As far as how fast they get it done… Congress is scheduled to adjourn for the rest of the year on Friday - and when their vacation is threatened, they sometimes can move fairly quickly.

Let's just hope they can get it right.

Here’s my question to you: What will it take to restore confidence in the U.S. financial system?

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Filed under: US Economy