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Women Earn More With McCain, Clinton; Earn Less With Obama

According to a report from the Cybercast News Service (CNS News), “Non-intern female employees did better working on the Senate staffs of John McCain and Hillary Clinton during the latest public reporting period than they did working for Barack Obama, Cybercast News Service determined through an analysis of payroll data published by the Secretary of the Senate.”

The report also stated that “Both McCain and Clinton also employed more female than male staffers, while Obama employed more males than females. However, Obama’s staff was more balanced between male and female staffers than either McCain’s or Clinton’s.”

“Also, McCain and Clinton had more female than male staffers making six-figure salaries, while Obama had more male than female staffers making six-figure salaries.

The data were taken from the Report of the Secretary of the Senate, which covered the six-month period ending Sept. 30, 2007.”  (Read the full story.)

Two More Clinton Supporters Switch to McCain-Palin

Two more Clinton supporters, Miguel Lausell and Luchy Secaira, have jumped off the donkey cart this week. Both are quite active as political organizers in the Latino community.  Miguel D. Lausell, one of Hillary Clinton’s Senior Political Advisers, and  Luchy Secaira, Clinton Delegate-at-Large, announced their support for Senator McCain and Governor Palin.

A life-long democrat, Mr. Lausell, in comments on Fox News, indicated Senator Obama has done nothing for Latino’s, and he also mentioned that women on Obama’s staff were paid $6,000 less than the men, while women on McCain’s staff were paid about $2,000 more than men.

While expressing his endorsement for McCain, Mr. Lausell said, “John McCain has a long record of reforming government and working across the aisle to achieve bipartisan results. His courageous leadership is exactly what we need in the White House, and I am convinced that John McCain is the right leader at the right time for our nation.”

Lausell has served as President and CEO of the Puerto Rico Telephone Company; Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Telephone Authority; and Undersecretary of the Department of the Treasury of Puerto Rico. He served on the National Finance Board of the Gore 2000 Committee and was a member of the Democratic National Committee’s Leadership 2000 Board.

Donald Trump, Many Other Hillary Backers Switch to McCain-Palin

Another major backer of Hillary Clinton abandoned the Democratic party this week and joined the McCain posse. So far, many very prominent Hillary supporters have dismounted the Democratic donkey and tossed their saddles on the GOP elephant. Donald Trump is the latest prominent backer of Hillary Clinton to abandon the Democratic Party and endorse McCain.

Donald Trump announced on the Larry King show and Fox News that he is now endorsing the McCain/Palin ticket in the presidential race.

The list of top Democratic party supporters switching to the McCain-Palin ticket continues to grow.

Alma Sanford, the chair of the Tennessee Democratic Women’s Political
Action Committee and a highly respected member of the Democratic party for over 30 years recently vacated the Democrats. She said,  “It’s not my party anymore. They have put poison in the well, and have run the older women out of the party.”

Other top democrats that now back the McCain/Plalin ticket include: Senator Joe Lieberman, 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate; Elaine Lafferty a former editor of Ms and Time magazines; Paul Mitchell mogul John Paul DeJoria and his wife, major supporters of the Democratic Party in Austin, Texas; Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a leading Member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform
Committee, Democrats Abroad chapter, and a top Hillary Clinton
fundraiser; Mark Erwin, appointed to the OPEC Board of Directors by President Clinton in 1997; John Coale, a trial lawyer and fundraiser for both Bill and Hillary Clinton as well as as John Kerry; Brian Golden, Iraq War veteran and former Democratic state representative from Massachusetts; and Silverio “Silver” Salazar of the Salazar family, a political powerhouse in Colorado.

The only question left to ask is, who’s next?

Top Democratic Fundraiser Jumps Ship to Support McCain

During the Republican Convention, the 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Senator Joe Lieberman announced his support for John McCain. Today, a leading Member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee, Democrats Abroad chapter, and a top Hillary Clinton fundraiser, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, stated she will endorse John McCain for president. On Fox News, Ms. Rothschild, a life-long democrat said, “I believe that Barack Obama with MoveOn.org, and Nancy Pelosi and Howard Dean have taken the Democratic Party too far to the left. I’m not comfortable there.”

At a McCain campaign press conference in Washington, D.C., Lynn de Rothschild said “It is the last place in the world I thought I would be in October 2008.”

“We have got to make the right choice about who goes to the White House. So this decision to vote Republican for the first time in my life has been after a lot of thought. I have looked at all four candidates very carefully and I have no question about what I am doing today.”

According to the New York Times, Ms. de Rothschild concluded her remarks by saying, “Right now I feel a little bit like Ronald Reagan who said, ‘I didn’t leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party left me.’ “