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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, June 04, 2007

Political bits

(WaPo) Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., has been indicted. Good.

(WSJ) One of the criticisms I've heard about Fred Thompson is that he's a "less than active" campaigner. His campaign is trying to claim that it will be adopting "an unconventional campaign style" relying on activists, online activity, etc, but really, it's all about this. "He has suggested he isn't enamored of leaving his family for long stretches of campaign travel."

The WSJ asks the right question. How will his fundraising go if he's not willing to do the work? (Do they really expect the rich, old, white guys to go online?)

(Newsweek) The price of a picture with George Bush just keeps going down. At the 2004 fundraisers, that picture moment cost $25,000 to the RNC. In 2006, it cost $10,000. In New Jersey last week, it was down to $5,000. (Sell when it gets to $2,500.)

(Rawstory) Congress appears to have come to an agreement on the RNC emails. The Republican issue was that they did not want to release daily tallies by White House employee of how many emails were sent by day via the RNC servers. Why? (Tons of political activity on what should be national security days?)


  • I couldn't blame Thompson for not wanting to leave a piece of tail like that behind!

    By Blogger Lew Scannon, at 8:14 PM  

  • Tell me I didn't know that comment was coming.

    But, that "lazy" criticism also followed him in Tennessee.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 9:07 PM  

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