Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thought for the Day - 2
Friday, January 15, 2010
Update: Harold Ford as NY-Sen spoiler
Today, we have fairly credible rumoring that he might be thinking of running as an independent which could potentially draw votes (especially black votes) away from the Dem, giving the Repubs a real shot at that Senate seat.
Later: Our first polling, and Gillibrand would easily beat Ford in a Dem primary.
Hope he enjoys his time in prison
An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to plotting to kill several African-Americans in 2008 including then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, the Justice Department announced Thursday..
Paul Schlesselman of West Helena, Arkansas, faces 10 years in prison under a plea agreement....
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The tea partiers get a NYTimes article
Also, the WaPo has a zoomable satellite image of Port au Prince.
Gingrich says he's in.
Thought for the Day
I mean, what better way for Republicans to win the seat than to set up tin can Harold Ford as your Dem opponent?
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
No one in the McCain campaign asked her about Iraq, 9/11, or terrorism, or foreign policy during her interview and vetting? What the hell did they talk about, because it certainly wasn't qualifications.
When she made her speech at the RNC convention, she still believed Iraq was where 9/11 came from.
The McCain people put her up to be vice president (one McCain heartbeat away from being able to launch nukes,) and they didn't even bother to ask her about the very most basic and core foreign policy challenge America faced?
This isn't about Sarah Palin. This is about John McCain and the inside Republicans who ran his campaign.
Can we finally abandon the notion that John McCain cares about national security when he really only cares about the way the press genuflect towards him?
Please, somebody ask him about this on his next Sunday show.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Almost a heartbeat away
The picture presented in Game Change of Palin's emergence as national phenomenon — and the real Palin behind her public persona — is often startling and sometimes shocking. The scantness of the vetting she received before being placed on the Republican ticket. Her substantive deficiencies, even more dramatic than those that had previously been reported: her lack of understanding about why there are two Koreas, her ignorance about the function of the Federal Reserve, her belief that Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11. The fact that, at her lowest moments during preparation for her debate against Joe Biden, some senior McCain aides worried that she was mentally unstable. And, ultimately, their fears that she wasn't up to the job of being Vice President..
Who killed the Iranian nuclear scientist?
The AP, no doubt sourced from US intel, seems to emphasize that this nuclear scientist was tied to the reformist movement implying the Iranians got him. (although, if you read further, he seems pretty politically safe.)
So, at this point, who knows? ..but if it was Israel or the US, I sure hope they covered all their tracks.
Later: Two more points. 1) He was a nuclear professor, not everyday active in the program. 2) The Iranians are blaming an internal opposition group backed by the US and Israel.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Quote of the Day
Failed sportsgirl makes good
My state's shame
Joe Biden's 92 year old mother, who appeared sparingly on the campaign trail, has passed away.
Thought for the Day
Pros: A much stronger and more majority utilizing Senate leader.
Cons: It would give the Republicans a scalp and talking points, and, potentially, risk the Dems losing the Nevada Senate seat.
Just thinking out loud.
Beware the self annointed
Schmidt said he asked Palin about her serenity in the face of becoming "one of the most famous people in the world." He quoted her as saying, "It's God's plan." Palin has not ruled out a run for the presidency.
Related: And it seems the more spiritually certain of role, the less prepared. (I'm sure there's a psychological treatise there.)
"Her foreign policy tutors are literally taking her through, 'This is World War I, this is World War II, this is the Korean War,'" Heilemann told "60 Minutes." "This is the -- how the Cold War worked. Steve Schmidt had gone to them and said, 'She knows nothing.'"
Oh, and while we're talking about the unqualified, self anointed who were promoted by the great and wise, appearing on Sunday television every week John McCain, Joe the Plumber (who you'll remember is a tax dodger, a racist, and not actually a plumber,) is going to be "barnstorming" Arkansas for the Republican Senate challenger.
Who shows up for that? Who shows up in rural Arkansas to hear "Joe the Plumber?"
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Still more Steele doings
Yeah. That's the way to resolve your image problem on race relations.