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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Political bits

The NYTimes leads with the campaigns' potential transitions,
Interviews with dozens of Republicans and Democrats over the past two weeks suggest that the transition efforts mirror the campaigns — where Mr. Obama’s is methodical and highly regimented, Mr. McCain’s is more tightly held and seat of the pants.....

Many Republicans who would normally be consulted about plans and personnel said they had detected little preparation — perhaps, they said, out of a sense that it would only be an exercise in “going through the motions,” as one put it...

(WSJ) Obama Assists Down-Ticket Democrats

Polling expert Charlie Cook offers you a little victory porn.

(RCP) Jay Cost has an interesting look at statistics and the polls.

(Newsweek) Richard Wolffe has a little background on the Obama 30 minute primetime show.

(AP) Joe McCain, John McCain's brother, is "withdrawing" from campaign activities after his 911 call to complain about traffic on I-95. (Made the AP's top ten.)

(WaPo) "The White House has asked the Department of Justice to look into whether 200,000 new Ohio voters..."

And, Bob Geiger's collection of political cartoons.

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  • Not only does Joe McCain call 911 to complain about traffic, he calls back to complain about being admonished for using 911 for traffic complaints.

    Typical Republican arrogance.

    And to add to the stupidity you have to think that, with Joe McCain's connections, there must be about a dozen other places he could have called to get a more satisfactory response.

    Other wingnuts have put forth a proposition that it may actually help the McCain campaign in VA because everybody is upset about traffic jams.

    But we shouldn't invest in infrastructure, of course. Or use mass transit.
    That would be un-American.

    By Blogger Todd Dugdale , at 4:06 PM  

  • The funniest part is not that a presidential candidate has a jackass brother (we've seen plenty), the funniest part to me is the announcement that he is "withdrawing" from the campaign.

    I think underlines his sense of self-importance. All I know that he's done is publicly complain about McCain's advisers and said a couple of unhelpful things.

    And yet, to him, his drama is the biggest drama of the day.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 4:17 PM  

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