New Alaska election write-in rules eliminate ‘Lisa M.’ gambit.
The above quote comes from a colleague, upon hearing the news that a fairly successful ‘get your name on the write-in list’ registration drive was formed in response to the Alaskan Supreme Court’s decision to suddenly make write-in candidate lists available for voters. You see, if you look at the old list you’ll see that there’s already a “Lisa M.” on there (Lisa M. Lackey); | Read More »
And now the President is reminding Russians about Alaska.
God, I miss the days of the Bush administration, when we didn’t do things like this. Referring to the long history of Russia-U.S. trade stretching back more than two centuries, Obama told an audience of business people in Moscow: “Along the way, you gave us a pretty good deal on Alaska. Thank you.” Contra Reuters, this was not a “pointed quip” (as Ed Morrissey notes, | Read More »
Breaking: Criminal investigation opened against Stevens’ prosecution team.
(Via AoSHQ) I suspect that Attorney General Holder isn’t going to be very thrilled about this: Stevens case closed, case against prosecutors open WASHINGTON — A federal judge dismissed the corruption conviction of former Sen. Ted Stevens on Tuesday and took the rare and serious step of opening a criminal investigation into prosecutors who mishandled the case. “In nearly 25 years on the bench, I’ve | Read More »
Still no eruption on the Alaskan volcano.
But it’s starting to look like it’ll be soon: If Mt. Redoubt blows, Alaskans may get a light show The volcano watch for Alaska’s Mt. Redoubt continues apace. According to the Anchorage Daily News: An observation flight by scientists this afternoon reported no sign of ash emission yet, but discovered significant steaming from a new melt depression at the mouth of the summit crater…. That | Read More »
Boxing Day at Hot Air: A switcheroo on Palinmania.
Nonetheless, anybody who has read Hot Air for any length of time knows that Allahpundit’s the pessimist and Ed Morrissey’s the optimist. Which makes today’s switch here kind of cool. First, Ed, who is echoing Glenn Reynolds’ “Don’t get cocky, kid”: …we have to guard against the same kind of cult of personality that arose around Obama and continues to this day. We want the | Read More »