He’s tanned (not really), toupee’d, and ready to… why, he’s ready to do anything at all for OH-17, really. Anything. BOARDMAN, Ohio — Seven years in prison doesn’t appear to have changed former U.S. Rep. James Traficant’s style whatsoever, and the 1,200 supporters who gathered at a Boardman banquet hall Sunday afternoon loved him for it. “I was a quarterback. I was a congressman. Now | Read More »
Let’s You And Him Fight
It may not be the worst idea in the world for Republicans to help the Obama Administration in its effort to reform entitlements. Indeed, several good things may come out of such a project: We finally implement responsible public policy and get the entitlement reform we need. And Republicans get to influence the entitlement reform effort, which is a bonus–particularly for a party that has | Read More »
Heckuva Job, Paterson
Money quote from this devastating article concerning the New York Senate appointment fiasco: . . . One Democratic political consultant, who requested anonymity to candidly assess the governor’s performance, said Mr. Paterson had inadvertently pulled off something staggering: alienating three of the most powerful political families in state and national politics at the same time. “He’s managed to anger, in one fell swoop, the Kennedys, | Read More »
I Demand Popcorn
Link: Instantly opening a rift among New York Democrats, Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand – a little-known, pro-gun Democrat from a rural Republican district – won appointment Friday to the Senate seat left vacant by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Gov. David Paterson announced his choice a day after presumed front-runner Caroline Kennedy – a woman with considerably more star power but less experience – mysteriously dropped out of | Read More »
So . . .
Will this generate some headlines and attention-grabbing pictures? If not, it had only better be because the protests don’t materialize into anything significant. If they do and the protests receive little or no coverage, we will have an idea of who is in the tank for whom.
When stories like this one actually have to be written and pushed out, it is clear that there is something wrong with efforts to bring a fractured Democratic Party together: Hillary Rodham Clinton says she truly wants Barack Obama to win the White House, even though he dashed her own presidential dreams. And she’s going to keep saying it, despite the doubters. The New York | Read More »
Just In Case The Obama Campaign Has Forgotten
There are still disgruntled Clinton supporters to deal with. Of course, few of them are as utterly fanatical as Lanny Davis but there are enough Clinton supporters out there who will be plenty mad if Hillary Clinton is not selected as the Vice Presidential candidate and who will be more than willing to take their anger out on the Obama campaign in the fall. And | Read More »
On The Clintons
How much confidence do they have in the possibility that Barack Obama will win the Presidency? And how much do they want him to win the Presidency? This much. With friends like these . . .