Joe Biden(?) surrogates continue quiet internal war against Hillary Clinton surrogates.
Quiet, but deadly. The decision to keep U.S. personnel in Benghazi with substandard security was made at the highest levels of the State Department by officials who have so far escaped blame over the Sept. 11 attack, according to a review of recent congressional testimony and internal State Department memos by Fox News. Nine months before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three | Read More »
Obama administration going with the idiot narrative on #Benghazi.
No, seriously, this is the angle that they’re going to run with: “We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots,” said one Obama administration official who was part of the Benghazi response. “It’s actually closer to us being idiots.” Personally, I take the position that the administration needs to embrace the healing power of ‘and,’ here. But as the philosopher once put it: | Read More »
Patrick Kennedy (D, RI) cutting and running.
That’s the word that’s going down on the street: A Democratic official says Rep. Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election for his seat representing Rhode Island in the U.S. Congress. The official spoke to The Associated Press only on the condition that his name not be used because he was not authorized to speak ahead of the official announcement. [snip] Patrick Kennedy has | Read More »
Allow Me to Explain How Patrick Kennedy Will Lose in Rhode Island Next Fall
The law professor, William Jacobson, who blogs at Legal Insurrection has set his sights on unseating Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D) of Rhode Island in the 2010 midterms. Patrick Kennedy is the son of the late US Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts. Professor Jacobson, who hails from Rhode Island, is a big Scott Brown supporter. As a fellow New Englander, I’d like to offer my own | Read More »
Meet John Loughlin (R CAND, RI-01).
(H/T: Hot Air & JammieWearingFool) A lot of the focus of this article is on the abysmal performance of Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D, RI) in it – when asked if he deserved re-election, only 35% of his constituents said ‘yes'; 28% said ‘no,’ and 31% asked ‘what are our options?’ – and we’ll get back to it (and John Loughlin, who’s running for the job) | Read More »
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia…
(Via @CalebHowe) What did you do in a previous lifetime to deserve this, AG Coakley? Drive a bus full of kittens and baby harp seals off a cliff? …then you know we have a lot of digging to do, but some work needs to be done and this president’s in the process of doing it and we need to get Marcia Coakley to help him | Read More »
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D, RI) denied Communion.
At least, he’s claiming that he’s been forbidden it by Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Providence Diocese, and Bishop Tobin hasn’t denied it – and Tobin has denied that he’s ordered priest under his authority to actually deny Kennedy the Sacrament. Bishop Tobin’s office has also released a letter indicating that the bishop has chastised the Congressman on the subject of abortion since at least | Read More »
The Politics of Celebrity
The word just was put forth: Stewart Smalley is now the Junior Senator from Minnesota. It took a system that allowed for the discovery of ballots in cars, stuck in machines, and quite possibly down in the basement behind the furnace. Never can tell where a ballot is going to show up but, at least if you know what you want the eventual outcome of | Read More »