Monday, March 10, 2008

The Monday ‘BushWhack’ing

Monday, another week of delegate fighting and campaigning… oh, joy.

  • Could someone explain to me why it’s news that an actor in a Clinton campaign commercial is an Obama supporter?
  • An Associated Press investigation shows that there is a vast array of pharmaceuticals found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans. EPA assistant administrator for water Benjamin Grumbles says; “We recognize it is a growing concern and we're taking it very seriously.” The EPA is on the case? I feel safer already… it’s so hard to express sarcasm in the written form…
  • “President” Bush vetoed the bill that would have banned waterboarding this past Saturday, saying; “The bill Congress sent me would take away one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror.” (and once again, the standing of the United States falls ever lower… thanks to Bush. January 20, 2009 can not come soon enough…)
  • In an interview with CNN (new motto: Now with MORE Britney!), Sen. (and super-delegate) Sherrod Brown (D-OH) says that while he has not yet chosen who to support, “nobody wants to overturn what voters have said.” (Let’s hope he’s right, otherwise the Democratic party could see a tremendous backlash in November…)
  • Michigan and Florida are still whining about the votes counting… even though neither of the Dems campaigned there and only one was on the ballot. (I see two possible choices; re-do the election - a mail-in ballot is getting a lot of chatter now – or the two states can stuff it. Both states were told what would happen if they held their elections early and they ignored it and did it anyway, to allow their votes to count now would not only set a dangerous precedence, it would also be a lousy message to send to everyone. Having said that, the DNC needs to get on this ASAP and decide on something soon…)
  • Sen. Obama won Saturday’s Wyoming caucus
  • And have we mentioned? That a Democrat won the seat of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert this past Saturday as well? Hastert, who retired earlier this year, saw Democrat Bill Foster win the special election in the Illinois 14th, defeating dairy owner (and uber-conservative tool) Jim Oberweis 53%-47%. The loss is a huge kick in the teeth for the NRCC which had been running ads in Illinois in what was a vain attempt to keep the seat, which has been republican for decades, in their hands. Foster will run again in the district’s regular election this November, with some people in the Illinois gop considering installing a different candidate than Oberweis to run then. Stay tuned…


kip said...

You know, people are looking at this whole super delegate thing wrong. They are citizens who have the right to vote for whoever they want, just like you and I.

IludiumPhosdex said...

His Fraudulency has, no doubt, lost it when it emerges that his beloved ur-RAHOWA is likely to cost $18 billion per day, and then some.

Which explains my approach to offering online shopping "with a conscience" among bloggers.

Or are there rational reasons why the National Debt needs to be kept all the arbitrarily higher, other than politics?