Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

No primaries or caucuses today… how will the media cope?

  • Sen. Obama is giving a speech today in Pennsylvania
  • A new CNN/Opinion Research poll shows that Senators Obama, Clinton and McCain are in a statistical dead-heat with Obama and Clinton getting props for their stands on healthcare, the war and the economy while McCain leads in anti-terrorism issues with all three close in the immigration issue. (this probably won’t change much until the Democrats decide on a nominee, until then, we’re going to have a horse race between all three… stay tuned)
  • Can we all agree that Florida, Democrats need to STFU… and while we’re at it, Ms. Clinton needs to as well.
  • Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey is trying to get back in the news… he’s apparently jealous of all the attention being given former New York Mayor Eliot Spitzer…
  • Sen. Clinton says she’s the only candidate that can end the Iraq war… (perhaps her NOT voting for it in the first place would have helped… but that’s just me. Besides, either she or Obama would end the war, the only one that would keep Bush’s strategy – I use that term loosely – intact is McCain…)
  • New New York Governor David Paterson and his wife have admitted to past extramarital affairs
  • The aforementioned poll also shows that a majority of Democrats would rather see Sen. Obama win the party’s nomination rather than Sen. Clinton… (we would expect to hear from Clinton strategist Mark Penn, but he’s probably trying to find a new way to circumvent the voters…)
  • Heckuva job redux? “President” Bush thanked Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson yesterday for “working over the weekend” in response to the long-brewing economic crisis… (but there’s no reason to worry… right?)
  • A recent USA Today/Gallup poll shows that 76% of Americans think the U.S. economy is in recession (some present company excluded). Not since September 1992 has such a large number of Americans said the US is in a recession. (Did I mention that that poll was taken two months before President George H.W. Bush lost re-election?? Wait a moment… Bush 41 was in office the last time the US economy went in the toilet, and now Bush 43 is in office and the economy is in the toilet… bah, I’m sure it’s pure happenstance)
  • And have we mentioned? That former Senator Bill “Call me doctor not senator” Frist is erecting an “8-foot wall around his home” to protect himself against… well, we’ll say other Tennesseans for now. The plan (much like the border fence he once supported) are running into problems as zoning regulations are presently prohibiting the wall from being built too close to the adjacent road… oh, and Frist also wants to install “gated entrance gates.” (What is this, Graceland?)

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