Monday, April 21, 2008

The Monday ‘BushWhack’ing

Another start to another week…

  • Is it just me or are the Democratic candidates each starting to act like little kids with their sniping at each other?
  • A new CBS News/MTV poll shows that the economy is the top concern for voters between the ages of 18 and 29, with 75% of those responding say “the state of the economy is bad.” (Well duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)
  • Sen. Clinton’s campaign is saying that Sen. Obama has been a “hypocrite from day one” (Um, there’s something I should be saying here; something about a kettle, a pot and the color black but I can’t remember what it is…)
  • “President” LameDuck met with new South Korean President Lee Myung-bak over the weekend.
  • Hours after Muqtada al-Sadr threatened to declare war unless U.S. and Iraqi forces end a military crackdown on his followers, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice mocked anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as a coward yesterday. (this should end well…)
  • A new GAO report found that the Bush(whacked) Administration “violated federal law” last year when it restricted states’ ability to provide health insurance to children of middle-income families, therefore making its news policy unenforceable. (So now what? Will the states fight back against a lame-duck president or will they allow Bush to walk over them; again… stay tuned)
  • Former republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the National Journal recently that Sen. Obama is a “quintessential politician” and “elitist.” (Wow, there’s another perfect chance for that saying regarding a pot, a kettle and the color black. Wish I could remember how it goes…)
  • Sen. McCain publicly released his taxes this past weekend
  • McCain’s campaign sent emails out over the weekend that claims Hamas approves of Obama’s foreign policy vision… it starts.
  • While both Senators Clinton and Obama visited Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” recently… what’s garnering more attention is the fact that Clinton had “a private chat” with former candidate John Edwards… who has not yet endorsed anyone. (My thought? It’s much ado about nothing. Edwards is not going to jump into the endorsement muck right now and will save himself for the convention)
  • It was mentioned last week but it’s such an enjoyable quote I give it to you again; “At least we'll have an adult in office who can lead and accomplish something.” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking about the next president.
  • And have we mentioned? That NY Times columnist Frank Rich examined the current state of the Democratic primary and laid the smackdown on the party AND on the media; “When a Washington doyenne like Mary Matalin, freighted with jewelry, starts railing about elitists on "Meet the Press," as she did last Sunday, it’s pure farce. It’s typical of the syndrome that the man who plays a raging populist on CNN, Lou Dobbs, dismissed Mr. Obama last week by saying "we don’t need another Ivy League-educated knucklehead." Mr. Dobbs must know whereof he speaks, since he’s Harvard ’67.” (Couldn’t have said it any better myself Mr. Rich… thank you for taking them to task. Perhaps if more people did the same, the party could GET ITS ACT TOGETHER and focus on the true threat; four more years of a Bush-like presidency…)

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