Barack Obama: ‘Screw Feinstein – She’s A Girl’

Big Media and Dimocrats continue to protect sexist and misogynist Barack Obama. Not a one, and add Big Blog PINOs to the Obama protection goons, discussed the obvious – too obvious – reason that Obama “dissed” Senator Diane Feinstein on the Leon Panetta nomination to the Central Intelligence Agency.

The obvious reason Obama insulted Senator Diane Feinstein is that she – is – a – girl.

Gay-Americans who voted for Barack Obama continue to insult themselves by making excuses for the Obama gay-bashing (we will discuss this in full at a later date – possibly on Rick Warren Day – January 20).

Women who support Barack Obama, like Gay-Americans, continue to insult themselves by making excuses for the Obama sexism and misogyny. Obama’s fratboy speechwriter Jon Favreau (and other Obama staff) made a spectacular display of his contempt for Hillary Clinton in particular and women in general recently.

The Big Media reaction to the Jon Favreau display of sexism and misogyny? Blame Hillary.

Campbell Brown of CNN, a Hillary Hater and self-loathing woman, a sad sexist and misogynist of the female order, denounced Hillary for being too good natured and not getting trapped in a Big Media trap. If Hillary had responded with a serious denunciation of Obama’s fratboy Favreau no doubt Campbell Brown would have denounced Hillary as a shrill and humorless harridan out to torpedo the sexist and misogynist Barack Obama.

Campbell Brown introduced her attack on Hillary by saying:

Jon, I’m not even going to go after you for this, because it is just too easy. It is shooting fish in a barrel. My 1-month-old kid could look at this picture of you and say, if he could talk yet, “what a total idiot move.”

So, I’m not even going to bother. You know how incredibly stupid that was.

Campbell Brown never bothered to consider that Hillary too knew that Americans are smart enough to see the sexism and misogyny exhibited flagrantly by Favreau.

What Campbell Brown and Big Media, along with Dimocrats and PINO Big Blogs, should have noticed was the Barack Obama reaction. Obama did not fire Favreau. Obama will promote Favreau from campaign slime to polluter in the White House. Obama did not fire Favreau because they both harbor a full share of sexism and misogyny.

Which brings us to Senator Diane Feinstein.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who this week begins her tenure as the first female head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she was not consulted on the choice and indicated she might oppose it.

“I was not informed about the selection of Leon Panetta to be the CIA director,” Feinstein said. “My position has consistently been that I believe the agency is best served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time.”

Big Media has lavished praise on the Obama transition and its alleged flawlessness and perfection and heavenlyness and just gosh gosh gosh wonderfulness. But Big Media at the same time protected Obama with the “bone-headed” waiver. Big Media, directed to do so by Barack’s Bullies, declared the Obama insult to the first female head of the Senate Intelligence Committee as a mere ‘blunder” not yet another example of sexism and misogyny.

Big Media and the PINO Big Blogs and Dimocrats did not denounce the disrespect of the important woman Diane Feinstein. Contrast the insult to the powerful woman senator, Diane Feinstein, with the charges of “racism” employed in the Roland Burris Barack Obama soiled Senate seat circus.

Mainline (supposed) women’s organizations? Silence. Not one word of warning that the first female head of the Senate Intelligence Committee should be treated with respect equal to male leaders.

Senator Diane Feinstein, insulted and belittled by the fratboy Barack Bullies, struck back with authority and dignity and force.

As Obama was meeting with Hill leaders on Monday, Feinstein issued a strongly worded statement saying she was “not informed” that the president-elect was nominating Panetta for the CIA and that she believed that the agency “is best served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time.”

Harry Reid responded with a favored tactic of sexists and misogynists – paint her as a shrill, emotional, girl with no sense of humor, a harridan (“harridan” defined: a scolding (even vicious) old woman; a sharp-tounged woman, especially one who is older; a fierce, ill-tempered woman who is always scolding and disapproving). Reid responded to Senator Feinstein “I think you need better reasons for coming out against somebody than somebody didn’t call you.”

Senator Diane Feinstein also spoke with authority on the rule of law and Roland Burris taking the Barack Obama soiled Senate seat:

On Tuesday, as Reid and other Democratic leaders were struggling to contain the spectacle of Burris’ arrival at the Capitol, Feinstein seemed to criticize the Illinois secretary of state for refusing to sign Burris’ appointment papers — and Senate Democrats for acting as if the lack of a signature actually mattered.

“I can’t imagine the secretary of state countermanding a gubernatorial appointment,” Feinstein said. “The question, really, is one, in my view, of law. And that is, does the governor have the power to make the appointment? And the answer is yes. Is the governor discredited? And the answer is yes.

“Does that affect his appointment power? And the answer is no, until certain things happen.”

Senator Diane Feinstein defends the rule of law with authority and dignity. Such is her authority and command of respect that it is now understood that Roland Burris will likely now be seated in the U.S. Senate.

Senator Diane Feinstein has a history of being too concilliatory for our taste. We are not shills for Senator Diane Feinstein in any way. But we embrace fully Senator Diane Feinstein’s demand to be treated with dignity and respect.

Gay-Americans and Women have an enemy in Obama. The sooner Gay-Americans and Women recognize the contempt in Obama’s eyes the better they will be.

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149 thoughts on “Barack Obama: ‘Screw Feinstein – She’s A Girl’

  1. See previous thread for the Frank Rich 12/6 op-ed piece (whoa, Frank making sense???), and MoDo’s proof that she should have continued her vacation….for eternity. I really need to burn the one book of hers I have.

  2. “Senator Diane Feinstein defends the rule of law with authority and dignity. Such is her authority and command of respect that it is now understood that Roland Burris will likely now be seated in the U.S. Senate. ”

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    How on earth do you not consult with the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee (female or not) when you are making a decision like this???

    Admin, Obama has shown how much he hates women and thinks they are beneath him in intelligence, but he has also shown that believes that women older than him are just plain stupid and not worthy of his notice.

    Reid is just a poor excuse for a human being…again a gross misjudgement by the people who elected him into office in the first place!

  3. Re: Campbell Brown

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    While television surfing last week, I noticed that there was a female replacement host for this woman. I didn’t get her name, but she was very much on the ball and easier to listen to that the shrill wanabe that the show is named for.

  4. admin, really nice work.

    Even Frank Rich noticed on 12/6 how gaga the press had become. We cannot expect them to fulfill their responsibilities to the public. The public must seek out truth on their own, to do an end-around MSM which is a bought-and-paid-for part of the plutocracy which also owns political power (buy the Presidency, and miscellaneous House and Senate seats).

    I like how Feinstein is fighting back. You go….woman!

  5. Admin, you continue to atonish me.
    The dimocrits as you aptly call them think women are a POS. Those women, like Brown Bresenski brazile mcclusky etc, who allow the dimocrats use them, abuse them, and brainwash them to toot their horn to further the demise of ‘the woman’ may be exactly that…but maybe they could seek redemption?
    Fienstein called the dims on it, thank goodness. More power to her.

  6. Feinstein was fiercely loyal to Hillary to the very end…she is a strong, tough woman, like our own Hillary.

  7. HuffPo actually had a link to FireDogLake, with Jane Hamsher’s piece:

    I Want to Play Poker with Harry Reid
    By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday January 7, 2009 7:00 am

    I want to play poker with Harry Reid. Really I do.

    Rather than call for a special election in Illinois, Reid sends a letter to Blagojevich signed by everyone in the Democratic caucus asking him to step down. They assert that they will not seat anyone he appoints.

    Harumph.

    Blago wipes his ass with it and appoints Burris anyway.

    Burris holds a press conference and announces he will be in D.C. on Tuesday to be sworn in with the rest of the Senate. Bobby Rush plays the race card. Reid does not see the handwriting on the wall.

    He counters by calling Secretary of State Jesse White, who has already said he won’t sign Burris’s certification, and encourages him. What White is doing is most certainly outside his legal authority — the Secretary of State doesn’t have veto power. But Reid not only gives White a high five, he tells him they’ll use this to keep Burris from being seated.

    Then he smugly chortles about how he’ll manipulate Senate procedure and punt to the Rules Committee, and assures everyone that they will drag things out for months if necessary until Blago is impeached and his successor appoints someone else. And he does it in the press.

    Upon reading this, Cornyn announces that Franken won’t have a signed certification either, and the GOP will use it to keep him from being seated,

    Reuters: “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yielded to Republican threats and agreed on Monday not to immediately seat fellow Democrat Al Franken.”

    Blago laughs out loud. This is amateur night in Dixieland. He leaks to the press that he spoke with Reid before the election, and that Reid didn’t think any of the African American candidates vying for the seat were “electable,” while Tammy Duckworth was. He stirs up the potential jury pool and makes Reid look like an idiot — the day before Reid is set to appear on Meet the Press.

    Reid looks like a cat in a room full of rocking chairs on Meet the Press. Nobody knows how much Fitz has (not even Fitz, who is still trying to transcribe his tapes) or how much he’ll need to reveal to prove his case, so Reid says he “doesn’t remember” his conversation with Blago, but calls Blago a liar anyway. When asked if he supported Jesse Jackson Jr. for the Senate seat, he says he would support JJJ. And admits that there’s “room to negotiate” on Burris.

    Burris appears at the Senate on Tuesday. Gets turned away. Could Reid look any worse?

    Yes!

    Obama stares down DiFi, appoints Panetta to the CIA, and the NYT breaks the story before she’s told (but Ron Wyden already knows). DiFi’s fuming.

    Despite having been one of the 50 Senators who signed Reid’s letter saying Burris would never be seated, she announces that as the outgoing head of the Rules Committee she thinks the Senate has no choice but to seat him. (Good timing, because Charlie Rangel is already complaining about the Rules Committee dragging its feet, and Jesse White is complaining that Reid made him the fall guy.)

    Reid can’t hold his own caucus in line. Blames Rahm. Gives interview saying “I don’t work for Barack Obama.”

    Smooth.

    WaPo: “Burris Backs Reid Into a Corner.”

    A seventy-one year old dude who hasn’t held office for 14 years, appointed by a crook, takes the Senate Majority Leader to the cleaners.

    Reid is a red state senator, up for re-election in 2010 and under pressure from the right, who is already making noise about appeasing Republicans who aren’t going to be appeased. He’s a hazard to Obama’s agenda, which is why leading Senate Democrats tried to ease him out as Majority Leader last year.

    See: Daschle, Tom.

    Burris will be seated. He’s not gonna deal.

    Why should he?

    He’s playing poker with Harry Reid.

  8. 1. Senator Feinstein: “My position has consistently been that I believe the agency is best served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time.”

    2. Majority Leader Reid: ” I think you need better reasons for coming out against somebody than somebody didn’t call you.”

    3. Reid is not merely corrupt, he is illogical.

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  10. rgb44hrc Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 12:35 pm
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    Great article. LOL! How did Reid EVER get to be senate majority leader???

  11. For those who did not feel like going back to the previous thread for the Frank Rich piece, I’ll repost it here…

    FRANK RICH MAKING SENSE????

    Just ’cause I now can’t stands the dude anymore doesn’t mean that I’ll ignore him when he has valid criticisms of Obama. I missed this piece when it came out due to my Sunday Times boycott (the other six days, I *need* the crossword puzzle). But my mom saved the Sundays for me, and I hung onto it, and only today did I get around to reading this (I’ll post the url in a separate post). Paragraphs of extra interest are indicated by %%%%. He compares the MSM love-fest with Obama to that of Kennedy in 1960.

    Op-Ed Columnist
    The Brightest Are Not Always the Best

    By FRANK RICH
    Published: December 6, 2008

    IN 1992, David Halberstam wrote a new introduction for the 20th-anniversary edition of “The Best and the Brightest,” his classic history of the hubristic J.F.K. team that would ultimately mire America in Vietnam. He noted that the book’s title had entered the language, but not quite as he had hoped. “It is often misused,” he wrote, “failing to carry the tone or irony that the original intended.”

    Halberstam died last year, but were he still around, I suspect he would be speaking up, loudly, right about now. As Barack Obama rolls out his cabinet, “the best and the brightest” has become the accolade du jour from Democrats (Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri), Republicans (Senator John Warner of Virginia) and the press (George Stephanopoulos). Few seem to recall that the phrase, in its original coinage, was meant to strike a sardonic, not a flattering, note. Perhaps even Doris Kearns Goodwin would agree that it’s time for Beltway reading groups to move on from “Team of Rivals” to Halberstam.

    The stewards of the Vietnam fiasco had pedigrees uncannily reminiscent of some major Obama appointees. McGeorge Bundy, the national security adviser, was, as Halberstam put it, “a legend in his time at Groton, the brightest boy at Yale, dean of Harvard College at a precocious age.” His deputy, Walt Rostow, “had always been a prodigy, always the youngest to do something,” whether at Yale, M.I.T. or as a Rhodes scholar. Robert McNamara, the defense secretary, was the youngest and highest paid Harvard Business School assistant professor of his era before making a mark as a World War II Army analyst, and, at age 44, becoming the first non-Ford to lead the Ford Motor Company.

    The rest is history that would destroy the presidency of Lyndon Johnson and inflict grave national wounds that only now are healing.

    In the Obama transition, our Clinton-fixated political culture has been hyperventilating mainly over the national security team, but that’s not what gives me pause. Hillary Clinton and Robert Gates were both wrong about the Iraq invasion, but neither of them were architects of that folly and both are far better known in recent years for consensus-building caution (at times to a fault in Clinton’s case) than arrogance. Those who fear an outbreak of Clintonian drama in the administration keep warning that Obama has hired a secretary of state he can’t fire. But why not take him at his word when he says “the buck will stop with me”? If Truman could cashier Gen. Douglas MacArthur, then surely Obama could fire a brand-name cabinet member in the (unlikely) event she goes rogue.

    No, it’s the economic team that evokes trace memories of our dark best-and-brightest past. Lawrence Summers, the new top economic adviser, was the youngest tenured professor in Harvard’s history and is famous for never letting anyone forget his brilliance. It was his highhanded disregard for his own colleagues, not his impolitic remarks about gender and science, that forced him out of Harvard’s presidency in four years. Timothy Geithner, the nominee for Treasury secretary, is the boy wonder president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He comes with none of Summers’s personal baggage, but his sparkling résumé is missing one crucial asset: experience outside academe and government, in the real world of business and finance. Postgraduate finishing school at Kissinger & Associates doesn’t count.

    Summers and Geithner are both protégés of another master of the universe, Robert Rubin. His appearance in the photo op for Obama-transition economic advisers three days after the election was, to put it mildly, disconcerting. Ever since his acclaimed service as Treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, Rubin has labored as a senior adviser and director at Citigroup, now being bailed out by taxpayers to the potential tune of some $300 billion. Somehow the all-seeing Rubin didn’t notice the toxic mortgage-derivatives on Citi’s books until it was too late. The Citi may never sleep, but he snored.

    Geithner was no less tardy in discovering the reckless, wholesale gambling that went on in Wall Street’s big casinos, all of which cratered while at least nominally under his regulatory watch. That a Hydra-headed banking monster like Citigroup came to be in the first place was a direct byproduct of deregulation championed by Rubin and Summers in Clinton’s Treasury Department (where Geithner also served). The New Deal reform they helped repeal, the Glass-Steagall Act, had been enacted in 1933 in part because Citigroup’s ancestor, National City Bank, had imploded after repackaging bad loans as toxic securities in the go-go 1920s.

    Well, nobody’s perfect. Given that John McCain’s economic team was headlined by Carly Fiorina and Joe the Plumber, the country would be dodging a fiscal bullet even if Obama had picked Suze Orman. But I keep wondering why the honeymoon hagiography about the best and the brightest has been so over the top. Washington’s cheerleading for our new New Frontier cabinet superstars has seldom been interrupted by tough questions about Summers’s Harvard career or Geithner’s record at the Fed. For that, it’s best to turn to the business press: Andrew Ross Sorkin at The New York Times, for one, has been relentless in trying to ferret out Geithner’s opaque role in the catastrophic decision to let Lehman Brothers fail.

    No doubt the Pavlovian ovations for the Obama team are in part a reaction to our immediate political past. After eight years of a presidency that valued cronyism over brains (or even competence) and embraced an anti-intellectualism apotheosized by Sarah Palin, it’s a godsend to have a president who puts a premium on merit. I also wonder if a press corps that underrated Obama’s political prowess for much of the campaign, demeaning him as a professorial wuss next to the brawny Clinton and McCain, is now overcompensating for that mistake. No one wants to miss out a second time on triumphal history in the making.

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    This, too, is a replay of what happened when Kennedy arrived, beating out the more seasoned Richard Nixon and ending eight years of Eisenhower rule. “Rarely had a new administration received such a sympathetic hearing at a personal level from the more serious and respected journalists of the city,” Halberstam wrote. “The good reporters of that era, those who were well educated and who were enlightened themselves and worked for enlightened organizations, liked the Kennedys and were for the same things the Kennedys were for.” They couldn’t imagine that “men who were said to be the ablest to serve in government in this century” would turn out to be architects of America’s “worst tragedy since the Civil War.”
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    Post-Iraq, we’re unlikely to rush into a new Vietnam. But we ignore the past’s lessons at our peril. In his 20th-anniversary reflections, Halberstam wrote that his favorite passage in his book was the one where Johnson, after his first Kennedy cabinet meeting, raved to his mentor, the speaker of the House, Sam Rayburn, about all the president’s brilliant men. “You may be right, and they may be every bit as intelligent as you say,” Rayburn responded, “but I’d feel a whole lot better about them if just one of them had run for sheriff once.”
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    Halberstam loved that story because it underlined the weakness of the Kennedy team: “the difference between intelligence and wisdom, between the abstract quickness and verbal facility which the team exuded, and true wisdom, which is the product of hard-won, often bitter experience.” That difference was clearly delineated in Vietnam, where American soldiers, officials and reporters could see that the war was going badly even as McNamara brusquely wielded charts and crunched numbers to enforce his conviction that victory was assured.

    In our current financial quagmire, there have also been those who had the wisdom to sound alarms before Rubin, Summers or Geithner did. Among them were not just economists like Joseph Stiglitz and Nouriel Roubini but also Doris Dungey, a 47-year-old financial blogger known as Tanta, who died of cancer in Upper Marlboro, Md., last Sunday. As the Times obituary observed, “her first post, in December 2006, took issue with an optimistic Citigroup report that maintained that the mortgage industry would ‘rationalize’ in 2007, to the benefit of larger players like, well, Citigroup.” It was months before the others publicly echoed her judgment.

    For some of J.F.K.’s best and brightest, Halberstam wrote, wisdom came “after Vietnam.” We have to hope that wisdom is coming to Summers and Geithner as they struggle with our financial Tet. Clearly it has not come to Rubin. Asked by The Times in April if he’d made any mistakes at Citigroup, he sounded as self-deluded as McNamara in retirement.

    “I honestly don’t know,” Rubin answered. “In hindsight, there are a lot of things we’d do differently. But in the context of the facts as I knew them and my role, I’m inclined to think probably not.” Since that interview, 52,000 Citigroup employees have been laid off but not Rubin, who remains remorseless, collecting a salary that has totaled in excess of $115 million since 1999. You may be touched to hear that he is voluntarily relinquishing his bonus this Christmas.

    Rubin hasn’t been seen in a transition photo op since Nov. 7, and in the end Obama chose Paul Volcker as chairman of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board. This was a presidential decision not only bright but wise.

  12. The odious Ann Coulter speaks truth about B.O.

  13. how did little barry soetoro get to be PEBO??

    PEBO: SHOW US YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE!!!

    CAN WE PLEASE HAVE A SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR NOW?!!

  14. Obama backstabs his allies in the Senate he had earlier encouraged to block Burris (reports the Obama shill website Arriana Huff n’ Puff):

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/07/dem-aide-obama-wanted-sen_n_155909.html

    The apparent decision to seat Roland Burris came after aides to President-elect Barack Obama contacted senior Senate Democrats and suggested that they reverse course and accept Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s controversial appointment, according to a senior Dem congressional aide.

  15. Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent
    Jan 7 01:38 PM US/Eastern

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Joe The Plumber is putting down his wrenches and picking up a reporter’s notebook.

    The Ohio man who became a household name during the presidential campaign says he is heading to Israel as a war correspondent for the conservative Web site pjtv.com.

    Samuel J. Wurzelbacher (WUR’-zuhl-bah-kur) says he’ll spend 10 days covering the fighting.

    He tells WNWO-TV in Toledo that he wants to let Israel’s “‘Average Joes’ share their story.”

    Wurzelbacher gained attention during the final weeks of the campaign when he asked Barack Obama about his tax plan.

    He later joined Republican John McCain on the campaign trail. At one stop, he agreed with a McCain supporter who asked if he believed a vote for Obama was a vote for the death of Israel.

    ___

  16. Harry Reid is a bumbling fool who argued with an interviewer that our taxation system was voluntary. He continued his argument even after he had to admit that if you don’t pay your taxes you could go to jail. What a baffoon! Although I am now just a luke warm supporter of Feinstein at this moment I am quite proud of her for speaking out. I would love to see her take this further and put that weasel in his place but that is not her style. Let’s see if she finds another way to squish him like a bug.

  17. ADMIN… now sure how you do it, but this is like the only blog i seem to go to that trolls do not run rampant….i think you should give team sara some advice on how to keep the trolls out *BIG GRIN*

    Team Sarah Infiltrated

    Administrators of Team Sarah have uncovered evidence on a left-wing online thread that some Internet trolls sought to discredit the organization by posing as conservative racists on Team Sarah’s forums.

    to continue reading this article:
    weeklystandard. com /weblogs/TWSFP/2009/01/team_sarah_infiltrated.asp

  18. Reid does a “U” Turn within 2 paragraphs

    Reid says Burris might ultimately get Senate seat

    By ANN SANNER – 2 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Roland Burris will not likely take Barack Obama’s Senate seat until a court in Illinois rules on a dispute surrounding his appointment.

    While Reid embraced Burris, he said the Senate is awaiting a court ruling in a case that tests whether the signature of the Illinois secretary of state is needed for Burris to take the seat. He suggested that would be a step toward seating Burris.

    Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, who also met with Burris, praised the man and said he hoped the legal matters would be resolved “so we can fill all the vacancies and have a full compliment of the Senate.”

    THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE.

    WASHINGTON(AP) — In an abrupt reversal, Senate Democratic leaders are sitting down with Roland Burris in the Capitol amid new indications that he’s likely to be seated as the new senator from Illinois.

    But there is no final deal yet, and Senate officials say Burris’ appointment still has to be certified by Illinois’ secretary of state.

    Burris is meeting with Majority Leader Harry Reid and his lieutenant, Sen. Dick Durbin, in Reid’s spacious suite off the Senate floor. Officials were searching for a way to let him take over President-elect Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat a day after they turned him away for having incomplete paperwork. (really?)

    Democrats had claimed the appointment was tainted by allegations that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich attempted to sell the seat.

    google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gUvQkRopntRBnfYyaz06sD89bwnQD95IDML01

  19. djia Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent
    Jan 7 01:38 PM US/Eastern

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Joe The Plumber is putting down his wrenches and picking up a reporter’s notebook.

    The Ohio man who became a household name during the presidential campaign says he is heading to Israel as a war correspondent for the conservative Web site pjtv.com.
    &&&&&&&

    …and might be lining up some lucrative plumbing projects. I mean, ya gotta think there’s a lot of work in an area exposed to that much destruction.

    Go Joe!!

  20. djia Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    ADMIN: thank you for keeping our blog troll free !!
    &&&&&

    I’m curious what admin could have done/might be doing regarding anti-troll measures. I mean, I suppose anyone can set up an account here, and say what they want. It’s not like we are all in agreement all the time. And some people have been called trolls, whether it was true or not.

    Admin? Or must your methods be kept secret?

  21. Puma-SF Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    Harry Reid is a bumbling fool who argued with an interviewer that our taxation system was voluntary. He continued his argument even after he had to admit that if you don’t pay your taxes you could go to jail.
    &&&&&&&

    Technically, staying out of jail is a voluntary course of action. Leave it to Harry to split hairs.

    Sometimes, getting put in jail is a voluntary course of action, such as a citizen’s protest. Maybe Harry can make his views more dramatically known by getting arrested, say by boxing with Burris to keep him out of the Senate chambers (Reid was a boxer; Barbara Boxer is a Boxer).

  22. Wonderful post, Admin. Thank you. You deliver time after time.

    Campbell Brown wouldn’t know grace and dignity if they bit her in the butt. She should have spent that time criticizing young Jon, his frat boy friends, and everyone like them on why that behavior is completely unacceptable. She’s is an even bigger idiot than we all thought if she actually thinks they already know or that no one else condones their actions. She should be resolutely standing up for DiFi and our Hillary, not lecturing them.

    Come to think of it, I’ll go email this to CNN straightaway.

    PS – Admin, you are the soul of understatement: Ann Coulter IS odious. What torture! They spent 4 minutes re-hashing whether or not she was actually “banned” from NBC in a sophmoric “you said/I said” exchange. (She has not been banned. Awww….) Interview is under 10 minutes; most of the comments on BHO are near to the end, about 7 or 8 minutes in.

  23. Methinks Matt Lauer was seething below his attempt at keeping a cool exterior. It took Drudge to call him/NBC out. Good for you, Ann Coulter. Strong women need to keep up the good work and hold their feet to the fire.

  24. IS THERE NO END TO HARRY REID’S ASININITY?

    Just UPdated:

    Reid will accept Burris with conditions?? This latest news report smacks of blackmail and extortion by Reid! JMJ…

    “Now that Blagojevich has called Reid’s bluff, and Burris is clearly willing to play along, Reid has hinted that he’d be open to some sort of compromise. One recently floated proposal would have Senate Democrats seat Burris on the condition that the 71-year-old agree not run in 2010. That, however, flies in the face of Reid’s strongest argument: that the decision not to seat Burris was not based on political calculations, but on the sins of the appointer. If the argument is that any appointment made by Blagojevich is contaminated, how would making Burris a placeholder do anything to take away the taint? Plus, the whole concept of a placeholder is fraught with political danger. This is a deal that Burris is making with Reid, not the voters of Illinois. What kind of leverage do Senate Democrats have in making sure he keeps his word?”
    msnbc.msn.com/id/28507873/

  25. Yeah, Campbellite and Coulter are each odious in their own little way. But Ann Coulter usually has logic to back her up and Campbell Brown is an idiot. What? She never reads the blog posts where females are seething and spitting nails at all the sexism and misogyny????? Stupid is as stupid does.

  26. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-kass-07-jan07,0,5769549.column

    chicagotribune.com
    Senate ‘spectacle’ goes according to script
    John Kass

    January 7, 2009

    If the Senate Republicans truly wanted to make Tombstone Burris’ march on Washington a spectacle to bedevil the Democrats, here’s what they’d do.

    They’d put on some choir robes, stand outside Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office Wednesday and invite every news organization in the land to hear them sing.

    They’d sing a cappella, in a mournful baritone, to mark the latest Democratic public relations disaster—the all-white Senate controlled by Democrats denying a seat to a duly appointed African-American. So if they wanted a true spectacle, the Republicans would hold hands and begin to croon:

    “When Roland was in Harry’s hands—Let Our Roland Go!

    “Go down, Roland, Go down, Roland, way down in Egypt land, Tell old Pharaoh Reid to . . . Let Our Roland Go!”

    Now that would be something. But I don’t think the Republicans have the spectacles for the job.

    And so, what happened Tuesday, as Roland Burris tried to take his seat as Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s legally appointed senator from Illinois, was no spectacle. Not even close, despite all the shrieking from reporters.

    All Burris did was go into an office, get turned away on a technicality, then walk outside, where he stood under an umbrella and, before hundreds of reporters, made his momentous statement. It was about as spicy as a meal of lentils and lukewarm tap water.

    “My name is Roland Burris, the junior senator of the state of Illinois. I presented my credentials to the secretary of the Senate and was advised that my credentials were not in order and that I will not be accepted and will not be seated. I’m not seeking to have any kind of confrontation,” Tombstone said.

    Wow. Mr. Excitement. But that didn’t stop the cable news shriekers.

    “It was a madhouse!” one cable reporter said. “He was turned away!” another shouted. “We’ll bring you every step of the spectacle!” one anchor said. “The spectacle around it was stunning!” a reporter said.

    Hardly a spectacle. Instead, it went according to script. Burris’ lawyers will go to court and the Democratic dike will leak and they’ll eventually seat Burris, as I predicted, because Democrats can’t survive without African-Americans voting in lock step. Gov. Dead Meat of Chicago understands the politics of race and symbolism. What he screwed up on was speaking unwittingly into federal microphones.

    After Tuesday’s non-spectacle, a very nice CNN reporter interviewed me about the spectacle.

    It wasn’t a spectacle, I said. Then I looked directly into the camera, as if I were selling ShamWows, the miracle fabric that sops up cola from under your white shag carpet—for only $19.99. “It’s just Chicago politics,” I said to the nation with a stupid leer on my face. “Get used to it.”

    It’s too bad the spectacle-hungry broadcast media weren’t around in 1856 with their digital cameras and glitzy cable graphics.

    That’s when U.S. Rep. Preston Brooks (D-S.C.) began beating the heck out of Massachusetts Republican Sen. Charles Sumner. Not with his shoes. But with a hardwood walking cane. On the Senate floor.

    Now that was a spectacle.

    It shocked the heck out of the senators, but none more so than the abolitionist Sumner, who a few days earlier made the mistake of insulting Brooks’ cousin in a speech against slavery.

    The issue was whether Kansas would be a free or slave state, and Sumner ripped into the cousin, making fun of a physical disability. Sumner also ridiculed Illinois Sen. Stephen Douglas as a “noise-some, squat and nameless animal, not a proper model for an American senator.”

    Naturally, as an Illinois Democrat, Douglas avoided confrontation even after the terrible insult to his manhood.

    According to various accounts, Brooks walked into the Senate chamber May 22, 1856, and hefted a cane of the type used to thwack unruly hounds. He thwacked it repeatedly against the unsuspecting Sumner’s head and back. Sumner staggered up the aisle and collapsed into a pool of his own blood, unconscious.

    It took three years for Sumner to recover and return to the Senate. In the meantime, Brooks, thinking he was really tough, challenged U.S. Rep. Anson Burlingame, a Republican critic, to a duel.

    Dueling etiquette dictates that the challenged party selects the weapons. Burlingame was an expert hunter and marksman. If he were around today, he’d never pull a Cheney and shoot his hunting partner in the face “by accident” with a shotgun, even if the guy was a lawyer.

    Burlingame was of a different age. He was a deer hunter. So he chose rifles, not canes.

    Not being an idiot, Brooks became terribly afraid, ran away and died a miserable coward in 1857, shamed for backing out of a duel that he started. Sumner remained in the Senate for 17 years afterward and saw the end of slavery.

    Now all that would be a spectacle.

    But what we’ve been treated to lately, as white Democrats deny an African-American a seat in the Senate, is no national spectacle.

    It’s just an Illinois scriptacle.

    jskass@tribune.com

    Copyright © 2009, Chicago Tribune

  27. I have to disagree that logic is always a mainstay of Coulter’s opinions. She is a tried and true republican, hates anything democratic no matter what (as proven by the books she writes), and has often spouted off, what for me is just plain biased garbage.

    While I admire her attacks on obama, I still think she is a loose cannon.

  28. From the Associated Press:

    No serious objections expected to Hillary Clinton

    By ANDREW MIGA and ANNE FLAHERTY – 1 hour ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has held lengthy private discussions with leaders of the Senate committee reviewing her nomination to be secretary of state and will face a public hearing Tuesday.

    Despite initial concerns that former President Bill Clinton’s business deals and global charitable endeavors could create problems, lawmakers from both parties do not expect serious objections to the New York senator’s confirmation.

    The incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, said Hillary Clinton “will bring her years of experience and acute intellect to her position as America’s top diplomat.”

    The committee plans to vote on the nomination Jan. 15, before the start of the confirmation hearing for Susan Rice, Barack Obama’s pick for U.N. ambassador.

    Kerry said Wednesday he looked forward to working with the committee’s top Republican, Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, to “ensure a fair and expeditious confirmation process for these two accomplished nominees.”

    The timetable for Clinton’s confirmation has been closely watched because her departure from the Senate would give New York Gov. David Paterson, a fellow Democrat, the power to appoint her successor. Caroline Kennedy, the scion of a political dynasty, wants the job. Paterson has said he is considering her along with several other candidates.

    Clinton has been meeting individually with committee members, in addition to the lengthy discussions with Kerry and Lugar.

    Lugar, who hosted Clinton for an hourlong meeting in his office last month, is known for his mild manner and close working relationships with Democrats.

    Also in play will be the tradition of respect given to a former colleague. While Republicans did not agree with Clinton on such big-ticket political issues as health care and the economy, most GOP senators believe she worked well with them on day-to-day matters during her tenure as a junior senator.

    To clear the way for his wife to take the job, Bill Clinton agreed to several steps designed to make his post-presidential work more open.

  29. JanH Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    “The incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, said Hillary Clinton “will bring her years of experience and acute intellect to her position as America’s top diplomat.” (said with tongue in cheek and a smirk)

    ”The committee plans to vote on the nomination Jan. 15, before the start of the confirmation hearing for Susan Rice, Barack Obama’s pick for U.N. ambassador.Kerry said Wednesday he looked forward to working with the committee’s top Republican, Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, to “ensure a fair and expeditious confirmation process for these two accomplished nominees.”

    OMG- Snake-eyes! Hillary sitting under the perview of Kerry and Lugar?

  30. From the telegraph:

    Wednesday 07 January 2009

    To longtime observers of Bill Richardson, the New Mexico governor’s withdrawal as nominee as commerce secretary in President-Elect Barack Obama’s cabinet came as no surprise.

    By Alex Spillius in Washington

    Bill Richardson was forced to admit that he had for decades exaggerated his prowess as a student baseball player. Photo: EPA
    A grand jury investigation into how the California firm CDR that contributed to Mr Richardson’s political activities won a lucrative state government contract may have for a time ended his hopes of a return to Washington. But his long and impressive career has been punctuated by flirtations with controversy.

    A colourful, vivacious character, he has in the words of one critic “always been only a step or two ahead of trouble”.

    He was forced to admit that he had for decades exaggerated his prowess as a student baseball player. During his failed campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination last year, he was discovered to have embellished a story about a conversation with a soldier killed in Iraq.

    A gun-owning Democrat, he was endorsed by the conservative National Rifle Association and was scorned by liberal Democrats for sitting on the board of several major oil companies after he left Bill Clinton’s administration, and for joining the lobbying firm run by Henry Kissinger.

    His behaviour towards women has often raised eyebrows. His deputy governor, Diane Denish, was quoted in the Albuquerque Journal claiming that she avoided standing or sitting near the governor because of his “annoying” physical manner. The governor, she said last year, “pinches my neck. He touches my hip, my thigh, sort of the side of my leg.”

    His engaging personality has however opened doors throughout his career.

    As a Congressman, a special envoy for Mr Clinton, UN ambassador and energy secretary, he has always impressed, without rising to the top tier of government officials. Where most had failed before him, in the 1990s he succeeded in doing business with the paranoid North Korean regime.

    Aged 61, he combines a competitiveness and political savvy with a down-to-earth style that often disarms adversaries, associates say.

    He also has a sharp eye for the main chance. After dropping out of the nomination race, he endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton.

    His apparent act of betrayal left the Clinton camp fuming. James Carville, a leading Clintonite, dubbed Mr Richardson “Judas Iscariot”.

    If Bill Richardon is formally charged in the “pay to play” scandal in New Mexico, such insults will prove to the least of his problems.

  31. Ah, here we go. The reason for stonewalling Franken and sending the question of his official status to the court for a determination:

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON NEAR EASTERN AND SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS

    John F. Kerry, Chairman Norm Coleman, Ranking Member

  32. LOL…okay trying this again: From the Telegraph:

    To longtime observers of Bill Richardson, the New Mexico governor’s withdrawal as nominee as commerce secretary in President-Elect Barack Obama’s cabinet came as no surprise.

    By Alex Spillius in Washington
    Last Updated: 6:18PM GMT 06 Jan 2009

    Bill Richardson was forced to admit that he had for decades exaggerated his prowess as a student baseball player. Photo: EPA
    A grand jury investigation into how the California firm CDR that contributed to Mr Richardson’s political activities won a lucrative state government contract may have for a time ended his hopes of a return to Washington. But his long and impressive career has been punctuated by flirtations with controversy.

    A colourful, vivacious character, he has in the words of one critic “always been only a step or two ahead of trouble”.

    He was forced to admit that he had for decades exaggerated his prowess as a student baseball player. During his failed campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination last year, he was discovered to have embellished a story about a conversation with a soldier killed in Iraq.

    A gun-owning Democrat, he was endorsed by the conservative National Rifle Association and was scorned by liberal Democrats for sitting on the board of several major oil companies after he left Bill Clinton’s administration, and for joining the lobbying firm run by Henry Kissinger.

    His behaviour towards women has often raised eyebrows. His deputy governor, Diane Denish, was quoted in the Albuquerque Journal claiming that she avoided standing or sitting near the governor because of his “annoying” physical manner. The governor, she said last year, “pinches my neck. He touches my hip, my thigh, sort of the side of my leg.”

    His engaging personality has however opened doors throughout his career.

    As a Congressman, a special envoy for Mr Clinton, UN ambassador and energy secretary, he has always impressed, without rising to the top tier of government officials. Where most had failed before him, in the 1990s he succeeded in doing business with the paranoid North Korean regime.

    Aged 61, he combines a competitiveness and political savvy with a down-to-earth style that often disarms adversaries, associates say.

    He also has a sharp eye for the main chance. After dropping out of the nomination race, he endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton.

    His apparent act of betrayal left the Clinton camp fuming. James Carville, a leading Clintonite, dubbed Mr Richardson “Judas Iscariot”.

    If Bill Richardon is formally charged in the “pay to play” scandal in New Mexico, such insults will prove to the least of his problems.

  33. January 7th, 2009 at 3:06 pm, Mrs. Smith Says:

    IS THERE NO END TO HARRY REID’S ASININITY?
    * * * * *
    No.

    On another topic, in the article above, the comments about Richardson’s reported lack of respect for women are expecially troublesome in the context of BO’s apparent preference for having these kind of characters around.

  34. # Illinois Underground Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    January 7th, 2009 at 3:06 pm, Mrs. Smith Says:

    IS THERE NO END TO HARRY REID’S ASININITY?
    * * * * *
    No.

    On another topic, in the article above, the comments about Richardson’s reported lack of respect for women are expecially troublesome in the context of BO’s apparent preference for having these kind of characters around.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I’ve never liked Richardson even though he comes across as a cute, cuddly bear. He uses his offensive chauvinistic ways to his advantage for admission to the ALL Mens Club as something they have in common. It’s simple. He’s a no-account BUM!

  35. Mrs. Smith Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    IS THERE NO END TO HARRY REID’S ASININITY?
    —————————————————–
    Is the pope Catholic?

  36. Poor Kerry. Forced to confirm Hillary in the job he wanted and betrayed so hard to get.

    Let’s see: Kerry is ignored, Richardson is forced to resign, Edwards is a joke. Endorsing BO isn’t turning out to be the key to the promised land they all thought.

  37. OBAMA LUNCHES WITH 4 FORMER PRESIDENTS, MAKES THEM PAY TAB.

    In Obama’s lunch with Bush, Bush, Carter, and Clinton, he again show that stupidity is the child of hubris:

    “I just want to thank the president for hosting us,” Obama said. When a reporter asked Obama what he could learn from the mistakes of the four presidents surrounding him, he smiled and said he planned to learn from their successes.
    &&&&&&&

    There you go again, Mr. Obama. Trying to sound cocky about not wanting to be around for the losses, only to be around for the wins. You don’ t learn much from wins. Winning arises from learning, and losing offers its fair chances to learn.

    You get the feeling that Obama is all about claiming credit for when things go right, and dodging and fingerpointing when they don’t. His snotty answer above shows what kind of “leader” he’ll be.

  38. “JUDICIAL WATCH” SUES SENATE

    WASHINGTON – A conservative watchdog group has sued the Senate for refusing to immediately seat Roland Burris as the new senator from Illinois.

    The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Washington on behalf of an Illinois resident. The suit was filed by Judicial Watch, whose lawyers say the Senate’s refusal to seat Burris is unconstitutional.

    Burris was appointed by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY’-uh-vich) to the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

    Senate Democrats and Obama have said anyone appointed by Blagojevich, who is embroiled in a corruption investigation, would be tainted and should not be allowed to represent Illinois.

    The Senate on Tuesday refused to swear Burris in with the rest of the new senators. But Burris said Wednesday he should be able to join the Senate soon.

  39. Ill: You’re correct. It wasn’t a spectacle exactly and the media could have used a more descriptive word if more of them knew the English language.

    But the pictures were compelling. An older man being crushed by reporters and forced to walk in the driving rain because he was barred from entering the Senate. I knew then that the fight was over and Burris had won.

    If Reid had any smarts at all, he would have arranged for Burris to arrive in a large limo, and driven away in one.

    It all reminded me of the TV image that permanently changed the course of our country. Bull Connors’ fierce dogs ripping at children. No amount of explanation could or would overcome those pictures and a great many undecided people felt they couldn’t see any more of that.

    Now Reid is left grasping for straw excuses and looking for scapegoats. What was the basis for electing him leader? Why is he still leader?

  40. rgb44hrc Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 11:45 am
    FRANK RICH MAKING SENSE????

    Op-Ed Columnist
    The Brightest Are Not Always the Best
    By FRANK RICH
    Published: December 6, 2008
    IN 1992, David Halberstam wrote a new introduction for the 20th-anniversary edition of “The Best and the Brightest,” his classic history of the hubristic J.F.K. team

    =========================

    What Rich doesn’t mention about the new economic team (Summers, Geithner, etc) is that most of them spent years in the Clinton 90s Treasury (Summers and Rubin were Clinton Treasury Secretaries) — and SUCCEEDED in cleaning up after Bush Sr. Remember “from the biggest deficit to the biggest surplus”?

    Granted they are saying that what worked then is not what they want to do now: but they do know the territory and can see what needs to be different now. See my blog pumaforsummers.blogspot.com

  41. My God! Reid, Pelosi, and Kerry…the three stooges of the 21st century. Is someone going to tell me that Reid and his cohorts never looked up, down, and sideways at the Burris issue before they went ballistic?

    To my way of thinking the dims deserve what they get. And I am sure this is only the first of many lawsuits that will come their way during their donkey’s tenure as president.

    ———

    Further, I can just see Clinton, Carter, Bush, and Bush rolling their eyes behind this idiot’s back. I bet he ordered the most expensive item on the menu as well!

  42. wbboei Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    1. Senator Feinstein: “My position has consistently been that I believe the agency is best served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time.”

    2. Majority Leader Reid: ” I think you need better reasons for coming out against somebody than somebody didn’t call you.”

    3. Reid is not merely corrupt, he is illogical.
    =================================

    Yes. If this has been reported correctly, it sounds like twisting, as did many of Plouffle’s statements during the campaign.

    Feinstein made a substantive point about qualifications for the CIA post, which she is on record as having stood for consistently.

    Reid ignores that and frames Feinstein’s statement as a personal gesture against Obama, for personal reasons.

    Admin is quite right on this, and so are you! But I suspect the illogicality is deliberate: insulting Feinstein’s intelligence with this stupid attack.

  43. and the circus continues………

    Obama as ringleader, Reid and Pelosi the clown twins, Burris dancing the tightrope, Blago with his head in Fitzlion’s mouth and Kerry and Kennedy as the Massachusset Meatheads throwing juggling skittles at Hillary and missing everytime.

    Thats a hell of a circus, tickets priced according to how close to the shit you want to get.

  44. rgb44hrc Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    HuffPo actually had a link to FireDogLake, with Jane Hamsher’s piece:

    I Want to Play Poker with Harry Reid
    By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday January 7, 2009 7:00 am
    ——————————————-
    When it comes to incompetence, Reid and Pelosi are Guiness Book material. One mistep leads to another which leads to another which leads to another which leads to another which leads to another–there is no end to it.

    However, I do agree with Barney Google and Rum ridden Poopsie on one minor point. Never let Bambi push you around. Stand your ground. Tell Raum to go to hell–you run congress.

    And when you are deposed from your leadership positions through a whisper campaign and find yourself standing on a street corner you can always hum of few bars of the old Sinatra tune “I Did It My Way”.

  45. Yes. If this has been reported correctly, it sounds like twisting, as did many of Plouffle’s statements during the campaign.

    Feinstein made a substantive point about qualifications for the CIA post, which she is on record as having stood for consistently.

    Reid ignores that and frames Feinstein’s statement as a personal gesture against Obama, for personal reasons.

    Admin is quite right on this, and so are you! But I suspect the illogicality is deliberate: insulting Feinstein’s intelligence with this stupid attack.
    —————————————–
    Precisely.

  46. No serious objections expected to Hillary Clinton
    ————————————–
    I think that is correct.

  47. just got an email from bill clinton looking for donations for the grand spectacle on jan 20th. they’re selecting 5 supporters and a partner to go to washington… unbelievable

  48. No serious objections expected to Hillary Clinton
    ————————————–
    I think that is correct.

    ————————–

    Other than John Kerry wailing and nashing in the corner and then chucking a tantrum screaming, “its my job, he promised it to me, she can’t have it, its not fair, i did all the backstabbing, i want the state dept, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah”

  49. Rut..Roh…Tim Kaine is very familiar with Chicago Politics.
    ———
    Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) — Virginia Governor Tim Kaine has a Harvard Law School degree, has twice won statewide office, and is fluent in Spanish. It’s a recent line on his resume that may become an issue as President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to head the Democratic Party.
    Kaine, 50, is the chairman of the Southern Governors’ Association, a group that raises money from tobacco, oil, energy and pharmaceutical companies in exchange for access to governors and other state officials.

    The donors include more than 60 associations, trade groups and companies, including tobacco giants Altria Group Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Company, Pfizer Inc. and Exxon Mobil Corp. Participants in the group’s Corporate Affiliates Program also include mortgage lender Freddie Mac, which was taken over by the federal government last year, and General Motors Corp., which is among automakers being rescued by the government.
    (snip)
    http: / / news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20090107/pl_bloomberg/aizaz4lndpa

  50. How on earth do you not consult with the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee (female or not) when you are making a decision like this???
    ——————————————
    Admin has given the only plausible answer.

  51. Feinstein caves-in on Panetta
    *********
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Just two days after she criticized President-elect Obama’s pick to head the sometimes-troubled CIA because he is not an intelligence professional, incoming Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein says she will support Leon Panetta because he will “tell truth to power.

    http: / / politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

  52. Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) — Virginia Governor Tim Kaine has a Harvard Law School degree, has twice won statewide office, and is fluent in Spanish. It’s a recent line on his resume that may become an issue as President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to head the Democratic Party.
    Kaine, 50, is the chairman of the Southern Governors’ Association, a group that raises money from tobacco, oil, energy and pharmaceutical companies in exchange for access to governors and other state officials.

    The donors include more than 60 associations, trade groups and companies, including tobacco giants Altria Group Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Company, Pfizer Inc. and Exxon Mobil Corp. Participants in the group’s Corporate Affiliates Program also include mortgage lender Freddie Mac, which was taken over by the federal government last year, and General Motors Corp., which is among automakers being rescued by the government.
    ————————————–
    Tim Kaine=corporate takeover of dnc.

    Obama=corporate takeover of our government

    Follow the money.

    Hope, change, theres a sucker born every minute.

  53. Freckles Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Mrs. Smith Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    IS THERE NO END TO HARRY REID’S ASININITY?
    —————————————————–
    Is the pope Catholic?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The Pope is/was a Nazi-

    Reid is/is the resident Ninny!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    # freckles Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Poor Kerry. Forced to confirm Hillary in the job he wanted and betrayed so hard to get.

    Let’s see: Kerry is ignored, Richardson is forced to resign, Edwards is a joke. Endorsing BO isn’t turning out to be the key to the promised land they all thought.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Kerry is as snakey as it gets. I’m sure he is alreay working up a plan to trap Hillary Clinton into an embarrassing scandal. Kerry needs close and constant supervision. (raising hand) Do remember though, BO needed all these players with a disreputable bent to get where he is today. What does that say about his (lack of ) ethical standards?

  54. Feinstein caves-in on Panetta
    ————————————–
    Natch. Where else could she go. This is what Hillary would have faced if she remained in the senate. It is not a matter of individual leadership. You have to rely on your colleagues. And the colleagues in congress are a pathetic group.

  55. wbboei Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Natch. Where else could she go. This is what Hillary would have faced if she remained in the senate. It is not a matter of individual leadership. You have to rely on your colleagues. And the colleagues in congress are a pathetic group.
    ***********
    Exactly!!!

  56. SHV Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Feinstein caves-in on Panetta
    —————————-
    How very sad. I wonder how much strong-arming and ugly intimidation towards her went on first.

  57. Kerry is as snakey as it gets. I’m sure he is alreay working up a plan to trap Hillary Clinton into an embarrassing scandal. Kerry needs close and constant supervision. (raising hand) Do remember though, BO needed all these players with a disreputable bent to get where he is today. What does that say about his (lack of ) ethical standards?
    ————————————–
    Mrs. Smith: I think the hearing will go smooth although the media will do everything it can to stir up trouble. Kerry is a backshooter. He will not do it in the broad light of day where Hillary can throw it back in hs face. Also, I sense that Luger is supportive at this point. The risk from Kerry will come later on after she assumes her duties and inserts herself into conflict situations. That is when the backstabbing, second-guessing and whisper campaigns will begin. Good old Mr. Horseface–no I am wrong-the other end. They shoot horses dont they.

  58. IS THERE NO END TO HARRY REID’S ASININITY?
    —————————————
    The only one who can answer that question with relative certainty is a life insurance actuary.

  59. Kerry will try. Hillary will freeze him out with one blow. The guy will slither away, wring his hands, and plot to overthrow.

    I’m sure Senator/soon to be SOS Hillary Clinton has his number. She’s savvy enought that she won’t give anyone the opportunity to attack her. The reason being is that she is smarter and more ethical than the lot of them, including the media circus.

  60. djia Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 12:51 pm
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    2008.weblogawards.org/polls/best-political-coverage
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  61. Kerry will try. Hillary will freeze him out with one blow. The guy will slither away, wring his hands, and plot to overthrow.

    I’m sure Senator/soon to be SOS Hillary Clinton has his number. She’s savvy enought that she won’t give anyone the opportunity to attack her. The reason being is that she is smarter and more ethical than the lot of them, including the media circus.
    ———————————
    My point was that is when he is more likely to make his move. For the reasons you state, I do not believe it will be successful. The only way it will have traction is if bambi supports it, in which case the scenario some on this site worried about could come to fruition. However, I still think it is unlikely becasuse the real audience for the secretatry of state position is not his allies in big media, but world public opinion which is very favorable toward the Hillary and Bill. Any attempt by bambi to take Hillary down would have a high cost to him politically, and could undermine his administration in the court of world public opinion. Finally, it could lay the groundwork for a gotterdamerung in 2012.

  62. This was written before your above post wbb:

    # wbboei Says:
    January 7th, 2009

    Mrs. Smith: I think the hearing will go smooth although the media will do everything it can to stir up trouble. Kerry is a backshooter. He will not do it in the broad light of day where Hillary can throw it back in hs face. Also, I sense that Luger is supportive at this point. The risk from Kerry will come later on after she assumes her duties and inserts herself into conflict situations. That is when the backstabbing, second-guessing and whisper campaigns will begin. Good old Mr. Horseface–no I am wrong-the other end. They shoot horses dont they.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Oh, I do agree, wbb. Someone has to be the moving party here, and I want it to be Hillary not Kerry. It’s naive if anyone thinks he won’t do. She has to be the aggressor protecting herself from the poisonous Kerry. I see Lugar as an observer. Always mindful of the clean hands rule. Looking the other way when nefarious activities are being carried out but well aware they’re finding their target. I can’t impress strongly enough, she has to confide in Bill every move she makes and doesn’t attempt shutting him out like she did from her primary campaign. I know she is competent and will do the very best job of any previous SOS… it’s her personal welfare that concerns me. I want her to be recognized for the brilliant, industrious, capable women, she always is- and not be blindsided as has happened in the past…

    smarter-stronger- more willful and aware! (a little jet lagged from yesterday…sorry)

  63. Jeez! Slimy Toe-d Dick Morris has been on FOX. That ol’ boy needs serious help with anger management and derangement in his hatred for the Clintons and anyone who has ever been associated with them…the exception being…HIM.

  64. Very good analysis Mrs. Smith. She must be vigilant and proactive. No Patty Solis Doyles please. Kerry could form an unholy alliance with Rice and that is another thing to watch for. Another thing would be the Ambassadors bambi appoints–I hope she has substantial input on those decisions, even though in some cases it will be nothing more than political hacks . . . . . speaking of which . . . . if Patterson does not appoint the Princess . . . never mind.

  65. It’s a game, and Dick Morris is a seasoned player. He plays the role of the antagonist. Otherwise, what else would he have to talk about. Morris is a showman trying to hold on to his job. Otherwise, he faces irrelevancy, obscurity and poverty! what a thought!

  66. “because the real audience for the secretatry of state position is not his allies in big media, but world public opinion which is very favorable toward the Hillary and Bill.”

    ———————————

    Amen wbbeoi!

  67. # wbboei Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Very good analysis Mrs. Smith. She must be vigilant and proactive. No Patty Solis Doyles please. Kerry could form an unholy alliance with Rice and that is another thing to watch for. Another thing would be the Ambassadors bambi appoints–I hope she has substantial input on those decisions, even though in some cases it will be nothing more than political hacks . . . . . speaking of which . . . . if Patterson does not appoint the Princess . . . never mind.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    TG… we’re on the same page, wbb.. you make a wonderful consort.

  68. Southern Born Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    Jeez! Slimy Toe-d Dick Morris has been on FOX. That ol’ boy needs serious help with anger management and derangement in his hatred for the Clintons and anyone who has ever been associated with them…the exception being…HIM.
    ————————————-
    Question: why do they keep this pathological pervert on the air? He secretes hate from every pour and is seldom right but never in doubt.

    Answer: to make the rest of the warped people in big media look more normal–if only by comparison.

    Comment: we are not fooled.

  69. I’m waiting for primetime to annouce a new comedy show starring the darlings of the dark side: Brazille & Morris.

  70. This Morris thing is really quite remarkable. How long has it been since he was fired. Fifteen years. There is no stigma about being fired. It happens to millions of people for every reason under the sun. Sometimes it is the result of taking positions which are good for the organization which are later proven right. Who but Morris goes through life every bloody day trying to get even for something that happened long ago. This is a sickness. And everytime I start to say to myself FOX is the best major network because of Greta, Shawn, I think about Morris and I say no way. In pare delicto. But as far as Morris is concerned fifteen years morning noon and night one thought.

    Hearts with one purpose alone
    Through summer and winter seem
    Enchanted to a stone
    To trouble the living stream/

  71. wbboei Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Hearts with one purpose alone.

    Yeats, my favorite… thank you..

    gone for now.. ever more tomorrow..

    nite all.

  72. As a counter point to Morris- our girl Hillary.

    Dick is stuck in a groove and he cannot evolve beyond it. In a sense its tragic. In another sense I really dont give a damned.

    Hilllary on the other hand is a work of art, but also always a work in progress. The Hillary who set foot on the national stage in 1992 is not at all the Hillary we see today. The Hillary we saw at the beginning of the campaign is not the same one I saw for myself in Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana and West Virginia. An elegant, sophisticated populist–a work of art worthy of the great masters and beyond.

    I am speaking figuratively of course. Life is always a messy business, and any attempt to make it otherwise it doomed to failure. That is as good a reason as any to laugh at the current attempt by big media to turn an asshole like Obama into a touchable god. It-will-not-work. The crass causistry of life plus his immense shortcomings as a leader all conspire against it.

    The perfect response to a bot? Look in the mirror you little pimply faced creep and repeat after me: “there is a sucker born every minute”. If you dont believe me just look at campbell brown. I rest my case.

  73. Mrs. Smith Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    wbboei Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Hearts with one purpose alone.

    Yeats, my favorite… thank you..

    gone for now.. ever more tomorrow..

    nite all.
    ———————————–
    Amazing Mrs. Smith. Nothing gets by you. I was hoping someone might think I wrote those immortal lines from Easter 1916.

  74. wbboei Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    1. Senator Feinstein: “My position has consistently been that I believe the agency is best served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time.”

    2. Majority Leader Reid: ” I think you need better reasons for coming out against somebody than somebody didn’t call you.”

    3. Reid is not merely corrupt, he is illogical.
    ===============

    Are those exact quotes? I’m considering writing this up for a place where I’d like to have cites.

  75. djia Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    ADMIN… now sure how you do it, but this is like the only blog i seem to go to that trolls do not run rampant….i think you should give team sara some advice on how to keep the trolls out *BIG GRIN*
    ======================

    Definitely! TeamSarah and NoQuarterUSA too. NQ has good posters but the trolls domonate. And on Gretawire too.

  76. Are those exact quotes? I’m considering writing this up for a place where I’d like to have cites.
    —————————————-
    Turndown: I copied them from Admins posting above. Your response at 5:15 is correct and important in terms of how they respond to criticism. Well worth posting I think.

  77. From MSNBC:

    Kennedy Could Pose a 2010 Risk for Democrats: Poll

    By MICHAEL CLANCY
    NBCNewYork.com
    updated 2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    Another day, another bad poll for Caroline.

    Rep. Peter King, the Long Island Republican who is seriously considering a run at Hillary Clinton’s seat, would give Caroline Kennedy serious trouble in a hypothetical 2010 match-up, according to a new poll.

    Kennedy, the political neophyte who’s the frontrunner to replace Clinton, would barely eke out a Democratic win against King in a hypothetical contest, while New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo would trounce the combative King, the poll found. Kennedy would edge King 46 percent to 44 percent in a head-to-head match-up, according to Public Policy Polling. Cuomo, meanwhile, would cruise to an easy victory in 2010, beating King 48 to 29 percent, according to PPP.

    “2010 is a long ways off but if Governor Paterson is looking at initial electability when deciding who to appoint, Andrew Cuomo should be the pick,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling. “He’s much more formidable than Caroline Kennedy at this point.”

    It was the second bad poll in as many days for Kennedy. A PPP poll released the day before found that Cuomo had stronger support than Kennedy among New York state Democrats, 58 percent to 27 percent respectively.

  78. “Kennedy, the political neophyte who’s the frontrunner to replace Clinton, would barely eke out a Democratic win against King in a hypothetical contest,”
    ***********
    And these numbers are when her patron, Obama, is at his peak of popularity….In ’10 she will be creamed in the election.

  79. But the pictures were compelling. An older man being crushed by reporters and forced to walk in the driving rain because he was barred from entering the Senate. I knew then that the fight was over and Burris had won.

    If Reid had any smarts at all, he would have arranged for Burris to arrive in a large limo, and driven away in one.
    ========================

    Heh. Maybe he told Betty Currie to order the limo and she ‘forgot’.

  80. Tucker Carlson, Unplugged
    January 07, 2009 9:57 PM

    The MSNBCer chats in Pennsylvania about how President-elect Obama is mature — “He really doesn’t like Hillary Clinton and he appointed her anyway. He’s an adult” — the Obamaniacs are headed for a letdown.

    “The expectations are unsustainable. When he is inaugurated in two and a half weeks and the lame don’t walk and the blind don’t see, there’s going to be some gravely disappointed Starbucks baristas out there,” Carlson said.

    Also of note: “The love the press felt for Barack Obama is like the love that you really have to be a 14-year-old boy to understand,” Carlson said.

    And speaking of MSNBC and Pennsylvania, it looks like Chris Matthews will not be running for Senate there. The cable host told his producers today he isn’t going to run, the Los Angeles Times reports.

    – jpt

  81. Evening, all:
    This evening on the train, I ran into our state senator who also is our neighbor and after greetings and small talk, I asked him about the impeachment schedule. He said that the House would probably indict this week, then the Senate would vote to convict as early as next week. I asked him how he was holding up amid all the craziness. He said, “If you have tickets to the circus, you might as well be in the front row!” LOL!
    Goodnight, Hillfriends.

  82. JanH Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    SHV Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Feinstein caves-in on Panetta
    —————————-
    How very sad. I wonder how much strong-arming and ugly intimidation towards her went on first.
    ==================

    Isn’t Panetta an old Clinton person, with a reputation for, as Feinstein says, “saying truth to power”? I heard he resigned from Nixon’s admin in protest of something and has spoken out against torture.

    If all that’s correct — then all that might be worth having a white-haired figurehead setting macro policy and someone else running the shop.

  83. turndown,

    I have always respected Panetta and hope he can do some good in his new position.

    I just don’t like how Feinstein was treated by Reid and his pals.

  84. JanH Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 11:07 pm
    turndown,

    I have always respected Panetta and hope he can do some good in his new position.

    I just don’t like how Feinstein was treated by Reid and his pals.
    ==================

    I agree, and the media might be slanting the whole thing against her too.

  85. If Paterson appoints CK, it’ll just prove someone got to him. With these bad polls coming out, what logical rationale is there to pick her? Sheldon Silver must be pretty embarrassed about his most recent comments.

  86. NMF,

    I would hazard a guess that there are a lot of things that will come out about Judas in the next little while.

    I’m trying not to be vindictive, but I really hope its enough to make him step down permanently.

  87. Paula Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 11:12 pm
    If Paterson appoints CK, it’ll just prove someone got to him. With these bad polls coming out, what logical rationale is there to pick her? Sheldon Silver must be pretty embarrassed about his most recent comments.
    ===============

    Assuming he was quoted correctly, or that he cares about being misquoted.

    The latest I saw was that Silver said he would ‘support’ CK ‘IF Paterson appointed her.’ Dunno what kind of ‘support’ he means, but that’s different from ‘I DO support CK as the best applicant and want P to appoint her.’

    Also he said something about it being Paterson’s choice and backing off from influencing Paterson.

    This sounds like the usual media chop quotes and probing questions, trying to get someone to say something that can be taken out of context.

    Unless some new statements have come out that I haven’t seen.

  88. Tucker Carlson, Unplugged
    January 07, 2009 9:57 PM

    The MSNBCer chats in Pennsylvania about how President-elect Obama is mature — “He really doesn’t like Hillary Clinton and he appointed her anyway. He’s an adult” — the Obamaniacs are headed for a letdown.

    “The expectations are unsustainable. When he is inaugurated in two and a half weeks and the lame don’t walk and the blind don’t see, there’s going to be some gravely disappointed Starbucks baristas out there,” Carlson said.

    Also of note: “The love the press felt for Barack Obama is like the love that you really have to be a 14-year-old boy to understand,” Carlson said.

    And speaking of MSNBC and Pennsylvania, it looks like Chris Matthews will not be running for Senate there. The cable host told his producers today he isn’t going to run, the Los Angeles Times reports.
    —————————————
    Tapper . . . always a gem. He is as clueless as the msnbcers on how Hillary came to be the nominee. They dont know so they attribute it to . . . the maturity of Obama. That quite pure poppycock.

    So what you end up with in big media is people who dont know quoting people who dont know and the reason they dont know is because they dont ask the hard questions and the reason they dont ask the hard questions is because they are afraid of the answers since they might discover the truth which is that bambi is not the messiah.

  89. turndownobama-com Says:

    January 7th, 2009 at 11:47 pm
    ————————————
    Brilliant. Where these big media propagandists are concerned it is wise to be sceptical–sceptical of ANYTHING they say. Unless they give me direct quotes and a complete record I do not believe them. Not one iota.

  90. The discussion on the local news tonight envolved David Katerino (sp?) who was Richardson’s right hand person. Evidently he has been asked some hard questions. by the Grand Jury He an another State Employee went to LA as the guest of CDR and were treated to a Lakers basketball game. Shortly thereafter, CDR made a 70K donation to Richardson.

    Everyone continues to say they did nothing wrong. In my career, if you took anything or were treated to anything with a contractor which cost more than $5, you were in trouble. You could not even ride in a rental car with a contractor, even if your money was paying for the car.

    I am amazed that they would take high value basketball tickets from a potential contractor.

  91. And these numbers are when her patron, Obama, is at his peak of popularity….In ‘10 she will be creamed in the election.
    ——————————————
    Correct! And if Patterson appoints her she will prove to New York how ineffectual she is at the very time the state needs strong leadership.

    If I were the Devils Advocate portrayed by Al Pacino, I would make Patterson appoint her over the objections of all New Yorkers other than the elites, see uncle Ted in hell, behold the Princess stumble in office and watch Obama tank as 2010 rolls around. Then I would look Bambi in the eye, smile and say welcome to my world messiah. You just lost a senate seat and the governor seat, but the best is yet to come. Heres looking at you kid.

  92. I am amazed that they would take high value basketball tickets from a potential contractor.
    —————————————-
    Me too. Its got quid pro quo written all over it. I did nothing wrong and I am innocent are the Rykers Isand fight songs.

  93. The most important question one can ask about any organization is what is the process by which decisions are made and is it sound? This is one thing Bambi will have to deal with. His stated preference for unity will tend to inhibit a deliberative process. His biases may lead to irrational decisionmaking. If not immediately then over the course of time. This has ramifications on everything from how to mitigate our economic problems to how to deal with the Russians, i.e. a competitor, etc. Skip it if it is too archane.
    ————————————–
    FLAWS IN STRATEGIC DECISIONMAKING: McKinsey Global Survey Results

    Since its inception nearly three decades ago, behavioral economics has upset the pristine premise of classical economic theory—the view that individuals will always behave rationally to achieve the best possible outcome.

    Today it’s clear that the vagaries of individual and group psychology can cause irrational decision making by both individuals and organizations

    Even the best-designed strategic-planning processes don’t always lead to optimal decisions. A recent survey by McKinsey attempts to assess the frequency and intensity of the most common managerial biases in companies.

    Specifically, we asked executives about a single recent strategic decision at their companies that had a clearly satisfactory or unsatisfactory outcome, focusing on the role that various biases may have played.

    It’s evident from the results that satisfactory outcomes are associated with less bias, thanks to robust debate, an objective assessment of facts, and a realistic assessment of corporate capabilities.

    A few clear paths to making successful decisions also are apparent. But even when a decision had a satisfactory outcome, executives note several areas where their companies aren’t all that effective, such as aligning incentives with strategic objectives and forecasting competitors’ reactions.

    Also notable is that companies that typically make good decisions focus more on their own ability to execute than other companies do, regardless of the outcome of the particular decision described in the survey.

  94. Here is a relevant excerpt from Heidi Li’s blog dated January 4. It discusses her reasons for supporting Hillary in the presidential run and Terry McAuliffe when he runs for governor of Virginia. Heidi Li is a clear thinker, and her background in philosopy as well as law is in evidence. By negative inference it confirms my long held view that Obama is not a liberal. I would not call him a conservative either. Rather, I see him as a demogogue and a shill for big business. I never bought the republican line that he was hard left just because many of his deluded followers are. Anyway, here is what Heidi Li says about our girl and our friend Terry.
    ————————————-
    I do not know Terry as a personal friend, and just barely as somebody with whom I interacted during Senator Clinton’s presidential primary campaign. But I have read his book, learned about his accomplishments, appreciated how incredibly courteous he was to me whenever we encountered each other, and noted how encouraging he was to a student of mine (somebody I predict will someday be a politician I want to support) who had the chance to meet Terry a couple of times at primary season events. These provide rather private reasons for being supportive of Terry’s newest endeavor.

    But as a liberal, I would support Terry McAuliffe for governor of Virginia in any event. Terry has worked hard for other liberals, most obviously for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign. I heard Terry give his reasons for supporting Senator Clinton on various occasions. He supported her candidacy because he believed (as did I, and millions of others) that she was both the most qualified member of the field and the most liberal of the field, in the American tradition of liberalism. That tradition calls upon people to work hard for their personal successes. Consider, for example, Terry’s own work to build a number of successful businesses, work that meant he has neither needed nor sought a salary for his work in politics, including his stint as DNC Chair, when he actually managed to put the DNC on a sound financial footing (an accomplishment soon squandered by the now almost-never-heard-from Howard Dean). American liberalism also calls upon government, applying measures available within its Constitutionally delimited sphere, to provide an equal opportunity for anybody’s hard work to pay off. Although nobody is guaranteed a pay off in this tradition, everybody is guaranteed a fairly level playing field, at least in principle.

    During the 2007-08 Democratic primary campaign season, I heard Terry state many reasons both for his support and his hard work on behalf Senator Clinton. That she is a woman was not one of them. Yet not only does liberalism favor Terry McAuliffe, so does feminism. I supported Senator Clinton because she was the best qualified, most liberal candidate in the field; I became active in her campaign when I saw opposition to Senator Clinton mount despite these pluses, and I saw this opposition come from people who would ordinarily also favor the most qualified and liberal candidate for the Democratic Party nomination. Yet these people seemingly could not stand to see a woman given an equal opportunity to gain the Democratic Party nomination. Terry fought against this illiberalism, which, in that context, operated in the guise of sexism.

    I have no idea if Terry McAuliffe identifies himself as a feminist. My own view of feminism is not that it requires support of any woman for any position but it does require vigilant resistance to those who would deny any woman her rightful opportunity to pursue any position in civic life, in the political arena or any other public stage. In a less misogynist, less sexist society, to identify oneself as a liberal simply would be to identify oneself as feminist. This is because in a truly liberal society, one in which being male or female neither presumptively advantaged nor disadvantaged a person, all one would have to be vigilant about would be liberalism itself, not the subcategory of feminism. Feminism becomes necessary in a society where hatred, contempt, and under-appreciation of women are systemic.

    In 2007-08, Terry McAuliffee worked harder than virtually anybody else I observed to see this country elect a true liberal to the Presidency, a true liberal who also happened to be a woman. If the people of Virginia elect Terry McAuliffe their Governor, and he brings his commitment to liberalism – to opposing
    absolutism, to being willing to experiment with all ideas except those that conflict with the fundamental tenets of liberalism, to being committed to supporting fellow liberals regardless of their sex – to the state of Virginia, then the state of Virginia’s future should be brighter.

  95. Obama got big contribution from Richardson pay-for-play scandal figure
    posted at 9:27 am on January 7, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

    That “culture of corruption” keeps rearing its ugly head with Democrats. One of the key figures in the pay-for-play scandal that derailed Bill Richardson’s appointment to Barack Obama’s Cabinet also has connections to Obama himself. David Rubin did the “pay” part of the equation in September, coughing up $30,000 for the general election:

    President-elect Barack Obama took big money from a man at the center of a federal probe that has forced one of Obama’s top Cabinet picks to withdraw.

    Financial records show the Obama campaign got more than $30,000 from California financier David Rubin, the target of an investigation into donations and possible “pay-to-play” deals involving New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Obama’s pick for commerce secretary. …

    In late September, Rubin attended an exclusive Los Angeles fundraiser for Obama, held at the Beverly Hills’ Greystone Mansion. Attendees gave tens of thousands of dollars which the campaign split between its own coffers, the Democratic National Committee and state-level campaign groups supporting Obama and Democratic candidates. The technique helps campaigns take in from individuals far more than the $2,300 maximum they are allowed to give to a single campaign fund.

    Rubin’s money went to a joint Obama-DNC fund ($28,500), the DNC itself ($26,200), and to the Obama campaign ($2,300), according to the database of campaign donations at OpenSecrets.Org. News of the federal investigation into Rubin’s New Mexico dealings had broken less than three weeks earlier.

    Hmmm. They invited Rubin to give over $31,000 to Obama even though Democrats knew that Rubin faced a federal probe for bribery? Overall, they took almost $60,000 from Rubin that night, three weeks after the investigation into his connections to Richardson and the municipal-bonds contracts was revealed. And that’s not Rubin’s first dance with the feds, either; he got raided in 2006 by Justice on suspicious business dealings between banks and governments, and for concerns about the high fees CDR charges.

    One has to wonder what Rubin thought he was getting with the $57,800 he spent on dinner that night. Pleasant company? According to ABC, Rubin sat “one table away” from Leonardo DiCaprio and Chris Rock, so he didn’t get to converse with Hollywood stars directly. Good food? I’ve had some good dinners, but I wouldn’t pay fifty-eight grand for a car, let alone a steak (or Tofurkey).

    Rubin claims he has done nothing wrong, and so far, he hasn’t even been indicted. However, for a party that turned “culture of corruption” into a campaign theme in 2006, their courtship of Rubin looks as though they’ve decided to make it more of an internal policy. If he gets indicted in New Mexico on pay-for-play charges, this little soiree will get more attention, specifically for what Rubin expected for his $57,800.

    hotair . com /archives/2009/01/07/obama-got-big-contribution-from-richardson-pay-for-play-scandal-figure/

  96. Eligibility issue to follow
    Obama into Oval Office
    Supreme Court sets ‘natural born’
    conference to follow inauguration

    Posted: January 08, 2009
    12:14 am Eastern

    By Bob Unruh
    © 2009 WorldNetDaily

    A legal challenge that alleges Barack Obama isn’t a “natural born” citizen and therefore constitutionally ineligible to be president of the United States will follow the Democrat into the Oval Office, with a U.S. Supreme Court conference on the dispute set after the Jan. 20 inauguration.

    The court’s website today announced that a fourth case on the issue will be reviewed by justices Jan. 23.

    The court previously heard two cases in conference – private meetings at which justices consider which cases to accept – and denied both Cort Wrotnowski and Leo Donofrio full hearings.

    The court now has a conference scheduled Friday on a case raised by attorney Philip Berg, with another conference on a matter related to the same Berg case on Jan. 16. Then today the court website revealed the case Gail Lightfoot et al v. Debra Bowen, California Secretary of State, will be heard in conference Jan. 23.

    The case initially appeared at the Supreme Court Dec. 12 but was rejected. It then was submitted to Chief Justice John Roberts, and today’s notice confirmed it was distributed for the Jan. 23 conference.

    Orly Taitz, the California attorney handling the case, said, “The timing of this decision by the chief justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, is absolutely remarkable. On January 7, one day before the January 8 vote by Congress and Senate whether to approve or object to the electoral vote of Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, as president of the United States, Chief Justice Roberts is sending a message to them: ‘Hold on, not so fast, there is value in this case, read it.'”

    (Story continues )

    www. worldnetdaily. com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=85595

  97. Obama backstabs his allies in the Senate he had earlier encouraged to block Burris (reports the Obama shill website Arriana Huff n’ Puff)
    ————————————-
    I figured bambi was behind this all along. Initially, he used Durbin to threaten Burris. When that did not work he used Reid. And now he has backed off leaving Reid on a limb. Reid has been made to look like a fool and Burris has shown the world that he does not bluff. Reid makes a nice doormat for Bambi. So will Poopsie.

  98. “The expectations are unsustainable. When he is inaugurated in two and a half weeks and the lame don’t walk and the blind don’t see, there’s going to be some gravely disappointed Starbucks baristas out there,” Carlson said.
    ————————————-
    That is an understatement. More likely there will be widespread disillusionment at all levels of society. This will happen once they realize how badly he has deceived them. A loss of public confidence at a critical moment is never a good thing.

  99. I referred to Obama as a “demagogue”, without defining the term. Webster Dictionary: “a demagogue is a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power.”

    That is the B. Hussein Obama we know. In his case, he used false accusations of racism to ignite popular prejudices. He claims he will change the nature of politics as we know it. And he has promised us a new heaven and a new earth and out of Iraq–among other things. Yup, he is a demagogue alright. No good can come of it.

  100. Dija: your research skills are remarkable. I have a hunch if you took a trip to the Superstition Mountains in Arizona you would find the Lost Dutchman Mine, while I would be wandering around Monument Valley looking for water or a liquor stand. Thanks for that article on the Berg case re no drama obama.

  101. How did someone as utterly vacuous as harry smith get a job on a network news show? All he does is spew Bambi love. It is embarassing to watch him.

  102. Morning all: wbboie I would add Dennis Miller to the gas bag trio of political knee breaking assasins at FOX.

    O’reilly Morris and Miller– “The BLOW FISH TRIO”

    By ABM90. Have not been very active here on Big Pink.One at my age must take time out to read absorb learn and relish the wisdom of so many brilliant patriots that are the core of this
    center of rational and concerned citizens.I am proud of you all and and my old age is a pleasant place in my life where so many have made this possible Thanks many Thanks

  103. oMG they were talking on messnbc as flipping channells ..and mornin joe was saying something about cheney and he in all Honesty if we were in a international crisis he would put Hillary Clinton and dick cheney in a romm and lock it and let them figure it out he said she is Brilliant..and i looked at mikas face she did not say nothing sher is a idiot too..

    ADmin can you find that piece and put it up

  104. admin,

    Good job! I, too, noticed Campbell Brown’s disgusting attack on Hillary as a way to burnish her own faux feminist credentials. One woman like Campbell Brown is one too many, but I know of at least one other closer to home. I’ll bet Campbell Brown was a popular bully in high school who manipulated her friends to stay in control of her own clique. Ugh.

  105. Campbell Brown is a women who has used her sex to get where she is today. I don’t mean that she slept with anyone, but that she has played this innocent, cheerleader thing up with men, and they have taken care of her. Many women do that.

    HRC, and many other fine women have worked hard at getting where they are, not playing this game. They have educated themselves, had battles, and fought the battle shoulder to shoulder on an equal playing field. Have you seen those photos of HRC when she was a nerd (she still is, they just have brushed up her image as Americans will not longer vote for a Lincoln).

    I personally feel you find the most brillant person (who cares what they look like), who can communicate well with others, and coordinate even with their enamies to put into office. Of course we don’t have that.

    By the way O says we are going to be in bad shape, and it may even get worse for a long time. Well I thought all he had to do was wave his hand and the Sea would part! I wonder how that will go over with people four years from now, if we have not made substantial improvements in the jobless rates, etc. I also wonder if there is some sort of challenge with the country, or outside, and we fail to handle it, if that will make any sort of impact.

    I also wonder how large a fall out the already significant scandal from NM will have, and whether there will be others. I sure wish I could forcast the future. This large corporation must had made deals other places.

  106. djia,

    After reading both of the eye-opening articles you kindly posted for us…lol…I started humming the chorus part of ABBA’s “The King Has Lost his Crown.”

    “Disaster and disgrace
    The king has lost his crown
    Suddenly
    He’s clumsy like a clown
    The world is upside down
    The king has lost his crown”

  107. Morning all: wbboie I would add Dennis Miller to the gas bag trio of political knee breaking assasins at FOX.
    ——————————-
    ABM 90: agreed.

  108. Morning, everyone:
    Wow, have you all been busy overnight with research and deep thoughts. (Love you, too, ABM 90)
    Here’s a light-hearted piece I received this morning from a friend of mine who is overseas – it’s a little late, but still too good not to share. Have a good day, all.
    * * * * * *
    To the tune of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

    Get packin’, Rod Blagojevich
    The state’s in disarray
    The Tribune wants you unemployed
    At least by Christmas Day.
    The TV pundits want your head
    Could there be pay to play?
    Oh, tidings of comfort and joy
    Save Illinois!
    Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.

    Good riddance Rod Blagojevich
    Your Elvis look’s inane,
    The Senate’s mad, so’s Lisa’s dad.
    You drive us all insane.
    Our transit’s broke, the state’s a joke, The Tollway’s one big pain.
    Oh, tidings of comfort and joy
    Save Illinois!
    Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.

    Good luck old Rod Blagojevich
    The feds have quite a place.
    Fitzgerald’s poked his nose around
    And if he has a case,
    George Ryan’s moving stuff around
    Creating extra space.
    Oh, tidings of comfort and joy
    Save Illinois!
    Oh, tidings of comfort and joy

  109. By the way O says we are going to be in bad shape, and it may even get worse for a long time.
    ————————————
    That is not what he told the American People when they elected him. He told them he would bring hope, change and prosperity.

    Ignorant fools believed him and hung on his every word. He led them like lambs to the slaughter. Even now, as he broke virtually every promise he made to the hard left, they stay with him, make excuses and remain in a state of denials.

    When he tells us we wiill be in bad shape for along time to come we must remind him that that wasnt the deal he made with the America People. He is breaking his word and if we value our country and our mandate he must be held accountable.

    Those who believed him must have the courage to confront him. They must face the hard truth that the whole thing is nothing more than a game of bait and switch. The American People cannot trust Obama to do what is best for them.

    He is beginning to sound like Mr. Bait and Switch. An old thug tactic learned in Chicago from punks like Emile Jones, Reverend Wright and Father Feglar–who should be euthantized.

  110. I thought I had deleted the last paragraph. Just ignore it. I used the wrong word for Pheglar. He should have never been born. Annulment was the word I was looking for.

    It is a blight on that Archdiocese that he was not defrocked. If ever someone belonged before the Duke of Torquemada Grand Inquisitor of Seville it is that guy. His sermons are a hatefest.

    I am ashamed of Barack, Michelle and the rest of these thugs. I chafe at the idea that they are my countrymen. I fear that no good will come of their machinations.

  111. His Legacy of retribution and restitution is his goal for his supporters and it has worked well.Fear of the Race Card for the rest of the populance has sealed his success to become the Stealth President.The first in our history.His teleprompted readings are going to be abig pain in the neck for him and I predict a big pain in the a– for our country.Ramble on BO your
    credibility is sinking like the Titanic.Brother can you spare a dime before they are all gone?

  112. wbboei,

    He is like the “boy who cried wolf” and the “pied piper of Hamelin” rolled into one. The whole idea that he and his army will infest the White House with their brand of corruption is similar to the 10 plagues in the old testament. Obama is the 11th plague!

  113. Campbell Brown is a women who has used her sex to get where she is today.
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    She is a fellow traveller in the movement to hold back other women. An ardent defender of the worst form of patriarchy. And believe me she knows it.

  114. A little more on the confirmation hearing/Kerry: from Boston.com

    Kerry sets hearings on Clinton, Rice
    January 8, 2009

    Senator John F. Kerry announced yesterday that the Foreign Relations Committee will hold the confirmation hearing Tuesday for Hillary Clinton, President-elect Barack Obama’s pick for secretary of state.

    Clinton is expected to be confirmed without any serious opposition when the committee votes two days later, just before the confirmation hearing for Susan Rice, Obama’s selection for ambassador to the United Nations.

    Kerry reiterated that he supports both nominations, promising a “fair and expeditious confirmation process.”

    “My friend and colleague Hillary Clinton will bring her years of experience and acute intellect to her position as America’s top diplomat,” Kerry said in a statement. “Susan Rice’s expertise in foreign policy and commitment to strong alliances will be invaluable as she helps the president-elect restore America’s rightful role in the international arena.”

    Kerry’s office also announced that because of scheduled votes, he will not go on what was to be his first major overseas visit as chairman of the foreign relations panel – to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    They are near the top of the challenges facing the new administration.

  115. NewMexicoFan,

    Good analysis of Campbell Brown. I think that it’s important, too, that she agree with the Leftist media honchos on every issue and “legitimize” their misogyny by doing her own vicious character assassination of Hillary.

    Misogynists LOOOOVE holding up Campbell Brown of CNN and Maureen Dowd of the NYT to legitimize their own nasty biases.

  116. JANUARY 7, 2009, 10:42 P.M. ET Richardson’s Stumble on U.S. Stage Erodes Clout at Home Article
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    more in Politics »By STEPHANIE SIMON
    SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Bill Richardson is returning to work in a weakened political state.

    The New Mexico governor’s withdrawal as nominee for commerce secretary could embolden his opponents — not just Republicans, but also conservative Democrats intent on reining in state spending. And his return comes as New Mexico had already lost much of its voice in Washington.

    Just a few months ago, New Mexico was riding high, enjoying national stature as a battleground in the presidential race and reaping a windfall in revenue from energy-production taxes. But the state treasury has taken an enormous hit from the collapse of energy prices. This year’s $6 billion budget quickly developed a shortfall of nearly $500 million.

    Lawmakers had planned to deal with the crisis by working with Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, who was set to take over the state’s top job as soon as Mr. Richardson was confirmed as commerce secretary. Now, abruptly, Mr. Richardson is back. Sunday he withdrew from his nomination to the cabinet post, citing a federal investigation into whether his administration steered a financial-advisory contract to a corporation that had donated to the governor’s political committees. Mr. Richardson says he has done nothing wrong and expects to be cleared in the federal probe of CDR Financial Products.
    From WSJ:

    Associated Press

    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson takes questions from reporters Wednesday as scrutiny of his administration intensified.

    But even some of the governor’s legislative allies say he has lost face and clout, and can expect a bristly welcome.

    “We’re all surprised — here he is again,” said state Sen. Dede Feldman, a Democrat. “He has had his problems with the state senate in the past, and I don’t think that will improve.”

    Mr. Richardson, who declined requests for an interview, has made his mark on New Mexico by spending money — to improve roads, for example, and to build Spaceport America, meant to encourage tourist travel to the edge of space. With the legislature’s assent, he offered financial incentives to woo businesses and movie productions to the state.

    Now, his most urgent task will be cutting spending — which will inevitably involve paring some of his pet programs, several legislators said. “It’s not going to be a fun year for him,” said political analyst and blogger Heath Haussamen.

    Mr. Richardson has always been an aggressive, call-the-shots governor, and those close to him said they expect him to continue in that vein. But his stumble on the national stage could cost him politically.

    “It’s the wounded animal syndrome — predators may sense blood and circle him, nipping at his flanks,” said state Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, a Democrat.

    More broadly, New Mexico is left without much heft in Washington. The state’s six-term senator, Republican Pete Domenici, long a powerhouse on the budget committee, has retired. And all three of its House seats are occupied by freshmen.

    Advocates for New Mexico say their struggling state needs as much help as possible from President-elect Barack Obama’s stimulus plan — but they now fear being cut out for lack of clout. “We’re all definitely wondering what this means for New Mexico over the next couple years,” said Gabriel Sanchez, a political scientist at the University of New Mexico.

    The withdrawal of Mr. Richardson, a Mexican-American, also has deeply disappointed many Latinos. Even among a growing group of politically prominent Hispanics, Mr. Richardson stood out for his charisma, ambition and swashbuckling style on an international stage.

    “A lot of our community sees their hopes and dreams reflected in what Bill Richardson has been able to do,” said Janet Murguía, president of the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group. “We hold him out as a role model for our young people.”

    Two Latinos remain among Mr. Obama’s cabinet picks: Sen. Ken Salazar as interior secretary and Rep. Hilda Solis as labor secretary. Other Latinos likely to be influential in national politics over the next few years include New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez; New York Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez; Miami mayor Manuel Diaz; and the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

    People close to Mr. Richardson say he hopes to get a second chance to join the Obama administration. The question is whether any national comeback would be dramatic enough to restore Mr. Richardson’s political reputation.

    Meanwhile, scrutiny of Mr. Richardson’s administration and associates intensified Wednesday.

    William C. Sisneros, chief executive of the New Mexico Finance Authority, said in an interview that he had received calls from a senior member of the governor’s staff, asking him to talk to firms including CDR; a woman who worked for a longtime adviser to the governor also called repeatedly to set up a meeting with CDR.

    Neither effort prompted him to hire the firm, which was already doing business with the authority, Mr. Sisneros said. CDR made $1.48 million for its work, he said, which netted the authority $8.2 million.

  117. Notice how when Hillary and other women of character in politics stand up for what is right it is hardly ever a fair fight. On those rare occasions when it is one on one–like the debates Hillary always wins–as in the debates. In order to beat women like Hillary the defenders of patriachy and racists like Barack have no choice but to cheat. And cheat they do to a fare thee well/

  118. Misogynists LOOOOVE holding up Campbell Brown of CNN and Maureen Dowd of the NYT to legitimize their own nasty biases
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    Give me a soldier who will fire on his own people. — a description of Franco.

  119. It would be kind of ironic if the Judas endorsement we so wanted for HRC, and were appalled at his betrayal of HRC in giving it to O, might just destroy this whole fantasy.

    I might even have to eventually be graterful for his NOT endorsing HRC.

  120. Jan H posted a quote from a NM paper

    “We’re all surprised — here he is again,” said state Sen. Dede Feldman, a Democrat. “He has had his problems with the state senate in the past, and I don’t think that will improve.”

    This women is my Senator. What a turn coat. This is the Senator that sent me an email stating she was endorsing O because of CK, Oprah, and Marie S. thought O was God. So what has changed, as I suspect she really endorsed because of Richardson.

    Look at the Mice eating their own and running.

  121. I might even have to eventually be graterful for his NOT endorsing HRC
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    Yes. The Messiah has lost his virginity. Of course there are alot of people in Chicago who knew him before he was a virgin.

  122. NMF,

    I think Richardson is soon going to find out who his “true friends” are and who the “hanger-ons” were for what they could get from him. Considering that he did the same, only with higher stakes involved, I don’t feel sorry for him.

  123. Loving this article

    Roland Burris: Not a Virgin in A Chicago Whorehouse

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2160983/posts

    Burris has gone on to receive over $1 million in no-bid, low-effort “consulting” contracts from Illinois State agencies under the Governor’s control as well as a $5000/month “retainer” from Loop Capital, headed by BHO homie Jim Reynolds.

    …This is not Burris’s first involvement with allegedly corrupt unions. While serving as attny. gen. in 1994, Burris was a character witness for Robert T. Simpson Jr., frmr. pres. of Intl. Bhd. of Teamsters (IBT) Local 743. In spite of that testimony, the fed. Independent Rev. Bd. (IRB) ruled that Simpson had allowed Donald Peters to continue his influence of the Chicago local after Peters had agreed to have nothing to do with the union. Peters was named as a defendant in the 1988 fed. racketeering lawsuit against the IBT.

    FROM: http://illinoisissuesblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/burris-contracts-to-contributors.html

    Monday, January 05, 2009 Burris’ contracts to contributors By Dana Heupel During Roland Burris’ first full fiscal year as Illinois attorney general, more than half of the money his office awarded for outside legal work went to campaign contributors, according to a book published by Illinois Issues magazine and the Springfield State Journal-Register.

    In FY 1992, Burris’ office issued roughly $4 million in outside legal contracts to individuals and law firms, according to the book, Illinois For Sale, which was published in 1997. More than $2.25 million of that amount went to contributors to Burris’ campaign or to the main Democratic fundraising committee. None of the outside legal contracts were required to be put out for bids by competing law firms. Burris’ office was allowed to award the contracts without consideration over whether the state received the best price for the legal work. At the time, Burris’ office denied they were “pay to play” contracts.

    Looks like just another everyday Chicago player, watch this fall to pieces……….

  124. Burris Donated Thousands to Blagojevich; Won Contracts

    http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/roland_burris_donations/2008/12/30/166509.html

    Roland Burris, the former Illinois Attorney General named by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill the U. S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama, is a lobbyist who has contributed over $15,000 to the governor’s campaign while also receiving contracts from the state of Illinois.

    The Friends of Blagojevich campaign organization Burris donated to is the entity federal prosecutors bugged for evidence that Blagojevich was putting Obama’s seat up for sale to the highest bidder. Transcripts from FBI listening devices and wiretaps suggest the governor repeatedly tried to leverage influence in return for contributions to his campaign committee.

    Good government proponents voiced sharp criticism of the Burris appointment to Newsmax on Tuesday. Even though Burris has not been connected to any wrongdoing, they say the appointment could further exacerbate the state’s “pay-to-play” image of political corruption, given Burris’ status as both a Blagojevich donor and a state contractor.

    According to Illinois State Board of Elections records, Burris’ donations to Friends of Blagojevich include:

    ……………………….go read the whole thing

  125. JanH

    As they are locally now saying, Judas played the political game in NM at a very high and risky level, one which we had never seen before.

    When you gamble high, you win or lose BIG.

    I think the Dims here are in a state of shock. They knew what was going on, but he was the teflon Gov, much like O, and they were afraid to go against him. They took all of the Senate Seats for the Dims and I think at least two of the three Rep Seats (I am not sure what went on down south). They have not had this big a stick in forever, and they had a Judas who seemed could do what ever he wanted, headed toward the WH. Now he has fallen into a dark hole, and they are busy say, how do we play this game without a big stick, and Richardson WHO. I really did not endose him.

    I look forward to going to some of these community meetings, and asking these people, as they run for office, now who did you endorse in the Primary and Presidential campaign?

  126. JanH

    I hope that HRC stays very quiet, and that Carvel says, I guess Judas’s coat was a little dirty.

  127. In defense of NM

    Richardson was a Carpet bagger here. He was born in LA (a quick trip by his mother), raised in Mexico, went to advanced school in the NE, then came to NM to get a Rep seat, then worked for the Clintons, came back to be Governor, he was re-election at a higher % then any other governor has EVER, seemed headed toward the WH at a very high level. FREE FALL

    Maybe he should try going some place else. HRC won this state and in the Dim party here they actaully ran those people into the ground. However, they are not dead. They are also trying to do a number on the LTG Diane Denish, a strong HRC supporter. The LTG has, however, earned the undying respect of the HRC supporters. There just might be a backlash when we elect the Gov again.

    Tell me, why would they be running a grand jury investigation, if there was not some smoke there. The old saying goes, where there is smoke, there is fire. Also as pointed out on this blog, there are visible records that this man in a sneaky way gave much more to O than the $2,300 stated by law. So when do they start looking at Os campaign contributions in detail? and yes that should include MOs huge salary increase for a job that in other organizations or like organizations do not command such a salary. I know the Hosptials in this state are not paying anywhere near that.

    If they can prove that $23K or whatever that amount was that this corporation gave to the DNC, that it was designated to O, could they not take action against the Dims?

  128. The Congerssional Pages will son enter a dual session with four boxes of state electoral vote results and affirm that BO is the newly elected CIC by the DNC not we the people.Will they also produce a valid birth certificate to verify that he was either born in HI or Kenya? SCOTUS give this country an answer and soon.

  129. NewMexicoFan Says:

    January 8th, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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    Well said!

  130. By the way, O says we are going to be in bad shape, and it may even get worse for a long time. Well I thought all he had to do was wave his hand and the sea would part!

    lol.

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