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Ted Stevens Indicted

Posted by Ryan on July 29, 2008

Former Senate Pro-Temp Alaska Senator Ted Stevens (R) was indicted today on seven counts of making false statements about gifts he received from an oil contractor seeking Washington’s help.  It’s evident that from 1999-2006 Stevens was making false statements about this relationship.  The issue is not bribery, however, just an 84 year old forgetting about gifts leading to about $250,000 worth of work done to his own house. 

Since Stevens is a Republican, the mere indictment is probably enough to put pressure on Stevens to resign.  Some already believe he should resign.  Two issues help the Dems here: he’s a long-serving Republican indicted during an election year, plus the alleged beneficiary of this relationship was an evil Alaskan oil services firm, VECO and its founder Bill Allen, which will play into the Dems anti-Big Oil/Alaska drilling mantra this year.

At least Alaska has a Republican Governor.  If Stevens doesn’t politically survive this, Governor Sarah Palin can always appoint another Republican to the seat without risking an election or recall in this uncertain election cycle.  Nonetheless, term limits, anyone?

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Too Soon for McCain’s Veep Pick?

Posted by Ryan on July 23, 2008

Word leaked out the other day from Robert Novak, that McCain may make public his selection for his Vice Presidential candidate this week. 

I believe this would be a bad idea if McCain goes through with it:  he wants to make a choice which counters Obama’s pick to ensure the strongest Republican ticket; with Obama overseas and the Olympics in less than two weeks, the story would get completely buried when it is designed to boost McCain; and waiting to select McCain’s Veep a day after Obama makes his choice would strategically stymie the “bounce” Obama would historically get from choosing his own Veep — we all know that Obama cannot sustain a bounce and is a very bad closer.

Some names that have been thrown around range from Mitt Romney, Tom Ridge, Jim Pawlenty, Bobby Jindal (no dice on that one), to Joe Lieberman.  There are others, but I think once we know the Democrat ticket, then a better choice can be made by McCain to counter that ticket.  In my opinion, it’s simply too early for McCain to announce his selection!

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New Poll: The Democrat Congress Sucks More Than Ever

Posted by Ryan on July 8, 2008

For the first time in the history of scientific polling, Congress, which happens to be controlled at present by Democrats, has reached a new all-time low of a 9% positive approval rating in the latest Rasmussen poll!  Splitting it up, that’s 2% excellent and 7% good, 36% fair, and 52% poor. 

Yet, for some reason on a generic ballot question, the Dems are still beating the Republicans by over 10 points!  So even though likely voters loathe Congress’ inaction in dealing with gas prices and the war, they still seem to like Republicans less in their generic sentiment. 

I wonder if some in the voting public believes that Bush and the Congress are both Republican-dominated?  If so, Congress would at least be at 32%, right?  Though this election is going to be tough, polls like this indicate an opening for Republicans this Fall.

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Obama Disses Trinity United Church

Posted by Ryan on May 31, 2008

OK, so there’s this bus that Obama has.  He occasionally throws his Pastor, old friends, and grandmother under it.  This time, he’s announced that he’s altogether leaving the Trinity United Church after sitting in the pews for 20 years… except for the time he got married there and had his kids baptized there as well!  It’s getting in the way of his political career so it has to go.

I think back to just March 18 of this year when Obama said in a well-received speech on religion:

“I can no more disown [Reverend Wright] than I can disown the black community.”

March was, like, ancient history to a Democrat, however. 

If his religious foundations, principles, and longtime friends can be tossed away so quickly, what will he do as President if things get uncomfortable there?  This further makes Obama look like a typical heartlessly shrewd politician willing to toss people away when things get uncomfortable, not a man who’s trying to be above the fray.

AP photo.

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Governor David Paterson (D-NY)

Posted by Ryan on March 18, 2008

Again, another high-profile Democrat politician whose potentially clean slate was soiled when New York Governor David Paterson became a bona fide self-professed member of the cheater’s club.  Paterson’s “ick” factor, of course, only increased when “Governor”, “Days Inn“, and “many affairs” enter into the conversation.

AP photo.

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Eliot Spitzer Resigns

Posted by Ryan on March 12, 2008

Finally!  After mulling it over for a few days, facing impeachment charges by the brave Republicans in the NY State Legislature, and realizing two days after everyone else that his political career in New York is over, Client #9 Eliot Spitzer resigned his office today, effective Monday to accommodate a smooth transition.

Good. 

Spitzer broke the law, demeaned his wife and the office, and should be completely ashamed of himself.  Then they should haul him into court, drag him over the coals and throw the book at ’em!  So, I’m pleased about today’s development. 

But what I wasn’t pleased about was seeing Spitzer’s poor wife Silda by his side again.  For once, I’d like to see an embarrassed, hurt, and degraded First Lady behind another mic outside away from her scumbag husband, calling him an SOB, and expressing her wishes to immediately file for divorce.  Had She Who Must Not Be Named done that in 1998 I would actually respect the woman.  Mrs. McGreevey was so shocked about her husband’s gay love-affair that I could understand her lethargic stares, but Silda Spitzer needs to step away from that sleazy whore-monger and treat him the way Type-A a**holes ought to be treated: publicly embarrass him, belittle him, and get your pride back, girl!  If for no one else, do it for your daughters who are watching how you behave when a man steps all over you in public.   

Malkin pic with full coverage of this event.

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