Zogby blows

 Posted by at 22:14  Election 2008, Politics
Nov 262007

The right wing blogosphere is all atwitter about this Reuters report…

New poll shows Clinton trails top 2008 Republicans

hillary_clinton.jpgWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton trails five top Republican presidential contenders in general election match-ups, a drop in support from this summer, according to a poll released on Monday.

Clinton’s top Democratic rivals, Barack Obama and John Edwards, still lead Republicans in hypothetical match-ups ahead of the November 4, 2008, presidential election, the survey by Zogby Interactive showed.

Clinton, a New York senator who has been at the top of the Democratic pack in national polls in the 2008 race, trails Republican candidates Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Mike Huckabee by three to five percentage points in the direct matches.

I haven’t had a lot of faith in any Zogby poll since this one on November 2, 2004.

As I said in the post previous to this, I am capable of holding a grudge for a long, long time.

Zogby blows. But then, so does the right wing blogosphere. They complement one another quite well.

The Illicit Photo-op

 Posted by at 18:26  Politics
Nov 262007

Al Gore visited the Oval Office today. You can read all about it here. This photograph is from that visit…

Al Gore and George W. Bush in the Oval Office

When I looked at that photo for the first time, just two words came to mind: elected and appointed. Yes, I am capable of holding a grudge for a long, long time… particularly when that grudge is a legitimate one.

This photograph would never have been taken had the man who actually won the election in November, 2000 taken office in January, 2001. What possible reason would George W. Bush ever have had to visit President Gore in the White House? He would have had none. Had his father’s friends on the Supreme Court not appointed him to the presidency, George W. would have faded into oblivion where he belongs and we most likely would never had heard from or about him again.

And what a gloriously different world we would all be living in today.

P.S. Lest you feel inclined to accuse me of being a “hater” for posting the above, let me tell you about a post I read on a right wing blog today. The actual heading on said post was “Half-Blackie Slaps Down She-Devil.” No, I’ll not dignify it with a link, but I’ll post a screen capture of it below this paragraph. Click on the thumbnail. The author was referring to this story. It isn’t too difficult to discern who the “Half-Blackie” and the “She-Devil” are. Now that is hatred.

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Lott goes for the money

 Posted by at 11:35  Politics
Nov 262007

Another Republican Senator has chosen between service to country and money… and chose the money.

Sources: Lott to resign by end of year

lott.jpgWASHINGTON (CNN) — Sen. Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, intends to resign by the end of the year and join the private sector, sources tell CNN.

Lott, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, is expected to make the announcement Monday in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

A senior Republican source close to Lott said one reason for the decision is the new lobbying restrictions on former lawmakers.

A law kicks in on January 1 that forbids lawmakers from lobbying for two years after leaving office. Those who leave by the end of 2007 are covered by the previous law, which demands a wait of only one year.

Lott, the Republican whip, was elected last year to a fourth term in the Senate. His term lasts until 2012…

Lott, 66, served as Senate majority leader when Republicans controlled that body but was pushed out of the leadership post after he told a 2002 birthday gathering for former Sen. Strom Thurmond that the country would have avoided “all these problems” if Thurmond’s 1948 segregationist presidential bid had succeeded.

In this particular case, no great loss.