Thursday, July 31, 2003

Kidman wins libel suit over affair rumours

See, I told you she was saving herself for me...
I didn't know there was a back road to the airport."

"The 11 Democratic senators from Texas had known for weeks that the moment might come when they would have to flee Austin to try to thwart a congressional redistricting bill. But as events developed quickly at the state Capitol in Austin on Monday, a decision to leave had to be made immediately and the senators were forced to board a pair of private jets for Albuquerque with literally little more than the clothes on their backs..."

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

My nightmare is not yet over

"Former Vice-President Al Gore is coming under pressure from political supporters and friends to jump into the 2004 presidential campaign... a former Democratic National Committee official close to Gore told The Hill he believes the former vice president may enter the Democratic primary this fall..."


Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Killer Ds II: I knew I shoulda took that left toin at Albuquerque

"Democratic state lawmakers have again fled Texas to confound GOP efforts to redraw boundaries in order to guarantee a Republican majority in the state's U.S. House delegation. This time, however, the action — or lack thereof — is on the Senate side, where 11 Democrats boarded two private planes and flew to Albuquerque, N.M., on Monday afternoon..."

Monday, July 21, 2003

Deans-berry and Iowa

Yeah, I got one of the letters...
Local power brokers always ahead in the primaries

Life in caucusland: multiple mentions of hometown folks in national political articles...

"..the backing of a respected local person can be more effective than any ad. Endorsements don't guarantee victories — but they can give a candidate credibility. They are especially powerful when the person making the endorsement has sway with a network of potential voters.

Like, say, Sarah Swisher..."

And here's another one:

Joe Bolkcom, a state senator in Iowa, where Democrats will cast the first votes in January, said, “I want to win. Dean’s electability will be a significant part of my decision” on supporting him

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Signs Point to a Rocky Path for Lieberman

Good news here:

"A staff shake-up and slap from the NAACP this week are just the latest signs of the problems facing presidential hopeful Joe Lieberman, whose strategy for winning the nomination faces deep skepticism from many fellow Democrats..."

Monday, July 14, 2003

Don't be another George McGovern?

I wish we had another McGovern... Wise words today from the South Dakotan himself, the best president we never had.

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Among Democrats, The Energy Seems To Be on the Left

innnnteresting article:

"Whether the invigorated left is a good or bad thing depends, for many Democratic leaders, on how recent history is interpreted. Indeed, the issue can be boiled down to a single question: What actually happened in the 2000 presidential election?"

Don't get me started...

TX: Senate rejects House redistricting map, will draw its own map


"It's a silly map. I can't support that," said Sen. Kip Averitt, R-Waco, whose home county of McLennan is divided into two congressional districts in the House plan. "I can't support splitting my county."

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Monday, July 07, 2003

The man who was a Beatle

"To this day, Pete Best has no idea why he was forced out of the Beatles..."

Didn't he do a solo album called "Best of the Beatles"?