Wednesday, July 18, 2012

If At First You Don't Secede

James Lynch reports that Some Dude Ryan Flood is a possible replacement candidate for united States Senator Randi-Kay: Shannon in Denate District 34.

In case you missed it, here's my appearance following Shannon on Ed Fallon's show yesterday. I start about 31 minutes in, but in order to get the context you really should listen to Shannon and her mentor first. (Start about 10 minutes in to avoid some tech difficulties.)

So Flood is probably a less crazy contender... but that still doesn't help much in Republican prospects for taking control of the Iowa Senate. TheIowaRepublican's Craig Robinson reports that Jerry Behn is no Mike Gronstal in the fundraising department. (Those reports are due tomorrow, and I'll be digging into them as part of the prep for District Of The Day III...)

What else I got here... Charles Pierce skirts dangerously close to Godwin's Law territory with his assessment of centrist group No Labels:
What No Labels has demonstrated here is a sweet tooth for efficient, gentle authoritarianism. There is not much daylight between "making things work" and "making the trains run on time."
You know who else had a strong executive?

And in a middle finger salute to the "public health" types who pushed 21 Bars on us, UI keeps its ranking as Number Four Party School! Kick it:

We miss you, MCA... and you too, Doctor Gonzo on what would have been Hunter Thompson's 75th birthday. Celebrate by reading excerpts from the Greatest Book Ever, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72 (Birthday wishess to President Mandela, too; he's 94 today.)

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