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Archive for May, 2008

DNC Rules Committee Cuts Florida & Michigan A Break, Dooms Hillary

by @ Saturday, May 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics

Under previously determined rules that all parties had agreed to, the delegations of Florida and Michigan were supposed to have been denied any vote at all at August’s Democratic National Convention due to their state’s refusal to comply with DNC scheduling rules. Today, the Rules and Bylaws Commitee cut them a break and pretty much […]

Live-Blogging The RPV Convention

Jason Kenney is live-blogging the Republican Party of Virginia Convention over at Virginia Virtucon. The big race to be decided today, of course, is the Senate race between Jim Gilmore and Bob Marshall, but party also has to decide on the race between John Hager and Jeff Frederick for RPV Chairman. Looks like they’re having […]

Florida Compromise Reached, Hillary Nets 19 Pledged Delegates

by @ Saturday, May 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics

It looks like the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee has gotten half it’s job done: Jon Ausman, the puckish and bemused Florida DNC member who’s trying to get the Florida delegation seated, is bringing the house down with his challenge — to the extent that any presentation before Rules and Bylaws can bring the house […]

In Other News, Barack Obama Won’t Be Singing Kumbaya With Hillary

by @ Saturday, May 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Ron Paul

Ron Paul, officially for the first time that I’m aware, says that he won’t endorse John McCain: BRANSON — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, who continues to be a thorn in the side of his party and presumptive nominee John McCain, said Friday night that he won’t endorse McCain or campaign for him. “I can’t […]

The Campaign May Be Over, But The Bad Amateur Videos Continue

by @ Saturday, May 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Hillary Clinton, Politics

When the time comes to write the campaign postmortem for the Hillary Clinton campaign, I’ve got to think that the video below will rank right up there as one the main reasons this campaign was doomed from the start: As will this one and this one. I mean, seriously, do we really want a President […]

Barr/Root `08 On Fox Business Channel

by @ Saturday, May 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Bob Barr, Politics

Bob Barr and Wayne Allyn Root appeared together this week on Fox Business Channel:

Our Supposed Allies In The Middle East

by @ Saturday, May 31st, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Islam, Middle East, Religion, Saudi Arabia

If someone can please tell me the difference between the mullahs in Iran and the mullahs in Saudi Arabia, I’d appreciate it: (New York, May 13, 2008) – Courts in Jeddah should dismiss cases against a Saudi web critic and a Turkish barber charged with “insulting” Islam, an unequivocal violation of freedom of expression protected […]

Bill Clinton Has An Enemies List ?

by @ Saturday, May 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics

Yet another reason why the Clintons don’t belong within 100 miles of the White House: With Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on the verge of defeat, Bill Clinton has been placing blame on enemies including a brazenly biased media that tried to suppress blue-collar votes, a powerful anti-war group that endorsed rival Barack Obama and weak-willed […]

Facebook In The Real World

by @ Saturday, May 31st, 2008. Filed under Humor

What happens when social networking moves beyond the computer screen:

What Are The Superdelegates Waiting For ?

by @ Saturday, May 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics

As of today, there are 190 undecided superdelegates. They could, on their own, decide the Democratic nomination. So, what are they waiting for ? A resolution of Michigan and Florida ? The end of the primaries ? Well, according to one Washington Post reporter, they’re basically just waiting for Hillary to give up already: Washington: […]

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