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December 31, 2007

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sbw

I think I just wished for the impossible.

GMax

BTW Rasmussen notes today that the gap between poepole who call themselves Republicans and Democrats has narrowed substantially. At its height, it was about 6% and is down to 2%.

Just think, when all those folks who have not heard about the War going well in Iraq, finally get the word!

Anyway, that means that Harry Reid does not like Chuckie Schumer's "astounding numbers" any more.

clarice

omninominism is an interesting proposition. In a similar vein Darleen at Protein Wisdom posted a piece a couple of days ago to the effect that the more laws there are passed governing b3ehaviors, the more prople ignore basic morality--if it's not against the law thinking or because their sense of morality becomes so atrophied.

SunnyDay

Someone asked about internet providers in Iraq - try tigrisnet.net

I watched and checked out IP addies of folks using my site from Baghdad who did not appear to be using DoD networks or US contractor's computer networks.

kim

Kenya hear the whistle blowing; Nairobi now burns.
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clarice

Isn't that awful, Kim? At one time the former British colonies, especially Kenya and Rhodesia were considered the bright spots of Africa.

kim

Kenya was one of Balfour's suggestions for a homeland to settle the 'problem'.
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GMax

Sorry but Balfour is an unknown for me. What "problem" are we referring to?

Kenya seems to be a revolt against what is shaping up as a stolen election. It may be messy for the electorate to reclaim or redress, but may be their only alternative.

The Parliament is controlled by one of the smaller tribes BTW, so its not a far stretch to believe the international election observers reports of massive fraud in favor the head of the largest tribe.

sbw

Balfour was involved with the Palestine declaration and, I believe, also with the Iraq boundaries. Both planted the seeds of future unrest.

SunnyDay

Did you hear Fred on FNC just now? BWAHAHAHAHA!!! I love this man!

contrasting his schedule over New Years (he stayed home), with Edwards' 36 hour thingy - Fred said "there are more important differences between me and John Edwards than our schedules that we can talk about."

Lots more of the same. I'm sure it will be online soon, it was just too darn good not to spread around.

kim

That tribe is dominant, G, but in the minority.

It's all the dam joos fault, anyway.
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clarice

He insists that the office and the pursuit of it be given the respect it deserves, doesn't he? While the MSM is playing for the thumb sucking muddle, he's reaching out to the rational adults.

kim

Interesting article in the WaJo today about watershed '08. The first graphic shows the public's contentness with the direction of America rising in the 90's with the bubble economy and encroaching danger from radical Islam. It showed the contentedness dropping all this century(well, there is an aberrancy at 9/11), while the battle over the Enlightenment has been joined with radical Islam, and the greatest expansion of the global economy ever, has occurred.

This disjunct between fact and perception cannot be just because of the contrast in communication skills between Clinton and Bush. I blame the media. Oh, boy, are they gonna get what they deserve.
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kim

What I find remarkable about Thompson is that it appears he is attuned to the new media. He is right about Libby, he is ostentatiously right about global warming. Obviously, he's got good sources.
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Rick Ballard

"the more prople ignore basic morality"

There is no basic morality. You may ask any of the cretins who follow the true path of Reason as established during the Endarkenment, they'll be happy to explain that isolation and anomy are man's "natural" state and they'll give you all the scientistic rationales that you could ever hope to see in support of their contentions.

Be careful about arguing with them - they'll beat you about the head and shoulders with their hoary Freudian cliches and mythos for days without ever considering from whence the concept of "pysche" arose.

On a much cheerier note - Rick Moran draws our attention to a Rasmussen poll showing that surge has followed surge.

Rasmussen credits Republican obstinance on the amnesty bill as well as success in Iraq as the prime movers of sentiment. I really think he should give some credit to the sheer blundering incompetence of the Copperheads; Reid, Pelosi and Schumer.

kim

It's not so much that he is attuned but that he trusts it. It's as if he expects the truth to set us free or at least to elect him President. There is not much in his past to suggest that he is a hopeless optimist.
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GMax

Kim I believe you are being facetious, but I want to point out for others that there is no significant concentration of Jews in Kenya. Kenya is a Christian country, and has about 10% of its population as Muslims, mostly concentrated along its Somalia border.

Yes the Kikuru are only about 22% of the population. But the head of Parliament and the guy defying the current President is a Luo, which has only about 13% of the population for that tribe.

The Kenyans are noted as being the best long distance runners in the world. Most years, the NYC and Boston Marathons are dominated by Kenyans.

cathyf
Rick and Soylent: "omninomianism"
Stop that -- you know it'll make you go blind! And before that, hair will grow on the palms of your hands...
Ann

SunnyDay,

I saw Fred on Fox and loved every minute of it.

Also, Rush is back today and is giving Huckaboo a beating.

clarice

GMax is not being facetious. For a while, when the European geniuses who divided up the Ottoman Empire along pretty lines they thought one way to resolve the "Jewish problem" was to establish a home for the Jews in Africa..

Instead the Jews chose to buy land in the hood and you can see where that got them and us.

kim

Often, G, the fun I'm having gets in the way of communication. Jes' foolin'.
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clarice

*GMax,KIM is not****

clarice

British Uganda was under consideration. So were Iraq, Texas and Alaska.

GMax

Yes Rick, its one thing to complain about the actions and policies of others but quite another to put your own on display. When the Democrats incompetence, rabid socialism and just general out of touch with the mainstream got a full airing, the people have reacted.

Moran seems rather restrained. Remember the independents dont like ideologues and the Republicans right now have much more candidates that can claim so centrist views and ability to act in a bipartisan fashion. I would say that the Presidency is the Republicans to lose at this point, and the House is within their reach with some effort. The Senate has the anomaly of more R seats up than D seats this season, making the math for a recapture difficult. Perhaps not impossible but quite difficult.

Buck up. If we could just get some folks that understand a consistent message, we could be back in the game.

Ann

From NRO The Campaign Spot:

Rush, Speculating on a Sinister MSM Plot
Rush Limbaugh thinks that the mainstream media is trying to build up Mike Huckabee, so that he gets the nomination, so they can later turn on him with a vengeance, giving the Democrat a massive win in the general election. The aim, he speculates, is to "destroy the Christian Right once and for all."

"Now they're promoting McCain," he concluded, just before the break.

UPDATE: How do you know this presidential race is huge? Rush just said he canceled two commitments to appear at golf tournaments in the coming weeks.

GMax

Well I went quickly to Wiki ( a terrible reference but handy ) and read some about Lord Balfour.

The random thought occurred to me that the model our current State Department seems to follow is that of early 20th century Britain. Despite the fact that the crumbling days of the Empire have been shown by history to have been accelerated by the actions of their diplomats. Sheesh

kim

Ron Paul alienates the libertarians from the Republicans, Huckabee provokes the center into fleeing the plague of principles, Hillary outhowls Gore in religious ferocity, and Congress impeaches Bush, ex post facto. Oh, wait, that's MSMworld. We've got talk radio, the blogosphere and an electorate capable of sentiousness.
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Rick Ballard

"Buck up."

I've never considered a recapture of the Senate and House beyond possibility.

Returning to nomos for a moment - Rich got me thinking about it the other day in relationship to Bush I's loss in '92 (read my lips) and the success of the Abramoff strategy in '06 (nearly every Congressman tainted was defeated). From a simplistic POV it would appear that Republicans do share mores and a common nomos that punish transgression rather emphatically, hence the strong resistance to amnesty. I don't know whether that will hold going forward but it does not augur well for McCain and will make Huckabee the easiest of targets imaginable (Jim Bakker's ascent and descent spring to mind for some reason).

Romney, Thompson and Giuliani are the most able to keep the ball in the fairway and I consider Thompson to have the easiest path to the Oval Office.

Cathyf,

Do you know of any way to increase display font size beyond 'Largest'?

GMax

Interesting then is it Nomos or NOMAS that will control this election. Given the public's disgust with the Democrats in Congress and the fact the Bush is not on the ballot, I place my chips on NOMAS!

Did anyone else read the pablum offered up by Seib at the Wall Street Journal this morning. He has the thought processing ability of an Idaho grape. Plus he thinks 2008 will be the death knell of Conservatives, but fails to consider that his own charts document the longterm strong trends away from Democrats who once had 50% of registrations. It is a baffling article that seems to border on a parody of the mainstream take on most things political.

Patrick Tyson

Rick—

In my opinion, at this point Romney will be the easiest and McCain the most difficult of the Republican contenders in double digits for the Democrats to defeat in November.

I was surprised Rasmussen didn't wonder if the big change in presidential candidate poll numbers on the Republican side didn't fuel and feed upon the big move in voter identification over the past month. The Republicans race has certainly been more interesting lately. It probably won't take very long to find out if that's what it is.

GMax

I should give Seib some credit, upon rereading I find a tidbit that is more of a chestnut that he recognizes. Commit this one to memory and pull it out of the inner recesses at times when the pundits seem to babble in this now upon us Silly Season.

Until the end, many Democrats and pundits thought Reagan too conservative for the country that was about to elect him in a landslide.

clarice

The press which was so kind to McCain when he could be a reliably maverick Rep, will not give him that coast should he ge t the nomination. You can bet on tha t.

Other Tom

I'm beginning to acknowledge to myself that my principal goal in the 2008 presidential election campaign may be even more a defeat of Hillary Clinton than the election of a Republican.

Just think--not only did the Lewd Varlet never win a majority of the vote, his VP was rejected by the electorate. If his wife now goes down in flames, perhaps we can once and for all rid the earth of this horrid pair's shadow.

Try to imagine a world in which Bubba finally shuts up.

clarice

He'll never shut up. I'd settle for a world where no one listens to him, OT.

Rick Ballard

Patrick,

If it weren't for the success of the Swift Boat Vets campaign, I would agree. MCain engendered a depth of bitterness among some of his fellow prisoners that was further inflamed by his cavalier treatment of MIA families. They will make their feelings known and this time the "media" will lift all trumpets and blow with all their might rather than attack the messengers. His embrace of the amnesty bill coupled with the Gang of Seven antics are other factors which make him (IMO) a fairly easy target.

That and his propensity to skip meds from time to time.

Jane

I'm beginning to acknowledge to myself that my principal goal in the 2008 presidential election campaign may be even more a defeat of Hillary Clinton than the election of a Republican.

There is a teeny tiny itty bitty part of me that wants to do to her what the democrats have done to Bush. But I fight against that evil on a daily basis.

MayBee

There is a teeny tiny itty bitty part of me that wants to do to her what the democrats have done to Bush. But I fight against that evil on a daily basis.

Yeah, I fight against it because the Dems think they are just doing to Bush what the Reps did to Clinton. And of course, to Gore because Bush stole the elections.
It really is a merry-go-round I'd like to get off.

clarice

You gals aren't members of the tu quoque club? My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father.Prepare to die.

Other Tom

You're right, Clarice, he'll never shut up as long as he can draw a breath. But if his "legacy" is shaped by the rejection of his VP and his wife, at some point he's going to become widely understood as a clown. And when we get to that point, the more he talks the better.

MayBee

Heh.

Speaking of killing your father....http://www.slate.com/id/2181099/>this from Tim Noah on his "Pinky" is hilarious.

Jane

It's a very bad club - one I vowed to never join. But it's been a long 7 years, and the urge is hard to fight.

GMax

Book this one. The Republican candidate will likely not be known before the 2nd or third round of voting at the Convention. Too many candidates all pulling close to 20% each. And not enough States are winner take all, plus several candidates have strong regional or just a State's support. We will likely have delegates who must vote for a candidate and only once its clear that their candidate is never going to be the nominee, will they start switching to a candidate they think can win.

Who is that candidate? It may depend on how ugly the campaigning gets, as some will harbor grudges against certain candidates for what they pointed out about their first choice.

cathyf
Do you know of any way to increase display font size beyond 'Largest'?
Use Opera!

Seriously -- what browser are you using? When using IE 6 I could never figure out how to get the font to be appreciably bigger, which is one of the many reasons that I moved on to other browsers. (Well, that and the worry that the Russian mafia had hacked into microsoft's activity-logging trojan horse and we're using it to steal passwords.)

Ann

Mark Steyn recommends this column on Bhutto:

All-time champion Benazir Bhutto column [Mark Steyn]

Sara

Things that make you say "hmmmmm."

Iraq’s and Venezuela’s populations are roughly comparable: 27.5 million versus 27.7 million. In the last three months, there have been 1498 civilian fatalities in Iraq. During this same time, roughly 3000 Venezuelans have been murdered.

Venezuelan Politics blog pointed out that an average 33 Venezuelans were murdered each day last year, which comes to 1000 murders per month.

Link

clarice

Plus the stock market and value of currency in one country is going up and the other plunging. Guess which is which? Maybe Cindy Sheehan should fly to Caracas again and tie herself to an oil well.

Patrick R. Sullivan

Even Joe Biden sees through Hillarity:

Democrat Joe Biden suggested Tuesday that presidential rival Hillary Clinton doesn't adequately understand recent events in Pakistan.

The Delaware senator was responding to news that Clinton suggested in two recent interviews that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is up for reelection this month.

Musharraf was actually reelected in October, and the upcoming Pakistani elections are parliamentary, not presidential.

"We have a number of candidates who are well-intentioned but don't understand Pakistan," Biden said at a campaign event Tuesday. "One of the leading candidates — God love her."

Sara

Now this is funny. It doesn't have the approved by Romney at the end, but Allah at Hot Air says he got it from Mitt's web guy.

Romney">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oWuCQ7g8m8">Romney endorses Chuck Norris

Ralph L

I was reading this article about Romney in the NYT. It says his father was born in Mexico, which would make him ineligible for the Presidency, but he ran anyway in 1968. What gives? Doesn't anyone check?

Sara

That Chicago attorney who keyed the Marine's car days before he was due to redeploy to Iraq and whose snide remarks and actions have generated a massive outpouring on the blogs thanks to Blackfive, has been in trouble before:

It's not as if Grodner has never been in trouble before:

In addition to being disciplined for being involved in a scheme to forging documents, it has been reported to CLR that attorney Jay Robert Grodner has since then engaged in a conflict of interest with his clients, has abandoned his clients, has engaged in false billing, has engaged in a fraud upon his clients, provided ineffective assistance of counsel, and has engaged in a "fraud upon the court".
Is it not also fraud when attorney Jay Grodner does not inform his clients, or clients to be, of his previous discipline?

More at link

clarice

The Constitution requires that one be a US citizen and he was based upon his parents' citizenship..

Patrick Tyson

Rick—

Another day on what might and what might not work against this or that candidate since voting hasn't as yet begun and there's some chance that many of them will be making speeches concerning their new plan for the future sometime in the next week. I wish I'd been in Iowa (and at the University in Ames in particular) since Thanksgiving.

Best.

Sara

RalphL: His parents were American citizens.

Ralph L

I thought the Constitution says you have to be born in the US or its territories (McCain was born in the Canal Zone). They put that in to make Hamilton ineligible, supposedly. I don't remember anything about parents' citizenships.

Ralph L

Wiki says the definition of natural born citizen is still uncertain. Hamilton obviously didn't qualify. I thought the Con. was more specific about location.

MayBee

Ralph L- the constitution says "Natural born citizen". The specifics of what that means have been long debated, including whether being born in a territory counts.

Sara

RalphL: If the parents are American Citizens, those born to them are also, no matter where they are born. I think a few countries, like Israel, allow dual citizenship, but for sure, the child would not be a citizen of the country they happened to be born it. There are hundreds of children born on military bases around the world that are located in foreign countries.

Constitution: No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President...

Via Wiki:

The requirements for citizenship and the very definition thereof have changed since the Constitution was ratified in 1788. Congress first extended citizenship to children born to U.S. parents overseas on March 26, 1790, under the first naturalization law: "And the children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond sea, or outside the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens."[1] This was addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case as a form of naturalization.[2] The Dred Scott case, however, was overturned by the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868. The Fourteenth Amendment mentions two types of citizenship: citizenship by birth and citizenship by law (naturalized citizens): "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."

All persons born in the United States, except those not subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. government (such as children of foreign diplomats) are citizens by birth. There is some debate over whether other persons with citizenship can also be considered citizens by birth, or whether they should all be considered citizens by law (thus "naturalized"). Current US statutes define certain individuals born overseas as citizens by birth.[3] One side of the argument interprets the Constitution as meaning that a person either is born in the United States or is a naturalized citizen. Thus, to be a "natural born citizen," a person must be born in the United States; otherwise, they are citizens by law and are naturalized.[4] To others, the statute that grants citizenship to American children born overseas exempts them from the term "naturalized" and thus, as with the 1790 law, they are to be considered "natural born citizens" eligible for the Presidency.[5] Examples of persons who become citizens at birth (whether "naturalized" or "natural born") would include: birth to Americans overseas, or birth on U.S. soil, territories, or military bases overseas

clarice

http://www.nysun.com/article/47157?page_no=2

It's not perfectly clear, but a statute seems to suggest that "natural born" citizens include children born abroad of American citizens.

MayBee

Sorry, RalphL. I didn't refresh and see your comment before I posted.

My son had a classmate in Hong Kong that he was convinced would be the first female Chinese president of the US. She was a US citizen, but her parents told me they thought for some reason she was ineligible to run. Perhaps it's best to leave things a little confusing.

maryrose

OT:
I agree with your statement re: Hil. Obama would have my vote if I was voting as an Independent. i could see him negotiating overseas. However I will vote republican except for Huckabee. Romney, Guiliani or Thompson or McCain are acceptable to me.

Ralph L

Sara, that's a horrible murder rate in Venezuela. Let's send Hillary for a long visit to her friend Chavez.

Ann

For Fred Supporters:

Late-Breaking Surge for Thompson

Rick Ballard

Jane & MayBee,

You need not fear the emergence of a Tu Quoque Club - the first act in the dystopic L'Inferno of the Red Witch would be her grabbing the IRS wand and casting a spell that begins semper scrutorum, semper scrutorum, semper scrutorum.

Then she would announce the a massive public works project involving camp construction...

clarice

Rasmussen reports of likely GOP caucus goers, Fred has the highest favorable rating:

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Likely Caucus participants say they are certain they will not change their mind before January 3. That includes 65% of Huckabee supporters, 58% of those who prefer Romney, and 55% of McCain voters.

Among those who say there’s a good chance they could change their mind, Thompson and Huckabee top the second choice list.

Among those likely to take part in the Iowa Republican caucuses, 67% now have a favorable opinion of Huckabee. That’s down from 81% a week ago and 76% in late November. The number with a Very Favorable opinion has fallen from 51% to 38% over the past week.

Romney is viewed favorably by 73%, Thompson by 77%, and McCain by 63%. That last figure reflects a six-point gain for McCain.


Ann

Clarice and Jane,

Are you worried that Hit has not showed up to say Happy New Year?
It is so unlike him, so I am worried and wish he would just show up even if it is to hit and run.

Jane

It may just be our democrat governor but prices are soaring here. I predict my monthly bills (office and home) have increased $400 this month - I'm talking propane, electric, cleaning and that sort of stuff. And the increases for the most part come in "delivery charges" which are taxes in some form or another.

Jane

Ann,

I'm not worried. I suspect he is busy with his family. But I would like an update on Sad/Bad.

kaz

Rick:

If you want to increase the size locally on a page for reading and you're using IE 7.0 or later, there is always the little magnifying glass in the lower right hand corner you can use to blow up the whole page. The down side is that the setting doesn't word wrap for the new size. So there's a lot of scrolling side to side as well as up and down.

Hope that helps.

Kaz

clarice

Yes,Jane. Hit said he was going to his in-laws for the New Year and I expect he's busy.

Ann

semper scrutorum

Rick, you always make me laugh. Thanks

Sara

This is the first primary/election cycle in my adulthood where I am at home and in front of the TV or the computer more hours of the day than not. Up to this year, I've either been working or sitting in ICUs with my Mom. So, maybe I just never noticed before, but this year seems so different. 24 hour news cycles, daily, sometimes hourly polls, so much "excitement" over Iowa and New Hampshire.

Shoot in '88 I was even working for the Bush 41 campaign, and I don't recall this type of craziness. That year TV evangelist Pat Robertson was 2nd in Iowa and it hardly caused a blip.

So is it just me tuning in more or is it the media who is going nuts with so much near orgasmic exhilaration over tomorrow's caucus and the whole primary?

Patrick R. Sullivan
Are you worried that Hit has not showed up to say Happy New Year?

Nor to say 'happy birthday' to Paz.

Rick Ballard

Cathyf & Kaz,

Thank you for the advice concerning font size.

Porchlight

Sara, I haven't been paying attention for that many cycles, but it does seem like it's a much bigger deal this time around. I attribute it to things having started so early - people have had much much longer to wait for the primaries to start and they're getting antsy. And, other than Pakistan, there's not much else happening to report on.

Sara

Wow! What in the world has happened to Ari Fleischer? I am looking at him on Fox right now and I hardly recognize him. He looks like he has put on at least 50 pounds, if not more. I wasn't sure it was him until they flashed his name on the screen.

clarice

As soon as he opened his mouth and idiocies spewed forth, I realized it was Ari all right.

Ann

Hillary is going to make a surprise appearance on Letterman tonight.

Dang, I can't make up my mind which to watch, Huckaboo on Leno or Hillarity on Letterman.

Ralph L

semper scrutorum
It's been over 30 years since I studied a little bit of Latin, but I first read this as "always ballsy."

This is the first primary season that's wide open on both sides, and the scheduling changes will have an unknown effect. 1988 was similar, but I think Bush had a leg up then.

Sara

Clarice: Talk about idiocies! You have grandkids out here, don't you?

California Kids to Choose Their Own Gender

No wonder schools aren’t teaching our kids math and science anymore. They’re too busy reengineering society in accordance with their depraved moonbat fantasies. In the degenerate wonderland Arnold Schwarzenegger is helping to make out of California, schoolchildren will now choose their own sex:

Senate Bill 777 eliminates Education Code 212, which currently defines “sex” as “the biological condition or quality of being a male or female human being.” And worse yet, SB 777 redefines the term “gender” for all schoolchildren by adding Education Code 210.7, which will read: “‘Gender’ means sex, and includes a person’s gender identity and gender related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth.” In short, this redefinition of gender states that you are what you choose to be regardless of your anatomical make-up.

Already the Los Angeles Unified School District is allowing boys to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms. Teachers are required to refer to students using whatever pronoun the students choose. Unsurprisingly, teachers are forbidden from letting parents know if their kids are so screwed up as not to know what sex they are.

vnjagvet

Ann - thanks for the link to the article on Fred. It made me feel better.

I hope that Huck and Mitt knock each other off in Iowa.

I also hope that The PantyWaste (aka SilkyPony, AngryLawyer, etc.) wins and that populism prevails among the Dems.

The analysts on Fox say it is her push to be "likeable". Question: How engaging will Hilarity! be tonight? How engaging could she possibly be?

Any bets?

Sara

She's going to do the Top Ten List.

Ann

vnjagvet,

I bet she is not engaing when reading the top ten list. i do hope she cackles....alot:)

Rick Ballard

She'll probably be able to maintain human form long enough to get through the Top Ten. I don't think her appearance is about Iowa though and I'm a bit curious as to her ability to get through even a scripted performance in a convincing manner if the intent is to promote the concept of "humorous warmth".

Bubba wasn't very good at self deprecation (Bob Dole was masterful at it) and she doesn't lie nearly as well as Bubba did.

Ann,

It would be cool if she absentmindedly turned Letterman into a toad when he gives her a little needle. That would be even better than a cackle.

Best would be Letterman giving her a needle the size of Excalibur but I don't believe he has the guts to do it.

Ann

Has anyone seen the new and improved Hillarity Ad?

Hillarity

Engaging? Makes me afraid, very afraid!

Ann

Rick,

Isn't Letterman already a Toad? :)

Rick Ballard

Ann,

She couldn't even control the eye twitches. Projecting sincerity is everything in retail politics, if a pol can't fake it, they don't make it. Maybe I'm hypercritical but I don't see that ad as being particularly positive for her.

I'd be interested to hear what others think though.

Isn't Letterman already a Toad?

Good point.

Ann

Hugh Hewitt has a link to Robert Novaks Iowa predictions at Human Events: GO FRED!

1st Place: Mitt Romney
2nd Place: Mike Huckabee
3rd Place: Fred Thompson
4th Place: John McCain

He also thinks Hillarity will come in third. Ouch!

centralcal

Huckahooey and Hillarity both do Leno tonight. One in person. One via live link.
So, if they both win their caucus do the Leno appearances get the credit? And if they both come in as "also rans" does their Leno performance get the blame?


kaz

If they both do well in Iowa, does it count as an "in kind" contribution?

PeterUK

"semper scrutorum "

Or as she said to Bill "semper scrotum".

PeterUK

Mr Ballard
Re the Hillarity ad,not a bad blink rate,but how many times did she say "I" ? For some reason my speakers are disconnected.

Rick Ballard

Mr Uk,

That motto would look wonderful under the Clinton blazon (goat rampant, gules, bar sinister).

It wasn't the blink rate, her eyes to a miniroll accompanied by a twitch. She'd walk out of a poker game wearing a barrel.

clarice

What an image..damn you, Mr Ballard.

vnjagvet

Better with the barrel than without it.

Ann

Newsbusters reports on comments by Chris Matthew's on Obama. Here's the money line. What a complete arse.

"If I sit here tomorrow night reporting that he has won the Iowa caucuses the world will hear it and the world will be stunned because the United States of America, despised by so many, for lording it over the world these days, for dictating regional solutions by virtue of our military power will be saying, "No more." No more of invading countries. No more dictating a war-Americana. No more, "our way or the highway." No more Bush doctrine. No more Bush."

PeterUK

A big enough barrel has its advantages.

Sara

So Huck crosses the picket line to appear on Leno. For me, no big deal, but I heard earlier today that about 17% of Iowans are in unions.

clarice

That sounds like Chris' most ignorant comment yet...and that's saying a good deal.

Ann

Well, not the most ignorant comment, Clarice, because he said this about the new Hillarity Ad:

"Sweetest, Sexiest Woman This Side of the Planet"

clarice

You. Made. That. Up.

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