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July 22, 2008



HEH--I heart Mickey.


Love to gloat!

Buford Gooch

National Enquirer scoops the MSM again!


I was going to say it couldn't happen to a more deserving person, but than I remembered seeing on of those Poll Questions in the upper right corner of the screen---"Should Michelle Obama be worried about Barack's friendship with____________? So it may be possible that it could happen to a even more deserving person.


If the NE is to be believed, this was a well-planned and well-staffed sting operation that, hilariously, had Edwards running around the basement of the Hilton like a trapped rat. Where are the pictures?


According to the NE: "The former senator attended a press event Monday afternoon with L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on the topic of how to combat homelessness."

Mr. Edwards might discover his own expertise on the plight of the homeless to truly be of some use to him now.

Funny how things work out that way.

JM Hanes


My poor irony meter must be suffering from exhaustion, because I didn't catch that juxtapostion at all. LOL!


You can't drill your way out of this problem".

No, but sometimes you can drill your way into a problem.

So long, Senator. Good luck with that law career.

You'll need it.


Ah, yes. Another UNC law grad, joining the firm with Nifong. But, still, is there not a special place in Hell for someone who trades on his dead child and his cancer-stricken wife while boffing his staff? (I credit Opus with the use of the word "boff.")


His rod and his staff comforted him.


But how does he do it without messing up his hair,does he wear a hair net?


His big ol' house isn't going to be nearly big enough now.

But hey, what a caring man to visit his staffer's love child. (perhaps it was the blamed staffer that set this up)

JM Hanes

Since I assume this thread will be dedicated to ridicule, it seems like a good spot for my favorite bit from the Pew Poll that everyone was talking about earlier:

Pew reports "only 19 percent of Republican college graduates say that there is solid evidence that the Earth is warming and it is caused by human activity." Higher education has the opposite effect on Democrats: 75 percent of Democrats with a higher education believe global warming is caused mostly by humans.
Somehow "Higher education has the opposite effect on Democrats" was like a direct hit to the funny bone.


Too funny, JMH


The training in logic did not take, they are Democrats, who as we know, are the least discerning beings on the planet.

Danube of Thought

My heart soars like the hawk.


Speaking of ridicule, I heard on the radio driving home that Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) does not have a residence in Florida. He uses his Mother-In-Laws address. He has a home in Maryland and D.C. Can't wait to see his tax return. :) Wonder if the people in his district will care that he doesn't really live in Florida. Probably not, but his tax return will be interesting.

What did the Democrats say about being the most ethical...blah,blah in 2006. :)


Waxman is highly partisan Dem. He was very uncomfortable answering questions.


Even thoug I don't like Wexler, -I do not like when TV crews- in this case Bill O'Riellys- jump someone unknowingly. Am I wrong about this?


JMH: additional ironies abound. Remember Villaraigosa having the affair with the news reporter? I found the following on wiki:

"The mayor, who is widely considered to have designs on higher office, has been dogged by rumors of marital infidelity for years. In 1994, while Corina was undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer, Villaraigosa left town for a few days (with no notice) with a friend's wife after his victory in the state Assembly election, resulting in Corina filing for divorce the day after the election.[11][3] The couple reconciled two years later."

Message to polical wives: DON'T GET CANCER!!!

(I double-dog denounce myself for typing that).


TM's posting so much I can't keep up with comments

JM Hanes


Wexler is one of those useful idiots who makes a perfect political lackey. He'll say anything for the cause, and if you have to throw him under the bus it's not exactly a loss. You reward him with your (private) confidence, along with an officious title, and never give him signing privileges anywhere.

Charlie (Colorado)

His rod and his staff comforted him.

Okay, new thread, we can't top that one.


I'll put JMH down as undecided.



Who would of thought that Two America John and Two Families.

Do you think RW has anything to do with either story?


If anyone is still reading this thread - I recommend Roger L. Simon on John and Rielle.



I bet Larry Johnson planted it in between sock puppet stints at JOM


Centralcal, that was a great link.

"these days they’re vastly more reliable than The New York Times."


**Two America John HAD Two Families**

(don't ya just hate it when you screw up your own joke) ;(

Uncle BigBad

Does this mean he's not gay?


John Edwards made millions as a blood-sucking ambulance chaser, then sought to defraud the rest of the country.


It is a true pity that the Reps have fielded no one against Wexler--I think this would be a good year to oust him.


You know, I'm one of those people who don't get all morally outraged about people having affairs - probably because it appears at least 50% of married people have them. But there is something really really ugly about sleeping around when your wife has been spending her last days on earth furthering your ambitions.




And what is it with this guy and his inducing women in their 40's to bear his children--? Weird.

Dr. Weevil

Gay? Not exactly, though the commonest picture of Rielle Hunter (variations fill most of the first page of a Google Image search) has a disturbing resemblance to David Spade.


I take back what I said--I just found out that Wexler DOES have an opponent..Great. I think he should be out.


He does, Clarice? Goood. No wonder Wexler was a bumbling idiot when he was approached today. The RNC needs to after that seat ane pour some cash in there.


And in the adjoining district Lt Col Allen West (my fav) is running for office against another empty suit.


Rielle is actually quite attractive--most of the unflattering pics (like today's in NE) are from the last month of her pregnancy ..


Well the NE shot is certainly unflattering. Ms. Hunter appears more attractice in a Google image.


Waxman is highly partisan Dem. He was very uncomfortable answering questions.

Good. He should be because he never misses an opportunity for moral preening spittle outrage.

So, how long has he been fibbing to his constituents?



Palm Beach Post

An opponent of U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Delray Beach, has accused the six-term congressman of playing a residency shell game, saying Wexler pretends to keep an address in Florida while flagrantly making his home in Maryland.

Edward Lynch, a Republican running for Wexler's congressional seat, is taking his argument to the Fox News program The O'Reilly Factor at 8 p.m. tonight.

"The house he lists on his voter registration is his in-laws' house in a gated 55-and-older community," Lynch said this afternoon. "Legally, he can't move back with children under 18."

Lynch said Wexler's three children attend Charles W. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Md...

JM Hanes

Uncle BigBad: "Does this mean he's not gay?"

Hard to say. There may be more to come.

JM Hanes

I think NE chose the photo that made Rielle look most like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction, myself.


The Huff Po attemtpts to resusitate Obama through hysterical and tortured use of facts here.


hit and run

Heh, Byron York says, Today Is Fitzmas for Mickey Kaus

JM Hanes

Lesley: I'm double dog denouncing myself in solidarity!

Don't know who linked to Roger Simon, but this comparison with the NE has got to hurt: "In general, these days they’re vastly more reliable than The New York Times."

Alas, poor Mickey! Kaus' Love Boat finally docks and he's not on the pier.


JMH, as usual you are laser-like in your comparisons! Glenn Close and Rielle! LOL! or rather, frightening!


So I'm guessing there is video and still of last night at the Hilton and the NE is awaiting John's emphatic denial to roll hem out for maximum fanfare.


If there is a video and still--and he'd sure know that--he's not denying anything.



How can we find out if Wexler has Florida license plates on his car in Maryland?

By the way, it seems Larwyn had the scoop. Go Larwyn!

JM Hanes

He'll probably announce that he and Elizabeth have enrolled in counseling, ask the press to respect their privacy -- out of consideration for his wife.


Gosh, Jmh, you certainly have him pegged.



I know, but he just strikes me as the kind of narcissistic idiot who can help but deny it no matter.


CAN'T no can.


LOL. I would love to see the pictures of him running from the reporters.


ack. I give up.


TS-I know what yu meant.
Maybe he was just counseling her.

Jim Rhoads aka vnjagvet

Schadenfreude. Wie suesse, nicht wahr?

Ralph L

JM Hanes, was there much wailing in Winston over today's Wachovia announcement? Do they want their bank back?

JM Hanes


I'm afraid I can't pass along much Wachovia scoop. I probably spend more time with you guys in here than I do socializing in Winston -- in fact, I never got around to telling most of the folks I used to know that I moved back town. Well, not exactly town, more like a secret bunker in the country.

JM Hanes

The laugh riot continues:

Over at ABC, here's how they headline the Couric Interview "Obama: Surge Doesn't Meet Long-Term Goals." Apparently they rethought their original effort somewhere along the way. Gateway Pundit has the screenshot: "Obama: The Surge Was A Bad Strategy."

Meanwhile, Politico adds this gem on the Euro front:

Toby Harnden, U.S. editor of the Daily Telegraph, told Politico that it’s almost as if the overwhelmingly popular Obama had been “designed by a committee of Europeans” with the goal of creating their ideal American presidential candidate.
Let's hope things turn out as well this time as they did last time, no?

My favorite tidbit has disappeared beneath the surface of my browser history, alas, but the new improved Obama venue in Berlin is also the well known home of some sort of pyrotechnic Love Fest, which seems all too appropriate. But never mind, the link would have exceeded my apparent captcha limit anyway.


Speaking of ousting incumbent Wexler, this is fantastic news...

...A jaw-dropping political miracle may be on the horizon. No, I'm not talking about the second coming of the Obamessiah. I'm talking about the long-deserved comeuppance of troop-smearing, pork-feasting, scandal-tainted Democratic Rep. Jack Murtha of Pennsylvania.

The 18-term congressman's challenger, staunch conservative Republican newcomer William Russell, raised nearly $670,000 in the second fundraising quarter. Earmark king Murtha scraped together a measly $119,000. Russell's underdog campaign bested Murtha without the perks of incumbency, national name recognition, big PAC donations or mainstream media support....



oh, I forgot the icing, Russell isn't even actively campaigning

was not even publicly campaigning during the quarter. He is on active duty with the Army until after Aug. 1 and is barred from actively campaigning until then.

Well, not exactly town, more like a secret bunker in the country.
The old Cheney place?


a committee of Europeans
Always wondered how to pluralize that one.
A flock of birds;
A pride of lions;
A committee of Europeans.

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