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August 07, 2012

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AliceH

In today’s MO primary - with 175 of 3,428 precincts reporting, it’s:
Akin – 11,113 (19.8%),
Steelman – 10,506 (18.7%)
Brunner – 10,448 (18.6%)

I'm following along here

Melinda Romanoff

MarkO-

FYI: When Benny Goodman was asked to put together a band for a tour behind the Iron Curtain, Tommy Newsom was one of the tenor players called. Here's bassist Bill Crow's recollection, right after Benny died in 1986>. Mr. Goodman had quite the different image to his players, than his audience.

And I have the album, one of my favorites.

Danube of Thought

Watching Usain Bolt run is simply a joy. And watching the men come off the turn in the 200 is the highlight of every Olympics for me. Breathtaking. Can't wait.

JM Hanes

"President Obama whispered to a top fundraiser...."

Well, you can take that to the bank, then. Whispered? Please.

I don't know if there's a pecking order to be negotiated, but I see Petraeus as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. In addition to his role in Iraq, I believe he was spearheading an effort to retain and promote promising (and more adaptable?) officers, with a view to the future. His current stint at the CIA couldn't be more valuable, when Intel is so critical in terms of both American military readiness and battlefield effectiveness.

Considering both Clinton & Obama's total lack of military credentials, I don't see Obama risking much of a challenge on that front, and I doubt his team would want to highlight his manifest discomfort in the actual company of the troops. Obama is much more likely to stick to vaunting his own obviously unprecedented accomplishments.

I'd love to see Petraeus in a position to comment on the withdrawal from Iraq, but that ain't going to happen as long as Obama is still President -- even if the General were to accept a spot on Romney's ticket.

MarkO

"So is Judith Crist. And for the matter of that, Napoleon Bonaparte."

Yeah but it was Newsom that Carson called "Mr. Excitement."

And, of course, he's not appearing, blah and so forth.


Melinda Romanoff

JMH-

I agree. Whisper my A$$, this was a sniff/plant to get the press digging at anything, anything other than a stale news cycle.

My god, the press might have to start asking iBama questions!

windansea

Ana Navarro@ananavarro
Rumor Alert! Hearing 1st fundraiser w/Romney's VP candidate MAY be in St. Petersburg on Sunday. Is it a Floridian? Time to buy Romney VP App

Ralph L

CC, green vegetables should be left in the frig until soft and then thrown away. Seriously, if you cook two kinds of bitter together, you risk an explosion.

Looks like it's made of sturdy stuff.
Looks lie it isn't manufactured, it's mined.

narciso

Btw, Alice, Schoeller is narrowly ahead for Secretary of State.

Sara

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Rick Ballard

Akin's lead is widening to 35% with 16% of the precincts in. It appears AliceH made a good pick. I liked his story the best but I wouldn't have wagered on him.

narciso

Is there a cutoff for inanity, or does Blinder use up the monthly quota;


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444320704577569231537988226.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

AliceH

Thanks, narc. At first, most of my guys were trailing badly, but they've all gained much ground. They already called the Gov race for Spence - not who I voted for but, I guess he's ok. Long way to go.

Sara

Petraeus is retired from the military. Can you be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and not be active duty? Anyone know?

Jane - talk is cheap!

I'd like Fred Thompson but doubtful he'd take it

I was a huge Thompson fan back in 2008. I've met him on a few post election cruises and after the last one I was really less than impressed. He's gotten quite slow and boring, and without his young wife at his side (now that the kids are in school) it seems his time has passed.

And I want young guns everywhere. I'm not the least bit worried about them over-shadowing Romney and frankly he might be all right with that. We have such a strong bench on the right, and now is the time to use it.

Ralph L

I've never seen a three way so tight.
Someone is usually odd man out.

I didn't realize Petraeus hadn't retired from the Army. With 38 years in now, he may be too senior for CJCS, or can 4 stars stay in as long as they're wanted?

MarkO

Mel, great stuff. Thanks.

JM Hanes

I think things may come down to what Romney's internals look like in Florida. At 29 electoral votes (vs Ohio's 18), Florida is effectively the sine qua non swing state of this election. If it's looking really dicey, that could mean Rubio, assuming we believe he could actually tip the balance, which I'm not sure is really clear. RCP currently has Romney down by only 1.4 there, though, while he's down by 4.8 in Ohio.

Danube of Thought

"but I see Petraeus as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs"

That's really, really unlikely. Calling a guy back to active duty to displace the guys on the way up is rare, and is taken as a real insult by the senior military leadership. Rumsfeld did it with that special ops guy Shoomaker for Army CoS and is hated for it to this day.

AliceH

--I've never seen a three way so tight.--
There are actually 8 candidates in the R primary for Senate. Three of them have about 90% of the votes - those 3 are indeed very tight.

JM Hanes

dubda:

"Sadly they're giving her a 1.00 pm speaking slot"

Well, you can take that to the bank then.


I think I'll go with The Hill's report:

On Fox News last night, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus nodded Sarah Palin's way after Greta Van Susteren asked if Palin would get a speaking slot at the GOP convention.

"I can't make that announcement tonight, but certainly she's great.
I think a lot of her, and hope that she does speak."

So... does that mean Palin gets a spot?

Not necessarily. Priebus explained that the process of picking speakers is "a 50-50 joint venture" between the RNC and Romney.

That puts Mitt in a bad position. Priebus is now on-record as supporting a Palin speaking gig, so if she doesn't get one, her supporters can point their fingers at Romney -- whether or not it truly was Mitt overriding Priebus.

JM Hanes

Dang. Typepad wouldn't let me Preview. Shoulda waited it out.

AliceH

C-Span calls MO Atty Genl (R) for Ed Martin.

hit and run

Sara:
I guess he's competent, although in Louisiana, from what I've seen, that bar isn't very high so it is hard to judge.

Sara, have you ever read Jim Geraghty's Jinal profile? It's six pages, so it's not exactly brief. But a pretty good look at Jindal's record through October of last year. I'd say on competence it is not at all hard to judge.

JM Hanes

DoT:

Then Secretary of Defense, it is! Would he be your pick for that spot?

narciso

Meanwhile, the Daily Basilisk has lost whatever mind it still had, Diller, drop that stock like Endicott Steel, stat.

Sara

I want to clarify something, after my remarks about Jindal. I like him. I like all the up and comers, the young guns. I think we have a dynamite farm team. But I don't think any of them are ready yet and I don't want them ruined by trying to move too soon.

Romney says that his main criteria is someone who could take over as president the day after the inauguration, if the unthinkable happened. Rubio needs 4-8 more years of seasoning/experience, that is the main reason I don't want to consider him. The same could be said about nearly all the so-called party super stars. Think about the way this country works, the way the media works, and a country who can't focus on anything more than a day or two at a time. You roll out one of these "stars" now and you turn him into a has been before he ever gets a chance.

Plus Romney needs good allies in Congress and in the Governor's offices.

I don't know, maybe it is the heat, but I really feel this election is the most important of my lifetime and if we blow it, America as we know it is done. I'm very worried about it.

Most of the people in this country are tired of the dramatics and everything being breaking news or a crisis. They want to get up in the morning, go to a job, work hard, take care of their children, have food on the table and a decent roof overhead. And then just leave them alone. They don't care about the crisis du jour, or the social issue du jour, they don't want to hear the constant laments of conservatives or the dumbassness of liberals. From what I can see and what I hear just talking to people, they really really just want to live and let live, using good ol' fashioned common sense.

JM Hanes

NK:

"I saw earlier today a JMHanes comment in Monday night's thread asking 'why' I brought up the poster's name as an issue"

I don't want to revive the discussion, but just for clarity, I wasn't asking that question. I was actually saying that why you brought his screen name up wasn't relevant to the issue of its propriety.

Rick Ballard

AliceH,

The PPP poll which had Brunner on top had an interesting comment within

Despite Brunner's modest lead there are a couple of reasons to think an upset is possible on Tuesday night. One is that Akin leads Brunner 35-33 among voters who say they're 'very excited' about casting their ballots on Tuesday. The other is that Akin appears to have the momentum in the closing stretch.

It's now between Akin and Steelman, with Steelman closing with 44% counted. I believe Akin will hold on for the win. That would provide some good evidence regarding the value of the intensity factor.

centralcal

Ah, Ralph L, I was pleasantly surprised and pleased. Nothing was "bitter" and surprisingly, the BS has a sweeter finish than the broccoli.

But, I like green - as long as it is in plants and veggies and not on labels of my cleaning products (which don't work worth a sh*t).

boris

Asparagus is good that way too. But I still like BS and Asparagus fresh and steamed with a hint of crisp left served with salt and butter.

Ralph L

CC, call us in an hour after you explode.

AliceH

I have no idea which counties are in so I'm not ready to say Brunner is out of it.

1520 of 3428 Precincts Reporting - 44%
Akin, 95,031(34%)
Steelman, 89,042(32%)
Brunner, 82,062(29%)

AliceH

Thanks for the PPP link, Rick. Sorry I didn't see that before.

NRO had an article a day or so ago identifying the demos favoring each candidate. By voting for Akin, I join the urban evangelicals. Ha!

dublindave

dubda:

"Sadly they're giving her a 1.00 pm speaking slot"

"Well, you can take that to the bank then."

It's not difficult. Palin is a representative of the Tea Party and the Tea Party are certifiable. The Convention is when you have company over and you really can't have mentally unbalanced people like Palin or Bachman running around screaming about Sharia law or birth certs. The one o' clock slot is a Political Convention's version of "the basement" and believe when I say this, that's exactly where the majority of the Republican establishment believe the Tea party belongs.

Seriously, you really want Michelle Bachman and her repressed homosexual husband up on a stage ranting about how Muslim's have infiltrated the upper echelons of the state department......with that precious sliver of undecided voters watching??? Are you fucking nuts?

Romney's job is to win not babysit crazy people.

Sara

Ralph: Petraeus retired last year.

Rick Ballard

Akin just moved to a 14K lead with 48% counted. Brunner is out and Steelman has a very, very steep hill to climb.

boris

"Are you fucking nuts?"

Thought that was your gig.

Sara

I think it was Morris who said the other day that it takes a woman to defeat a woman, so if Steelman doesn't make it, McCaskell will retain her seat. I don't know anything about any of the three as to their chances of defeating McC.

Soylent Red

Tea Party are certifiable.

Michelle Bachman and her repressed homosexual husband

**YAWN**

AliceH

--I don't know anything about any of the three as to their chances of defeating McC--

All three poll well ahead of McCaskill. She'll be out in November.

daddy

Here was Cherokee Liz Warren's comment that made news today:

"I think Scott Brown should release his tax returns for all the years he’s been in public service. He’s been in public service for 20 years, then he should have 20 years of tax returns."

Earlier this year, Brown released six years of tax returns. Warren released four.

Melinda Romanoff

daddy-

And Dingy Harry refused to release any of his returns, and I'm sure it's not because he used crayons signing his name.

Rick Ballard

Akin wins - he's up 30K with 68% in.

One is that Akin leads Brunner 35-33 among voters who say they're 'very excited' about casting their ballots

Prog Propaganda Polling absolutely blew the polling on the race but they did identify the factor which took Akin and will take Romney right over the finish line.

AliceH

I'm getting nervous about the Lt. Gov race. Kinder (the incumbent) is behind a tad. The challenger has 0 state office experience. None of the R's running for Gov have any state office experience. It was always a steep uphill climb to try to knock out Jay Nixon (curr gov), but with a 0-experience gov and a 0-experience Lt. Gov, it's hard to see how it's even worth the money to run the challenge.

Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA

Another reason to choose West for VP :)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/dem-congressman-allen-west-had-chick-fil-a-catered-to-black-caucus-meeting-insulted-everyone/

A Democratic lawmaker says Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) “deliberately” offended members of the Congressional Black Caucus by having chicken and biscuits from Chick-fil-A catered to their weekly meeting, the Huffington Post reports.

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) said West even went a step further and walked out of the meeting even though it was his turn to provide the group with a formal lunch. He told the Huffington Post that the incident took place roughly 6 months ago but he apparently feels they are relevant given the recent controversy surrounding restaurant President Dan Cathy’s decision to publicly back traditional marriage.

matt

Petraeus going to JCS is a step way down at this point. He would simply (or complexly)be the president's senior military advisor and there is not a lot of impetus. It may also break the chain of command somehow. It would certainly upset most of the generals and admirals as well. Messing with the oral reason to do so regardless.

David Petraeus has been at the sharp end of the stick most of his life. The move to CIA was a chance to excel in another field, which is what drives men like him.

Whether he's even up for a VP type of job is questionable. He is the man with a plan usually. He is still relatively young and has a lot to contribute. Lots of variables.

(Another) Barbara

I'd record tomorrow's Dennis Miller show for you, daddy, but I'm probably going to be tied up slicing and frying Spam and hiding my Geo. Will and Peggy Noonan books.

If you awaken early on Thursday morn, though, you can catch him on your hotel room radio: KHNR-AM, 880 on the dial -- 6 a.m. until 9.

narciso

It's funny about credentials, well Obama had none, that he really care to share, Clinton,
a few terms of a podunk with all due respect,
state, versus two longtime veteran Senators.
and a long time govt functionary, the first poppy, McCain served less time in Congress than Dole, because circumstances delayed his
entry into politics, Biden yes, 6 terms in the state of Incorporation, but you can pick out his right votes with a tweezer, they put up defamers, mountebanks (Kerry fits in one category, Edwards in the other)
and it's still relatively a close race.

dublindave

"Are you fucking nuts?"

"Thought that was your gig."


A nicer kinder version of me would tell you that I understand what you're going through. Your entire economic philosophy failed and like the Trotskyites, you didn't blame the philosophy you blamed its implementation. You doubled down on some truly bad ideas and now everyone's calling you names like "crazy" and "extremists" and fucking tools".

And those names cause bad feelings and no one like bad feelings. Nicer kinder version of me gets that.

But you know....sometimes it's OK to admit that you failed. Start again. Conservatism 2.0 , dedicated to smarter not smaller Government etc.

daddy

"I think Scott Brown should release his tax returns for all the years he’s been in public service. He’s been in public service for 20 years, then he should have 20 years of tax returns."

Melinda,

The obvious question then for any reporter to ask her:

Professor Warren,

John Kerry, Harry Reid, Nan Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, etc, have all been in Public Service now for at least 20 years. Are you therefore immediately calling for them to all release their Tax Returns over all those years of Public Service? Or only Scott Brown and Mitt Romney? And for once how about an honest to God yes or no answer since you are the person who made the initial demand and brought the issue up.

JM Hanes

AliceH:

I'll have to rely on you for the live tally, because the election web page just loooooooooaaaaadsss and loooooooaddsss and.... Nice to imagine a slew of people following the results, though.

(Another) Barbara

I'd record tomorrow's Dennis Miller show for you, daddy, but I'm probably going to be tied up slicing and frying Spam and hiding my Geo. Will and Peggy Noonan books.

If you awaken early on Thursday morn, though, you can catch him on your hotel room radio: KHNR-AM, 880 on the dial -- 6 a.m. until 9.

Captain Hate

Hey Mel, I saw Lee Konitz in Erie on Sunday. Still deconstructing standards just as he always has going back to playing with Tristano. Gorgeous tone and going strong at 84.

daddy

"If you awaken early on Thursday morn, though, you can catch (Dennis Miller) on your hotel room radio: KHNR-AM, 880 on the dial -- 6 a.m. until 9.

Smooches AB.

Off with the dogs just this instant for the last long walk. Bye.

JM Hanes

Soylent:

"Tom Vilsack...Chet Culver..."

Republicans deserve a big share of credit for that sucking sound in Iowa. It's truly a two party scandal. They continue to put Iowa on top of the primary heap, where the ethanol extortion racket cements things back into place every 4 years.

AliceH

JMH: Go here h/t Rick Ballard.

I lost access to the other site, too, but this one is better anyway.

Rick Ballard

Clay knocked out Carnahan in MO-01. That one is like the Iran-Iraq War, it's just a pity they both couldn't lose.

Captain Hate

They continue to put Iowa on top of the primary heap, where the ethanol extortion racket cements things back into place every 4 years.

Ugh, every proponent of ethanol should be doused in alcohol, grain not wood, and set on fire. End of problem.

AliceH

2537 of 3428 Precincts Reporting - 74%
Akin 171,357 36%
Brunner 141,424 30%
Steelman 137,750 29%

Only about 75K more votes out there (I'm guessing).

narciso

Well it's more like Iran winning over Iraq, Rick, for CArnahan is merely corrupt whereas
as Clay is 'cookoo for coco puff'

Ignatz

--Your entire economic philosophy failed--

Let's see, Reagan pulled us out of a massive recession with vast job growth and huge wealth creation and drowned the Soviets on the side.
Barry gives us 8.3 unemployment after three and a half years and three million fewer jobs than the pre recession peak while slinking out of Afghanistan, defeated, on the side.
Who failed again?

Rick Ballard

CH,

Have there been any reports in Ohio regarding AG DeWine announcing he's going to take a page from the voter fraud efforts in Minnesota or is he still waiting for his brain slug to finish its light snack? He could wipe a little RINOdirt off with the right announcement.

AliceH

There are 3 Dems and 4 Repubs running for governor.

With 80% of precincts in:
Dem voters = 233,231
Rep voter = 474,812

That's some gap.

Jim,MtnView,Ca,USA

A persuasive theory on Nigerian scam emails.
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2012/08/about-those-dumb-nigerian-scam-emails.html

From the comments:
Hmmmm... Now that I've learned the technique...Help, I'm being held in the Bahamas and they want $1,000,000 to set me free. If 100,000 of you just send $10 to:
Kidnappers, Abaco, Bahamas
They'll let me go. Then my fabulously wealthy patents will pay you back $100 each!!
Or... My government health plan will give you better health coverage AND save you money!!!

AliceH

C-Span just called it for Akin.

JM Hanes

Back in the game -- just in time for the photo finish. Thanks, Alice.


Sara:

"Not one of them now bandied about, with the possible exception of Ryan has much of anything to recommend them for the jobs at hand."

Outside of name recognition, Portman has just as much or more to recommend him as Ryan does. Personally, I'd prefer to keep Ryan in the thick of the House budget process, holding the reins.

"I just would like to know who is being considered."

There's substantial media value in playing out Veep choice, which really does tell us something about the nominee, but I can't see any good reason for Romney to put out his short list for cabinet postings, even if it weren't legally edgy to do so. Why would he subject a lot of good people to media harassment, only to humiliate the ones who don't make the cut, when he might want to rely on them in any number of other capacities? It's pretty safe to assume he'll pick someone who is in sync with the policies he's promoting.

"If Romney caves on the tax returns, he loses my vote."

I will not be takin' that one to the bank, Sara. You'd never throw away your vote over a sideshow like that, and yeah, I think I do know you at least that well. :-)

Captain Hate

Rick, I'm sure Mike is trying to show his "independence" by ignoring it. He's filling that hole in the RINO universe left by the retirement of Voinovich.

Danube of Thought

"Petraeus is retired from the military. Can you be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and not be active duty?"

He has to be on active duty, but the president can recall him back to active duty and appoint him. I doubt very strongly that it would happen, and I doubt that he would accept the appointment.

I would love to see him as SecDef, if he would take the job.

Captain Hate

Personally, I'd prefer to keep Ryan in the thick of the House budget process, holding the reins.

Yes, he's very well placed where he is. He's made it clear in the past, at least to me, that he doesn't want to go anywhere in the near future, which I find refreshingly humble amidst all the gladhanding gasbags lusting for the next bump up.

JM Hanes

I do think Ryan would make a good campaign surrogate for Romney, though, don't you Captain? The more exposure he gets the less "scary" the Democrats can make him too.

JM Hanes

Congrats on your guy Akin, AliceH! Does it feel like a win, or more like a conclusion?

Sara

JMH: LOL. I am so glad you are back.

Sara

So, Kristol says the VP pick will be announced Thursday.

I can't imagine the Romney communications team would be dumb enough to let him make a major announcement until the Olympics are over.

AliceH

Thanks, JMH. It occurred to me just today that another plus for having Akin in the senate is I think he'll have more influence on our other senator than the other candidates could. Blunt is a bit too much the politico for my tastes and a bit of traditional conservative nudging will do him good.

Of the 9 races I voted in today, 2 were uncontested, 2 I "lost", 3 I "won", and 2 are still undecided. Looks good for Kinder (Lt. Gov) and Shane Schoeller (SoS) right now, so hoping shortly to make that 5W, 2L.

Carol Herman

Back in 1980, where the Senior Bush tried to co-op the nomination, no one talked about "veeps." And, the best line went to Reagan:

"I PAID FOR THAT MICROPHONE."

Reagan directed that shot to the senior Bush.

Now, anything come to mind about Romney? He's had the camera focused on him for months. And, he's so boring ... he's treating his veep pick as a monumental GOP move.

It won't be.

That prize actually goes to McCain. Sarah Palin hasn't faded from view. She's the pick that made headlines.

She still does.

While Romney's dancing horse didn't even make it into the top 20.

So, go ahead. Throw money at it.

That's real fun.

It's given you candidates like Forbes. Who got replaced by Dole. (1996) ...

And, other champs and wizards.

Captain Hate

JMH, you'd have to be as miserable a creep as Harry Reid, or one of the trolls, not to like Ryan.

Sara

Carol:

Romney is far from boring out on the campaign trail. And, despite what the democrats would like you to believe, he connects with the people.

AliceH

--Reagan directed that shot to the senior Bush.--

Reagan directed that shot to the moderator, Mr. Green. You can tell by when he says "I am paying for this microphone, Mr. Green".

The rest of that comment was equally well researched and grounded.

JM Hanes

LOL, Alice!

Thanks, Sara, it's nice to be back home.

JM Hanes

And thanks to you too, Captain, for your comment the other day.

AliceH

grrr... I'm very sleepy and 99% of votes are in and STILL Cspan won't put that little check mark next to Schoeller's name. He's leading 192,994 to 188,455. what's the hold up?

boatbuilder

The first time I saw or even heard of Petraeus was in the really bad days in Iraq--late 2003 or thereabouts. He was being badgered by the press vultures. He didn't weasel, didn't sugarcoat; he didn't let them bend what he was saying. He came across as a man doing an extremely hard job with maximum competence and minimum nonsense. I remember thinking--who is this; and how do we find people like this?
I don't know what his politics are, and I doubt that he will be or should be the VP nominee. But I do think that a substantial majority of the electorate-regardless of political affiliation--thinks, either in the back of their minds or right up front--that they are heartily sick of the small people in Washington and in politics in general, who always weasel, self-promote and/or fuck things up.
My admittedly unresearched sense of Petraeus is that he is not a small person. (He certainly isn't Wesley Clark).
I am just guessing that this is a trial balloon by one side or the other--Obama as part of the very desperate campaign to paint Romney as an unworthy rich wuss (compare him to Petraeus!) or Romney as a feeler. For all I know, Obama already has a promise from Petraeus that he will not get involved in the political campaign, and he's using it to bait Romney.

Sara

Anyone still up, have a good laugh. (Video)

This is my favorite verse:

You can get addicted to a certain kind of message
Like this is change we can believe in, yes we can
But college ended, had to pay my rent
At least you're the first gay president
But the change I got was that I moved in with my mother

(H/T:Vanderleun)

Danube of Thought

Hell. Why can't Dick Button be on the NBC broadcast team?

Sara

Maybe because he was an ice skater and this is the SUMMER Olympics would be my best guess.

Danube of Thought

"Maybe because he was an ice skater..."

Yeah, but when was Al Trautwig a gymnast? When did Tom Hammond run track?

No Dick Button, no peace.

Sara

When you get Betsy Newmark this riled up, you better think about how badly you screwed up.

Romney's Super Powers

Sara

Yeah, but when was Al Trautwig a gymnast? When did Tom Hammond run track?

It feels like all three of them have been around since God was a child, or at least since I was.

JM Hanes

I miss Dick Button too, DoT, but apparently he had a non-compete clause in his contract with whichever network he was working for. He was the most interesting, most knowledgeable commentator ever.

Sara

Ex-Rep. Hoekstra wins Michigan's Republican Senate primary — Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra has won Michigan's Republican Senate primary and will move on to face Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in the general election. — Hoekstra led businessman Clark Durant (R) by 54 percent to 33 percent, with 36 percent of precincts reporting.

Ralph L

I'm pretty sure Dick Button is dead.

Danube of Thought

"I'm pretty sure Dick Button is dead."

And Tommy Newsome also? This simply cannot be.

For some of us Dick Button, like Teddy Kennedy's dream, shall never die.

Nytol.

Sara

Speaking of Iowa:

Romney holds biggest fund-raiser in Iowa history — (CNN) - Mitt Romney made Iowa state fund-raising history Tuesday evening by bringing in between $1.8 and $2 million at an event in West Des Moines, a Romney aide confirmed

JM Hanes

Well that was fast, Sara. Glad I refreshed before posting, for a change. Pete Hoekstra was one of my very first dibs, and I have to say, I was a little disappointed in the Wapo's treatment of the happy event:

Former Congressman Hoekstra wins Mich. GOP primary in bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Stabenow
By Associated Press, Published: August 7
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
© The Washington Post Company
Yep, that's the whole enchilada -- which appears to be a story about conflicting copyright claims.

Sara

Wiki has Dick Button still alive at 83.

Did you know:

Born: July 18, 1929 (age 83), Englewood

Education: Harvard Law School

Some guy

Double Triple Awesomeness:

Duda says, "Your entire economic philosophy failed and like the Trotskyites, you didn't blame the philosophy you blamed its implementation. You doubled down on some truly bad ideas and now everyone's calling you names like "crazy" and "extremists" and fucking tools".

And those names cause bad feelings and no one like bad feelings."


I guess projection isn't just for breakfast anymore! It takes either lethal amounts of alcohol, or a total lack of self awareness to post that beauty. A Gold medal in the mental gymnastics (unbalanced beam), and Silver (uneven at the bar). Bravo!

JM Hanes

For some of us, Dick Button isn't dead yet, either.

Here he is boycotting the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame back in March, and I must say, looking pretty good, too. I suppose it's to much to hope that CBS will ever mount a Take Back the Olympics campaign. Wikipedia reports that Button is a Harvard Law School Grad who was admitted to the bar in DC. Who knew?

JM Hanes

OK, Sara, I'm beginning to get discouraged about my qualifying times here.

JM Hanes

Some guy:

Don't forget the Bronze for just making shit up.

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