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Polls suggest that President Obama is losing independents who are concerned about federal spending and rising debt. In North Carolina, Governor Perdue...

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Nearly a year later, we now see how reckless John McCain was to pick Sarah Palin for Vice President.
 
Suppose McCain had won. Suppose he had died in office or become incapacitated. The woman who made that incoherent and incomprehensible statement last week – so strange it made Mark Sanford look sane – would be President of the United States!
 
You can only shake your head at the Fox News commentators who still think she has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the GOP nomination.
 
If she does, the party is in even worse shape than I ever dreamed.
 
It is not sexist and it is not elitist to tell the truth: This is a person who is not intellectually or emotionally qualified to be Mayor of Wasilla, or Governor of Alaska, let alone President of the United States.
 
Get real.

 

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Two “issue” ad campaigns caught my eye this week. They show where this kind of media strategy is going.   One ad was about U.S. Senator Kay Hag...

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Two of the best lines I’ve heard this week re John Edwards and Mark Sanford:
 
“The definition of narcissism is thinking you'd look good in a sex tape.”
 
“Now we know why Mark Sanford rejected the federal stimulus package. He already had all the stimulus he needed.”

 

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My guess is hardly anyone reading this blog remembers when the movie Deep Throat came out 37 years ago – but there was an article about it in the pape...

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No one seems to drive a true-blue liberal up the wall like Dick Cheney;—just about all Cheney has to do is walk into a room and say, Hello. How are yo...

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What are they serving these days at governor’s conferences and Senate caucuses? Viagra?
 
Eliot Spitzer, John Edwards, David Vitter, John Ensign and now Mark Sanford.
 
One story has it that Sanford’s staff merely misunderstood him. They thought he said he would be “on the Appalachian Trial,” but he actually said “on some Argentine tail.” 
 
A wag from North Carolina emailed CNN last night: “Why are South Carolinians so upset that their governor was missing for seven days? Our last governor was missing for eight years.”
 
Of course, it may be that Sanford was just trying to live up to the romantic example set by that South Carolina Republican hero Strom Thurmond.
 
And Sanford’s emails certainly make more interesting reading than the ones we get from N.C.State. Of course, we don’t know what’s missing here.
 
All this just goes to prove the wisdom of what Robert E. Lee is reputed to have said about South Carolina: It’s too small to be an independent country and too big to be an insane asylum. 

 

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Big Tobacco’s big defeat in Congress this month just goes to show that in politics there are no final victories.   Turn the page back to 1994. ...

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Democrats should hope that Republicans mount a full-throated campaign against Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.
 
Think of the political benefits to Democrats. Republicans will simultaneously alienate women and Hispanics. They’ll look more and more like the party of Cheney and Rush, not Colin Powell. They’ll hasten the day when growing Hispanic majorities turn Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Florida into solid blue states.
 
Maybe they’ll even attack her for being a closet empathizer.
 
I suppose it is possible that the GOP is this much in thrall to its right wing now. It’s almost too much to wish for.
 
President Obama has plenty of political challenges. But he has one of the best things you can have going for you in politics: inept opponents.
 
Stephen Colbert nailed it last week when he spoofed the short-lived GOP idea of renaming the Democratic Party the “Democrat Socialist Party.”
 
Not scary enough, he counseled the GOP: You need to come up with a name for the Democrats that really frightens people, something that guarantees that Americans will never again trust them. The answer is obvious, he concluded: Call them “Republicans.”
 
Nobody will ever vote for them again.
 
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Charlie Crist of Florida could be Democrats’ worst nightmare – or the Republicans’.

 

Crist, Republican governor of Florida, will run for the Senate next year. I watched Crist when he ran for governor, because I was doing some work for a client in Florida. He is an intriguing politician:

 

  • He is ambitious. He’s clearly running for Senate so he can run for President in 2012.
  • Crist is the anti-Rush, anti-Cheney Republican. He supported Obama’s economic plan. Unlike Rush, he said, “I don’t want my President to fail because I don’t want my country to fail.”
  • Crist has crossover appeal. He’s moderate to conservative, more a populist. Strong on the environment. And he has always had a sure nose for the popular side of an issue.
  • He has a sunny, smiling personality that contrasts with today’s dour, angry GOP.
  • Most intriguing of all, the unnaturally lean and tanned Crist has long been dogged by rumors he is gay.

There’s the rub, so to speak. Will Republicans go nuts faced with a candidate they suspect is gay? How will Democrats, who pride themselves on tolerance, handle the rumors? How will the media handle the story?

 

This is going to be juicier than a Florida orange.

 

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