Archive for June 9th, 2009

Sean Trende at RCP on Wash Post endorsement of Deeds: “This may be one of the few times in recent history I can think of where a newspaper endorsement was a gamechanger”

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009


There were other factors, to be sure (such as the war of attrition between Moran and McAuliffe), but the WaPo endorsement did seem to prompt a second look at a guy who was looking like a third place finisher a few months ago.

5 phone calls in one day from Terry McAuliffe “is not a preplanned campaign strategy so much as obsessive-compulsive disorder”

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Jim Geraghty at NRO.

Race42012 on possible Florida Senate run by Bob Smith — former NH Senator

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009


I can’t see Smith gaining much traction in this race.  Aside from the fact that he faces a highly popular governor and a young, dynamic, rock-ribbed conservative loved by the party base, one has to wonder where Smith expects to find donors to his campaign.

KS Liberty: Roeder won’t face death penalty in Tiller murder

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Kansas Liberty:

Scott Roeder, who was formally charged yesterday in the murder of Wichita abortionist George Tiller, will not be facing the death penalty if convicted.

Instead, Roeder, 51, could face a life sentence, which could allow him to be eligible for parole around his 76th birthday.

At yesterday’s court appearance, Roeder requested an attorney be appointed for him. (more…)

Erick Erickson: Is Rahm Emanuel Trying to Force Out Larry Summers?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009


Articles on personality conflicts do not end up getting great exposure in the New York Times by coincidence. Someone has to push the story. Someone has to give the story credibility. And someone has to get sources to talk.

That is why Larry Summers should be starting his own death watch this morning. Jackie Calmes paints a picture of a sell out hindering the economic recovery of America. With unemployment numbers coming in even higher than what Obama said they’d be if his stimulus did not pass, someone must be made the scapegoat. Scapegoat, thy name is Larry.

How do I know it is Rahm Emanuel? Well, there are a couple of reasons why I know it.

First, have you ever, ever read a hit job like this in the New York Times where so many co-workers of the targer were willing to go on record or be named? We have Austin Goolsbee, Christina Romer, David Axelrod, and Tim Geithner all named. Who in the White House possibly has the clout to get them all to go on record?

Krauthammer: Obama Made “Disturbing Analogy” About Israel

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Video at RCP.

Harry Reid in Leawood this weekend for fundraiser

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Prime Buzz.

Agenda for June 11 Sunflower Club meeting: AMANDA ADKINS, CICI ROJAS, SHARI WEBER

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

From the Sunflower Club:






Boston Globe: “Democrats have never had more power in Massachusetts, and it has been on their watch that the political and ethical culture on Beacon Hill has reached its lowest point in decades.”

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Boston Globe:

The House last week saw its former leader indicted for allegedly accepting $57,000 in payments from Canadian software company Cognos ULC while he pushed contracts for the company. One of the contracts was approved in 2007 by Governor Deval Patrick’s administration, which missed numerous red flags that it was being rammed through at DiMasi’s behest without sufficient scrutiny.

The Senate had two members resign last year, one of whom, Senator Dianne Wilkerson of Roxbury, was photographed by federal agents stuffing money into her bra – an alleged payoff for her help in passing legislation. The other, Senator J. James Marzilli Jr. of Arlington, was indicted on charges of accosting four women in downtown Lowell.