December 2007

Happy New Year

December 31, 2007
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Here’s to a happy, healthy, productive and prosperous 2008 for all! I know that’ll be tough for my liberal friends who tend to be miserable, can’t be healthy without national health care, don’t appreciate productivity, especially as it relates to economic prosperity and will hopefully get stomped at the polls in...

Huckabee: Too Clever By Half

December 31, 2007
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Update: Hmm. They claimed to have decided to not run negative ads just ten minutes before the event, hence the negative posters were still up. But they cancelled the ad hours earlier. Doesn’t the Bible say something about not lying?

An official at KCRG-TV9 TV9 in Cedar Rapids confirmed that the station...

Huckabee’s God Problem

December 31, 2007
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A less than flattering piece on Huckabee in the LA Times cuts to the heart of Huckabee’s "God" problem. You can read anecdotes about his holding up insurance legislation because it contained the words "an act of God" to define a natural disaster after a cyclone hit Arkansas. But it’s actually...

Citizens for Legal Responsibility On Jay Grodner

December 30, 2007
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Glenn Reynolds links to a Blackfive item alleging that attorney Jay Grodner keyed a Marines car in Chicago.

Grodner’s name also pops pop up on this list. In and of itself, it doesn’t mean anything. But it’s interesting he would turn up on a limited lists of attorneys who may have had...

For God’s Sake, Stop Whining If You Want To Lead The Free World

December 30, 2007
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I watched the Huckabee Meet The Press interview, where Russert seemed to let Huckabee go on longer about his complaints with Romney than I thought necessary. I tuned in to learn more about Huckabee, not listen to him whine. Netcast here.

Now, Mike Huckabee wants an apology from Mitt...

Thanks God She Didn’t Say Jews, Or Blacks

December 30, 2007
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I guess Hillary wants to be the President for the children, so long as Mommy or Daddy doesn’t lobby for a living.

It seems whenever she focuses in on what a tight race she’s facing, Hillary Clinton always overreaches. The "children" of lobbyists? Geesh! Maybe we should start building special restrooms...

Punditry, Punditry Everywhere

December 29, 2007
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Just one example of how many and how disparate are the headlines on Iowa today. Scan RCP’s headlines and you can read Romney controls his own destiny, or Romney is toast. Ha!

Huckabee has gotten past his call for Jesus-like politics and has started to attack. I don’t know if it’s because...

Pakistan Turmoil Continues

December 29, 2007
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Rioting is continuing in Pakistan and none of the news is very good. A Bhutto supporter was killed by masked gunmen, bringing the death toll to thirty-three. The Al-Qaeda-linked leader who the government said was behind Bhutto’s assassination is denying responsibility and Bhutto’s party, the PPP, is not buying the government’s...

Dole Blasts Huckabee – Romney Up In Iowa?

December 29, 2007
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I’m not sure what to make of Bob Novak’s latest report, at least as far as a privately commissioned poll goes. It has Romney up over Huckabee and Fred Thompson at 1%. The claimed sample size is fifteen thousand, which is huge. Given that the actual poll may not be released,...

Bolton Denies Huckabee Claim

December 28, 2007
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As if Huckabee needed another ouch right now given the way the press seems to be turning. But this one should sting, particularly as so many on the Right hold Bolton in high regard.

In recent days, Mike Huckabee has tried to answer long-standing questions about who is on his foreign policy...

Huck-amania Running Wild But In Reverse

December 28, 2007
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There seems to be no end to the negative stories coming out about former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee today.

A dangerous hunter?

Taking money from sources that could get him into trouble with Right to Life groups?

Not knowing his butt from his elbow on International affairs?

I guess the blush is off the...

Anti-gun Ad In Iowa?

December 28, 2007
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Why would a NYC Mayor Bloomberg funded group be running an anti-gun ad in Iowa?

Ad here. It looks more like a shot across the bow of the Democrat campaigns than anything else. I doubt the people of Iowa will be persuaded.

But the campaigns haven’t been talking gun control, not in Iowa,...

Hillary: This Conversation’s Over, Thanks

December 28, 2007
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Hillary has a solid team around her. I imagine they are willing to take any blowback over her ending the so-called conversation with America in exchange for trying to control the remaining news cycles up until January 3. It appears she’s out of taking questions mode.

As she races through...

Fred

December 28, 2007
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Fred Thompson’s campaign is raising money with a blog burst today. It’s for airtime, which it seems they will now be buying anyway.

If you want to help out Fred, you have until 6PM via the first link above.

Pakistan ROE: Shoot Rioters On Sight

December 28, 2007
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With some ongoing violence and thousands of troops deployed, Pakistani paramilitary forces have been given orders to shoot on sight in an effort to regain control of the streets.

KARACHI – Pakistani paramilitary forces in the southern city of Karachi were Friday ordered to shoot rioters on sight to prevent unrest...

The Devil Is Inside The LA Times/Bloomberg Poll

December 27, 2007
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I don’t have much faith in this new poll Allah links – claiming Huckabee is over Romney 37 – 23. It’s actually 36 – 28 among likely caucus goers and is still out of sync with some other polls at RCP. But it’s the internals that are most troubling,...

The Weekly Standard: Romney’s Huckabee Moment??

December 27, 2007
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I can’t for the life of me figure out what it is Stephen F. Hayes is trying to get at with this: entitled Romney’s Huckabee Moment

Most of Mitt Romney’s statement on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto was the kind of rhetorical fluff one expects from politicians responding to a developing...

Huckabee On Pakistan: We’re Sorry?

December 27, 2007
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Huckabee "immediately addressed the Bhutto situation, expressing “our sincere concern and apologies for what has happened in Pakistan.”

Huh? Apologies for what? He should have stopped at no comment, clearly he’s out of his depth. I caught him on Fox, too. It was fairly embarrassing with little substance, focused on the...

Absolutely The Animal Rights Idiot Of The Year

December 27, 2007
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Putting aside those who actually do violence on behalf of animal rights, she may not be the animal rights idiot of just the year. She may be the animal rights idiot of the decade, or longer.

Meet Leigh Lawson (pictured at right). However the unfortunate accident occurred, she’s the gal...

Why McCain, And Not Fred?

December 26, 2007
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I imagine most of us who follow Republican politics are thinking the same thing – Michelle spells it out:

Would you, could you, vote McCain?

Both the media and poll movement favor McCain right now.  I told a few people over Christmas he’s currently the guy to watch. With widespread dissatisfaction...

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