From the daily archives: Wednesday, March 8, 2006

BSB points us to an article at the Dayton Daily News, where Lieberman shoots straight on endorsing in primaries – especially this year:

Q: Did the state party made a mistake in endorsing Rich Cordray over Hugh Quill?

A: I would have preferred no endorsement and letting a primary resolve it. You have two qualified people.

Q: Really? If you were state chair, you would not endorse in primaries?

A: I would try not to. I think we have to re-evaluate how we’ve done things in the past (given the party’s failures). And this is a unique year.

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File under: Who Really Gives a Shit

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Harris a near-miss target on September 11th in New York

Zanesville, Ohio (March 8, 2006) ? Republican primary challenger James Brodbelt Harris, CFA, averted being a target on September 11th, 2001 since he was scheduled on that day to attend his late afternoon Corporate Governance Committee meeting held at the New York Society of Securities Analysts? (NYSSA) headquarters at the World Trade Center. Though he nearly missed being targeted by Arab terrorists by approximately 8 hours, Harris recalls, ?I was not a victim of terrorism on September 11th, but many Americans […]

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(no…not really)

I guess I must have missed this. Sorry I don’t have the audio!

from Cleveland Scene – First Punch:

Jerry! Jerry!
The Democratic Party puts the D in dysfunction. Which makes it strangely appropriate that Sherrod Brown and Paul Hackett would settle their feud on Springer on the Radio.

After taking a paternity test to prove that he was not the father of Juanita’s illegitimate child, Congressman Brown tried to quash the beef with Hackett, who accused Brown of being a snitch and running his mouth about mishandling body parts in Iraq. Fashizzle.

“I’ve never […]

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Senate 06: Then and Now

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What could have been: Veteran progressive champion versus hot new upstart in a hotly contested primary sure to capture the hearts and minds of statewide Dems. Winning candidate goes on to gain massive support from the Dem/Progressive base in Ohio in defeating Mike DeWine.

What we got: Veteran progressive champion versus complete nutcase who wants gays sentenced to death and the world converted to Christianity. Veteran wins the nomination easily but struggles to enliven the base and manages to rip defeat from the jaws of victory despite attempting to ride the coattails of another prominent ticket colleague.

from advocate.com:

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Joe asks, Eric humors him:

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18 and find line 4

“…feeling of annoyance, of letdown.” – Zen and the Art of Poker, Larry W. Phillips

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, what do you find?

My black leather man purse

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?

The Oscars – thought Jon Stewart was reserved, yet great. Best lines went to Clooney though in his acceptance speech – absolutely skewered the likes of those who criticize the “Hollywood Elite”.

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Update: Just checking around and I found this post at UAPA from February 19th, beating the PeeDee by a couple weeks. Check out the post – good stuff. Check UAPA daily – David is usually on top of it over there!

from Sloat at PD:

Ohio Democrats, led by their Secretary of State candidate Jennifer Brunner, appear to be preparing a court fight to overturn a new state law that forces voters to show some kind of ID to cast a ballot.

The requirement takes effect June 1, but would not really come into play until the […]

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Law Dork Lobs MTB Grenade

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Update: Scott from Word of Mouth cuts through the crap pretty quick and makes a brilliant post about why MTB is so important.

Chris Geidner started it with this post, pointing out a comment made by Jill in this post (I know, blogger internal politics – yawn – but there is an important larger point to this). Jill writes about the MTB with Bill Pierce: “I particularly enjoyed a lengthy, substantive off the record conversation with Pierce and Tim Russo after the interview.”

Chris takes this to mean they talked about stuff that everyone should have […]

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Update: Sign Joe’s petition asking Ney to resign if named in probe!

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Sulzer, Redfern call on Ney to resign if named in Abramoff investigation

Democratic candidate, Ohio Democratic Chair say corruption case distracts Ney from working for Ohio

COLUMBUS ? With Jack Abramoff’s attorney threatening to “name names,” Democratic Congressional Candidate Joe Sulzer and Ohio Democratic Party Chair Chris Redfern called Tuesday for Bob Ney to resign immediately if named in the corruption probe. Sulzer said that the Abramoff case has distracted Ney from performing his duties as a Congressman.

Abramoff’s attorney said Monday that the disgraced […]

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